Selling your Property in Costa Rica


Selling your Costa Rica property – profit from it by increasing sales value First, if you are a smoker, make sure that you do the deed outside your home in order not to retain smoke stains and stench in your living room or within the confines of your house. You can tell your friends who smoke to do the same thing if they’re in your house for a visit. In order to convince them easily, just set up chairs and a table outside in order for them to feel that you are not getting rid of them.



Selling your Costa Rica property – profit from it by increasing sales value

First, if you are a smoker, make sure that you do the deed outside your home in order not to retain smoke stains and stench in your living room or within the confines of your house. You can tell your friends who smoke to do the same thing if they’re in your house for a visit. In order to convince them easily, just set up chairs and a table outside in order for them to feel that you are not getting rid of them.

Second, if you are in the process of selling your property to a potential client, try not to have someone cook fried food in the kitchen at the same time. This can be done in order to avoid distraction on your potential client’s end.

Third, before starting making advertisements, you can repaint your home and your surrounding fences. This gives the impression that you are maintaining your home very well and it gives the structure a new, fresh look. You won’t be embarrassed or awkward in raising the rates.

Fourth, make sure that your home is clean and smells great.
Also, make the surroundings look refreshing by setting freshly cut flowers on a vase and strategically place it in your living room, where the client would probably be staying during your transactions. You might be surprised to know that orchids and other exotic plants are not that expensive here in Costa Rica. Just spend on these plants to make your home even more attractive to buyers.
 

There are other minor tips that you can follow and before you know it made all the difference.

 • Don’t put mirrors over the fireplace – this ensures that the potential buyers appreciate the presence of your fireplace. Pretty useful especially in cold weather.
 • Move some of the furniture around to make the place more spacious.
 • Set aside or throw items that are no longer being used. This provides more space in your home.
 • Make sure that the bathroom is clean just in case the buyer suddenly wants to use it. Make sure that there are clean towels and other toiletries.
 • If you have time, you can do color-matching of your curtains and beddings.
 • If you have a pet, make sure that it is not in your home at the time of the buyer’s visit in order to avoid certain mishaps. The prospective buyer may not be fond of having those pets around.

Another way to give a lasting impression about your property is to provide the prospective buyer a portfolio of your home. This will include some printed quality photographs of your home plus a data sheet that gives the buyer more information about your property. It is a known fact that buyers usually visit a number of homes and properties in a day and if you don’t give a lasting impression, then they would just forget they ever stepped into your home. But there’s an easy way to resolve this. Give them a great information sheet.
Publish your property in the Encuentra24 Costa Rica Real Estate database.

Here are some of the important that you should put down on the data sheet:
1. Exact location of your home
2. Estimated time duration it takes to get from your home to the airport
3. The last time the property was put up for sale
4. How far the home is from major cities such as San Jose (if you are living in the countryside)
5. The builder of the home – (construction company if possible)
6. The designer of the home - (name of architect if possible)
7. Complete details pertaining to measurements of the property
8. The number of rooms the house have
9. Specify if you are selling a condo unit, apartment or house
10. Estimated monthly maintenance fees
11. Available utility bills (telephone, internet, water and electricity or others)
12. Other pertinent information – does your property have a pool?
13. Is the property rented, leased or owned?
14. The asking price of your property
15. The property identification number. This information refers to the “Folio Real” and it is composed of six numbers followed by a dash and three other digits.
16. Any information that could further enhance the marketability of your home (if the property was featured in a lifestyle or real estate magazine).
17. A little note or message urging the buyer to choose your property.

It may look like there are a lot of things you need to do in order to make your house marketable. However, upon close scrutiny, you could determine that these are doable and in fact, easy.
In order to sell your home and get a reasonable amount of money from that, you have to invest your time and dedication in making sure that this happens.