10 best ideas for selling your home in Spain
There are many ideas to help you sell your home. Here are some common sense ideas to get you the best return on your home.
Get valuations from several property agencies. What will bring buyers to your door? PRICE ….be brave if the property is valued correctly then you will get your price!
Selling idea 9: Space is everything.
Every time a buyer walks through your door they will be looking for storage space. So empty your wardrobes, cupboards and garages. What you decide to keep in them place back nice and neatly
Selling idea 8: Lights on.
Your rooms need to be light when a buyer enters them. There is nothing worse on the eye for a buyer entering a room that is dark and dingy. Clean the windows, switch your lights on in each room, let the sunshine enter these rooms and do what you have to do to make it feel warm and cozy.
Selling idea 7: A likeable Agent.
You need a property agent you can work with and trust.
An agent that knows their area and is liked and respected within the community. You need to find a property agent who is moving with the times and embracing all the new technological advancements in order to use the new tools available to get your property marketed.
Selling idea 6: Keep your property clean and smelling nice.
Not everyone is an animal lover! Kitty litter boxes and dog smells may well put people off and leave the potential buyer with an impression of a dirty house.
Selling idea 5: Don´t over spend on improvements.
You may need to make some improvements on your home to give a great first impression but there is no need to over do it. More often than not a fresh coat of paint, clean curtains, fresh flowers around the house, whitened tile grout, fresh towels etc they are small things that will make a big difference
Selling idea 4: De-personalise your home.
It is an emotional time selling your home. YOUR beloved belongings may make it difficult for the buyer to see THEIR beloved belongings in your house. You want to create space, light and warmth. It may be worth putting your personal photographs, ornaments, books and more in storage until you have a new place to put it.
Selling idea 3: The kitchen is the heart of your home.
It is, for most people, the most important room in the house. It may be possible to dramatically improve it at a relatively low cost. With a coat of paint , if the doors are looking tired, and some decorative handles. Take out any unnecessary, bulky appliances to give a more spacious feel.
Selling idea 2: Always be ready to show
Professional property agents will always try to give you as much notice as possible before viewings but if they are showing houses to a potential buyer and something is said in conversation the agent may then think your property would be perfect for them. There are often situations when the buyer has come to the area specifically to view property for one or two days and you have to be ready to allow access on short notice.
Selling idea 1: You get one chance to make a first impression.
The foreign buyer from the UK, Belgium, Holland and other parts of Europe are coming to live in Spain for many reasons be it a new lifestyle, sunshine etc. No matter how good you have the interior of your home looking, buyers will have already judged your home before they get to your front door. YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION. It’s important to make people feel warm and welcome as they approach the house. Invest in a gardener through the selling period if you do not do it yourself. A tidy garden will always catch the eye of a buyer. Make sure the swimming pool is always clean and inviting, so the the buyer can imagine swimming in it one day. Make your entrance a clutter free area, a nice chair or flowers will welcome your buyer into your home.