Wednesday, July 8, 2015

5 Tips To Sell Your Home ASAP

Question: does the idea of having to wait months and months (maybe even years) for your home to sell sound appealing to you?

Of course not! Like every other seller, you want to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks as quickly as you possibly can. However, selling your home quickly requires hard work and careful strategy - you can't just simply list your home and expect results to magically appear! By following these important suggestions for selling your house, though, you will be able to sell much faster. Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents are here to help!

1. Go Neutral
The best way to sell your home quickly is to make it appeal to the widest range of possible buyers. If you have bright green walls in your bedroom, for example, now may be a good time to repaint them a neutral beige or off-white. Stay conservative in your staging strategies, too. By keeping your home decor neutral, you will be able to make many different buyers feel at home in the space. The bigger your pool of potential buyers is, the more quickly your home will sell!

2. Boost Your Curb Appeal
"Curb appeal" refers to the first impression your home makes when buyers first drive past it - in other words, the impression it gives "from the curb." Often, prospective buyers will drive past your home before ever asking their agent for a tour. If they don't like what they see on the outside, they may very well change their minds about asking to see the interior. Here are a few quick suggestions for boosting curb appeal:
  • Keep your grass mowed.
  • Restain or repaint your front porch.
  • Power wash your siding, driveway, garage door, and walkways.
  • Plant flowers or greenery out front (or place potted plants on your porch).

3. Clean Thoroughly And Often
While we all have different opinions on how clean our homes need to be kept, there's one thing we can all agree on: when we're trying to sell our homes, complete and total cleanliness is absolutely essential. From your floors to your ceilings (and everything in between), your house should be absolutely spotless before every showing. Scrub the windows, counters, mirrors, cabinets, and even the baseboards and door frames. It's time to embrace your inner neat freak! 

4. Make It Seem Like Home
You can't cut any corners while cleaning your home, but that doesn't mean you have to make your home seem like a museum, either. Your key to success in this area will be the little details - add a bowl of fresh produce to the kitchen counter, for example, or put a vase of blooming flowers on the dining room table. These small touches will add a little life to your home and make it seem more inviting to those looking to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

5. Offer Incentives
Think back to when you first bought your house. You weren't just buying the structure - you were buying all of the responsibility that came with it, too. You were agreeing to pay for any unexpected repairs and to take the necessary time to decorate and furnish it. You can make your home more appealing to potential buyers by helping to alleviate some of these extra concerns. For example, you can purchase a 1-year home warranty for the buyers or you can agree to leave behind a few pieces of furniture or artwork.

Want More Suggestions? Contact Our Team!
Our experienced real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have the skills you need to sell your home quickly, efficiently, and for a great price! Following these selling suggestions will get you started on the right track, but feel free to reach out to us if you would like some more ideas. Our office is conveniently located across from Hogan Road on Horseshoe Bend Parkway. Come by any time!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

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