I Own a Vacant House and I Want to Sell It
Has your home been sitting vacant for months, without even potential buyers viewing the property? Realtors say that it is really challenging to sell a vacant house fast because it needs to be insured, maintained, staged and secured against vandals and squatters. That means there’s more work to be done when selling a vacant house as opposed to when you were still living in it.
Here are some steps on what you can do to help your realtor (if you have one) sell your house fast in Oklahoma:
Check and Re-Check Your Insurance Coverage
Will your homeowner’s insurance policy change when you’re no longer living in the house? You must discuss your move with your insurance company and your lender because they would want to know if you’ve taken some precautions in place to make sure your property is protected from damage.
Some of the precautions that should be in place include:Setting up a few lamps on timers
Setting up a few lamps on timers
Have someone check on the home regularly to make sure that the doors are locked and deliveries are picked up
Set an alarm as deterrent to vandalism
Turn the slats of window blinds up so that passersby won’t know that the home is vacant
Use a programmable thermostat to control the temperature and keep the pipes from being frozen or damaged.
2.Stage Your Home
Your realtor can take care of this as they have some tricks up their sleeves to make an empty home seem alive. To save on the costs of staging, you can help by landscaping and outdoor maintenance.
Common Mistakes When Selling Vacant Homes
So you’ve done the steps above and your home is still not selling. Well then maybe it’s time to check if you or your realtor are doing these common mistakes:
You did not get the home appraised. Buyers prefer home appraisals to determine if they your selling price and their offer price meet.
You did not get repair estimates. Repair estimates will provide you with leverage when you’re negotiating on the sale price.
Leaving the utilities off. You want buyers to feel like they’re buying a home, and not just some empty property.
The fastest way to get rid of your vacant house in Oklahoma is to sell it to companies that are in the real estate buy and sell business. There are several companies that offer to buy houses fast in Oklahoma. You just have to be open to that option.
You’ve tried to sell your house but are running into roadblocks. You probably even tried calling a real estate agent. Sometimes selling a house the traditional way with a real estate agent is simply not the best for everyone. As you know, there can be lots of pitfalls when selling a house the agent route, including: having to clean up and repair the property so it shows well, (open houses in Oklahoma City is not always fun) finding an agent who you trust and who can deliver on their promise (selling your house quickly), signing a contract that binds you to an agent for a certain term, the piles of paperwork you have to sign, shuffling paperwork back and forth from buyer –> to agent –> to you… and back.
The biggest issue with trying to sell with a real estate agent or selling it yourself is often times retail buyers will tie up a home for weeks and pull out on the deal at the last second… or have their bank loan fall through.
It can all add stress, months to the process, and in the end after paying the agent fees, you may or may not be ahead of the game because homes for sale in Oklahoma City can get very competitive.
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