Harrisburg PA Homes for Sale Blog: How to Sell a House in Harrisburg, PA- If You Must Leave Your Home Vacant, at Least Do These 6 Things!

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How to Sell a House in Harrisburg, PA- If You Must Leave Your Home Vacant, at Least Do These 6 Things!

How to Sell a House in Harrisburg, PA- If You Must Leave Your Home Vacant, at Least Do These 7 Things!

If you sell a house in the Harrisburg area, or anywhere for that matter, it is usually best to show it furnished.  

However, there are situations where your property must be left vacant, and if you do here are 6 tips that will help your property in the "race for the sale".

7 Tips for Selling Your Vacant Home:

1.  How to Sell a House: Make sure every inch of your property is white glove clean.  Because there is no furniture, your Buyer's focus will be on the structure.  Dirt, cobwebs, and bad paint jobs will stand out like a sore thumb.  If you must, bring in a professional crew and get every inch clean!

2. How to Sell a House: Get your windows sparkling clean!  This is imperative since your Buyer's eyes will be drawn to the window and the outdoors.  And, if your home is on the market for any length, you may have to have them cleaned again.  If you have window coverings, make sure they are open for every showing.  

3.  How to Sell a House: Check all existing light fixtures and make sure they work and burned out bulbs are replaced.   This may be the only light available for your Buyer and even in sunny Florida, some of our cloudy days can make even the nicest home dark and dreary. 

4.  How to Sell a House: Do something with the miles of cable cords coming out of the walls!  This is so true in the Family Room and Master Bedroom where your cable cord may be the first thing a Buyer sees when they enter the room.  Is that the  all important first impression you want to leave?

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5. How to Sell a House: Look Down!  Worn carpeting... chipped tiles... these will definitely be one of the first things your Buyer will see. To be sure, you can't hide it and they will have to be addressed.. but give your Buyer some reason to want to buy your house!

6. How to Sell a House: Green it up!  When your Buyer looks out your CLEAN windows give them a view.  Check your hedges and plants.  When they look out your windows give them a view that will make them want to stay.  

7. How to Sell a House: Keep it clean! Have a cleaning service come in monthly to hit cob webs, dead bugs, standing water in toilets, and anything that has been tracked in.

 

 The main thing to remember if you sell a house is to remove any distractions a Buyer might see when viewing your property.  This holds true even if your home were staged, but is even more important when selling a vacant property. 

 

Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch is your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40 plus years experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success.  For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

Cell: 717 514-1793                       Email: mailto:Ken@KensHomesales.com

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Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

 

Cell: (717) 514-1793            Email: Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • September 08 2011 05:25PM

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Great list you guys! :)  Thanks for sharing. . .I am going to use it.

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) almost 7 years ago

Joy, Use it! It's too bad we even need lists like this, right? So many vacant homes on the market...

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) almost 7 years ago

Great ideas ! Add have an on-going cleaning service visit at least monthly(cobwebs,dead bugs,leaves tracked in)

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 7 years ago

Mike.. Definitely Thanks for the add-on!

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) almost 7 years ago

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