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When Selling your Apartment make sure to Create Appeal

Category : Selling Real Estate | Posted On 2016-08-25 00:00:00

When Selling your Apartment make sure to Create Appeal


Phuket is an exciting place for real estate investment. Millions of tourists come to Phuket each year and some will decide to purchase a property on the island. Almost all will need a place to stay. For current property owners, the number of tourists visiting Phuket each year creates a strong rental market and a healthy resale market.

Phuket International Airport received an estimated total of 8,409,390 inbound passengers in 2017, of which 46% were domestic arrivals and 54% were international.



If you are now at a stage where you feel it's time to sell, then it's extremely important to make sure to create appeal when selling your apartment. This is generally not expensive and can be done in a couple of ways.

It also helps to point out some things to each potential buyer. The principle advantage of buying a completed property is risk-related. Your property is actually standing there, therefore, they know what they are getting. But you must first make your apartment for sale appealing.


Cleaning

It sounds obvious but it is the most necessary and inexpensive step in creating appeal. Clean every last inch of your apartment including the windows. Clean well enough to remove all odors. Odors in particular are the kiss of death in selling real estate. 


Everything Must be Working

Handle all the numerous repairs. Fix the leaky faucet, grout the bathroom, refinish the counters, replace the broken doorknob. You get the point. This can also be done inexpensively by a Thai handyman if you need help.

Make sure everything is in working order and make sure the unit is clean before listing your apartment. Replace any bad light bulbs and fix anything that is broken. Bring it back to the "as new" condition to attract the most buyers and get the most viewings. 

Do this BEFORE the photos are taken of your unit.


Brighten it Up

Clean, fresh, and bright is the universal rule and is always in style.

It is easy to brighten any room with a simple and inexpensive floor lamp or table lamp. And we cannot stress this enough, make sure the unit is cool and that all lights are on and window shades are completely open when buyers view your apartment. Most buyers like good light and first impressions are very important.


Fresh Paint

Painting is a MUST. Nothing does more to improve your property than this one step.

Most apartments you can paint in one weekend and it makes a huge difference. Let the buyer know you are serious about selling. The consensus is to stick with one of the countless shades of white when it comes to attracting the most buyers.

Make your unit stand out. One simple way to do this is to paint a highlight wall. This is an inexpensive way to make your unit pop and stand out from the rest in the building. Remember when choosing a paint color, always go 2 shades lighter on the color pallet. This is a good rule of thumb.


Staging

The goal is to make your apartment for sale as attractive to buyers as possible. There are a few things that can be done which will make all the difference. You want to put the best possible face on your property in a way that allows buyers to see its full potential, without any distractions. This is what interior designers call "staging".

Staging starts with removing all things that are unnecessary. Not many people are attracted to clutter and this can distract and put off potential buyers. When getting your apartment for sale ready, remove personal pictures and personal items so the new owner can see themselves living there. As a general rule, remove one-half of all your things before listing your apartment for sale. 

When professional stagers first look at an apartment, one of the first things they notice is what needs to be removed. They know that the bigger a room looks, the more attractive it will be to buyers. Great staging means taking away, as much as it means adding to or changing a room when selling your apartment.


Tip

Remember, when you bought your apartment and how nice it looked when you first viewed it. You will be competing with developers selling new projects and their show units will all be "staged" and new. But don't worry, new units on the market will be smaller than yours and many buyers are looking for older larger units.

Let us know if you would like to list your apartment for sale with PhuketRealtor.com. We offer our clients some of the lowest commission rates on the island. Just remember when selling your apartment, make sure to create appeal.




Phuket Realtor
David Henry
David Henry is known for his integrity, high energy and hard work which goes into every detail or your real estate transaction at Phuket Realtor. David grew up in the Boston area and started as a realtor in his 20's. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, he has now started one of the best independent real estate agencies in Thailand, Phuket Realtor.

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