One of the most important skills that a realtor needs to possess is their ability to see a deal from afar. The most straightforward way to do this is to flip a house. For instance, you might see a home for a low price so you decide to buy it and “flip” it for extra money by selling it for a higher price. You might add a couple of decorations here and there to maintain or increase the sale value, but it’s little work for a very high potential gain.
However, something that’s even more important to become a successful real estate agent is the ability to polish something into gold. You need to be able to see diamonds in the rough. You need to be able to see a property for what it could become, not for face value. Much of the time, you have to invest in a home and add luxury to an otherwise cheap property in order to increase its sale value. When done properly, you could turn a run-down home into an extremely profitable sale within just a couple of months.
The cost of amenities
One of the things that raise the value of a house is the location. If you are selling a home that’s in the middle of a bustling city, you’ll get more money from a studio apartment than a 5-bedroom house on the outskirts of the city. This is because the city is a highly sought-after location that offers a lot of conveniences, so you’re not just paying for the property but also the surrounding amenities. If you’re able to pick up a cheap and small property in the middle of a city, you could renovate it and potentially increase its price by over tenfold.
Polishing with luxury
One of the most luxurious things that can be added to any home is stone. No, not just random rocks strewn about, but stone masonry. With enough assistance and time, you could polish a rather cheap-looking run-down property into a work of modern art with the help of a stone mason. The quality of materials used will make a huge difference in the final design of a home, and stone masonry is one of those services that every luxury property developer uses in order to create something worth talking about.
Minimalism is trendy
In this current age, people have accepted the fact that you can’t get a large house within a city for an affordable price. It’s just not possible, and if you want a luxury home in an expensive location you’ll just have to deal with paying exorbitant prices. Instead of focusing on large houses, focus on minimalism instead. Developing on a cheap property, be it a dusty old home or a small plot of land, gives you the opportunity to build a minimalistic house from the beginning. Things such as multi-purpose furniture, hidden storage cabinets, and furniture that is built into walls and ceilings have a major resale value because it’s bespoke furniture that can’t be found elsewhere. If you embrace minimalism and use multi-functional rooms and furniture, you could create a beautiful, stylish, modern and expensive home that will sell fast.