The Ultimate Guide To Getting rid of A Vacant San Diego Home 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 quite a few dangers that come along with owning a vacant house, but luckily, for you, we have created –
1. Get Rid of It ASAP, Or Else…
Getting rid of a vacant house very quickly is imperative. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Wanton damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Approximate the Cost of Repairs
Taking the initiative to get an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and cuts down on 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. Whether or not you plan to fix the house before you sell, make certain to get repair bids from more than one source. 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’ll save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the sales price. Make the negotiations as uncomplicated as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Leave The Utilities On!
Your daddy, always said 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 shut off, the buyers get the notion that the house is in need of more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, honey the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on can also make it more comfortable for everyone visiting the house. It gets hot out here in the summer and cool 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, unless you have a ton of the required experience 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’ll more than likely 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. You can be found liable for problems you failed to reveal, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s not possible, but ensure you measure twice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your house 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 buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Lock the House
Lock the house up! To protect your house from intruders, 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:
Put a few lights on timers- at within a range of the pre-defined time the lights go on.
Be sure that miscellaneous 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 local community kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 12 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 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.
This is how we make a living, we buy houses in any condition. Glymph Properties has everything you need to make selling your property as straightforward as possible. We are here to help you get rid of your house, our thoughtful process is what distinguishes 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.
Thank you for reading, and happy selling!
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