selling property in Spain

If you are selling a property in Spain, there are a few very important things to consider. This guide is filled with tips to make sure you are able to sell your property swiftly. 

THE FIRST IMPRESSION IS THE ONLY IMPRESSION:

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers will have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a 2nd chance to make a good impression. Spruce up your home’s exterior by tidying up the entrance and garden. Do not leave keys, coats and bags on show, use a cupboard to hide them away. Ensure the house looks and smells fresh, especially the entrance, kitchen and bathrooms. Open windows, use fragrances or have the coffee on, these are all ploys used to welcome the potential buyer.

PRICE IT RIGHT

Do not over inflate the price of your property. If you wish for a quick sale, being realistic is the name of the game. Buyers always look for a bargain, even if the property is not exactly the one they want.

ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR A VIEWING

Make sure the rooms are tidy and clean in case someone wants to view straight away. Make the beds, hide the laundry and tidy away clutter and toys.

KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

Ensure the surfaces are cleared as this will enlarge the appearance of the rooms. Buyers need to visualize the space so avoid clutter by putting utensils in drawers or cupboards and making sure toiletries are stowed away or on display neatly.

TAKE THE HOME OUT OF YOUR HOUSE

Where possible, de-clutter the rooms. Show the space off to the maximum capacity where you can. This encourages the potential buyer to visualize their belongings in the property.

PETS

Where possible, keep them out of the home; maybe get someone to walk the dog while the viewing is being done. Not everyone likes animals. Also try to remove evidence such as feeding bowls, hair and smells!

LIGHT IT UP

Open the curtains and blinds to fill the rooms with light. Make sure the windows are clean and if the day or room is dark, it helps to also put on the lights.  Light background music will always help.

IMPORTANT ADVICE

Ensure that you have all the paperwork related to the property at hand.
Your agency needs the following by law :
  1. Nota simple or Escritura.
  2. NIE/DNI/Passport.
  3. Last IBI receipt.
  4. Energy efficiency certificate.
Bills : make sure all utility bills are paid an up to date; rubbish collection, community fees, tax bills, etc.
Mortgage : If you have a mortgage, you will need to pay cancellation fees (normally 0,5 to 1% of the mortgage outstanding amount).  Please understand that the mortgage needs to be cancelled at the notary before or at the time of signing the changing of the title deed.

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Price isn’t just dependant on the property, and often personal biases get in the way of an accurate valuation. Get help from the pros and ensure you are considering the current market, surroundings, and future prospects of the area. 

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