You are the proud owner of two beautiful acres overlooking the Nechako River. Your home is private, surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature. You have ATV trails on your property. You have a resident moose. You cannot imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to live here.
But it’s time to sell. Whether your home is practically new with stunning views or in need of a bit of work, there may be a few things you can do to get a quicker sale at the right price.
Find the right Realtor®
Rural properties can take a long time to sell. Find a Realtor® with experience selling rural properties in your area so you can list it at the right price and market it to serious buyers.
Your Realtor® may provide you with home staging tips that can be applied to homes anywhere. These tips can include everything from reducing clutter and cleaning the kitchen to replacing burnt out light bulbs. Do what you can to make your home more appealing, and don’t forget to tackle lingering pet or smoking smells.
With a rural property, it is not only the home that people care about. Tidying up extends to the land around you. Imagine your Realtor® showing the property to a young family. They’re very keen, until their four year-old trips over the remains of an old chicken coop.
Take a day to get rid of all the junk that has collected on the property over the years. If you have lawns, make sure they are mowed. Trim any neglected bushes that are blocking scenic views. Store away your tools and machinery.
If you have pets or livestock on your property, keep them away from the main walkways during viewings. Not everybody loves your pets as much as you do.
If you are selling a rural property during the winter, clear walkways of snow and ice.
Advertise urban conveniences
Many people who are interested in country living come from urban areas and appreciate some of the conveniences available there. Tell your Realtor® about any advantages your property may have, for instance, if you are only a fifteen minute drive from the nearest supermarket, or hooked up to broadband instead of satellite internet. Let your Realtor® know if you have a water filtration system that removes the well water smell that many people in urban areas are unused to.
Make the decision easier for buyers
Many people are attracted to the idea of a rural lifestyle, but there are a few inconveniences that go along with it.
Is there anything you can do to make the idea of buying your home more attractive?
If you have a long driveway, for example, consider including your snow removal machine with the home as an incentive for buyers. Or you could throw in your riding mower so the idea of maintaining large green spaces is less daunting for potential buyers.
Talk to your Realtor® about any affordable updates you could do to make your home more sellable.
For expert advise tailored to your needs, talk to a Realtor® at Team Powerhouse Realty today.