3 Tips to Get the House Ready to Sell!

If you plan on selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title has a few tips to help you prepare your home and make the sale to the right buyer. As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a lot of experience in real estate transactions and the real estate world. Read on to learn a few of our tips, and call us with any questions you have about closing on your new home!

1) Clean House

Even though most buyers know that clutter will be long gone by the time they move in, it can make the house feel smaller and dirtier. Be sure to remove all your unnecessary personal belongings from the home to help convey a clean feel to homebuyers. 

It is also important to have your home cleaned very well when buyers come knocking. If someone looking for a new home for their family walks into a house with dingy stained floors, dusty furniture, and walls full of old nail holes, they may be turned off. Help give potential buyers the "warm fuzzies" about your home and clean every surface thoroughly. If necessary, hire a professional cleaning company, or at least have the floors professionally cleaned. 

2) Style the Entryway to Wow!

Imagine buyers walking up to your home to see dingy windows, a dented door, and an overgrown landscape. This is not the first impression that will help sell your home. Some buyers at the Lake of the Ozarks make their decision based on an initial driveby before they ever schedule a showing.

If the landscape seems beyond repair, it could be a good idea to hire a professional landscaper to freshen up the area, remove gnarly or dead plants, and create a beautiful, welcoming exterior for your home. Another relatively affordable tip that could help your home stand out would be to give the front door a fresh coat of paint and to add new shutters to the windows. Shutters can give your home a more comfortable, welcoming appearance. A new color on the door could show potential buyers that the home is well cared for and give a fresher feel to the house.

3) Stage the Home & Yard 

If you are still living in your home at the time of sale, this can be harder to do, but not impossible. Staging your home helps buyers envision the life they could have in your home. Since you want to appeal to the most amount of buyers possible, keep the furniture relatively neutral and only use bright colors or bold textures in small accent pieces to make it feel homier. The right staging could make a buyer instantly fall in love with your home and make an offer. 

One place that people often forget to stage is the outside of the home. Make the most of the space and show potential buyers what they could do in their new yard! Get a portable fire pit for the lawn and stage it with a few comfortable chairs and logs of wood to give a comfortable evening bonfire vibe. Have a wraparound porch? Install a swinging bench for the classic look that homebuyers can't get enough of! 

Buying and Selling at the Lake 

The process of buying and selling a home at the Lake can be stressful and daunting. Arrowhead Title is the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have the experience to help you through the process smoothly. Reach out to schedule your home closing or call with any questions you have. We put accuracy, integrity, and YOU first.

The Lake of the Ozarks' Most Trusted Title Company
Where Accuracy Matters!

750 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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