SELLING YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER
When it comes to the housing market, spring is generally the top season for selling. Summer is a busy time for many people, with family vacations, summertime activities, and kids on break from school. There’s so much going on for most people; it can be hard to keep up with all the tasks and responsibilities that come with selling a home. If you plan to list your home this summer, here are some tips to attract a summertime buyer:
Work on Curb Appeal
When selling a home during the summer, it’s essential to prepare and keep up the exterior of the house. Your home’s curb appeal can tell the buyer a lot about what they can expect from the rest of your home. You should do the following when maintaining the exterior of your home and upping curb appeal:
- Mow the lawn – twice a week if possible!
- Water the lawn and plants to keep them green
- Trim bushes and shrubs
- Weed and mulch the flower beds
- Touch up any exterior peeling paint
- Paint and clean up the front door
- Seal the driveway
Let in the Light
Summer is all about the sun. Let it infiltrate your home! If you have any heavy drapes or curtains, remove them. Not only do they make your rooms look smaller, but dark places can be a downer. Opt for lighter weight curtains and keep them out of the way with tie-backs. Any blinds should be pulled all the way to the top to let as much light through the windows as possible.
Keep It Cool
An essential but often overlooked tip for showing a home during the summer is keeping it cool. Summer is hot and humid, and those conditions can make for a miserable showing for potential homebuyers. If your home has central air, this is an easy fix. If not, don’t despair! Keep your home cool with window air conditioners, ceiling fans, and floor fans. A cooler indoors will keep potential homebuyers viewing your home for a more extended period, especially on a hot day.
Have Flexible Showing Hours
Summertime homebuyers are more apt to take advantage of later showing hours than buyers in other seasons, so try to remain available for showings after dinner hours.
Decorate with Summer Accents
Certain things evoke summer. Try adding bright blue decor items to rooms for an attractive, summery pop of color. Any dark-colored accents (think browns, warm reds, burnt orange) should be replaced with bright, summertime hues. Displaying fresh flowers, trendy succulents, or burning summer-scented candles will also help add to the overall summer vibe you want to show.
If you’re hoping to list your home for sale this summer, contact Berkshire Hathaway! Working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ensures you will get in-depth property and community information, current home buying trends, and flexible showings to work around your schedule. Contact John M. Brabham of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today (803) 775-1201.