Costa Rica Real Estate Tips - Your Property for Sale

April 27, 2009 - The Costa Rica real estate industry is starting to pick up again but it is only a good market if you are looking to buy real estate in Costa Rica. If you happen to be on the other end of the market, these helpful renovation tips will help you close that deal.

For starts, new coat of paint or varnish will give the inside and outside of your property a fresh new look. Stick with bright neutral colors because tones of deep red and black are usually associated with anger and sadness. What you are selling is not just a piece of Costa Rican property but a home and a home should always be bright and cheerful!

Take a look at your kitchen and decide whether it still has its attractive appeal to it. Would it make anyone want to cook and spent time in it? Don't forget, the kitchen is considered the heart of a home.

Try replacing the old worn out doorknobs and cabinet knobs with new shiny ones. Do the same with towel rings and toilet paper holders.

Tighten those screws and hammer nails that stick out. You would be surprised at how these little details can mean a sale or a bust. Potential real estate buyers will open cabinet doors and if the door was to come off in their hand or if they were to scratch themselves on a nail it could spell disaster.

Make the house look bigger by adding mirrors in smaller rooms.

If you have a lawn, keep it green and trimmed and get rid of the weeds.

Replace burned out light bulbs, fix creaks in the doors, leaky faucets and basically every little jobs that you can do yourself. A well kept house is a sign to potential buyers that they will not find any unexpected surprises after they purchase your home.

The last few months have been very tough for real estate brokers but recently, it looks like the industry may get back to normal.

By doing simple repairs or upgrades to your home in Costa Rica before putting it up for sale can not only raise the value of your house but help you make that sale in a rough sellers market.

Allison Kim has been a freelance writer for over 3 years discussing several topics such as real estate, the economy and traveling. You can contact Allison Kim by sending her an email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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