Home-Selling Checklist: Countdown To Selling Your House

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Getting ready to sell your house? Check out our 10 point checklist of things to do before you put your house on the market. Some are easy, others might require a small amount of effort or investment. But, all are worthwhile for your home to appeal to the maximum amount of buyers, and get you the highest price possible.

#10. FIX ANY LOOSE AND BROKEN FITTINGS

A few small things can create a big negative effect on a buyer.

 

#9. DECLUTTER

Less is definitely more when it comes to preparing your house for sale. Counter tops, windowsills, tables, and even drawers and cupboards should be kept tidy, with contents to a minimum, giving the impression of space.

 

#8. DE-PERSONALISE

Personal item, family photos and bold artwork can make your home less appealing to the general public. Remove them to create a blank canvas for potential buyers.

 

#7. TAKE CARE

It's a good idea to put treasured possessions and valuables out of sight, either locked up, packed away or stored elsewhere. We all like to think the best of people, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

 

#6. REPAINT & TOUCH UP

Remove any 'bold' wall colours and instead choose light paint to help create that 'blank canvas' we mentioned earlier. Touch up scratches and scuffs on walls and doors, it makes your home look well cared-for.

 

#5. SNIFF TEST

Unpleasant or strange odours can put buyers off, but you might not notice them in your own home. Invite a trusted third party try to detect any pet smells, damp or lingering food aromas. “Masking techniques” such as candles or plug-in room deodorisers can help, but consider deep cleaning of plug holes, rugs etc.

 

#4. CLEAN

You should aim for your property to look spotless. Take special care with kitchens and bathrooms, making sure the surfaces, tiles, shower, and floors are clean and shiny.

 

#3. CURB APPEAL

Buyers judge a book by its cover. Make sure the first exterior view of your home entices buyers to see more. Ensure walls, doors and windows are in good condition. Clean your windows. Tidy garden areas to show your home is well maintained throughout.

 

2#. PAPERWORK

Gather all documentation relating to your property. Your lawyer will assist you in acquiring any further paperwork you need.

 

#1. FIND A GREAT LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

When it comes to selling your property in the Algarve you need a reputable estate agent you can trust to act in your best interests, keep you up to date on proceedings, to market your property effectively and to find you the right buyer. 
At Property Specialists Algarve we pride ourselves on keeping in close contact with our vendors. We will personally view and evaluate your property, give honest and transparent advice regarding the presentation and if/how it can be improved for sale, and take high quality photos in order to showcase your property at it's best. We can introduce you to our panel or international lawyers to ensure you have all the necessary legal documents to ensure your sale goes smoothly.
 
We are here to advise, assist and update you throughout the whole selling process, from beginning to end, along with our team of recommended experts. CLICK HERE to see what our clients say about us!

CLICK HERE to see information about the selling process, fees and costs involved, documents and paperwork needed when selling your Algarve home.
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOVE?

If you're thinking of buying or selling a property in the Algarve contact us for no-obligation advice, to discuss your situation or just to see if you like us!
 
Call us on +351 912 488 155 email us at info@propertyspecialistsalgarve.com, or complete the contact form on our website.

 

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