The condition of your property matters a great deal if you’re trying to sell it. So if you buy a home, renovate it and make sure it has all new appliances, you’re more likely to get a good price for it when you decide to sell. On the other hand, if you’re selling a home with older appliances which is not in very good shape, you might need to wait a while before a buyer comes along.
Your Sea Island real estate agent should be able to tell you what you need to do in order to make your property easier to sell.
Selling Sea Island Real Estate Tips
You need to make sure that the property is generally in good condition. So there shouldn’t be any obvious leaks or breakages. It helps if the floors are in good condition, whether they’re hardwood or carpeted. Your walls should be painted. Your bathroom and lighting fixtures should be usable. Your bathroom tiles should be in good shape. Replace the ones that seem to be falling off.
Basically, walk around the house or the apartment and look at it from the point of a view of someone who is looking to buy. Is this the type of place that they would like to live in? And if not, then why? What can you do to make it into the type of place that someone would like to call home?
Your appliances may not need to be brand new, but they should be in working condition and not too old. This includes the refrigerator, the stove, the HVAC system, the boiler and the washer/dryer.
Your home may not include all of these items but if it does, then make sure that they are usable and will last a few more years. Most people who are buying like to come into a home which already has all the conveniences, rather than having to buy and install them.
You may not realize it, but general cleanliness contributes a lot towards selling a home. If there are too many things cluttering up your home, you need to get rid of as many of them as possible before you start showing it to potential buyers. In fact, it’s best to show a home which contains nothing at all. If this is not possible, then at least throw away as much as you can. If it’s not possible to throw away your things, you can always put them in storage.
Contact DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty for more great tips on maintaining your Sea Island home so that it fetches a good price.