Tips on Selling your property in Malta

  • 29.June 2009
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In a very competitive real estate market like in Malta, one of the things that is vital to your success in selling your property in Malta is how well your property shows in comparison to the other properties for sale in your area.  There are simple things that one can do to increase their odds of selling, and possibly even add a few euros to their pocket at the same time.

 

At RE/MAX Malta we thrive in providing our property owners a superior service so that they can achieve the correct price for their property in Malta.  Through our heavy investment in training our real estate agents, we are able to provide daily assistance to our property owners in order assist them accomplish their goals.  Our local experience and international experience is unrivaled and therefore your chances are always better with a reputable real estate company in Malta.

 

It maybe that you’re not even thinking about selling your property right now, however when the time comes these lost cost improvements could make a difference for you.

 

First impressions are always important so you should make sure the entrance to your property stands out.  When a buyer approaches the front door, the last thing they want to see is an old, worn door with cobwebs hanging from above.

 

Right off the bat, most buyers are going to assume that if the home is not well maintained on the exterior, the interior won’t be much better.

 

The Entrance

 Painting the front door or even replacing it if it’s beyond help can make a real difference. A nice shiny door set always stands out. If you have vinyl siding and haven’t cleaned it in a while, mildew, dirt and grime can accumulate. Giving it a quick spray can surprisingly make a big difference in your property’s appearance.

 

Plants

Planting some flowers around the entrance hall can definately make your property come alive. Choose a variety of colors that really stand out. Adding a few potted plants in a covered entry or a large enough stoop is always a nice touch, too.

 

Bathrooms

While remodeling a bath is one of the best property improvement projects to get the most return on your investment, it may not work in your current budget. But if you have gold toilets and sinks from the 70s, it may be time to let go and move on to something that 99 percent of the population likes better.

 

Have a gold shower too? There are low-cost alternatives to ripping out the shower. There are specially made bath fitters that are designed to go over a shower. New faucets are another low-cost item that can make a difference. Silver and nickel are “in” right now;  brass is less popular. Changing towel racks, toilet paper holders and shower heads are also nice touches for little expense.

 

Paint Those Walls

Painting is one of the cheapest, most effective improvements you can make in your property – especially if the colors aren’t neutral to begin with. I know you love the pink entryway and purple bathroom, but most buyers won’t love it as much.

 

I know you think painting is cheap and that the buyer can just do it later. Most people think this way, however, there are many people who don’t have the vision. They need to see it done. Painting your home off white or in earth tones is the best way to go. Remember: you’re selling your home to appeal to the masses.

 

Address the Flooring

Flooring is a little more expensive, but will bring a better return on your investment.  Even if you have more modern carpets but don’t have enough in the budget for new carpeting, a good cleaning by a professional can help dramatically. The same can be said for wood floors, too. A good scrubbing can go a long way.

 

Cleaning Your Windows/Treatments

Cleaning your windows can really spruce up your investment.  Having a bright property always shows far better than a dungeon.  Removing heavy drapes and curtains can help, too, and breathe new life into your home. It’s far better to have nothing than to have a pattern that was popular 20 years ago.

 

Change Old Lighting

Lighting is a subtle enhancement to make, but a buyer will notice if a home’s lighting is outdated. There are some great lights that can be purchased rather cheaply in many lighting stores. Even little things like upgrading to brighter bulbs can help.

 

Dark or poorly lit rooms turn off most homebuyers. Although it’s a little more expensive to add, recessed lighting can really change the look in a room. Recessed lights work especially well in kitchens and baths.

 

Declutter Your Home

This one can really go a long way. Buyers like spacious rooms they can envision their own belongings in.  Getting rid of things you don’t need or can put into storage while your property in Malta is on the market can transform the appearance of your home.

 

P.S. Not every improvement has to be expensive. Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference in a buyer’s mind.

 

If you’re interested in selling or buying a property in Malta contact the professional real estate agents in Malta.  For a comprehensive consultancy contact one of our offices.

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