How To Boost The Desirability Factor When Selling Property

Posted on: 3 June 2015

In a perfect world, all properties would be sold within a few days of going on the market. However, many people struggle to sell their properties, and in some cases, the property can be on the market for months and even years. For the homeowner, this can get in the way of any plans. There are a few things you can do to help your property sell as quick as possible, should you decide to put it up for sale.

Carry Out Any Renovations

This is in addition to carrying out small DIY repair jobs around the house, which you must do before selling the property. If you had planned to convert spare room or back office into a bedroom, do it before you put the house on the market. If you intended to remove the carpets and install a wooden flooring, make sure that it is done before you advertise the house. Also, consider freshening up the paintwork. Try looking at the situation from the buyer's point of view. Making the effort to do these jobs now will help to translate into a quick sale.

Apply For Permits

You may have been intending to install a pool or some other kind of feature that required a permit to build. Even if you did not get around to doing the job, it is important that you let any buyers know that the property comes with approved permission to carry out certain work. Being able to show this paperwork makes the property more desirable for some people. If you don't have a permit, consider applying and paying for one so that you can offer this along with the property.

Give Great Showings

Ideally, you will have many people viewing the property; more people interested means a high price for you. When people arrive for a showing, there are a couple things to remember:

  • Take any pets to a neighbor or friends house while you are showing the property. Many people have allergies to pet hair, and this will put them off
  • Leave enough room for the viewers to park their vehicle on the property. You want them to feel as relaxed as possible, not parking somewhere and having to walk to the property. Remove your own vehicles or store them in the garage when you have viewers.

You want the whole experience to be a positive one, so making a little effort may go a long way to improving the desirability of your home.

It's always a good idea to get in touch with a local real estate company, such as Azure Realty Cayman, as well.