Tired of Owning Your Vacant Virginia Beach Property- Here Are Six Easy Tips to Get It Sold Quickly
You may be wondering why this baby is so frightened about this whole vacancy issue, well believe you me, there is a reason! There are a large number of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant home quickly is vital. Liabilities of a empty home can include:
Criminal damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically 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 comfortable with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not you plan to renovate the home before you sell, make sure to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-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 sales price. Make the negotiations as uncomplicated as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always said turn off 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 notion that the property is in need of more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetheart the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more cozy for anyone visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Making Repairs
If you are the DIY 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 income out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer(s). Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found at fault for issues you do not notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, 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 home warm, light, bright, charming. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
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. Secure the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from thieves, make sure the house doesn’t look empty. Here’s some tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the build-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 12 yrs 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 can make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
You can 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 effortless as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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