Know your objectives
Before getting down to business, make sure you have all the right reasons to sell your vacation home. Perhaps you find the property bland and you want to upgrade to a better home.
Settling down in another country is also a good reason to sell, especially if you have no one to maintain the vacation home and if you are not planning on leasing it out. Commit to a goal and save yourself from making last-minute decisions.
Make repairs and preparations
Presentation is critical to the home selling process. The property may offer a fantastic view of Hudson Bay, but buyers won't feel motivated to spend time and money on repairs. They want to use the property immediately, so it's important that you shoulder the improvements before getting the house listed.
Give the exterior a fresh coat of paint and replace broken shingles. Patch up any leaks and replace broken windows, glass railings, and sliding glass doors by hiring a professional glass repair specialist.
For the interior, get a professional designer to decorate each room. Look towards trendy motifs that make use of monochrome colors and minimalist furniture. You should also upgrade your lighting by adding accent and mood lighting in both interior and exterior areas.
Price your home properly
The next step is to determine how much your vacation home will sell. You wouldn't want to go too high so as to turn off potential buyers. You wouldn't want to go too low either and lose out on potential returns.
To make sure you will be selling your home at the right price, have a real estate professional check the property's current condition and compare it with similar properties in the same area. This way, you get a price that guarantees a win-win situation upon closing.
Get a realtor to do most of the work
Although you can choose to sell the property by yourself, getting a real estate professional who specializes in luxury homes is still a better approach. That's because a realtor already has the tools and networks to help you promote the property across every available channel.
As your exposure grows, you will be able to receive offers from interested buyers. Your realtor can schedule a viewing where they can have a better look at the property and decide on making a purchase.
Once you have buyers who like what they are seeing and are ready to push through, your realtor will be the one to negotiate the final purchase price, get all the paperwork ready, and make sure the transaction runs smoothly.
Selling your vacation home could be easy if you know how to navigate the steps. Consider these tips and get the most out of the sale.