Sick and Tired of Owning Your Vacant Corpus Christi Property or home- Here Are Six Easy Tips to Get It Sold Fast
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 so many dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Sell Quick, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property quick is crucial. Liabilities of a vacant home can include:
Wanton 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 automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on the time taken to make a deal. Potential 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 renovate the house before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. Your “jack of all trades brother-in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several 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 for yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always said turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, buyers get the idea that the property needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on can also make it more cozy for anybody viewing 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, please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs are not done to a professional quality you’ll 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. You can be found culpable for problems you failed to warn the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s not possible, but be sure 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. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Make it easy on buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from robbers, make it as difficult as possible for them to get in and make sure it looks like someone’s living in the house. 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 miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the accumulation of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 13 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a flashlight keep an eye on the house. Believe 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 could do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make getting rid of your house as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a ring at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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