Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How to Sell a Vacant House Quickly
Selling a vacant house presents many challenges. Most realtors stay away from vacant house for good reasons. There are several reasons why a house may be vacant when being sold – new building; vendor has transferred into their new home, a rental property that is now for sale.
One of the most common reasons why a vacant house is not selling is the buyer’s lack of imagination. Bare rooms look smaller and the majority of buyers can’t picture out how to set up the room properly. Buyers would like to have an idea how much furniture they can fit in and with empty rooms they will not have a point of reference. Empty houses tend to show the negative details. The places where a décor once hung will emphasize the need to repaint the interior, small scratches hidden behind the furniture are now an unwelcome sight to visitors, and the spot where a rug has been shows how dull the floors have become.
Vacant houses which are not taken cared of can suffer from twisted landscape. Over-grown trees and un-mowed lawn reduces the curb appeal. Passers-by and visitors will have an impression that the owner is trying to get rid of the property instead of selling it. Aside from the bad impressions, untended exteriors can ruin the property. Falling leaves can clog the rain gutters while shrubs too close to the walls will retain moisture and encourages termite invasion.
Without furniture, your vacant home is no different from hundreds of listings of vacant houses. There will be no special effects that will draw the buyers’ attention. Alternatively, meticulously arranged furniture can enhance your house’s appeal and will make it a stand-out. If you don’t have the time or the money to stage your house, you can sell it directly to a private property investor. Lucas Properties, a private property investor, buys houses, apartments or commercial buildings in their “as is” condition so there’s no need for you to revamp your property. With Lucas Properties, you are assured to have a quick and hassle-free sale.