Whether it be your cottage, chalet, or cabin, selling a recreational property is an emotional and stressful time. Unlike selling your primary residence, there are more things to consider. For example, will you sell your furniture in the sale? What type of maintenance do you have to do? Should you use a real estate agent or sell privately? Here are our 4 tips for selling a second property stress-free.
- Organize Your Documents
- Clean Outside and Inside
Before listing declutter and remove all personal items like pictures, books, DVDs, toys and any other item a potential buyer does not need to see. Clean out your kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms, leaving a small amount of furniture and accessories in each. If there is anything that needs to be fixed or repaired that you cannot do, inform the potential buyers. It might reduce the sale price, but it is one less thing you need to worry about.
- Use A Real Estate Agent
When it comes to selling recreational properties, sellers often believe they can sell privately due to the fact they have the time, they have a property in a high demand area and the market is hot. But even with all these pros, there is still so much you cannot do without a real estate agent.
A real estate agent will be able to get you top dollar for your property and market it to a wider net of buyers. They have the connections to properly appraise your home, have someone stage the property and have professional photos taken. They are able to coordinate the showings and vet all potential buyers, so you don’t take the first offer given.
When selling a cottage, cabin or chalet you must think like the buyer. What are they looking for? What would they like to know about the property? If you follow these three tips not only will you get the best price for your property, but you will reduce any stress you have regarding the sale.
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