Investing in a condo can be a fantastic financial opportunity depending on where you purchase. And with property values going up and up in many parts of the country, you may find yourself ready to sell now. However, successfully selling your condo will require careful planning and the right execution. To help increase your chances of finding the perfect buyer and ensuring a smooth sale, here are some tips to see you through.
The first thing you want to do is make sure that your condo is ready for viewing. In other words, you should repaint the walls, make any repairs, and make any upgrades that will leave a positive impression on people looking at your property.
You may also want to consider hiring a professional stager if you’ve already moved out of your condo since an empty condo may not be as appealing as one staged and photo-perfect.
In the event that you’re living in your condo while it’s for sale, you want to make sure that it’s decluttered as much as possible. Remove personal items like photos or paperwork, to create a clean and clutter-free environment. The more potential buyers can envision themselves living in your home, the more likely they will be to make an offer. Yet the more of your personal belongings they see scattered throughout your home, the harder it will be to envision themselves living there.
Partner With a Realtor
Many people may try to sell their home on their own in an effort to save on commission fees. However, you’d be doing yourself a great disservice not to work with a qualified realtor. A real estate agent can streamline the entire process and significantly increase your chances of finding a buyer. Since they thoroughly understand the local market and have a network of buyers already looking for properties, you’ll find that a commission fee is well worth it in the long run.
Not to mention, selling your own home is an enormous amount of work. If you have a full-time job or a family to look after, it can be incredibly convenient to pass off the work on to an experienced real estate agent who can do it in a fraction of the time.
Pay for Professional Photos
Statistics show that properties that were photographed by a professional are seven times more likely to be sold than properties that were haphazardly photographed with a smartphone. A professional real estate photographer knows all of the right angles and lenses to use to showcase your property in the best possible way.
And since a large majority of potential buyers will likely be viewing your home for the first time online rather than in person, you want to make sure your photos look sharp and polished.