The Easy 6 Step Guide to get the most of your vacant College Station house:
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 quite a few dangers that come along with owning a vacant property, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property very quickly is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied property can include:
Vandalism and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal 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 selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether you plan to renovate the home before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one contractor. 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 sales price. Make the negotiations as simple 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 left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Keeping the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, the buyers get the notion that the property is in need of more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, darling 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 pleasant for anybody seeing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Going To Make 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 are not extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your spare time and hard earned money 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 prospective buyer(s). You could be found accountable for problems you failed to reveal, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s impossible, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, charming, charming. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.
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. Secure the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from crooks, make sure the house does not look vacant. Here’s a few tips:
It gets dark, the lights come 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 local neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a shotgun 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 could make it look like your house is full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from Home Alone?
You could quite possibly 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 getting rid of your property as effortless as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our caring 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 happy selling!
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