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Listing for Success

Once you’ve decided to sell your home, what happens next?

Partnering with a reputable, experienced realtor can guide you through the processes and procedures, and maximise the exposure to potential purchasers.

Before listing your home on the market, these simple steps will ensure that your property is appealing for the right buyer.

Telling the Story

Every home has its own story and nobody knows the advantages and features of your home as well as you.

What originally attracted you to this property?  

Was it the stunning views, quiet neighbourhood, interesting architecture, or maybe the proximity to town, schools, or airport?

Even a new-build can have a fascinating history and highlighting to buyers what makes the story of your home so unique, will help it stand out from the rest.

Putting your House in Order

Any prospective purchaser will take comfort in a property that has been loved and enjoyed.

A few small, inexpensive improvements can make a significant difference, such as neatening landscaping to frame the view, or repainting in neutral, relaxing shades.

However, a well-maintained property extends beyond the aesthetics, and it’s essential to ensure all documents are up to date and readily available.

Valid licenses, boundary plans, architectural blue prints, and surveys will give any buyer the assurance that the property has been well-looked after and there are no nasty surprises in the future.

Setting the Stage

Before you welcome any potential buyers through the door, ensure you are showcasing your property to its fullest potential.

First impressions are paramount, and including special touches like fresh flowers will highlight the attention to detail which draws the eye.  

Decluttering surfaces and removing personal items—such as framed photographs—will allow any prospective buyers to envisage their own individual style throughout the house.

If stunning sunsets or romantic evening lighting show off your home’s best assets, viewings should be scheduled for these key times of day.

Room to Grow

Do you have plans for a pool, guest house, or helipad?

Maybe you imagined a master bedroom expansion but you never got around to completing it. Whether you have sketches on the back of a napkin, or approved architectural designs, it’s important to share these ideas during the selling process.

Room to grow and expand the property, thus increasing both functionality and investment potential, will appeal to any buyer.

Smile! You’re on camera!

Modern day marketing is all about the visuals.

A picture really is worth a thousand words and a video is invaluable.

Virtual walk through tours give prospective purchasers an instant sense of how the home feels and flows, whereas drone footage provides a tempting viewpoint of the surrounding areas.

Whatever your reason for selling your home here, the numerous stunning properties for sale around the BVI, will tempt you to become a homeowner again before too long.

Alternatively, a luxury rental can give you the feeling of home, without the commitment. Rest assured, that fabulous island lifestyle is always within reach!

Smiths Gore

Smiths Gore

Smiths Gore is one of the preeminent real estate advisers in the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Contributing authors include Kate Henderson, Morgana Tilling, Bernadette George, and Lucienne Smith
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