Tired of Owning Your Vacant Bakersfield House- Here Are A Few Easy Ideas to Get It Sold Fast
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, Glymph Properties has created —
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property fast is imperative. Liabilities of a vacant home can include:
Criminal damage and Thievery
Trespassing or Squatting
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Determine the Value & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal 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 secure with your asking price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Whether or not you plan to repair the property before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes from more than one source. 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 easy as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
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 shut off, the buyers get the idea that the property requires more repairs than it actually does, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that’ll cost us a pretty penny.”
Keeping the utilities on will definitely make it more comfy for everybody visiting the house. It’s 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-er type and want to fix up the house before sale, please don’t. 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 hard earned cash out the window.
If you’re going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer. You can be found culpable for problems you failed to advise the buyer(s) about, even in an as-is sale. We’re not saying it’s not possible, but ensure you measure thrice and cut once.
5. Stage the House
People are emotional creatures, make your home inviting… bright, light, and charming, 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 it could be.. Staging your house helps buyers see how each space can be used.
6. Ensure The House Is Secured
Lock it up! To protect your house from trespassers, make sure the house does not look empty. 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 signals that no one is or has been home is the build-up of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a very long ways when your 12 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a shotgun 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 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 getting rid of your home as easy as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our compassionate 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and happy selling!
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