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Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

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Five Hot Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

By our calendars, the Memorial Day holiday has officially kicked off the summer selling season and it looks like it is going to be a hot one! If you’re listing your home for sale this summer, you’ll want to make sure it stands out among the competition. Here are five things you should consider when you’re selling a home in summer:

1. Curb Appeal

Of course, this is always a consideration when you’re selling a home. But, trust us, you don’t want a buyer’s first thought to be “ugh, lawn maintenance” when they see your home. Frequent mowing and pruning are a must when your home is on the market during summer. You may also want to consider adding a few extra brightly potted plants or hanging baskets, just to give your home a little seasonal edge. If you’re really looking to go the extra mile, sealing your driveway may make your home stand out, too.

2. Sunlight

You can take advantage of longer sunlight hours during summer by leaving drapes and blinds open for daytime showings. However, you don’t have to be afraid to turn up the lights when you know people will be touring through, too. A bright home appears more spacious, and that is a feature that nearly every buyer loves!

3. Temperature

You’ve probably heard that it is a good idea to minimally run your air conditioner while you’re at work during the summer. While this is a great tip when you’re trying to control your utility bills, it may not be the best advice when it comes to selling your home in summer. Instead, if you’re showing your home during hot summer months, make sure it is a cool oasis upon a potential buyer’s entrance! If buyers are feeling hot and sticky in your home, they won’t be able to concentrate on all of its awesome features!

4. Refreshments

Want to really show buyers how your home is the perfect escape from summer heat? Offer them some cool refreshments! This may be going above and beyond, but it also may give your home an edge over other similar properties on the market. Treat prospective buyers to a tasty summer snack or make bottles of water available for them as they tour through your home.

5. Timeframe

Some buyers looking for homes during the summer are doing so because they would like to be settled before a new school year begins. If you’re listing your home during these months, it may be helpful to keep this in mind, particularly if you are planning to sell and buy a new home at the same time. Your closing period may be longer or shorter depending on your buyer’s needs. So, be willing to be flexible if you can!

 

If you’re planning to sell your home this summer, get a head start by finding out how much your home is worth!