mistakes to avoid when selling your home

4 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

Today, we will be presenting you some of the most common (and awful) mistakes to avoid when selling your property.

It’s common knowledge that selling a house is not an easy task, mostly because the process is pretty different from other financial transactions. Therefore it’s not complicated for a seller to sabotage his own work.

4 mistakes to avoid when putting your house on the market

Not staging the house
staging the house

Proper staging will make the buyer feel how it will be like to live in the property

Staging must be a rule because the benefits from it are so many that is disappointing to know that a lot of people don’t care enough about this. A correctly staged home can help to appreciate the spaces in a better way, (even the smaller ones) to help the buyers (and the seller) to walk easily, and to not distract them with useless items spread around the house.

On the other hand, keeping the property empty can present some challenges to imagine the space as comfortable as it should be. Of course, a correct layout of the elements helps to motivate the prospective buyer to think of himself living in there (which is exactly what we want!).

Using bad photos to promote the house
professional photography

Professional photography makes a huge difference in the buyer’s first impression of the property.

Professional photos can help to increase interest in the property. They can help you reach a professional look of the house and seller; and of course, they help to get more and better offers.

To be emotionally tied to the sale

It is important to point out that a house is, as any other element in the same case, a product for sale. Letting the house go for the correct price, at the right time can help us avoid extra costs like mortgage, insurance, taxes, maintenance, etc. Sometimes, even a lower offer represents a better option to not elevate the costs.

To be on your own to sell the house

Even if the owners of the property know the advantages of having a professional seller, sometimes they prefer to sell the house by themselves to avoid paying a commission. What those owners don’t think about is that they are losing the guidance that only a professional can provide, like legislation, processes, dealing with the client, etc.

Do you know any other mistakes to avoid when selling your property? Experience is always helpful! Consult with your real estate agent and get on the path towards a successful transaction!

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Single Story For Sale in Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Aventuras

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Best location and great solarium!!!!!

•  1300 sqft , 2 bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD255,000 . TEN GRAND PX DROP & STORAGE RM
MLS® JH211

This condo is amazing! Over the years the owners have thought of every little thing to make it better and have done just that! First being in at the beginning they picked what they and I believed to be the best position in the complex. Their views from LR/MBR terrace and private solarium are spectacular. Then they didn´t just make a garden of Eden of of the solarium, the floored and planted the common area to both solariums on that level.

Their kitchen island is gas fed for the best cooking so they have a gas grill upstairs as well. The kitchen has excellent overhead lighting and the cabinets have inside lighting which is handy and fun at night.

Both bathrooms have non skid flooring instead of break your hip porceleanato (sp?) and extra glass block at the showers for more privacy.

The guest room has a stand under and stand up in loft queen bed. Full size closets and a queen futon and terrace below. The side to the loft is hinged if you want to change the mattress. The extras are too many to mention but I have a list!

The condo itself is 1300 square feet, the solarium 530 square feet (the size of a small apartment) and the storage room is 150 square feet with a separate trust. There is also a deeded parking slot.

The lagoon now has fish for the first time in years and is clear as a bell. It is great for kayaking to the Catelonia beach which is the nearest public beach . You can also take your own beach chairs over there. The complex´s own pool is wonderful as you can see from the pictures.

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Single Story For Sale in Kantenah Lagoon, Puerto Aventuras

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SOLARIUM WITH VIEW OF LAGOON AND OCEAN

•  2600 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD310,000 . FAB 3 BR + $25,000 PX DROP!!!!
MLS® MM401

Marina Mia 401 is truly a jewel. A total of 251 square meters (2,660 sq feet) downstairs and a solarium up with a great.

Don´t you just love developers who take advantage of the ends of buildings and put windows on them (when there isnt another one a meter away of course! So you walk into 401 and here are windows to the front, back and left! Lots of light. The master has an ensuite and terrace and a view over a lot that will never be built on. The second and third bedrooms are full of light and no one walks by as they are at the end of the hall. They are spacious and share a large bath.

The hall boasts a laundry, locked owners closet and broom closet. The kitchen is more than ample and the dining room (with new furniture) shares a very large space with the living room. Across them spans a lovely terrace for breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner. They look down over one of the two pools of Marina Mia.

Up the stairs from the living area you arrive at the solarium……outdoor kitchen, lounge chairs, dining table and chairs with trellis for shade´and an outdoor shower.

This is a great condo at a wonderful price!

The Public Beach of the Catelonia is a five minute walk and you can buy the OMNI package if you prefer. The central marina and village is about a twenty minute walk or five minutes in a golf cart. There you will find tons of shops and restaurants, three or four scuba outfits, sports fishing, tennis courts and or Tin Cup golf course…I say that with love 🙂 Nine holes!

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5 Important Details You Shouldn’t Overlook While Preparing Your Property For Sale

You may think the struggle is over, but some details can escape from your eyes, and it’s normal. This happens especially if you don’t actually live in the property. If you hire an agent, he or she will be able to do an exhaustive revision of the place and tell you what to improve and how to do it.

Take a look at 5 important details you may be overlooking

 

details-on-air-conditioning-riviera-maya-mexico-real-estate1.- Air Conditioning Leaks

This is a clear sign that your AC needs maintenance, but also, your wall will need a retouch. Use bleach to get rid of any mold and repaint again with some waterproof paint.

Take a look at this Popular Mechanic’s link on how to fix the leaking, or better yet, hire a professional.

details-on-floor-riviera-maya-mexico-real-estate2.- Detached Floor Tiles

This is a serious issue that not only turns down potential buyers but also can create accidents. We’re in Riviera Maya so we’re spending our days walking barefoot or with flipflops. Imagine what a bad floor can do to your feet.

3.- Old Furniture

Some furniture can be antique jewels, some others… not so much. Either way, if you’re used to passing by your furniture every day, it may seem normal for it to have a couple of cracks. Take a good look, sometimes, it’s better to invest in new furniture and increase the value of your property.

details-on-wall-riviera-maya-mexico-real-estate4.- Hidden Cracks in Closets and Storage

It is very important to take a dive in the depths of all your storage and closets. Humidity, cracks, and bugs may be living happily there.  Murphy’s law will make the potential buyer to open exactly the closet you didn’t check. Take your precautions and give a second look to every single one of them.

details-on-metalic-objects-riviera-maya-mexico-real-estate5.- Rust and Old Paint In Metalic Objects

This is not only dangerous because of the rust, but also it can leave a very bad smell and marks on the hands if you have a railing. This is important since we’re living in a very humid weather and both rain and salt can make metal pieces to rust very easily.

Ask your real estate agent what other details must be taken care of.

 

TERRACE OF penthouse in VILLAS DEL MAR E408 IN PUERTO AVENTURAS

A Dreamy Penthouse In Front Of The Sea: Villas del Mar E408

Luxurious penthouse for sale in Puerto Aventuras.
Villas del Mar has one of the most beautiful locations in PA. Suite E 408 offers you privileged views and magnificent decor.
Bedrooms: 4 “ALL ENSUITE”
Bathrooms: 4 “PLUS GUEST BATH”
Size: 6,370 sq. ft.
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Find Pet-Friendly Condos & Homes in Puerto Aventuras

Ready to bring your furry one to Paradise? Find pet-friendly condos and homes for sale in Puerto Aventuras! Because nobody should live without their best friend by their side. http://ow.ly/9Nov30k37b4

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Community of Puerto Aventuras

The Community of Puerto Aventuras Has a New Member of the Colonos Board

 

When you’ve lived for so long in a community that has given you lots of satisfactions, sooner or later you would feel the necessity to give something back.

Community of Puerto Aventuras - Sally Wood EvansFor this, I decided to join the Board of Directors of the Home Owners Association (Colonos). Here, we discuss the rules and regulations that we live by in Puerto Aventuras. With this, we ensure we’re building a better community each day, for those who like me have lived here since the very beginning, and those who are yet to come.

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Sian Kaan’s Lazy River, a Hidden Jewel in Riviera Maya

We love everything about Riviera Maya. You can find activities for everyone, so every weekend can be a new adventure. One you’ll love to repeat is a fantastic tour to Sian Kaan’s lazy river.

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Sian Kaan is a protected area that holds multiple species of animals and mangrove. You can find colored fish, beautiful birds, iguanas, and even some crocodiles in certain areas. This reserve is located after Tulum’s coast and ends in the picturesque fishermen’s town of Punta Allen.

Muyil Ruins

If you want to take a walk and sweat a little before refreshing in the river, you can enter the lagoon from the ruins of Muyil, with beautiful ancient buildings rising between the trees.

After that you can take a boat that will take you to the river, where the current is soft and you can just relax while laying on your back with the help of a floating vest. The water is shallow and clear, the path is full of vegetation and you can enjoy de view of the mangrove and the little fish swiming beside you.

Try it, you’ll love it!

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Definition Of “Home”

And the coolest phrase must be “Home by the beach”! Take a look at our listings here: http://ow.ly/vyMc30e9EDO

In The Summertime

Did you read it singing? We did! <3 Here in Riviera Maya we have summer all year-round. Come live in paradise!

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