Here are some tips to selling your home in the summer:
Clean it up
You want your house to look clean and fresh, so declutter the inside of your house and tidy the yard outside. Make sure windows are clean, then get rid of accumulated dirt on things like siding using a pressure washer.
Look at landscaping
When someone drives up to your property, that first impression can determine whether your home resonates with a potential buyer, so even a few easy landscape improvements can help.
It’s amazing what a couple of flower pots can do for the look of the outside of a property.
Utilize your yard
If you have any outdoor patio areas or decks, emphasize that outdoor living space, even if it’s something you don’t use yourself. Some used patio furniture can be found for cheap online, or your Realtor may have leads on people who can set up your home to sell, indoors and outdoors.
Keep it cool
Summer weather is great, except when it makes your home hot and sticky for prospective buyers. You should receive reasonable notice of a showing from your Realtor, so fire up the air conditioning or get up early to open windows for cool air, then close them when you leave the house for the showing
Use a professional
Using a real estate professional to sell your home is important in any season, including summer. Your Realtor controls who enters your home, keeping you and your possessions safe. They also have the expertise to make your home catch buyers’ attention during the busy summer.
It’s up to us as agents to help sellers market their product, no matter when they choose to sell.
If you are just starting to get your home ready here are some additional tips