The Quick Six Step Guide to get the most of your vacant Oklahoma City house:
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 countless dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Sell Fast, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property fast is important. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Wanton damage and Break-ins
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Approximate 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 secure with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to repair the house before you sell, make sure to get repair estimates from more than one contractor. Your “jill of all trades sister in law” may “know” what s/he is talking about, but believe us, ask for several different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the 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 said turn off 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, buyers get the idea that the property needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, darling the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more comfortable for everybody visiting the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and nippy in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, please do not. 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’re going to be be throwing your time and hard earned cash out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” uncomplicated” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the prospective buyer(s). Most home sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for needed repairs you do not divulge, even in an as-is sale. We are not declaring it’s hopeless, but be sure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak- Stage The House
People buy with their emotions, make your house warm, light, bright, charming. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
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. 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’s a few tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they go on!
Make sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the buildup of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 10 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” 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 can make it look like your house is 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. We have everything you need to make selling your house as effortless as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what differentiates us from our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and happy selling!
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