Are you are trying to sell your house fast in Lake Charles but for whatever reason, you find yourself in a position where you’re not living in the house you need to sell it empty? You’ve moved the furniture out and now you’re ready to sell but you’re worried you might be ruining the valuation or making it harder to sell.
You’re also in a position where you need to sell fast, which just adds to the stress.
Tons of sellers, every day, are in the exact position you’re in right now and the first question they always ask is: “Will my house sell for less because it’s empty?”
The short answer is yes, empty houses do take longer to sell than furnished, occupied, or staged homes.
If you need to sell an empty house quickly, Bayou Property Partners is the best places to start! When you contact us with a cash offer request, you’ll find out just how much you can get for your vacant home. You’ll also get a free home valuation, so you can be confident you’re getting a fair price for your house.
Why Do Empty Houses Take Longer to Sell?
Did you know that empty houses in Lake Charles usually sell for 6% less than occupied houses? Did you also know that these vacant properties tend to stay on the market much longer?
Why is that? There’s a few reasons.
When Your Home is Empty, Price is Your Only Marketing Strategy
First impressions are everything and an unstaged home doesn’t help you stand out from other properties on the market. Many sellers with empty homes end up having to lower their price to make themselves stand out more.
Your Rooms Will Look Smaller When They’re Empty
Have you ever looked at a picture where a person, or a water bottle looks as big as the Eiffel Tower? When your eye isn’t able to use something in the background for scale or depth perception, it’s extremely hard to judge size. Empty rooms are going to look smaller to the buyer and that is going to cause downward pressure on your home’s value.
Buyers Will Know You’re in a Rush to Sell
You’ve got an asset that’s costing you money and stress to keep, and you need to sell it. Unfortunately, buyers can smell blood in the water and they’re going to try to low ball you. It doesn’t help that you are probably in a position where you really do need to sell fast. It may not be fair, but an empty house signals a desperate seller–even you aren’t one.
Flaws and Imperfections Become More Obvious
No furniture means there is no way to cover up those scratches, dents, and other accidents that have accumulated over the years of home ownership. These little nicks and cuts won’t throw off a home inspection or anything crazy, but at this point you are trading dollars for nickels on your home’s value in the mind of the buyer.
All of these things seem pretty small by themselves but they can add up to create an overall negative impression in the buyers mind.
We Buy Houses As-Is in Lake Charles
At Bayou Property Partners, we don’t care if your house is empty. We also don’t care about those nicks, scratches, or other minor (or major) imperfections. We buy houses as-is, any condition, and we work fast! Contact us today for a fast and fair cash offer to buy your empty home in Lake Charles.