Tired of Owning Your Vacant Jersey City Home- Here Are A Few Easy Tips to Get It Sold Quickly
After you get done laughing, you’re probably asking yourself… why is that baby so freaked out about house vacancy? Trust us, it’s for a good reason! There are a number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Sell Quick, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property swiftly is essential. Liabilities of a unoccupied property can include:
Criminal damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more at ease with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to repair the home before you sell, ensure to get repair bids from more than one contractor. 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’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the final sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible for 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:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, the buyers get the idea that the house requires more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more cozy for everybody visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house before sale, heed warning. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your spare time and hard earned income out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super simple” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospecitve buyer. You could be found liable for problems you didn’t reveal, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s not possible, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
An empty house with no furniture makes prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what it could be.. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them 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 unoccupied. Here are some tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Make sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray keep an eye on the house. Trust me… this will give him something to do and s/he’ll like the authority you have bestowed upon him.
Or you could make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could 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 property as simple as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our patient process is what differentiates us from our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a ring at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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