Effective tips on selling a home during the summer
Summer isn’t exactly considered an ideal time to sell a home due to many reasons. During the summer, most people are either on vacation, busy caring for kids who are out of school, or simply spending time enjoying summer activities.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to wait until fall to put their home on the market and relocate. It could be because of a job opportunity in another state, or some unexpected issue that will require an immediate sale. While it can be challenging, there are still a lot of things you can do to attract the right buyer. Here are a few helpful tips for selling your home in the summer:
Optimize curb appeal
It’s all about making a great first impression, which is why curb appeal will play a key role once you list your home. Luckily, summer is a terrific time to spruce up your lawn and outdoor areas.
Add more plants and flowers, make sure trees and bushes are neatly trimmed, scatter some mulch, and sweep your walkway. Your goal is to make your entrance more appealing and inviting.
Make sure to mow your lawn regularly as well, as grass grows faster during the summer.
Power wash your exteriors
Repainting your home’s exteriors can be costly and time-consuming. In case you don’t have the budget or are pressed for time, all you need is to give your exteriors a thorough, high-quality cleaning. Mix in a little bit of bleach when you power wash to effectively eliminate mildew and mold. Power wash your outdoor living spaces including your decks, patios, and porches as well to brighten up your home.
Highlight your interiors with summer accents
Create a lively atmosphere and match the mood of the season by making use of summer-inspired colors. Replace dark-colored throw pillows, drapes, and rugs with more vivid summer accents to give your interiors a more refreshing, vibrant look and feel. You can also place colorful flowers in your dining room table and light summer scented candles to make your home stand out.
Let the light shine through
Windows covered with heavy drapes make rooms look smaller – consider replacing them to create a bright and airy look.
For curtains made of lighter-weight fabrics, consider using tie-backs to hold them in place. For blinds, always pull them close to the top. Make sure all windows are open during a viewing, but consider leaving some of them closed in case there’s anything unsightly on the other side of a window, like a neighbor’s trash bin for example.
Use metals for decoration
Using metals to add more style is a great idea that can enhance your home’s summery look. You can use brass, silver, gold, or pewter, and mix and match to create the perfect look. You can add metallic decorative items such as mirrors, hanging planters, vases, goblets, floor lamps, or silverware – all of these work wonderfully.
Place some furniture outside
If you have outdoor spaces like a patio, sundeck, or porch, try moving some of your furniture outside. This is a great way to free up more space for your interiors while creating a new outdoor living space from some of your existing items.
Many buyers are looking for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, so this is a terrific, affordable way to add that new element to your home if you want to highlight your outdoor living area.
Offer summer snacks and refreshments during your open house
Create that classic summer atmosphere by serving picnic treats like hotdog sandwiches, potato salad, sweet corn with butter, and other tasty goodies. Have some bottled beverages or some fresh lemonade ready so guests can enjoy a light snack. Place your snacks and drinks on a table with a red-and-white checkered tablecloth to complete the look.
Maintain a comfortable temperature
Some rooms can get pretty stuffy, especially during the peak of summer. Remember to have a proper circulation of air around your home. On extra hot days, consider turning down your home’s air conditioner just slightly below your comfort level, switch on your ceiling fans if you have them, and place a few floor fans in different parts of your home to keep the air moving.
The last thing you want is to make visitors feel uncomfortable, and setting a nice, cool temperature will encourage them to stay and view your home for longer periods.
Looking for the best team to work with as you go through the process of selling a house during the summer? Get in touch with us at Warner Robins Home Search today! Give us a call at 478.832.0388, or send an email to jasonleerealestate1(at)gmail(dotted)com.