If you are looking for some handy tips for selling a condo, you have come to the right place.
At Ben Buys Indy Houses, we know our way around the community and have helped hundreds of other homeowners like you with selling homes and condos. By making some improvements, you can raise the property’s value as well as decrease the time it stays on the market.
Tips for Selling a Condo
1. Improve the outdoor appeal.
You need to create a good first impression by making the outdoor presence look amazing. You would like to have a yard that is professionally landscaped, a porch that is absolutely clean, and doors, siding, and window frames that are coated with fresh paint. If you are selling in the fall, it is also important to remove all the leaves from the yard. If you are selling in the winter, remove the snow from the sidewalk and driveway. These are ways how you can remove any and all obstacles from hindering your condo’s visual appeal.
2. Clean various rooms in the house.
After doing a great job improving the exterior, you should also consider cleaning your condo’s interior. Scrub or vacuum each room, from the living room to all the vacuums. If you notice faded paint or scuffed wood, consider redecorating in its place as well. Rather than homeowners imagining how beautiful a home could be, they would rather be in a home that actually is beautiful, and not need to worry about doing this work themselves.
3. Have proper lighting and plumbing.
Occasionally, every homeowner will experience dripping faucets and dim light bulbs. Would this be an issue when selling a condo? The answer is yes. All your sinks have to work and be free of stains, all your lights have to shine brightly, and all your fixtures have to be up to date with maintenance. If a home buyer has a problem with one of these things, they will detract from their overall view of your condo. Do not overlook these smaller details, and instead, make sure that everything in the room works and look flawless.
4. Open windows and let the sunlight in.
When home buyers are visiting the condo for the first time, it is very important to open your windows to create as much natural light as possible. Natural light is the best source of light, even over artificial lights in the building. Natural sunlight simply makes rooms in the home look better, and make specific colors look better as well. The only time it would be appropriate to turn on a light is when it is too dark to see. When it comes to displaying light in a room, artificial lighting is second to natural sunlight.
5. Hire a professional photographer.
If possible, you should hire a photographer to take pictures of your condo. When listing your property online, taking professional pictures is as important as ever. A photographer will be able to stage photos and make rooms of your home more appealing than in person. Your photographer will manage to capture the essence of each room as well as the amenities that the room includes. Taking pictures on your smartphone will not capture the grandeur of your home like a professional camera. Buying a professional camera is also not worth it, when this would be the only occasion that you would ever use it. When all is said and done, you will have photos that are sure to impress many home buyers over the internet, making it more likely to sell your condo faster.
6. Schedule visitors one at a time.
Open houses are great if you want to have many different buyers examine the house at the same time. However, there is a fault to be had when you have crowds of people all trying to look at different parts of the home. When this happens, buyers feel uncomfortable with trying to get a good look at the home with all the other home buyers around. This will make them skim through the condo and not take the time to properly analyze it. Rather than conduct an open house, have one home buyer visit the condo at a time. This will allow home buyers to have all the time they need to review everything in the condo and make a sound decision of whether or not they are interested in buying it.
With these tips, you will ensure that your condo will have as much appeal and value to it as possible. Not only would your condo sell fast, but you know that the homeowner buying from you will be more than satisfied. For more property selling tips, visit Ben Buys Indy Houses.