Whether you are ready to sell your home away from home or you’re a resident of Costa Rica looking to relocate, putting your home on the market is exciting. But it can also be stressful.
How can you be certain your home is priced competitively?
How long will it take to close the deal?
How much competition am I up against?
All are great questions that a reputable, experienced real estate team can help you answer. And that’s why, as one of Costa Rica’s most trusted agencies, we thought we’d share 3 of our top tips that can help you sell your home fast. Let’s dive in!
Find the Right Agent
We’re not being dramatic when we say the person you hire to list your home has a profound impact on how quickly your property sells. And that’s why it’s vital that you place this responsibility into the hands of someone you can trust.
Begin your search by asking friends and neighbors for recommendations of agents they have used and with whom they had a positive selling experience. It’s always a good idea to select an agent who is local to your area, so you can also search online for a local agent…but be sure to read their reviews.
Find the Right Listing Price
You may have a deep love for your home and feel that it’s worth a million bucks…but unless other properties in your area are priced comparably, setting your price too high will cause your property to languish on the market.
Your real estate agent will review local comps on properties currently on the market and those that have recently sold. This information will help you find the current market value of your home.
Bump Up the Beauty
We’re not necessarily saying you need to replace the flooring in your home or knock out walls prior to listing. Talk to your agent about any major projects and whether they will add enough value to your home to make the effort worth it.
But there are plenty of small things you can do to get your home ready for showing:
- Work on landscaping. Make sure the lawn (if you have one) is mowed and consider adding fresh greenery or flowers to your entryway.
- Remove as much clutter as possible from your home. The idea is to create a livable home that appears to have plenty of space. Having too much furniture in small spaces can give buyers the feeling that there’s not enough room.
- Put family photos away when possible. You want buyers to imagine the space as their own…and that’s hard to do with the portrait of another family hanging on the wall.
If you’re looking for a professional and qualified team of agents with decades of experience and licensed by two real estate boards in Costa Rica, we hope you’ll contact us. Our agents live right here in the local market and will help you get the best possible price for your home.