Tuesday, February 3, 2015

4 Ways To Make Your Home Stand Out In The Spring Market

Spring is the most popular season to buy a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks. - and this spring will likely be even busier than usual because home buyers will want to lock in the record-low interest rates. If you've been thinking about selling your home, then, now is the time to do it! 

It's definitely not too soon to start preparing your home for the spring real estate market at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are four tips from your friends at Fran Campbell Team to help your home stand out this spring.


1. Make a GREAT First Impression

We've said it before, and we'll say it again - having great curb appeal is absolutely crucial! Most buyers will decide if a home has potential within the first few seconds, so it's important to make sure your home starts off on the right foot. Luckily, it's easy to boost your curb appeal in the springtime. Planting fresh flowers, giving your front door a new coat of paint, power washing your siding and your driveway, and weeding any existing flower beds are great ways to bump up your curb appeal.

2. Accentuate Storage Space

Storage space is a HUGE selling point for any home. If your current home has walk-in closets and a spacious storage room is the basement, be prepared to show it off! Make sure it is neatly organized and ready to be displayed. If your home does not have as much storage space, it's even more important to accentuate what space you do have. The best way to do this is to clean out your closets and other storage spaces and completely organize their contents. A closet with shirts nicely spaced out on hangars will look much bigger than a closet with all the hangars crammed next to each other. As you begin preparing your home for the spring market, it's important to take a hard, realistic look at the storage space in your current home so you can strategize how best to display it.

3. Make Any Necessary Repairs

Most homes get their peak visibility within the first few weeks of going on the market. If you're planning to list your home this spring, now is the time to make sure it is completely ready for showings. Interested buyers will notice any obvious repairs that need to be made, and will potentially lose interest in your property because of them. Don't risk losing out on a sale - go ahead and tackle the repairs you've been putting off since last year. The less work your home requires, the more appealing it will be to buyers!

4. Price Your Home Competitively

Determining the right price to ask for your home is essential. Home buyers often have a very specific price range they're able to consider. If a home is priced outside of their price range, they will typically write it off before they even see it in person. On the other hand, pricing your hand too low can scare buyers off because they might think something is wrong with the property. If you're looking for help pricing your home, come see us! Fran Campbell Team can do a FREE competitive market analysis to determine the estimated value of your home by comparing your home to recent sales of similar properties. 

Contact Fran Campbell Team To List Your Home

When you're ready to list your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call! Our experienced real estate agents can help you aggressively market your home in order to reach as many interested buyers as possible. We look forward to helping you sell your Lake of the Ozarks home!

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