Taking into account the experience and professionalism in the market of the Canary Islands, and more specifically in the island of Lanzarote, it is interesting to follow these recommendations to sell a property in the shortest time possible and with the minimum investment:
The first thing that must be taken into account, is that, like everything in this life, everything enters through the eyes, meaning that it must cause a very good first impression. Therefore, it is advisable to take care of the exterior of the property, a well-kept garden, an orderly porch or a terrace with plants and well-kept flowers will help potential buyers acquire interest in visiting the property.
Afterwards, it is smart to invest a little money to give an image wash to the property, making the most of the property: a coat of paint or a general cleaning or “unlocking” of the house can make it appear in a very attractive way for the future buyer of the property.
Similarly, it is advisable to make a basic check of all taps, cabinets, doors and all light bulbs, small arrangements, such as throwing three in one at the doors that sound bad to stop doing so during the visit, will cause good printing to people interested in buying the home or business premises.
Trying to make the most of the space of the property, is another good recommendation, such as cleaning and opening windows, shutters and blinds before the visit, as well as ordering the interior of cabinets, throwing that junk that occupy site and have no use, or put some furniture in the storage room for the duration of the visit will give more space to rooms and terraces. If the visit is late night it is advisable to turn on all the lights of the house before the visit and keep them lit during the visit.
It is better if the real estate agent shows the house empty of people, avoiding presence of pets, children and more than two adults during the visit, thus preventing future buyers from being intimidated or feeling like intruders.
It is also important to leave the negotiation of the final price in hands of the real estate agent. Not intervening in the negotiation with the future buyers is basic, they are more accustomed to dealing with buyers and will make a sale for the agreed price.
The kitchen and bathrooms are one of the most important aspects to consider since are the most valued stays by the possible buyers of a property, hence the need for its implementation or a small remodeling. And it is advisable to invest a little money in making them look nice.
Small changes that make the difference between a successful sale or another lost buyer.