9 things to do before selling your home

You are preparing for sell your house? If so, you probably know there is a lot of work to be done, but you don't always know where to start. This article will clearly explain what needs to be done before you sell your home, why, and where to start.

Find a real estate agent

The idea of ​​selling your home on your own is obviously appealing, but such deals often, ironically, end up costing you more than listing your home to an agent. However, it is important to work with someone who knows your local market and meet with them in person to make sure you both agree. There is nothing wrong with meeting multiple agents before choosing the right one.

(If, however, you are in the Basque Country, you will probably get along with our agents at O'Plus Immobilier : )


The exterior

First impressions count and the facade of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see. You want to motivate them to plan a visit to see more!

Even minor, inexpensive upgrades can make all the difference. Things like planting colorful flowers or repainting the front door would be great examples of these small improvements.


Inner simplicity

Cluttered houses put off buyers because it makes the house appear smaller and represents a lack of storage space. You can either sell the excess items, donate them, or rent a storage container.


Depersonalize your home

The first thing buyers will do when they walk into their home is imagine themselves living there, and it's much harder to do if you have pictures of your family hanging on the wall or there are paintings by. naked of yourself in the bedroom. Unconventional artwork and furniture should be kept to a minimum in order to appeal to the general public.


Neutral wall paint

Along the same lines as the last point, you want to make it easy for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. Painting the walls a neutral color is an easy modification that can make your home attractive to more buyers.


Smell test

Even the subtle foul smells can deter buyers, and you may not even notice them. Deep cleaning is really the only solution here, as many buyers know that candles and artificial fragrances are often used to mask unpleasant odors.


Clean, clean, clean

Impeccable cleanliness is not only important before taking the photos that will represent your home. If your house is on the market, it should be clean all the time. You never know when a potential buyer is going to schedule a last minute visit to your home. The bathroom is particularly important.


Repairing loose handles and missing bulbs

The devil is in the details. Seemingly unimportant imperfections such as loose door handles and missing bulbs can leave a negative impression on buyers. This symbolically communicates that other more serious things may be broken or missing elsewhere in the house. It would be wise to help remove buyers' doubt at every possible opportunity.


Hide valuables

Keep art, jewelry, and other valuables out of sight. Unfortunately, not everyone can be trusted, and some immoral opportunists just can't help themselves.


Do you want to sell your house in the Basque Country?

If you want to sell your house and you are in the Basque Country or the Landes, call our O'Plus team!


Why sell with O'Plus Immobilier

Be guaranteed to sell

By entrusting us with an exclusive mandate we are committed to satisfying you in your request. We have an obligation of result: thanks to a fair estimate and a quality service, you are sure to find the ideal buyer for your property. No doubt to have: you are guaranteed to sell your property whatever it is.

Optimize your added value

The exclusive mandate combines several advantages, in particular the quantification of your added value. Indeed, if you entrust us with the exclusivity of your property, you benefit from a reduction in agency fees. A significant profit since the costs are lowered to 4% instead of 5%. You are guaranteed to sell and maximize your added value. This is the ideal situation!

Secure a quick sale

As a real estate agency present throughout the Basque coast and part of the Landes, we have, internally, a history which concentrates a large client file and applicant for real estate. Without even having promoted your property yet, we may already have your future buyer. By calling on O'plus real estate, you will be surprised at the speed and efficiency of your sale.

Have a light mind, we take care of everything

O'plus real estate represents an agency on a human scale with exceptional services. Indeed, we put the emphasis on people and we focus on the needs of the customer above all. From the first contact until the final signing of the sale, count on us to take care of everything: paperwork, making appointments, visits, unforeseen events, our agents are trained for all types of situations. This is our role. If you are not yet convinced, go to opinion systeme to find out the opinions of our customers or on our instagram page @oplusimmobilier. (For the anecdote: we have already made a move ourselves to facilitate a sale!)

Benefit from an exceptional image and enhancement

More than a simple real estate agency, we are specialized in the creation of multimedia and images to serve your property. Indeed, everything is implemented: training, wide-angle lens, video drone, photographer and videographer in-house. Why ignore this aspect, your property deserves the best.