Real Estate

When Selling Condominiums Little Things Matter

Little things mean a lot when selling condominiums and co-op units. Here are some tips to consider if you want to attract prospects and make the sale go smoothly. If you think the seller of a fifteen-room contemporary mansion down the road has a lot of work to do in order to give the illusion of more space, think about what a condo seller must do.

A simple thing as a single tissue on the floor will make the room cluttered when it comes to a condo unit. And that bicycle that has been laying in a corner near the entry way since you moved in can make the entire place look like a two-wheeler repair store. Jammed, packed storage is impossible to show to the buyers because they will assume that there is little or no space beyond the closet door although it is a 50 square feet shelved room. What you need to do is get rid of all extra furnishings and items that will make the unit look smaller than it actually is. How about cramming all the unnecessary goods in the basement closet? Well, buyers of houses for sale in Dallas Fort Worth area are entitled to look at everything they are buying, so this move is a big no!.

You may have been cleaning the windows of that apartment in a garden-complex condo community on a regular basis. But what if your condo unit is located in the fifth floor of a multi-story high-rise and window cleaning is impossible on your own? You may like it the way it is but buyers mostly won’t. So, spend some extra cash to have the windows cleaned professionally before showing the unit to agents and their clients. If the rooms are not lit enough during the day, turn the lights on when you are inside or when you go out and the agents are bringing the buyers for a tour. In a small space with limited amenities which your apartment might be in comparison with single family homes down the block, anything and everything should be immaculate and clean. The beds need to be made perfectly, carpets vacuumed, and clutters put away. If the windows are covered with dark draperies that are blocking natural light, replace them with transparent sheers to give the illusion of a larger space. If you want the bathroom to look spacious, remove all personal belongings and decorate it with minimal articles.

One thing that most condo sellers find it difficult to deal with when selling their condos is advertising. And if they are living in a multi-story with lobby leading to a main street, this task is extremely difficult. So, what do you do? There are ways to handle advertising professionally. That’s right, through professional services. Sometimes word of mouth can serve well too. Since condos and co-ops are in buildings, there is literally no opportunity for buyers to drive-by and notice the unit. They have to go through their agents willing to show the place.

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