The Fast Six Step Guide to make the most of a vacant Plano property:
You may be wondering why this baby is so anxious about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, there is a reason! There are countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we’ve created –
1. Sell Fast, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant house quickly is vital. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Criminal damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Estimate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more at ease with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not you plan to fix the property before you sell, ensure to get repair estimates from more than one source. Your “handy dandy cousin” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe me, ask for many 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 hassle-free as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always insisted that you turn out the lights before you left, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are off, buyers get the impression that the house requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more comfy for anybody seeing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on 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.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most folks don’t know this, but you can still be found responsible for needed repairs you don’t disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s hopeless, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
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. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from criminals, 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 a few tips:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Be sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals 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 very long ways when your 10 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace 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 House Party?
You could quite possibly do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. We have 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 patient process is what separates us from 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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