It’s Summer! And your house is for sale! And your house showings are slooowwww. And your market is typically hot. What’s going on?
Summer home sales can be tricky. People are on vacation; the kids are out of school and need more attention; people are enjoying summer activities. And it’s HOT!
But 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 a pressing “life” issue that could necessitate an immediate sale. The Balance offers a few tips to help you attract a summertime buyer:
Mow regularly, and 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.
Stage 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.
Hey, it’s HOT out there! Offer beverages to shoppers. If you’re doing an open house, go classic summer with red-and-white checkered tablecloths and fresh flowers.
Control Air Temperature
This is super important in Texas! 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.
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