Do you Want to Find a House for Sale?

24 Oct 2017

There is a wide range of properties available in Dubai. If you're looking for a house for sale in Dubai, or even Dubai houses for sale cheaply, it's advisable to enlist the help of a real estate agent with experience in this market. One such company is Zawaya Property who are based in Dubai.

Valuation

One of the many services provided by professional real estate companies like Zawaya is that of property valuation. This valuation can be not only for buyers and sellers, but also for banks, investment companies, fund managers and others who may have some interest in the property market.

Factors to Consider

There are a number of factors that influence the value of a particular property. Many of those factors are outside the control of the seller, such as the economy, comparable properties in the area and the type of the property itself. However, there are some things a seller can do to help achieve the highest valuation possible for their property.

Size

The size of the property may not be easily changed, certainly not in a short period of time or without investing a significant amount of money, but there are things that can be done to give the impression that the property and the rooms within it are bigger. Rooms should be de-cluttered, with anything that's not needed boxed away and stored elsewhere for the meantime. It can also be a good idea to invest a small amount of time and money in repainting dark rooms in a lighter colour to make them feel bigger.

Cleanliness Another important thing to be careful of is ensuring your property is clean, neat and tidy, ready for the valuation. Of particular importance are the kitchen and bathroom, the rooms that often give the biggest cause for concern to prospective buyers. It's very important to wipe away any signs of mould or damp, as these will significantly impact any valuation. When prospective buyers are viewing, it's a good idea to make sure the property smells nice, even the smell of freshly baked bread and newly-brewed coffee can create a much more positive impression.

Unique Features

There may be some unusual, or even unique features that you would like to make sure are pointed out to the valuation agent and prospective buyers. If you have any such features, don't rely on viewers or their agents spotting them, point them out yourself. That way, you will know they have not been missed.

Interior

In terms of the decor inside, if there is anything too unusual, or personal, it might be wise to change it to something more neutral. Try to think how viewers and valuation experts will think of any wacky colour schemes that you may love but they may not. Do as much as you can to de-personalise the property, without making it boring.

Exterior

The exterior of the property, being the first thing people see, is a critical area in terms of maximizing the valuation of your property. If necessary, repaint the exterior, or at least the worst parts. This includes the woodwork on window frames and doors, etc. The garden should not be overlooked either, ensure it's neat and tidy to showcase itself in the best light.

The above are just a few of the many things you can do to ensure you get the best valuation possible for your property.  If you wish to find out more about property for sale or rent in Dubai, please contact Zawaya Property.