Tired of Owning Your Vacant Laredo Property- Here Are Six Easy Steps 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 a lot of dangers that come along with owning a vacant home, but luckily, for you, Glymph Properties has created ———-
1. Sell ASAP, Or Else…
Sell a vacant property very quickly is crucial. Liabilities of a unoccupied house can include:
Criminal damage and Burglary
Trespassing or Squatting
Overlooking Regular Maintenance
Fire or Water Damage
2. Appraise & Make Your Best Guess For the Cost of Repairs
Having an appraisal automatically gives you credibility as a seller, and decreases the time taken to make a deal. Potential buyers who can see an appraisal will feel more relaxed with your selling price and, in-turn, with their offer price. Regardless of whether or not you plan to fix the property before you sell, be sure to get repair quotes 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 many different professional opinions it will save you time, money, and give you a step up when negotiating the final sales price. Make the negotiations as painless as possible on yourself… get quotes on any percieved needed repairs.
3. Don’t Turn Off The Utilities
Papa, always insisted that you turn out the lights before you leave, but in this case leave the utilities on:
Leaving the utilities on will help prevent weather damage
If the utilities are shut off, potential buyers get the notion that the house needs more repairs than in reality, for example, “Well, babe the lights, heater/ac, or water don’t work, that will cost us.”
Keeping utilities on can also make it more comfy for anyone viewing the house. It’s 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-er type and want to get the house ready before sale, unless you can produce quality work…. 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’ll be be throwing your time and money out the window.
If you are going to attempt the repairs yourself, and somehow don’t complete all those ” simple and easy” repairs, make sure to disclose them to the buyer(s). Most sellers don’t know this, but you can still be found accountable for needed repairs you don’t disclose, 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 buy with their emotions, make your house light, bright, charming, nothing says home more than a batch of freshly baked cookies. Everyone loves cookies, particularly a cute house full of freshly baked cookie aroma.
Have enough furniture and décor to make the house looked lived in, this works wonders. Make it easy on potential buyers by showing them how each space can be used.
6. Secure the House
Lock it up! To protect your house from intruders, make sure the house does not look vacant. Here’s some tips:
It gets dark, the lights come on!
Make sure that random items are picked up by someone. One of the best signals that no one is or has been home is the accumulation of phone books, door hangers, newpapers etc. Ask a neighborhood kid, $5 goes a long ways when your 12 years old.
Have your trustworthy “local country boy” neighbor who may or may not have a gun 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 quite possibly 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 straightforward as possible. We are here to help you in your selling, our caring process is what separates us from our competition.
If you want to chat, give us a call at: 888.509.6267 or shoot me an email @ email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and good luck selling!
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