Summer Real Estate Blog

Dated: 06/26/2019

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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 Summer

A 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.

  1. Mow the lawn

  2. Water the lawn to avoid a burnt lawn

  3. Trim bushes and shrubs

  4. Water the plants to avoid dead plants

  5. Weed and mulch the flower beds

  6. Touch up any exterior peeling paint

  7. Paint and/or clean up the front door

  8. 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.

Final Thoughts

Summertime is an excellent time to be selling a home, if the proper tips are followed.  The above tips for selling a home during the summer all will make a difference in respects to the amount a home sells for and the time it takes to sell.


Portions of Blog taken from Kyle Hiscock, Licensed RE Salesperson at RE/MAX Realty Group, Rochester Real Estate Blog


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