12 techniques to quickly sell an apartment in Montreal

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 tweaked the famous saying a bit to fit our context.

What do I mean by that? Well, winter is a time when everything goes wrong. It's cold, it's snowing (or raining) and all we want to do is stay inside. Expenses are higher, and 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 start will spread. You will sell your apartment in two steps and three movements!

2. Improvements

When I want to sell an apartment, I think about what amenities I would like the property to have if I were to buy it. Double pane 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 100 % back from the investments you make.

For example, if you recently purchased a plasma TV for 2,000 $ and you are ready to pack it with the apartment, it does not mean you will add 2,000 $ to it.

Like the car, things depreciate. You may only get half the amount, but you will certainly sell your apartment, studio or house faster.

3. Moon and bulb" cleaning

You certainly wouldn't want to move into an apartment that gives you a sense of chaos on your first visit. Clothes thrown everywhere, dust that makes you sneeze as soon as you walk in, 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 runaways.

4. the right price

You've probably heard these two words before, whether in real estate or any other product. Don't ignore them, because they have a big impact on selling your apartment quickly. You're 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. The Internet is full of attractive offers these days, and if you think someone will stop at your ad - which has a 0 too many in the price, you are very much mistaken.

Everyone's time is limited and everyone wants to use it in the most pleasant 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 for you as a seller and for your apartment. For a quick sale, an online presence is mandatory. Real estate websites must become your best friends.

In Montreal, it would be a good idea to post it in centris or duprorpio, this 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 every year. So you have instant access to a large number of potential buyers for your apartment, almost instantly.

Newspaper ads are 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 huge influence on the sale of a property.

If you're good at photography, don't hesitate to put your skills to use and capture the most beautiful 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 sale ad all over the Internet. That's fine, but it doesn't 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 so beautifully that they have decided to give you a chance.

If you really want to sell the apartment, you'll have to cancel some outings in town or even leave work early. Put a big smile on your face and enjoy your home tour. Hopefully, in this case, your business will succeed, 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.

No, I don't want to go around the house, because I have already discussed this aspect in point 5. I am now talking about the neighborhood where the apartment is located in Montreal.

If your apartment is a family type, pay attention to whether you have a day care center, school or park in the neighborhood. A single person may find a café, supermarket and public transportation 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 you have chosen a price that you think is decent, sometimes that is not enough. The buyer will still want to accept the price and will not give up quickly. You, of course, consider your interest. In such situations, the best option is classic negotiation.

People have been trading since ancient times, and that's not going to change anytime soon. You leave a little, the buyer puts in 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.

10. Depersonalization

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....

11. Packaging

I'm guessing you want to convince your potential customers that you're 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 have done very poorly. Neighbors are among the most affected by 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 on top of that. The old lady in the shop next door will be happy to recommend you to her relatives. And let's not forget the mother who is trying to get her children to sleep in the apartment across the street... who will be happy to recommend you to her circle of friends.

So 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 would 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 time than you would have lost by not reading this article and waiting for the miracle buyer to fall from the sky.

For information call Alex 514-569-4443

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