Whether you are simply upgrading your family home, you are a flipper, or you are finally letting go of a rental property, selling a condo takes work – and a lot of it. Especially if you want the condo snatched up quickly and at asking price.
Lucky for you, we have just the tips to help you.
By following the tips we’ve listed below and properly preparing your condo for sale, you should have a quick, easy, and stress-free sale.
Choosing the Best Time to Sell
Summer is the season of fun in the sun, autumn brings us pumpkin spice everything, winter has Christmas (winner, winner), and spring is… the king of real estate?
You heard it – spring is, usually, the busiest time of year for the world of real estate. This may sound silly, but there are actually a number of logical reasons why spring may be the best time to sell your condo.
Of course, the real estate market is still active at all times of the year, so if spring doesn’t work for you, don’t panic! List your house at the time that works best for you.
Time to Get Packing
As much as it might hurt to hear, potential buyers don’t want to see your things throughout the house. They don’t want to see your children’s artwork all over the fridge, your extensive shoe closet, or your collection of antique clocks – no matter how much these things mean to you.
Buyer’s want to be able to envision themselves, their things, and their families in this space – they want to see the potential it has to become their home.
Have most of your personal items – aside from things you need for daily living – packed away before showing the home.
To Stage or Not to Stage?
“Staging”, in real estate, refers to having a professional set the rooms of your home with stylish furniture and accessories in order to give the home the highest level of aesthetic appeal to potential buyers.
Staging doesn’t cover the home’s flaws, if it has any, but instead enhances the best parts of the home.
It has been proven through studies that staging does, in fact, contribute to houses selling faster, but not necessarily at higher prices.
The cost of staging ranges widely, based on factors such as the size of the house and the price and quality of the pieces being used.
Gather the Necessary Paperwork
Selling real estate is a legal transaction, and that can only mean one thing: there’s going to be a lot of paperwork involved.
Gathering as much of the necessary paperwork beforehand as you can be your saving grace throughout the process. It won’t just save you time, but will also help save your sanity.
Bonus Tip: Refresh Your Memory
The condo itself isn’t the only thing that needs to be properly prepared in order for your listing to be successful – you need to be prepared as well.
Potential buyers are going to have questions about the condo – and you need to be able to answer them.
Refresh your memory on the condos amenities, association/HOA fees, how the insurance policies work, etc.
Sell That Condo!
Now that we’ve shared all of our best tips on how to prepare your condo, you’re ready to hit the market!
Get that listing up, have an open house or two, and just watch the offers flood in! You’ll be on your way to a successful sale – and a new home – in no time!