Preparing to put your house on the market
When looking to sell a property, everyone wants to find a way to get the most out of it. Getting the most out of your home means repairing minor imperfections, paying attention to detail, and performing simple maintenance. An experienced investor will put in practice all these things when putting a house on the market, and you should do the same!
When preparing to put your house on the market, there are several ways to ensure getting acceptable offers. The following suggestions can help to increase your chances to capitalize on your investment.
Fix any simple repairs needed
You need to do any minor repairs before putting your house on the market. No potential buyer wants to walk into a home and start counting dollars.
- Fix leaky faucets.
- Repair broken hardware.
- Replace worn-out appliances.
- Perform maintenance on AC units that are not working properly.
A fresh coat of paint does wonders
Ask any realtor what you can do to improve the value of your home and most of them will say ‘a fresh coat of paint.’ If your home hasn’t had a new coat of paint in a while, it might be time to do so. Potential buyers will appreciate taking off this task from their checklist.
Keep documentation on any current repairs and maintenance
It’s a good idea to keep a list of repairs that you have done over time. Potential buyers like to hear about repairs and periodic maintenance performed. It assures them that the prior owners took good care of the house.
Depersonalize, declutter, and organize
People who tour homes prefer not to see dwellings with personal items around every corner. Uncluttering your home gives the illusion of having more room. Potential buyers also like to see a property that has organized closets, pantries, linen, and other storage spaces.
Stage your home
You don’t have to hire a professional to stage your home. It simply means to create a welcoming atmosphere. Clean up your rooms and eliminate unnecessary knickknacks and personal wall-art. You don’t want potential buyers to be stumbling over furniture or gazing at props instead of paying attention to the home’s unique design.
This is especially important with standalone homes. First impressions will set the tone for the rest of the tour. If you have a gardener or pool person, make sure they do an exceptional job keeping your front yard picture-perfect. If you live in a community or complex, it might be worth letting your gardener know you want them to pay special attention to the area around your condo. Tip them; it’s money well spent.
Keep a positive attitude
If you are present when having an open house or when a realtor brings a potential buyer, be upbeat about the area and your neighborhood. Always point out local amenities like shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities.
The above recommendations are great ideas when preparing to put your house on the market. Just before you list your property, take a moment to do an uncensored walkthrough. Keep an objective attitude and look at things as a potential buyer would, and adjust your decoration accordingly. Remember that ‘people always buy with their eyes.’ After they visually accept what they see, their emotions will take over.
Get a Realtor
Last but not least, nothing really happens until you have an excellent realtor. A good realtor will make all the difference in the world. They will help you get the most for your home, from setting a fair price to promoting and bringing potential clients to tour your property.
If you are planning to put your home on the market, contact us. We have a professional team who can help in the sale of your property in the Riviera Maya.
Remember, at Top Mexico Real Estate … we make it happen!