The Ultimate Guide To Selling A Vacant Newark House As Quick As Possible
You may be wondering why this baby is so worried about this whole vacancy issue, well believe you me, it’s for a good reasn! There are many dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, we’ve created ———-
1. Sell Quickly, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property very quickly is essential. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Criminal damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one source. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for many different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the final sales price. Make the negotiations as easy as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always said turn out the lights before you left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, buyers get the notion that the property needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will also make it more comfortable for anyone seeing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, heed warning. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs aren’t done to a professional quality you will more than likely be throwing your time and hard earned money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for needed repairs you do not divulge, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s hopeless, but ensure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your home warm, light, bright, charming. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
Have enough furniture and décor to make the house looked lived in, this works wonders. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from thieves, make sure the house doesn’t look vacant. Here’s some tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Be sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs that no one is or has been home is the build up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 13 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a gun keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you could make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could very well do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make selling your house as easy as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring process is what separates us from our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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