MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT THIS SUMMER6/12/2019
Now that May is just a memory, school is ending this week and the summer officially begins, that means one important thing-home selling season is upon us. With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated, both buyers and sellers are ready to enter the market as the weather heats up. As the market begins to grow, you may wonder how to make sure your home stands out among all the others trying to sell during the summer months. Here are a few tips to make sure you can catch the eye of the potential buyers during busy season!
Check out open houses for homes similar to yours that are also on the market. As you are preparing to list, use these tours to see what decor and design-types are attractive to you and potential buyers. If there are things you notice that you do not like, be sure to remove those features from you own home if you have them, SOmetimes stepping out of the box (or in this case, your own home) will allow you to look at your home through the lens of a potential buyer.
2. Complete Your Home Inspection Up Front
The home inspection can be a dreaded part of the closing process. Instead of waiting for a buyer, complete your home inspection ahead of time. The goal is to set your home apart from the others on the market, and an easy way to do so is letting those potential buyers know that your home is not just for sale, but is already inspected. If you repair any issues found by the inspector, you'll be one step ahead and gives potential buyers peace of mind.
3. Completely Remove Clutter (As an agent we are told not to say this...come on, who are we kidding....we all have a bit of clutter...including me).
With spring gone and Summer here, your yard may need a little love. Spring rains and warmth may have left your lawn a little overgrown. Take the time to remove weeds, mow your lawn, and add new plant life around the outside of your home.
4. Use Refreshments To Your Advantage
Whether you are a baker or just love buying baked goods, open houses are the perfect opportunity to draw potential buyers in with sweets. With rising tm=emperatures, a thoughtful treat with a glass of lemonade or ice water adds a personal touch to your open house with a will, at a minimum, guarantee that potential h=buyers cross the threshold of your home. Sometimes, getting them in the door is all you need.