Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Once you have made the decision to sell your log cabin or cottage, you may feel a bit lost on just how to go about it. Well, buying and selling is happening every day, all over the world which gives us the opportunity to see what others have learned through their buying and selling adventures.
Here are some tips and tricks that will surely help you to sell your cabin or cottage!
1. Make the deal a little sweeter
Consider throwing in some of your personal property as a bonus to the deal. Many cabin and cottages for sale are vacation homes and may have a canoe, golf cart, or other leisure equipment that can be used by the new owners. Other bonus ideas might include plasma screen TV, stainless steel kitchen appliances, lawn mowers, and other equipment that is sure to come in handy. Including these items in the deal may set you apart from other cabin or cottage properties on the market.
2. Less is more
The buyers must be able to imagine themselves living or vacationing in your cabin or cottage. By removing any clutter, collectibles, and personal items they can see what your property has to offer. Focus on clearing all flat surfaces and give the space a minimalist appearance. This also gives you the opportunity to pack your items you do not want to leave behind.
3. Exterior is important too
One of the many appeals to owning a cabin or cottage property is the idea of enjoying the outdoor scenery and atmosphere. This is your opportunity to help buyers fantasize about your cabin or cottage for sale. Focus on good curb appeal: fresh paint, well manicured yard, de-clutter, and stage furniture to emphasize the property’s best features. They won’t be able to forget a great first impression.
4. Fix it for ‘em
It may cost less to do some of the maintenance and repairs before a home inspection. By doing an electrical and plumbing inspection ahead of time, you can shop around for the best prices to make the repairs. Being that many cabins and cottages are vacation homes, buyers want a place they can begin enjoying immediately without the hassle of spending time and money to make repairs. Some good things to focus on: doors, appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures.
5. Be flexible
It is important that potential buyers can easily schedule a tour of your cabin or cottage for sale. By making it easy for agents to show your property, you increase your chances for selling. If you are trying to reach buyers from around the world it may be helpful to post a video (Post to YouTube) of your cabin or cottage online. You can easily film a walking tour of your property and its surrounding features/selling points to attract distant buyers.
6. Get out there
It may seem obvious, but the more exposure you have of your cabin or cottage for sale, the more likely you are to sell. Along with the exposure from your agent, you may want to consider listing your property online with sites such as CABCOT.com. This site is a great resource because when you add your property listing, it is automatically shared with multiple other real estate sites…and you can post here for FREE! Think like Starbucks and try to reach people on every street corner of every town across the country.