We’re in the heart of summer, and there are many reasons why this warm and sunny season is a great time to sell a home. First, people are out and about more than ever, from taking walks and bike rides through the neighborhood to attending summer get-togethers with family and friends. This means homes that are on the market get prime exposure with a for-sale sign in full view for everyone to see as they enjoy the season.
In addition, summer is also one of the best times to showcase a home’s landscaping and outdoor spaces. As such, if your home is on the market during the summer, keep these considerations in mind:
“Stage” your backyard so that buyers can envision themselves relaxing and entertaining there. Power wash your deck or patio, as well as your outdoor furniture, replace worn-out cushions and make sure to have a few simple outdoor accessories.
A fully landscaped yard will save buyers time and money. Ensure your front and back yards appear maintained by trimming overgrown trees and shrubs, and making sure your lawn is manicured regularly.
Inside, keep your home cool for showings and open houses. Setting the air conditioner to a comfortable level, or using fans and opening windows to let in a cool breeze, will help buyers focus on your home and not how warm they are.
Guard against heat-related smells by emptying all garbage cans and fully cleaning your home before any showings, focusing specifically on bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens.