Before the sale of an apartment, I would like to create a marafet in it in order to give it at a higher price. However, sometimes the owners invest extra efforts and resources that do not raise the cost of housing at all. An ideal secondary apartment - clean, with a neutral, minimalistic finish, without problems with communications and other structures. And this result can be achieved without fabulous spending before the arrival of the first candidates. We will show you what not to do if you want to sell your home profitably.
1. Undertaking a major overhaul
A major overhaul before a sale is a waste of money and is more likely to not pay off. If the house is old, then the investments will have to be impressive. But adding them to the cost of an apartment is not an option, since the price of housing is limited by many factors. Among them: area, age of the house, infrastructure, transport accessibility, etc. So, it will definitely not work to include in the price of an apartment the full amount of overhaul, for example, in a Khrushchev on the outskirts of the city. The most that you can do is a cosmetic finish, and even then, if the apartment seems shabby. In other cases, a general cleaning is sufficient.
2. Choose complex design solutions
Most likely, new tenants will redo the renovation to suit their taste. Chances are high that multi-tiered ceilings and floral wallpaper will be the first to leave the apartment. The same goes for expensive materials. Yes, they are good and of high quality, but this will not greatly affect the final price, and you will spend a lump sum. Before the sale, it is enough to bring the house into a neat look, and it is definitely not worth fancying with the design. In addition, the minimalistic finish will not cut eyes and distract from the general condition of the living space.
3. Use bright and variegated shades
An interior in beige or white shades is a winning option at all times. And most importantly - a plus for resale. Thanks to him, new tenants can immediately move in and equip the apartment without the need for major repairs. Another advantage is that in a light and laconic space, it will be possible to realize any style of interior. What can not be said about the walls of the color "pluck out your eyes", colorful wallpaper or contrasting combinations. If the walls are uneven or not in the best condition, do not invest in a fine finish. It is enough to level the surfaces and prepare them for finishing.
4. Arrange redevelopment
Some owners want to present the apartment in all its glory so much that they start redevelopment before the sale. Like, if you take part of the room for a dressing room or make a fashionable studio apartment, then the price can be set higher. This is a bad decision for several reasons at once. First, an inconvenient layout, in your opinion, may seem quite comfortable for potential buyers. Secondly, new tenants can demolish the walls themselves or add others at their discretion. Thirdly, it will take a lot of time and money to obtain a permit, redevelopment, change the apartment plan and repair. Why bother if the apartment is for sale? Better to pay attention to cosmetic repairs, plumbing inspection and troubleshooting.
5. Select non-standard furniture
If the living space is sold with furniture, then the interior items should not be too bright or non-standard. Tasteless renovations and furniture visually reduce the cost of space, no matter how good the apartment itself is. The same goes for unusual designer furniture. It is unlikely that it will harmoniously fit into the interior of new residents, so investments in expensive items will certainly not pay off.
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