Hello! Summer is here and it is a season of great things! It's a season of pool parties, graduations, weddings and yes, selling! With all of these milestones comes a new chapter in life and whats
Summer Real Estate Blog
Hello! Summer is here and it is a season of great things! It's a season of pool parties, graduations, weddings and yes, selling! With all of these milestones comes a new chapter in life and whats the best way to start that new chapter, a new home of your own. Summer is a great time to list your home for sale and here are just a few tips to get you going in the right direction. Tip #1 - find the right realtor -- ME!
1.) Prepare The Exterior Of The Home For The SummerA couple of the most important areas to focus on when selling a home in any season is the exterior and the curb appeal. A home with poor or a neglected exterior will take longer to sell and likely will sell for less than it should.
Mow the lawn
Water the lawn to avoid a burnt lawn
Trim bushes and shrubs
Water the plants to avoid dead plants
Weed and mulch the flower beds
Touch up any exterior peeling paint
Paint and/or clean up the front door
Seal the driveway
2.) Highlight Outdoor Living Space
Many buyers put a premium on a great outdoor living space so highlighting the outdoor space is a great way to impress potential buyers. One of the best staging tips is to help buyers envision themselves spending time relaxing outside.
3.) Keep The Home Cool
If your home is equipped with central AC, make sure it’s performing efficiently and has been serviced recently by a professional HVAC technician. One of the biggest reasons to have a home inspection is to ensure the homes HVAC systems are working properly, so if a homes central AC unit isn’t, it’s another potential red flag for a buyer.
4.) Depersonalize & Declutter The Home
As for decluttering a home, regardless of the season, it’s highly recommended. When selling a home during the summer, take the time to walk through your home and evaluate what you actually need to live comfortably while selling your home. If you believe you can live without something while selling your home, consider moving it into a storage unit or into the basement or garage.
5.) Price The Home Right…From The Beginning!
An extremely important tip to keep in mind when selling a home during the summer is that the home must be priced right, from the beginning. One of the worst real estate pricing mistakes made is overpricing a home to leave room for negotiation. Pricing a home incorrectly, for whatever reason, often results in a seller actually taking less for their home than if they were to price it correctly from the start.