As I previously mentioned, I have been reassessing my living situation lately. I have actually decided to sell my condo. Beyond the repairs the building needs, I simply don’t see myself living there on a long-term basis.
I guess I have a whole new appreciation for the concept of “starter home”. But, I digress here.
I haven’t listed my unit yet, as it needs a few improvements before I can proceed. I also need to ask my lender about my mortgage penalty and figure out other details.
It is all about finding a financial balance between making my place more attractive without breaking the bank. I don’t want to spend a ton of money since I won’t be the one enjoying the upgrades.
Here are 3 tips that could help you sell your property faster and for a better price:
- De-personalize: this is probably the most important thing to do. Prospective buyers need to picture themselves and their belongings in your home. Opt for neutral colors and remove items that are strongly reflective of your tastes and personality. No doubt your doll collection is pretty impressive, but it may be a turn-off for a prospective buyer. Same with colors. Your daughter’s bedroom may be the prettiest in pink, but again, a prospective buyer may not see it that way.
- De-clutter: it is about making a good first impression, and making your home look bigger.
- Keep it clean: it can be challenging if you have kids or pets, but it is in relation with the 2 above points.
There are a few things you can do to sell your home, but this is a good start!