Summer brings the heat, for beach trips and bathing suits, but also for home sellers. Summer months account for 40% of annual home sales across the nation. June consistently holding the record for most home sales in one month. Here are suggestions to become a competitive seller during real estate’s peak housing season.
Keep the yard maintained by mowing and watering the front yard (not before showings, don’t get your buyers feet wet and covered with grass!). Plant fresh, bright colorful flowers to catch the eye of potential buyers. Pulls out weeds and add fresh mulch. Place planter boxes under windows and around the front steps. Remove all personalized banners, flags, and accents to not offend buyers. Revive your front door by refreshing the paint and updating door hardware. The front door is the gateway to your home; make an immediate positive impact to buyers!
Extend your indoors outside: Make your outdoor space inviting to potential home buyers. Attract buyers with cozy seating around a fire pit, a dining table with charming place settings, and use drapery on balconies to create a serene experience. Clean your BBQ grill equipment and stage cooking tools and new mitts. Hang bathrobes near jacuzzies and lay white clean towels on swimming pool chairs to appeal to the summer feel.
Air conditioning should be pumping well before any showing and open house. Keep the home cooler than usual to compensate for doors constantly opening during showings. Clean the winter neglect off all ceiling fans to avoid dusting potential buyers! Make your home feel like a reprieve from the hot summer day.
Treat your guests
Have pitchers of ice-cold water or lemonade available to visitors. A happy buyer, sipping on lemonade, will spend more time inside and around the home. Time creates connection and potential buyers will want to make it their home.
Take advantage of the summer environment vibes and apply it during your home sale. Make your home memorable against the competition by employing the above recommendations and hiring a home stager. Capitalize on the peak real estate season by giving your home summer care and flare.
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