3 Steps to Selling Your Home

Are you thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks home? Selling your home takes time, patience, but most importantly a plan. Your home isn't going to sell itself, and that's where we come in! With a great real estate agent by your side, selling your home doesn't have to be hard. Find out how Fran Campbell Team can work with you to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in three easy steps.

Step 1: List Your Home

The first step to selling your Lake home is getting it ready to list and show. Here are a few suggestions for getting your home ready to list and sell.

Make Any Necessary Repairs. If you never got around to fixing that leaky faucet or repairing that crack in the ceiling, now is the time to do so. Homes in need of repairs generally take longer to sell - and they ultimately usually sell for less - than their well-maintained counterparts.

Consider A Few Upgrades. You will rarely find a buyer who will settle for a new home that is not as nice as their previous one. You can attract more buyers if you upgrade your kitchen appliances or install that nice new shower head you've been eyeing.

Clean Your Home Thoroughly. No one wants to buy a dirty home. Before you take the listing photos (and before every showing), it is crucial that you make sure your home has been thoroughly cleaned and that everything is in pristine condition.

Step 2: Market Your Home

Having your home on the market doesn't do any good if no one knows it's there. Often times, simply sticking a "for sale" sign in your front yard isn't going to cut it - you need someone out there who will actively take steps to get your home in front of interested buyers.

Hire A Real Estate Agent. No doubt about it - having an experienced Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent on your side will make a huge difference if you're trying to sell your home quickly. Your agent will have a large network of potential buyers and other agents so she/he will be able to get your home in front of a lot of people much more quickly.

Use Social Media. Once your home is listed on various real estate websites, it's important to get the word out on social media. Don't be afraid to use your personal social media accounts to promote that your home is for sale. Always include high-quality photos in your posts and make sure you link to your home's listing.

Step 3: Sell Your Home

The third and final step in the process of selling your home is simple - actually going through with the sale. Here are a few things to keep in mind about selling your home.

You Don't Have To Accept The First Offer That Comes In. You know what your home is worth, and you know what you are and are not willing to accept for it. If the first offer you receive is lower than you would like, don't be afraid to submit a counteroffer or reject the offer altogether. Your real estate agent will be able to help you strategize on what the best course of action will be.

Remember That Everyone Is On The Same Team. Try not to view the buyer and the buyer's agent as enemies. Buying/selling a house is a big transaction and, consequently, can cause tensions to run high - but it is important to remember that ultimately, everyone is on the same team. The buyers want to purchase your home just as much as you want to sell it.

Let's Get Your Home SOLD! 

If you have been thinking about listing your Lake of the Ozarks home but you don't know where to start, give Fran Campbell Team a call! We are here to help you every step of the way in selling your home. Having an experienced real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks by side is one of the best decisions you can make when you are ready to sell your home and we'd love to help! 


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