Selling an apartment in every country, in Turkey as well, whether on your own or with the help of a real estate agent requires the right preparation of the property for this process. Definitely, the most important factor affecting the selling time is the price. Do you want to sell the apartment quickly? Reduce the price a bit below the market price. Of course, you may say: „I expect to earn this or that amount of money”, but remember – it’s not so easy to sell the apartment at the price we wish to, especially when the time is crucial. You need to be ready for price negotiations which normally take place when the apartment is being sold.
Remember – in general we aren’t so keen on buying second-hand items, so if you are selling a used home, make sure it doesn’t show wear and tear. If the walls are dirty and shabby – paint them. If it is possible, light up the apartment well and avoid showing it after it gets dark without the right illumination. If you are selling the apartment while you still live there, or having tenants, make appointments to show the apartment when the family is outside, and get some time to tidy the mess up and hide your more or less personal items.
However, if your lack of knowledge of how to prepare the property for sale and have no experience in this matter, or just simply are to busy to take care of this topic, I suggest you employ a real estate agent and make use of his experience. The agent can estimate the market value, professionally prepare your home (home staging), advertise it much wider than you are able, and eventually sell the apartment.
Your subjective opinion about the furniture and appliances and the apartment’s standard may be far from reality. The real estate agent will objectively assess the worth of the equipment and whether it is going to increase apartment’s value or not. Of course this service is paid but remember – time is money so with employing a good real estate agent you gain time which means saving money.