The Easy Six Step Guide to make the most of your vacant Lago Vista property:
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 many dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created ———-
1. Sell Quick, Or Else…
Get Rid of It a vacant property very quickly is very important. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Criminal damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and minimizes the time taken to negotiate. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not 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 me, ask for several different professional opinions it’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the final sales price. Make the negotiations as easy as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always said turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, the buyers get the impression that the house is in need of more repairs than it actually does, 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 comfortable for everyone viewing 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 type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on 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.
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 didn’t reveal, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your home light, bright, 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. Make it easy on buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Make Sure That The House Is Secured
Lock the house up! To protect your house from robbers, make sure the house does not look empty. Here are a few tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the accumulation of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a 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 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.
We make our living by buying houses in every concievable condition across the country. We have everything you need to make getting rid of your home as hassle-free as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what differentiates us from our competition.
If you want to chit chat, give us a ring at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and happy selling!
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