First impressions are everything when it comes to selling property – due to the large number of apartments available in Hong Kong to cater to the dense population, buyers have an abundant choice in buying Hong Kong property if money is no object to them. If you want to stand out from the crowd and ensure an easy sale, try out these tips and advice from our experts!
Research other properties for sale nearby.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – in this case, you can use it as an excuse to check out the competition. Other than looking at the sales ads, you can even go undercover and go to an open house to see how others present their apartments for sale.
Create the illusion of space.
Space is especially important in Hong Kong, since most people live in tight and cramped spaces due to the high housing prices. Depending on your budget, you can create the illusion of space by renovating or using budget-friendly methods. An open kitchen or built-in wardrobes can make the apartment look bigger, but if you are on a budget, try adding mirrors in the room to create an illusion of length and allow as much natural light in as possible to create warmth and brightness in your apartment.
Stick to a neutral décor.
Although a neutral décor may be considered plain or “boring”, it is better to avoid bold and bright colours, as neutral shades appeal to a wide range of audiences. Make sure you include a fresh coat of paint and new curtains to make the apartment look brand new. Neutral and light shades also help to create the illusion of space in the apartment.
Do a deep cleaning of the apartment.
Before selling an apartment, pay attention to the cleanliness and smell. It is advisable to pay a professional to do a deep cleaning of the apartment to ensure a clean and fresh smell. Avoid candles or incense, since it is a very subjective choice of smell and some people may have allergies.
Create an ambience.
To ensure an easy sale, it is important for buyers to feel at ease in the apartment. Small changes can make a big difference in terms of ambience – turn on the airconditioning on a hot day, open a window on a windy day or turn on the lights on a dark and gloomy day to create a positive impression.