The Secrets To Great Summer Home Sale
Just because it’s hot, there is no reason that you cannot have a successful summer home sale. Not everybody can wait until fall to sell and relocate. Some people might be transferred to a new job in another state or be experiencing other pressing “life” issues that could necessitate an immediate sale. Here are a few things you can do to attract a summertime buyer.
- Mow the lawn twice a week Grass grows faster in the summer so mow your lawn regularly. Every other lawn cutting, try mowing on the diagonal to add dimension and curb appeal.
- Create summer curb appeal Curb appeal attracts people in the market to buy homes. Trim the bushes. Plant flowers. Scatter mulch. Paint your house number on the curb. Sweep the walk. Make your entrance welcoming and warm.
- Decorate with summer accents Look around your home for color inspiration. Add vivid blue decor items for a calming effect. Replace dark-colored accent pillows and throw rugs with brighter, summer hues.
- Bring the light inside If you have heavy drapes, remove them. They make rooms look smaller. Pull window blinds to the top and tape the strings underneath. Consider using tie-backs to hold open lighter-weight curtains. The only time you would leave blinds closed is if there was an undesirable element on the other side of the window, i.e. a neighbor’s trash can, and even then, open them slightly.
- Have flexible showing hours Some people like to skip out of work early due to daylight savings in many states. You might find buyers are more interested in touring your home during twilight hours, just after the dinner hour.
- Offer summer beverages and snacks For me, in Texas, summer means red-and-white checkered tablecloths, barbecue, and sweet tea, Every part of the country has its own summer food traditions. Fill the sink with ice cubes and chill bottled beverages for visitors and offer a few light snacks. Turn your summer home sale into a backyard gathering.
- Use natural air freshener Fill the air in your home with natural fragrances such as those from fresh cut roses, grown in your own garden as commercial has no scent.
- Control air temperature There’s nothing worse than a stuffy room on a hot day. Circulate the air in your home. Even if you have to place floor fans about the home, keep the air moving. Turn down the air conditioning to a level just below your comfort zone on extra hot days. A cool indoors will keep visitors indoors viewing your home for longer.
The Next Step
Call Sharpstown Realty at 832-374-9595. We are The Sharpstown Experts and you will make more money when we sell.