Friday, August 23, 2013

Just getting your property listed will not get it sold

Selling your holiday home abroad is not just about agreeing with a real agent and getting him to add your unit to his property listings.

Both estate agents and homeowners need to understand that selling a property in your home country and selling a holiday home abroad is two very different things.

Today we will take a look into what you as a home owner trying to sell your holiday home abroad can do to attract more buyers, and ensure that those who actually visits and view your apartment will get the best impression of it.

One of the most important differences between buyers looking to buy in their home country, and buyers looking to invest in a holiday home abroad is that abroad your holiday home gets just one shot.

When buying an apartment or villa in their home country buyers often visit and revisits the units for their choice. 

But when buying abroad buyers tend to visit the units of their interest just once, and immediately make up their mind whether the like the unit or not.

This is mainly due to the fact that when buying abroad, it time that buyers have available is limited, since they often just have one week of holiday to view units, decide on what they like, agree with seller, sign the contract and get all the practical details sorted out.

So knowing that you will have only one shot to convince the potential buyers to choose your unit, it is important to optimize everything that can work in your favor.

Because just getting your property listed will not get your property sold.

Also do not forget that the buyers are often feeling a bit insecure since they are not only investing a great deal of the money, sometimes even all they have, but they also do it in a foreign country where they most likely do not speak the local language or fully understand local laws, rules and requirements.

So it does not take much for a potential buyer to get scared away, just another reason for you as seller to keep an eye on every little detail and optimize everything possible.

Here is what you should do...

Does your holiday home appear tidy and clean?

And by tidy we mean absolutely 100 percent clean and tidy! No shampoo bottles in the corner of the shower, no slippers in the entrance, no visible jackets or other clothing hanging in the hall area.

No personal items visible at all. And we mean at all...

Get rid of toothbrushes, food in the fridge, tennis rackets, ironing boards, kitchen towels, old socks and other personal items. Lock it into a cupboard or a storage room.

The possible buyer should not get a sense of you and your family when entering your holiday home. He should get at sense of himself and his family moving into their new dream home.

Finally the unit must of course be clean, pay special attention to bathrooms and kitchen and always remember to keep the toilet cover closed.

Keep lights on
A dark apartment never appears appealing. Keep therefor all lights on and turn only the main switch off. Then your estate agent will be able to turn on all lights by just turning in the main power switch.

All paper work must be clear and transparent
Make sure that all paperwork is transparent and clear. In case your home needs for instance a habitation certificate, be sure that you have it.

Be sure that all bills related to water, electricity, property tax, owners union and so on is paid and settled.

If no other option: Use your least important room for storing

Sometimes you will need to store your balcony furniture inside of your holiday home.
Ideally the estate agent should move these out on the balcony before viewing with clients. But we do not always live in an ideal world, and often the estate agent will not be able to pre-visit your apartment before presenting it to clients.

So in case you need to keep for instance balcony furniture inside the apartment, keep them in the least important room. This would normally be the bedroom. In case your apartment has several bedrooms choose the least (smalles?) attractive bedroom and use it for storage.

Never use the entrance area, living room or kitchen area as storage area.

And of course first try to store all your items in cupboards, under the bed or other places that will not spoil the general impression of the apartment.

Make buyers want to sleep in you bed room
Making your bedroom look modern and appealing can make a big difference. Avoid old-fashioned bed sheets such as bed sheets with flowers or other that is normally being considered as old fashioned.

Keep it in a modern style, nice and simple and place a couple of nice pillows on top of the bed.

Avoid too many carpets in the apartment since carpets are often considered old fashion.
This goes for both carpets in the living area as well as toilet carpets.

Most buyers do not like carpets, so unless the really fit the apartment they should be removed.

Damages = Forget about it

Forget about selling your holiday home if it has damages. This is fairly simple and straight forward.

If your holiday home has damages of any kind, get them fixed...

Arguing "yes, i promise to fix all damages if you buy" will not get you anywhere other than back to where you were: With an unsold holiday home.

So being a seller can seem like a pretty hard job, since there are many things you need to consider and pay attention too. On the other hand you will also have the chance to influence the chances of selling in a positive way.

We wish you all the best of luck trying to sell your holiday home...

This blog-post is written by 2Base Estate Agency & My2Base Holiday Homes
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Buy today - pay in two years

In cooperation with Sky Homes Tosmur we are happy to present an offer, that you will not be able to find elsewhere in Alanya.

The short version

Invest in brand new holiday home sold at a very low price.
- Pay 10% when signing the contract
- Repay another 10% of the total buying amount in two years via 24 monthly installments.

- Pay the remaining 80% only after two years.

Or to put it another way: You now have the possibility to invest in a holiday home today, repay 20% in 24 month and pay the remaining 80% only after two years.

Example, holiday home at a price of: 70.000 Euro
A) Deposit 10% paid when signing the contract: 7.000 Euro
B) Repay another 10% in 24 month:  292 Euro per month for 24 month, totally 7.000 Euro
C) Rest payment 80%, to be paid 24 month after signing the contract: 56.000 Euro
D) Total buying price: 70.000 Euro

Who can benefit from this offer?

- Well, basically everyone that are looking to invest in a price worth holiday home in Turkey with attractive payment conditions.

Which additional costs will be added to the buying price?
As buyer you must also pay for registration of title deed, water- and electric meters as well as habitation certificate and notary fees.
These costs are coming to about 1500-2000 Euro depending on the type of property.
Finally you must pay a registration and administration fee of 300 Eur upon signing the contract

Is this not just another way of trying to sell holiday homes that are too expensive?
No, definately not.
Besides the attractive and unique payment conditions the price tag for these properties are extremely competetive.
As interested buyer you can see for yourself by comparing corresponding properties in the same area.

Sky Homes Tosmur are offering properties that has BOTH and attractive price tag AND unique payment conditions.

Why this unique offer, what is it that you are not telling?

Sky Homes Tosmur needs to sell an entire building with almost 30 units.
That is not something that just happens with the blink of an eye.
To kick-start the selling process this offer has been developed in cooperation between 2Base Estate Agency and Sky Homes Tosmur.

There are no hidden conditions or other secrets that we are not telling.

I would like to know more, what can i do?
We would of course be happy to tell you more about this exceptional offer.
Give us a ring, send us an email or use our web site live-chat.


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Close to the beach, many rooms and space for the whole family

Kestel is an area of rapid development, and with its location right down to the sea it has become a popular alternative.

We have just received a beautiful, well-appointed and especially large penthouse for sale.

The property has four bedrooms, multiple balconies and a large roof terrace. From the living room / kitchen there is views towards the pool.
The large space, the many balconies and various rooms that there is room for the whole family, and the possibilities are many. For example it is possible both to find shade and sun at any time of the day.

The penthouse is located in the complex Sun Kestel II. It has a delicious pool area and caretaker to take care of daily operations. In the complex there are both European and Turkish owners.

This blog-post is written by 2Base Estate Agency & My2Base Holiday Homes
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