If you are thinking of selling your condo, you will obviously want to make it attractive as possible, not only to increase your chances of a sale but to get the best price. All too often, sellers are desperate to put their property on the market without considering factors which will make it more saleable. It is worth giving it plenty of thought as it could make the difference between your property being on the market for days or months.

1. Make it presentable

It should go without saying that you should make your property presentable. This means giving the unit a thorough tidy, but it is also a good idea to keep it as uncluttered as possible. Almost all condos have in-house cleaners which you could call upon if you are away or simply don’t have the time. Cluttered or untidy properties are NOT “homely” and are likely to put buyers off as soon as they walk through the door.

2. Think about the images

Images should be taken from a wide-angle so that you can show off as much of the property as possible. Pictures are usually taken from corners and can make the room look larger than it is – a great selling point! Don’t focus too much on picture frames or ornaments as prospective buyers will be more interested in the overall picture rather than individual items. If you are selling a luxury property, it might be worth investing in paying a professional photographer.

3. Lighting could make all the difference

Your images must be clear, so think about the lighting. Even if you are taking the pictures during the daytime, you might want to consider turning on all the lights. You have to really make your property stand out, and in the current challenging market conditions, this is more relevant than ever. If you do have a quality camera with lenses, it will be worth using it rather than your phone. Again, think about using a professional if you don’t have an eye for photography.

4. Marketing

You will want to think about where you market your property and assuming that you are using an agent, you will want to use the best around. The large agencies, which have been around for well over a decade are the best options as they have a proven track record and an established reputation. Remember, if you are listing your property with more than one agent, keep the price the same! Also, if they are taking the photos on your behalf, make sure that you have tidied up before they come.

5. Kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are the first places that most buyers will look. Again, make sure that they are clean and smell fresh. Having a good spray around with air freshener before a viewing can do no harm. Move any wet towels out of the way and put the toilet seat down! First impressions count, and it is often the simple things which stay in a buyer’s memory. If you are selling a luxury condo that is a little dated, it may be worth considering a small renovation of the bathroom or kitchen.

6. Price!

Finally, you have got to put your property on the market for a sensible price. There s no point putting your unit up for sale at double the going rate with even market values hard to achieve at the current time. If you are looking to sell quickly, it might be worth setting an attractive price which will make it more appealing to investors.