Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home.
Many people take advantage of moving during the summer months. Not only are kids out of school, but the warmer weather makes it easier for sellers to be away for showings and more enjoyable for buyers to tour houses. So, with more homes coming on the market, how can you maximize your potential for the best offer? Fortunately, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure your home stands out from the crowd.
Tips for Selling in Summer
- Control the Climate – The first thing a buyer will notice when they walk into a home is the temperature. If the weather is warm and humid, it’s critical that you keep the home cool. A larger air conditioning bill is a small price to pay for a top-dollar offer.
- Let in the Sun – It might be tempting to close the blinds to save money on air conditioning, but bright, sunny rooms are always more appealing; leave open enough to showcase natural light.
- Extend Outdoors – Today’s lifestyle includes outdoor areas, and more and more homes feature outdoor living and dining areas. Regardless of your home’s features, maximize the impact of your yard with furniture, BBQs, and manicured landscaping.
- Spring Clean – A fresh, decluttered home with a lighter, seasonal color scheme will be visually appealing to your buyers. Replace dark pillows, linen, and accents with softer colors that make the rooms seem larger.
The summer selling season is officially here. Make sure your home is dressed for success. Welcoming outdoor spaces and bright sunny rooms combined with inviting air-conditioned rooms will ensure you get the best possible offer. If selling your home this summer is something you’re considering, let’s chat about your options.