The best techniques to sell an apartment quickly
1. Winter is not like spring.
Yes, you read it right. You don’t have vision problems, I just modified the famous saying a bit to adapt it to our context.
What do I mean by that? Well, winter is a time when everything goes wrong. It’s cold, snowy (or rainy) and all we want to do is stay inside. The expenses are higher, and the maintenance brings us to a wooden hoe.
Life with nature is reborn in early spring. What could be more beautiful than the smell of fresh flowers? People enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and start making plans for the future.
This is the perfect time to put your apartment up for sale. The hope of those around you for a new beginning will spread. You will sell your apartment in two steps and three movements!
When I want to sell an apartment, I think about the amenities I would like the property to have if I were to buy it. Double-paned windows would be nice, and I wouldn’t hate a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen either. It’s like no new paint is bad…
Of course, it’s important to remember that you won’t get back 100% of the investments you make.
For example, if you recently bought a plasma TV for $2,000 and you’re ready to pack it in with the apartment, that doesn’t mean you’ll add $2,000.
Like the car, things depreciate. You may only receive half of the amount, but you will certainly sell your apartment, studio or house more quickly.
3. Moon and bulb” cleaning
You certainly wouldn’t want to move into an apartment that gives you a sense of chaos on the first visit. Clothes thrown everywhere, dust that makes you sneeze as soon as you enter, and spiders ready to fall on your head don’t do much to make you feel “at home.”
Clutter and squalor will greatly reduce the quality of the property in the eyes of potential clients and even make it feel like a small cramped space.
I doubt you want to hear the words “I’ll buy your apartment, but only if you lower the price”. Believe me, you will hear them, if people don’t go directly to the fugitives.
4. the right price
You’ve probably heard these two words before, whether in real estate or any other product. Don’t ignore them, as they have an important impact on the quick sale of your apartment. You are probably wondering what I mean by that. Don’t worry, the idea is simple and I will explain it to you now.
Gone are the days when sellers would put exorbitant prices on apartments and then afford to keep cutting prices during negotiation, giving buyers the impression that they were getting an extremely profitable deal.
No, this model is no longer practiced. These days, the Internet is full of attractive offers and if you think someone will stop at your ad – which has an extra 0 in the price, you are very much mistaken.
Everyone’s time is limited and everyone wants to use it in the most enjoyable way possible, without trying to convince you to lower the price. It is better to assume the mantle of honesty and choose a price as close as possible to the real value of your apartment, the one you expect to receive. The chances of selling your property quickly will increase considerably!
5. Are you visible?
This subtitle is directed at both you as the seller and your apartment. For a quick sale, an online presence is mandatory. Real estate websites should become your best friends.
In Montreal, it would be good to post it in centris or duprorpio, it could be the perfect choice to place your sale ad. More than 200,000 people interested in buying or selling a property access these sites each year. This gives you instant access to a large number of potential buyers for your apartment, almost instantly.
Newspaper advertising is still practiced, but we live in the digital age. Even Grandma knows how to Google to learn new cake recipes or watch a fun video to brighten her day.
Signs or billboards are also an alternative, if you are willing to invest more money in advertising.
6. Effect images and description
Quality images and creative descriptions act as a magnet for apartment hunters. These apparent details have a great influence on the sale of a property.
If you are good at photography, don’t hesitate to put your skills to good use and capture the best aspects of your apartment. Maybe you have a higher light level or the sunset is beautiful from the balcony.
The description should be as accurate as possible, but also highlight the positive parts. Why not tell the curious, among other things, the warmth of the apartment in winter, which contributes to a wonderful family vacation? Or, better yet, point out that the spacious living room is the perfect party venue.
7. Permanent availability
Okay, let’s say you’ve posted the apartment for sale ad all over the Internet. This is good, but it does not guarantee a quick sale. There is another element, at least as important, which is your presence.
You need to know that people will want to see with their own eyes what you have presented to them so beautifully that they have decided to give you a chance.
If you really want to sell the apartment, you will have to cancel some outings in town or even leave work early. Put a big smile on your face and enjoy your home visit. Hopefully, in this case, your business will succeed and you will become one of the highest paid “guides”.
remember, without sacrifice, there is no gain!
8. Use your strengths
Is your apartment suitable for a newlywed couple, a committed bachelor or a large family? Depending on your answer to this question, look around you.
No, I don’t want to go around the house, as I have already addressed this in point 5. I am now talking about the neighborhood where the apartment is located in Montreal.
If your apartment is a family type, be careful if you have a daycare, school or park in the neighborhood. A single person can find a café, a supermarket and a public transport station useful.
The possibilities are endless, you just have to be creative enough to identify them and persevere to use them.
9. Negotiation is always on the table
Even after choosing a price that you think is decent, sometimes that is not enough. The buyer will always want to accept the price and will not give up quickly. You, of course, consider your interest. In such situations, the best option is classical negotiation.
People have been trading since ancient times, and that won’t change anytime soon. You leave a little, the buyer puts a little and everyone is happy.
However, keep in mind that adversarial discussions tend to degenerate at the speed of light, and that benefits no one. Speak calmly and express your opinions as clearly as possible.
An apartment with family photos hanging on the walls or all kinds of handmade decorations placed in key places are not very useful if you want to sell a house, apartment or studio quickly.
People interested in buying want to see themselves in this place, call it home.
The fact that I see all your memories in the house will make them feel intrigued by this place. You don’t want that, do you? You want to sell the property and leave, which brings us to the next item on our list today…
I assume you want to convince your potential customers that you are in a hurry to sell. Well, what better way to do that than by strategically positioning boxes of stuff around the apartment?
This way, you’ll look serious in motion, and it will also help lift your spirits.
If it makes you feel better, take it seriously. Pack your things one at a time, but start with the ones you use less often and that take up a lot of space.
12. the word like the wind, from neighbor to neighbor!
Have you told your neighbors that you intend to sell your apartment? If the answer is no, you did something very wrong. Neighbors are among the most affected during the sale of the apartment.
Didn’t you know? Just think that the future tenants could be young people eager to party every night, but also troublemakers in addition. The old lady in the next shop will be happy to recommend you to her relatives. Not to mention the mom who tries to get her kids to sleep in the apartment across the street… who will gladly recommend you to her circle of friends.
Give them the opportunity to recommend your apartment to everyone they know. It’s free advertising after all.
Tip: Your acquaintances probably have a Facebook account. Ask them to post your ad with the sale. Imagine how many people could see the message if everyone had an average of about 300 virtual friends.
Apply the above recommendations and you will see how long you sell an apartment if you are effective in promoting it. I assure you that it will be a much shorter period of time than you would have lost by not reading this article and waiting for the miracle buyer to fall from the sky.
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