Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer

The warmer weather has finally arrived and summer is just around the corner. If you are thinking about selling your home in the next few weeks, it is time to start preparing your home to be listed in the summer market.

Here are a few tips for selling your home in the summer market from the Paula Mitchell Group’s team of real estate professionals in Caledon, Brampton and Georgetown:

1. Summer Curb Appeal

Regardless of when your home is on the market, it is a good idea to clean up the exterior of your home to enhance its curb appeal. When listing your home in the summer, there are many things you can do in order to increase your home’s curb appeal.

Make sure that the lawn is mowed and watered, any hedges are maintained, flowers are alive and healthy, touch up any paint on the doors or exterior of the home, seal the driveway, and be sure clutter is neatly stored away and out of sight from potential buyers.

By adding to the curb appeal of your home, potential buyers will be in awe of your home from the moment they pull up to it.

2. Outdoor Living Space

With the warmer weather, many people enjoy spending time outside.

It is important that you bring the indoor living space outside. If your home as an outdoor BBQ, large patio, or deck area, it is important that you showcase it to potential buyers. Make sure you paint a picture of how your buyers will be able to use the space — not only to relax, but to entertain their friends and family.

Outdoor patio space for selling your home in Caledon

3. Clear the Clutter

Regardless of when you are selling your home, it is a good idea to remove any of the excess clutter from your home. A clean home will look as big and open as possible for potential buyers.

While you are clearing the clutter, we recommend that you go through your closets, clean them out, and organize your things. Potential buyers will want to see how much storage space your home has — rather than notice a lack of space!

4. Bring Light Inside

One of the great aspects of selling your home in the summer market is that the natural light lasts longer. Use the natural light to your advantage when listing your home.

Make sure that all your blinds are open and drapes are moved to the side of the window to allow natural light to flow through your home, showing off its best features.

When you open up your windows, you might realize that your windows are quite dirty. This is a good time to clean both the inside and outside of your windows.

Bright interior design for selling your home in Brampton

5. Control Air Temperature

Summer months also means warmer temperatures inside your home. When your home is on the market, it is important that you keep the air circulating throughout the home at all times, especially for showings.

The last thing that you want is for a potential buyer to come view your home and find that it’s too hot and stuffy. Having a cooler home will make potential buyers want to view the property’s unique features and details, inside of quickly glancing at everything due to uncomfortable temperatures.

6. Price It Right

Regardless of the time of year that your home goes on the market, it is important that your home is priced according to the market it is entering.

The market is constantly changing, season by season, month by month. Knowing and understanding the real estate market is the best way to accurately price your home.

The sales representatives at the Paula Mitchell Group can help you find a base price for your home, according to a comparative market analysis, which will ensure your home is listed at a rate that’s based to the market and other homes in your area.

From this point, different strategies can be used to increase the final pricing of your home and attract more potential buyers.

7. Make It Available

During the summer months, it is likely that you will have many events and gatherings in your home. However, when your home is on the market, regardless of the time of year, it is important that you make your home as available as possible for prospective buyers.

If your home is going on the market, you should talk with your sales representative beforehand about your schedule and figure out the best times for showings. Make sure the house is neat and tidy for showings — if your home is made available and kept orderly, then the chances of it selling quickly are increased.

If you are thinking about selling your home this summer, make sure to use these tips to help prepare your space for the market. If you are looking for assistance preparing a home for sale this summer, contact our team of real estate professionals today.  

Farmer’s Markets to Visit in Ontario This Summer

With the warmer weather and summer months quickly approaching, there is no better way to enjoy it than being outside. Getting involved in the local community and attending events near you is a great way to meet like-minded people in the area.

At the Paula Mitchell Group, one of our favourite things to do is to go to the local farmers’ markets around the areas we live in. If you’re new to Caledon, Brampton, or Georgetown, visiting a farmers’ market is the perfect way to soak in everything that our part of Ontario has to offer.

Here are some local farmers markets that we recommend attending in Ontario:

Georgetown Farmers’ Market

Man selling spices and nuts at farmer's market in Ontario

The Georgetown Farmers’ Market begins this year on June 2nd and will run every Saturday morning until October 15 in Downtown Georgetown on Main Street. This year marks the 25th year of the farmers’ market in Georgetown.

There is a lot to enjoy at the Georgetown market, from fresh fruits and vegetables to fresh produce. Some of the items you can expect to find at this farmer’s market include seasonal fruit and vegetables, honey, syrup, jam, deli meat, hand-made soaps and lotions, flowers and plants.

Along with all of these items, each week the farmers’ market features one talented crafter and local community group from a variety of interests at the market. This is a great place to go and get locally-crafted products. It’s also a great way to meet other people within your community.

Brampton Farmers’ Market

Woman selling drinks at farmer's market in Ontario

The Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market has been happening in Downtown Brampton for the last 32 years. It has been operated by the City of Brampton ever since it began. In 2018, the market will run every Saturday morning from mid-June until September 1st.

The Brampton Farmers’ Market is a great place to meet others in your community, as it attracts over 100,000 visitors from local residents to tourists. This market has numerous vendors who sell a variety of local produce, crafts, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade products.

Inglewood Farmers’ Market

Girl with basket of fresh produce from farmer's market in Ontario

The Inglewood Farmers’ Market began in 2007 and is very well-known in the community and popular with locals from nearby towns like Caledon and Orangeville.This year the Farmers’ Market opens from May 30 until October 3.

Each week at the Inglewood Farmers’ Market you can expect to find dinner on the BBQ, live music, and recipe ideas, plus an array of local fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, and baked goods.

The Inglewood Market is a great place for community gatherings, as well as a fantastic spot to find local foods to sample.

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