The Greatest Guide To Getting rid of A Vacant House ASAP
You may be wondering why this baby is so worried about this whole vacancy issue, well believe us, it’s for a good reasn! There are lots of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property quick is critical. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Vandalism and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to negotiate. Prospective buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to repair the home before you sell, be sure to get repair estimates 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 many 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 on yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always insisted that you 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 shut off, the buyers get the idea that the house requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will probably also make it more pleasant for everyone visiting the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and cold in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er 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 in the house, and if the repairs aren’t done to a professional quality you are going to be be throwing your spare time and 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 accountable for problems you didn’t disclose, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s hopeless, but ensure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, charming. 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. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Make Certain The House Is Secured
Lock the house up! To protect your house from burglars, 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.
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best signs that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a local community kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 12 years old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have pepperspray 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 chock 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.
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 home as effortless as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our compassionate process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to 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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