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.
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.
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.