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How to sell a beautiful house in not so beautiful surrounding?

How to sell a beautiful house in not so beautiful surrounding?

How to sell a beautiful house in not so beautiful surrounding?

Trying to sell off a property in a dingy environment, takes a seller for a roller coaster ride. The mere sight of its dingy surroundings is very likely to make home buyers look for other options. If you are an owner of such a house and want to sell it off, here are some guidelines.

Clean it up

A dirty look of the house and the compound can be an add-on to the existing negativity. To minimize or nullify this dirty feeling the house needs to look fresh and clean. The key is to let in good amount of sunlight and air rush in. The owner can paint the house with bright colours, replace the rusty and creaky doors and windows, clean up the surroundings, like dead trees and hanging branches. Dispose off the antic furniture if any.

Reputation management

Agents and brokers can make and break the impression of a property. Talk to them and build a rapport. Owner can even name the house to give a change of address.

Be open

If the home buyer asks about the surroundings, be open about it. It will definitely help the home buyer to create a good impression about the seller. The seller can explain what steps are taken to up grade the surrounding areas. This will help the home buyer in building some interest in the property.

Price it properly

The owner can price the property a bit low if he does not want to involve in the activities to make the house look good. This will help him dispose the property off real fast. The owner can also retain the market price but invest a bit in the property so that it looks livable, and wait for the property to sell off by itself. This will require a lot of patience as this is time consuming.

Last Updated: Fri Feb 10 2012

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