Tips for Selling a Vacant Home The Right Way

Selling to a “We buy houses NJ for cash” company is the best way to sell a vacant home if you’re not looking to deal with a lot of hassle. However, if you want to make the most money out of your property, the best way to sell your property is still to list it or do a private sale. But if it’s a vacant property, things can get complicated rather quickly.

With that said, we came up with a list of tips to help you sell a home to make sure that it stays safe and appealing in the eyes of potential buyers.

1. Keep the utilities on
While you want the house to feel like a blank canvass that potential buyers can imprint themselves on, you shouldn’t make it feel empty. This means you should still make sure that it feels like a real house that people can live in.

Keeping the heating and cooling system, as well as the lights, running can help make sure that potential buyers feel comfortable as soon as they step inside the home.

2. Leave the fans turned on
Many home sellers make the mistake of using air fresheners to make the house smell good. The problem with this is that the house can easily get flooded with the smell of the scent of the air freshener, which can leave a bad impression.

A good way to circumvent this problem while still keeping the home smelling good is to leave the fans on low to help circulate air throughout the house.

Bonus points if they’re ceiling fans because they can help circulate a lot of air around the house and consume very little energy at the same time.

3. Hire someone to clean the house
Keeping both the exterior and the interior of an empty house that’s up for sale is always a good idea.

Pay close attention to the lawn and make sure that they’re maintained properly. This way, the property makes a good impression as soon as the potential buyer backs up to the driveway. Also, if your budget allows, get a cleaner to clean the house at least once a week to keep dust and dirty minimal.

Remember, as already mentioned earlier, even though the home is vacant, it doesn’t mean that it should feel and look like no one’s living in it.

4. Take photos of the home with furniture
Contrary to popular belief, potential homebuyers would love to see how the house looked like before you emptied it out. This way, they have a reference to help them visualize the house for when they move in and add in their own furniture.

5. Put up security signs and stickers
Even though you don’t have the budget for an actual security system, putting up signs and stickers can still deter robbers from attempting to break into and enter your vacant home.

6. Don’t make it look empty
Again, and again, again. We can’t just emphasize this point enough.

However, this time around, we’re raising this topic, not because of the potential buyers, but for safety reasons.

An empty house is like an open invitation to robbers. Try not to give off that impression. Although the house might be empty already, try to make it look like that people still live there, or, at the very least, that someone is checking in on it periodically.

Asking a neighbor to pick up your mail and check out the house every now and then is a good idea. However, if your neighbors don’t have the time to check the house, try to at least ask if they can pick up your mail for you so that the mailbox doesn’t overflow and look like no one’s home to get the mail.

Selling an Empty House to a We Buy Houses NJ Cash Company
Selling an empty house isn’t easy. However, there’s an argument to be made that it’s easier to sell an empty house than the one that you’re still living in because you don’t have to worry about potential buyers messing with your privacy. Not to mention, by following our tips, your home will be ready for potential buyers to see anytime they want.

With that said, if you don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of selling an empty house, you can always sell to a “we buy houses NJ cash” company.

A “we buy houses NJ” cash would love to make a fair cash offer on your property and close the deal in as little time as one to two months. The best part about this is that you don’t have to worry about buying for a cleaner and gardener to maintain your home, or any utilities bill from leaving the lights and fans on until the house gets sold.

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