Spring is traditionally the busy season for selling homes. Many families are looking to purchase homes during this season so that moving and renovations can be finished in the summer before the school term begins again. So what can you do if your job relocates you or other life situations force you to list your home for sale in the summer months? As with any season, there are tips to help you ready your home for showing and get it sold during the off selling season of the summer. No matter what the time of year, Doorsteps is here to help you get the most for your home and get it sold faster and cheaper than any other listing agency. Here are a few tips that may help you get your home ready.
- Keep your lawn maintained for curb appeal. Even if you have already packed up and moved out it is important to stay on top of cutting the grass and keeping the landscaping looking nice. It may be tempting to relax on yard duty but be sure your lawn stays trim and green for maximum interest when listing your home.
- Show off your garden with lawn furniture. Some buyers like to see a home staged and set up as though someone is living there. Arrange your outdoor furniture in a stylish and attractive manner. Create an inviting look with tiki torches and potted plants. If you have a pool or hot tub, keep it cleaned out and ready to use. Many buyers are far more interested in homes with private pools during the summer months.
- Keep your home cool. Many potential buyers are coming in from the summer heat and your home listing should be a cool, inviting space for them. If you have an air con, you might want to leave it on during the warmer months.
- Have cold drinks ready. Have cold drinks such as bottled water or lemonade on hand for your agent to offer during a showing. A gesture of a cold refreshment is a great way to respond to an interested buyer who has been in the heat checking out the exterior of your home.
- Take advantage of the natural light. Use the sunlight and longer hours of day to showcase the rooms in your home. Opening blinds and pulling back curtains can give your home a larger appearance.