Need To Get rid of A Vacant Oakland House Fast – 6 Simple Strategies To Get The Most For Your Property or home
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 countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created —
1. Get Rid of It Fast, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property very quickly is crucial. Liabilities of a empty house can include:
Criminal damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to fix the home before you sell, make certain to get repair quotes from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for several 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 problems repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
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 off, potential buyers get the notion that the house requires more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetheart the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more pleasant for everyone viewing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Making 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 don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money in the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your 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 simple and easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospective buyer(s). You could be found responsible for problems you did not disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s not possible, but make sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, 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. Be Sure The House Is Locked Down
Lock it up! To protect your house from robbers, make sure the house doesn’t look empty. Here are a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make 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 neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 15 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a shotgun 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.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. We have everything you need to make selling your home as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful 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 @ email@example.com.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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