Selling a condo is different than selling a home. Condos can appear to be cookie cutter to potential buyers, and for some people, that can be a turn off. Fortunately for you, there are steps you can take to make it easier to sell your condo. Here are just a few suggestions you can try.
List Your Condo at the Right Time
When it comes to listing your condo for sale, you have to be smart about when you place in on the market. Assuming that a good price and a nice condo will sell it at anytime of the year can be a grave mistake.
The time of year you place the condo on the market depends on various factors, such as where the condo is located. For instance, if it is near a beach, consider listing it before the start of the tourist season. You will likely find someone searching for a vacation home willing to shell out what you are asking for the condo.
Another consideration that could influence when the condo should be listed is the time of the year. Although people buy homes throughout the year, you are more likely to get the traffic you want at your condo if you list it during warm months.
Stage the Condo
Although staging your condo is not a requirement, it can help it sell. Due to the size of condos and how similar they look to other that are in the area, buyers might have trouble envisioning themselves living in the condo. If buyers cannot picture their furniture in the condo, they more than likely will pass.
Staging the condo is your chance to show just how different from the others yours can appear. Even though it is important to keep the staging reasonable, the addition of small touches can help make rooms pop. For instance, white linens on the bed with colorful throw pillows can make the master bedroom seem light and contemporary.
You can also use staging to help establish the purpose of a room. If you have a particularly small extra bedroom in the condo, stage it as an office. Instead of being turned off by the smallness of the room, buyers will see it as an opportunity to work from home in a cozy space.
Your real estate agent can help you pinpoint other ways to make your condo more appealing to sellers. He or she can also guide you through everything from listing to selling.