The Ultimate Guide To Getting rid of A Vacant Corpus Christi House As Soon 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 quite a few dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created —
1. Get Rid of It Fast, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant property swiftly is important. Liabilities of a vacant property can include:
Vandalism and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Water or Fire Damage
2. Appraise & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal gives you credibility as a seller, and reduces the time taken to negotiate. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. No matter whether you plan to repair the house before you sell, be 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 me, ask for many 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!
Your daddy, 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, the buyers get the notion that the house is in need of more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, sweetie the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will probably also make it more cozy for everyone visiting the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and frosty in the winter.
4. Must Do’s If You’re Making Repairs
If you are the DIY type and want to get the house ready before sale, please don’t. First of all, you will have to spend time and money on the house, and if the repairs are not 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. Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for needed repairs you don’t notify the buyer about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but make sure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Sell The Dream- 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. Tell me this… who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies.
An empty house with no furniture makes 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 the house up! To protect your house from robbers, 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:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Make sure that miscellaneous items are picked up by someone. One of the best indications that no one is or has been home is the pile-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 15 years 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 could make it look like your house is chock full of people. Anyone remember the party scene from House Party?
You could do all the above, or you can call Glymph Properties.
This is how we make our living, we buy houses in any condition. 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 distinguishes us from our competitors.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888-509-6267 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and good luck selling!
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