10 professional real estate tips to ensure your Spanish property sells fast
Never underestimate the importance of a good first impression. First impressions tend to last, and a bad first impression can be difficult to overcome.
When you choose to sell your property it´s important that your home makes a great first impression, and that is something that you need to plan for even before your home reaches the marketplace.
Great photograph´s that show your home in a complimentary manner and highlight the positive features of your property, are one of the single most important aspects in selling your property in Spain faster.
Before an estate agent attends your property to photograph your home, bear in mind our top 10 professional real estate tips to get the most flattering images of your property ...
1. MAKE SURE THE WEATHER IS GREAT
2. WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Before a prospective buyer even sets foot on your property, they will inevitably make a judgement about your home. Make sure your neighbourhood or community is welcoming, clean, and tidy. If there are weeds lining the road to your home it might be worthwhile spending some time removing them - even if they are not directly outside your property.
3. HOW DOES YOUR HOME LOOK FROM THE OUTSIDE
You will want to ensure maximum kerb appeal from the moment prospective buyers arrive. Try to ensure that plants are well tended and healthy, put away garden tools and hoses, and create maximum space by moving planters and plant pots as far around the perimeter of the garden or balcony as possible.
4. KEEP IT CLEAN
Make people feel they are entering a show home by keeping it spotless. A clean home really does add perceived value to your property and that could reward you with a faster sale for relatively little effort. In the meantime, you are the one reaping the benefits of your hard labour.
5. YOU LOVE YOUR PETS
But it is possible that prospective home buyers won´t. Put away cat climbers and dog toys before each viewing and before your estate agent comes to photograph your property. Use odour neutralisers to remove unwanted aromas and try to keep your home as free from pet hair as is possible.
6. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STORAGE
If you have a converted underbuild, a garage, or a store room, make sure to use it to it´s maximum potential. Consider removing bulky items of furniture out of your home to enhance the natural feeling of space, selling them on via auctions, or giving them to a local charity.
Probably one of the most important things to consider. Clear worktops and surfaces throughout your home of unnecessary personal items. Prospective home buyers will want to imagine themselves (and their belongings) in your home, so give them the space they are looking for.
8. SHOW OFF YOUR BEST BITS
Don´t be shy in promoting the best aspects of your home to your estate agent. Highlighting special features while your estate agent takes photographs will make it easier for them to produce a more accurate description that focuses on your home´s plus points.
9. REMOVE PERSONAL PICTURES & EFFECTS
Family pictures don´t help buyers make a personal connection with your home. You have taken the positive decision to move home, so take the time to pack them away before your estate agent comes to take your photographs (remember that storage we mentioned earlier).
10. SHINE A LIGHT ON EVERY CORNER
Make sure you switch on all the lights around your home several minutes before a viewing, or before your estate agents comes to photograph your home. Many newer style energy saving bulbs take some time to reach their optimal candescence.
For more information about selling your property in Spain, take a look at our dedicated sales guide for homeowners on the Costa Blanca. Packed with the latest information about the property market in Spain, the costs involved in selling a home here, and insider tips on how to make a profitable sale quickly.
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