The Quintessential Guide To Selling A Vacant Henderson House As Quick As Possible
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 home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created –
1. Sell Quick, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property very quickly is essential. Liabilities of a vacant house can include:
Criminal damage and Theft
Trespassing or Squatting
Ignoring Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Retail Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more secure 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, make sure to get repair bids from more than one contractor. Your “handy dandy cousin” 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 painless as possible for yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Papa, always insisted that you turn off 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, potential buyers get the impression that the property requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, darling the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping utilities on will definitely make it more cozy for anyone viewing the house. It’s hot out here in the summer and chilly in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You Are Going To Make Repairs
If you are the DIY-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. please do not. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs aren’t extremely effective you’ll more than likely be throwing your time and hard earned 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 at fault for needed repairs you do not notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We are not saying it’s not possible, but be sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your home warm, light, bright, charming. The smell of freshly baked cookies, brings out the best memories in all of us.
An empty house with no furniture makes buyers work too hard to imagine what it could be.. Make it easy on prospective buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Make Certain The House Is Locked Down
Lock the house 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 are some tips:
Get automatic lights, it gets dark, they 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 local community kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 12 yrs old.
Have your trustworthy “local night watch” neighbor who may or may not have a gun 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 Home Alone?
You can 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 home as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our patient process is what differentiates us from our competitors.
If you want to learn more about us, give us a ring at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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