More often than not, we tend to forget the basics and simpler ways of making a faster sale. Little things mean a lot; cliche but true. The way you present your apartment to prospecting buyers will determine your success or failure. For a start, place yourself in your buyers’ shoe. Take a look at your apartment from their perspective. Ask yourself this – what are the things that you should consider if you are buying a new apartment?
I want an apartment that is safe to stay. Safety plays a major factor for buyers who have kids. Before the showing, check each room of the apartment for potential safety hazards such as open electrical wires, wet floor, or broken windows. Place your pets in cages or safety carriers. The last thing that you would want is your pets harassing your potential buyers.
Cleanliness and convenience. Buyers who are looking for an apartment do not want to spend their time in revamping the place. Most likely, they are active type, working people, or older people who do not want the hassles of running and maintaining a large house. Even before putting the “for sale” sign, clean your apartment and pack away your personal items that have accumulated over the years. Highlight the amenities such as wonderful pool, sophisticated gym, few minutes away from the bus ride, and skip the traffic by walking to work.
Kitchen and baths. Kitchen and baths are the most used areas of the apartment so make sure that they are clean and safe to use. Remove old cooking equipments, kitchen cabinets should be free of clutter, replace rusted switching knob and handles and repair any water leaks.