As a Realtor, I share the same goals as my sellers: selling the property as quickly, getting the best possible price and having a positive real estate experience with all involved. A qualified real estate agent provides a comprehensive marketing strategy, a network of other agents and industry professionals to bring exposure to your home, and expert knowledge regarding market trends and neighborhood comps to maximize your return on investment. But like all relationships, the agent/seller relationship works best when both parties work together. Here are a few things you can do to help your agent work most effectively.
- Clear out the clutter. While family photos and mementos make your house a home, they can also hinder buyers from being able to envision your home as their new home.
- If it’s broken, fix it. Or if you are unable to fix an issue in your home, be upfront and honest with your agent. Hiding problems only leads to bigger problems during your selling process.
- Cleanliness is key, inside and out. A dirty bathroom or greasy kitchen can really turn off a potential buyer. Show them that your home is loved, inside and out, with a clean and cared for interior and exterior.
- Be real about remodels. Remember that home reno reality shows are more show than reality. While some upgrades can add significant R.O.I to your Puerto Vallarta property (solar panels, steel entry door, minor kitchen renovation), others don’t add the value that many sellers anticipate.
But the most important secret to agent/seller success? Communication. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork between agent and seller is the best step towards a successful real estate experience. Contact me for more tips on selling your Puerto Vallarta home quickly and for your best price.
Warren Brander is an expert real estate agent with Re/Max in Puerto Vallarta. If you are thinking about buying or selling an investment property in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay area, contact him at (c) +52.1.322.200.2253, toll free1 888 796 6606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org