Looking for what can make the difference to sell your house or apartment?
Of course, we can say that what makes the difference is the price of the living space, the size of the property, its cleanliness, the white walls, its insulation, the absence of noise, etc … You will find these arguments in all blogs that talk about real estate.
But selling or not selling often depends on small details.
Here are the 5 criteria that will make a good sale:
Leisure around the house: all that is of interest in the region should be described, hiking, skiing, cinema, theater, games, remarkable landscape, castles, bike, etc …
Seasonal Activities: If your house is in a ski resort, you may think that the winter (for skiing) and summer (for hiking) periods will be profitable, but the inter seasons like spring or summer autumn can take place in the rain …
Special house: anything that can make your home different from the others: the morning sun in the kitchen, the movie room, the gym, the ceilings where you can hang ropes to play sports, the bed that enter a wall, …
The equipment of the house: the washing machine with a large volume, the special oven pizza, home automation, security alarm, …
The catering: all the places where one can eat well around the house, restaurant, pizzerias, creperie, etc … and their opening hours. I know a couple of people who bought a rather expensive house, first because it has beautiful finishes, but also because they can take their little black coffee on foot every morning not far away.
Renovate or buy a house, what is the best strategy?
I will not tell you what the answer is to this question, because it is not easy.
First of all, what is the point of having a new house built? We can cite several:
Choose the number of rooms you want, rooms, bathroom, kitchen
Choose the surface of the pieces you want
Choose the orientation in relation to the sun and the wind
Choose the number of windows, the size, and all those kinds of things
Have insurance in case of poor workmanship
But there are several disadvantages:
Seeking land to build
Check that this land is well located
Choosing a good home builder
Well check all connections, water, electricity, phone
We see, build your house is not necessarily very simple. And we can make many mistakes that we will see once the construction done.
And there is a saying that says it’s the third house build that gets the perfect home.
So, why not buy a house already built? This is indeed a solution for people who have already built a house and do not want it anymore.
The benefits are many:
No work to do (beware, there are sometimes bad surprises …)
But there are also disadvantages:
Work to do in case of unpleasant surprises
A profitability not necessarily good: the cost of buying the house plus renovation costs may cost more than a new house
Standards not updated: if the house is relatively old, you may have to redo the electricity or plumbing.
So what is the solution ?
It’s hard to make the right choice. In my opinion, the first step is to get help from professionals, either home builders, real estate agents, or architects, to help you with your problem. And to interview people who have already bought or had a house built before you. And, importantly, if you have spotted a land to buy or a house, do a neighborhood survey: the neighbors will help you.