Selling an apartment condo or any property can be a challenge. This is especially true since most homebuyers want to not sell their property and get the highest possible price for it. Styling or staging your home as you begin the selling process can speed things up and increase the value of the offers that you get.
If you are in the early stages of planning to sell your home, you should make sure that you do all that you can to make it look as attractive as possible to any potential buyers. We have put together a list of ways that you can do just that at little to no cost at all.
Below are seven ways on how to sell an apartment condo and make money:
1. Think about first impressions
You will have entered your home thousands of times over the years that you have owned it. This means that you have become blind to so many things. You may not notice the cobwebs, the cracks in the paint, the squeak of a door, and many other imperfections. A potential buyer will be acutely aware of all of these little things and be making a mental list in their heads.
You need to be doing all that you can to try and view your home with fresh eyes. Try walking into your apartment and imagine you are seeing it for the first time. Make a list of everything that you see that you think is a little off and ensure that you fix or clean it before you have anyone come to view your property. It’s always a good idea to do this right before anyone views the apartment too. This will help you notice anything small that you need to change so that the first impression is as good as it can be.
2. Focus on the most important room in the house
The kitchen is where many homebuyers make the decision to fall in love with an apartment condo or decide it’s not for them. This is often where most of the money has been spent on the house when you factor in the kitchen cabinets, countertop, refrigerator, and other appliances. The last thing that a potential buyer wants to see is a kitchen that needs work right away. Unless they have a budget for a remodel that is.
To refresh the look of your kitchen you can do a few things. The first is to give the kitchen a very good clean and make sure that it is as presentable as possible. The next thing that you need to do is to replace anything that looks old fashioned or tired looking. You might need to spend some money here, but it will be worth it if you are looking to sell quickly.
3. Make the apartment seem as large as possible
Apartments are often quite small. There is nothing that you can do about the size of your apartment, but you may be able to give the illusion of space where possible. It is amazing what the placement of a mirror can do to make an apartment feel much bigger.
Another great tip to help with this is to clearly define each area of the apartment. If the design is open concept you can define the living, dining, and kitchen areas well. This can be done with rugs, kitchen islands, coffee tables and any other furniture that you can think of.
4. Neutral colours make a big difference
The reason that you want neutral colours is that they blend into the wall and floor a little better. Bold and contrasting colours will stand out and dominate the space and make each room feel smaller.
For pops of colour, you can add in smaller accent pieces such as cushions, centrepieces, and other nice little additions. You will be amazed that these special little touches make a big difference when it comes to how to sell an apartment.
5. Remove anything personal
When someone comes to view your apartment they are trying to picture themselves living there. Having lots of pictures of yourself and your family on the walls will not help them to do this. You should remove all personal pictures and think about putting up some artwork instead. What’s more, is that by taking these pictures down you can put them all in a box and get a headstart on packing.
6. Use outdoor space well
If you have a balcony, then you should clear it of all clutter. You have probably already guessed why we suggest this, it is to make it seem as large as possible. When apartment shopping a balcony can be almost as important as a kitchen. This is especially true in the downtown area of most towns and cities where outdoor space is at a premium.
You should have a few strategically placed plants throughout the apartment. Not only do they look great, but they help to oxygenate the air and help to control humidity too.