The Greatest Guide To Selling A Vacant Fort Wayne House ASAP
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 property, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant home quick is important. Liabilities of a unoccupied home can include:
Criminal damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more comfortable with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to renovate the home before you sell, make sure to get repair bids 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 final sales price. Make the negotiations as simple as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Your daddy, always insisted that you 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, potential 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 will cost us.”
Keeping the utilities on will also make it more cozy for anybody viewing the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and cool in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you have a ton of the required experience please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs are not extremely effective you will more than likely be throwing your spare time and money out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those “super simple and easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer(s). Most home sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found answerable for needed repairs you do not disclose, even in an as-is sale. We’re not declaring it’s impossible, but make 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 prospecitve buyers work too hard to imagine what your house can be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from criminals, make sure the house doesn’t look vacant. 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 random 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 neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 13 yrs old.
Have your local community watch member who may or may not have mace keep an eye on the house. Believe you me- s/he’ll enjoy the authority/responsibility you’ve entrusted them with.
Or you can 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 effortless as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what distinguishes us from our competitors.
If you want to chit chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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