Preparing your house for sale in Costa Rica… Where to start? Beginning a sale process for such a big asset as a home can be overwhelming. What’s necessary? What’s not? Getting ready for sale can be a complex process, but LX specialist Vicki Klunk gives her top three tips to prepare your house for sale in Costa Rica.

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Three things to think about when putting your home on the market:
ONE: Fix all the unfinished projects.
TWO: Remove all the Clutter. Less is more!
THREE: Take out your personal photos.

1- Finish unfinished projects at home

When it comes to preparing your house for sale, attention to detail can make all the difference. Unfinished projects around the house might seem like minor issues, but they can significantly impact a potential buyer’s perception of your property. Completing these projects is essential because it enhances perceived value, affecting negotiations and first impressions positively. Completing those unfinished projects isn’t just about aesthetics – it’s a strategic move that can significantly impact your home sale.

These are some typical unfinished projects you might have at home.  Consider finishing these projects to increase the perceived value or imrpove the likelihood of sale for your property:

  1. Painting a room. This is a classic unfinished project, and for good reason. It can be time-consuming and messy, and it’s easy to get sidetracked by other things. But a freshly painted area or room can make a big difference in the look and feel of your home. Plus, when you’re trying to sell your home, you may consider this the perfect chance to make an area more neutral or give it an uplift simply by changing the tones and color.
  2. Organizing a storage area. Another common unfinished project is organizing a closet or other storage area. This can be a daunting task, especially if your home is overflowing with clothes, gadgets and other belongings. But taking the time to organize will make it easier for prospective buyers to understand the space and appreciate the true value of your home.
  3. Fixing a leaky faucet , toilet, or roof area. Problems with water faucets are a nuisance, and they can also be a big waste. But fixing them is usually a relatively simple task that help make sure a prospective buyer doesn’t get hung up on a negative factor. It’s just a matter of getting the right handyman or giving it some attention. Your LX Agent can help you connect with a property concierge if you need it.
  4. Fixing the garden. Planting a garden is a rewarding project, but it can also be a lot of work. Think of it as framing your home, so not only will you enjoy it more in the process, but your future visitors and potential buyers will appreciate the setting.  This is especially true in Costa Rica where luxury homes typically enjoy large garden areas with plenty of green and integrated spaces.

These are just a few examples of typical unfinished projects at home. Everyone has their own list, depending on their interests and needs. But one thing is for sure: we all have unfinished projects!

2- The Power of Decluttering

Decluttering is a game-changer when it comes to selling your house. In a clutter-free environment, potential buyers can visualize their future in the space more easily. This practice can enhance space perception and showcase your home’s potential, creating a neutral canvas.

Prepare your house for sale

The New Penthouse @ Escazú is a superb example of a decluttered home ready for sale. Check out its current display here!

By presenting a clean, organized space, you invite potential buyers to see all possibilities, helping them forge an emotional connection with your property.

3- Remove Family Photos

When preparing your house for sale, one of the subtle yet powerful steps you can take is removing personal photos. While these cherished memories hold immense value to you, depersonalizing your home is crucial for several reasons. Related to the power of decluttering, removing personal photos promotes buyer visualization while at the same time preventing bias in a neutral atmosphere. However, removing your pictures also works as a security measure, respecting your privacy and intimate details.

If you’re working with the LX Media Center, no need to worry.  The team has extensive experience with more than 1000 luxury homes in Costa Rica, so they’ll help keep your information safe, including the family photos and personally identifiable information in photos and videos.

Have any questions or need help preparing to sell your house in Costa Rica?  Contact the LX team for help with market information, the right price range for you, and the ideal process to sell your luxury home.

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