The Quick Six Step Guide to get the most of your vacant Norfolk home:
You may be wondering why this baby is so worried about this whole vacancy issue, well believe you me, it is for a good reasn! There are quite a few dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created —
1. Get Rid of It Quickly, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property fast is important. Liabilities of a empty home can include:
Wanton damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring 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 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. No matter whether you plan to renovate the home before you sell, ensure to get repair quotes from more than one source. 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 final sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved problems/needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
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 off, the buyers get the impression that the property is in need of more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetie 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 viewing the house. It is hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Have To’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to fix up the house 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 are going to be be throwing your time and money out the window.
Also, if you do not complete all the repairs, make sure you disclose all the repairs needed. Most people don’t know this, but you can still be found culpable for problems you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your house inviting… bright, light, and charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. 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. Lock the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from thieves, make it as difficult as possible for them to get in and make sure it looks like someone’s living in the house. Here’s a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Be 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 10 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a taser 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 Home Alone?
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 selling your property as easy as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our thoughtful process is what makes us stand head and shoulders above our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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