Most people are currently afraid of the bad state of the real estate market. And it’s true, there have indeed been some problems that have arisen recently. But what’s good for a seller can be good for a buyer, and if you know how to take advantage of this, you can get your home sold more quickly. Let’s have a look at 10 simple ways to help your Cyprus based home sell more quickly!

Audit the agent’s online marketing.
An astounding 92% of people who buy homes look up houses online. Because of this, it is important to have a look at the online marketing strategy of your agent or take care of it yourself.

Set the right price. 
Many people think it’s a good idea to set a high price in the beginning and then to lower it if they don’t manage to sell it. However, this might lead to a delay in selling the house, so think well about it. There is also a matter of image involved in this sense. If people continue to see your property on the market constantly lowering the price, they will assume that it’s not worth what you’re asking for or that there is something wrong with it. It doesn’t matter how far from the truth that is as public image tends to have a strong impact regardless of that. This is why it’s important not to go overboard with pricing in the beginning as you might be hurting the house’s overall image.

Make a video about it. 
Vlogs are extremely popular nowadays, and a video can manage to convey what words and pictures can’t. Simply grab a camera (your phone will do) and walk around the neighborhood. Talk about the home, the neighbors, what you loved and what not. Make sure that whatever your video recording device of choice is, it’s of high quality. The quality of the video is the first thing that people will notice and if you show them a low resolution video of what you’re trying to sell, it’s not going to translate well. High quality video recording options are very affordable today and you should aim to make at least 1080p videos (that’s full HD and will convey a message of quality).

Make it look nice. 
This doesn’t mean to renovate it completely, but a new paint layer and some flowers can change the entire aspect.

Use your neighbours. 
Throw a huge block party before selling the house and let your neighbors spread the word. They might have friends or relatives willing to buy a new home, so why not take advantage of that?

Offer a clean home. 
A potential buyer needs to imagine himself living in that home. If the home is filled with your personal belongings, it will be hard for him to do so, so make sure you let him see a clean and decluttered home.

Use Facebook. 
In case you didn’t know, the huge social network is useful for mostly anything. Look up real estate groups and ask people to share your announcement.

Be flexible. 
You should try to adapt to your prospect buyer’s schedule, since it’s in your best interest. Going a little out of your way can help you a lot.

Offer to leave good things for the future owners as part of the sale! A small gift or something you leave behind can mean a lot, such as stainless steel appliances or some nice decorations.

Take good photos. 
Quality and professional photos can attract many people, so don’t let this opportunity slip away and invest in that if you can truly afford it. Or you could ask a friend who loves photography to help you with that.

Offer cash back as an incentive
A good incentive would be to offer a form of ‘cash back’ to your buyer. First time buyers who generally have little upfront cash would welcome this. Cash back can be used to pay for new furniture, carpets or other items necessary when buying a new house. Most of the popular mortgage providers and lenders allow up to a 5% cash back as part of the transaction.

 

by CYPRUS MAIL COMPANY LTD.