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5 Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale October 17, 2018

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5 Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale, West Plains, Missouri

Listing your property for sale can be full of uncertainty as you wait for a potential buyer. However, there are a few projects you can do to make your home stand out and increase your chances of a quick sale. If you don’t want to get caught off-guard by last-second showings, be sure to tackle these five items.

5 Aspects to Check Before Putting Your House Up for Sale

1. Give it a Shine

A clean house welcomes potential buyers and makes the home look “move-in-ready.” Hire a professional cleaning service to give the house a deep cleaning. A deep clean should include all the standard items such as the floors and countertops, but it should also address the minor details such as cleaning light fixtures, dusting the baseboards, and cleaning the blinds.

2. Fix Minor Itemsproperty for sale

If you have unfinished projects around the house, now is the time to tackle them. Broken door handles, scratched floors, missing shingles and cracked windows all make your house look neglected. Buyers don’t want to move into a house with a bunch of outstanding repairs. Before placing your property for sale, take care of all the minor details so that the home looks well manicured.

3. Freshen the Paint

Nothing makes a room feel new again like a coat of fresh paint. Ideally, you should paint every room in the house. If painting the whole house isn’t possible, paint the common living areas such as the family room and kitchen. Select neutral colors that appeal to a wide range of buyers.

4. Declutter

Getting rid of excess items is a great way to make a home feel larger. Don’t wait until after the sale to start packing. Start by getting rid of items you no longer need. 

5. Get an Inspection

Many homeowners overlook an inspection as a valuable tool when placing their property for sale. Although the buyer will schedule an inspection, you should have one completed before putting your home on the market. An inspection will identify any significant issues that you need to address before selling the house.


When you are ready to place your property for sale, call on the experts who know what it takes to get it done. Ozark Kountry Realty & Auctioneering in West Plains, MO, has over 20 years of experience providing expert advice to buyers and sellers. They’ll create a plan of action to fetch you the best offer you can get. For more advice on preparing your property for sale, give them a call at (417) 256-5729 or visit their website for more information.

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