Tired of Owning Your Vacant St. Paul Real estate- Here Are Six Easy Tips to Get It Sold Fast
You may be wondering why this baby is so anxious about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, there’s a reason! There are numerous dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we’ve created ———-
1. Sell Quickly, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant house very quickly is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Wanton damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water 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. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not you plan to repair the home before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for many different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as uncomplicated as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always insisted that you 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, buyers get the notion that the house needs more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will probably also make it more comfortable for everybody seeing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and cold in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you have a ton of the required experience please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you’re going to be be throwing your spare time and hard earned cash out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospecitve buyer. Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found at fault for needed repairs you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s hopeless, but ensure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your home light, bright, charming, charming. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.
An empty house with no furniture makes prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what it could be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from thieves, make sure the house does not look empty. Here are a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Be sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a taser 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 chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could quite possibly do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make selling your property as effortless as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our patient process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competition.
If you want to chit chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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