If you’ve moved on to a new location you may have the task of selling your vacant home sometime in the future. Vacant property sales occur because of a fast relocation, an estate sale, snowbirds deciding not to return to Barrington, or a tenant leaving and you not wishing to be a landlord any longer. Many of you are absentee owners too.
Absentee owner and vacant property sales are what we love to do! Whatever the reason we understand and can help. Our experience tells us many of the vacant homes are just left to languish until a buyer comes along. How do we know that? Bugs, mice, cobwebs, that’s how. The longer a home sits vacant the worse it becomes and that will hurt your bottom line.
Does the thought of dealing with a property sale remotely send chills up and down your spine? Do you wish your vacant home was kept clean and tidy until it was sold? Would you be interested to know, your circumstance is our specialty?
Absentee Owner Home Sales and Vacant Property Sales.
Our plan includes keeping your home spotless until the sale is complete.
We’re not your average Realtor. For us it’s more than listing your home, we want to sell it, so we’ll make sure your home is presented well and that it’s kept that way. We’ll visit regularly and keep the home clean and tidy.
We use many hi-tech tools in our business to make the entire process simpler for you. We use email communication for updates and discussions, text and phone calls too as needed. Email is used for easy digital signing of all listing documents and sales contracts.
There’ll be no reason for you to come to town. Whether you are 50 miles down the road, live in a different state or even abroad in a new country, your home sale is our priority.
Absentee Owner Home Sales
Here’s How It Works
First we’ll drive by your property to get an idea of location, condition and size so we can formulate a price range. We’ll use the tax records too and comparable sales in the area. You can let me know condition of home and upgrades done or needed. If I have a key I will visit right away.
Together we’ll come up with a listing price, I’ll need keys, and all listing agreement paperwork including required disclosures, can be digitally completed and signed by you. It’s quicker, easier and the documents are clearer than using fax. All you need is an active email address.
I’ll visit the home to measure, photograph, take notes and prepare for listing.
Our marketing plan for absentee owner home sales is no different from our regular listings. Suffice to say we focus heavily on the internet. Not only does this attract buyers locally, but just like absentee home sellers, it attracts out of town buyers and international buyers.
Vacant homes can throw us a little curve ball every now and then. It’s important that I visit the home regularly so we’ll know about any problems sooner rather than later. It also gives the opportunity to fluff and flush. I will flush the toilets, pick up any trash, and make sure the house looks good and smells nice. 25 bugs in a room makes a buyer think the house has been abandoned for a long time and that to you means less dollars. Flushing the toilets not only cleans but keeps the plumbing operating. It’s the little things that can have the biggest impact.
From listing, through to offer and closing, all I need is your email and a phone number. You will need an Illinois real estate attorney, but sale documents can also be signed remotely, you are not required to attend your closing. Your attorney will handle this side of things.
Should Vacant Homes Be Staged?
The answer to this question isn’t as simple as yes or no. It depends! Every property is different. We’ll give you our best advice about home staging once you’ve decided we’re the best Realtors for the job.
Larger more expensive homes are more likely to benefit from staging than smaller homes. When I say benefit I mean in terms of shorter market times and possibly higher sales prices.
If you would like to know more fill in the form below or call Corinne at 847-363-3686.
By the way. Although Barrington is our primary market, we also sell vacant homes on behalf of local and absentee owners in Fox River Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove and other northwest suburbs of Chicago Illinois.
We trust this has given you an idea of how to get ready for your sale and that if you are an absentee owner with a vacant property to sell, contact us for the best service available.