Studies show that a buyer forms their opinion of a property in the first 90 seconds of their visit. In addition to the general condition of the property, there are also details that can help improve that first impression. It is therefore crucial to make the house as pleasant as possible for the buyer: the smell, the cleanliness, the tidiness of the space, the state of repair or the brightness are details that make all the difference. In this context, the experience of our agents will be an asset, as we are familiar with home staging techniques that allow us to prepare a property in such a way as to make it more attractive to potential buyers. According to some North American studies, properties that have been previously prepared using this technique sell on average twice as fast.
Most owners attach personal stories and experiences to their property, with a tendency to overvalue emotional issues. By entering the market with a price that is out of touch with reality, the property will be forced to wait longer for a buyer to come along. On the other hand, asking for a price that is too low can be counterproductive, because it can make the buyer mistrust the security of the deal. Therefore, to facilitate a successful sale, you should endeavour to set a "fair price". In other words, a price that is good for you but also helps you find the right buyer. To this end, VAP Real Estate guarantees the support of professionals who will be able to advise you on the current market price of your property.
It is highly recommended that you sell your property through a Licensed Estate Agent like VAP Real Estate (AMI 10094), as we have the knowledge of market developments and sales experience. Using the services of estate agents has an added symbolic cost, as it involves paying a commission. However, with the help of a VAP professional you can speed up and maximise the sales process. While a few years ago, in a context where demand was greater than supply, it was easy to find a buyer for a property, nowadays it's no longer enough to put a "sign in the window". Real estate agents have tools that private individuals don't have in terms of publicity and promotion, and complementary services that will help you in this process. A VAP agent will help you optimise the sale price, prepare your property for visits from potential buyers, and maximise the property's exposure on the market.
People who want to buy a property usually turn to licensed estate agents because only they have a large database (thousands of people visit our website and social networks every day). We also emphasise that by choosing VAP Real Estate, we guarantee that you will be insured against conflicts and irregularities that may arise during any sales process.
It is also imperative to enlist the help of a property lawyer who can act legally on your behalf. This professional will draw up the Power of Attorney, which is signed at a notary's office and then registered. This document gives your legal representative the authorisation to obtain documentation and complete the sale on your behalf. To this end, VAP Real Estate recommends (multilingual) lawyers with years of experience in selling property in Portugal, particularly in the Algarve.
This is a fundamental element for any property sale to be successful. In this respect, VAP Real Estate has experienced and accredited agents who know exactly where to advertise your property in order to get maximum attention from potential buyers. Due to our strong online presence, we are visited by thousands of potential buyers every week, as we advertise properties on leading national and international portals. Physically, we are also located in one of the Algarve's most famous and busiest areas, in Vilamoura Marina.
Preparation is the key to making a sale! A common mistake that many experts refer to is the constant tendency not to prepare properties before putting them on the market. The way you present them to potential buyers can make all the difference between success or total failure. Buyers tend to evaluate houses by the effort required to move in. The less they have to spend to live in the property, the more they will be willing to pay for it. Sometimes all it takes is a few minor renovations to make the property more appealing. In fact, it's advisable not to go overboard with this type of work, as it can make potential buyers wonder if there are "hidden" problems that could lead to future expenses. Treat your property as a product and focus on its image. Use photographs or videos of the house, always emphasising the best areas and views. Our marketing team will be happy to intervene in this process and help you highlight your property's best features.
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