How to Sell Your Home in the Summer!
Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer
While there are pros and cons to selling your home in any season, highlighted below are some summer tips to selling your home. When you make your house stand out among the competition, buyers will pay more attention!
Create a Vacation Retreat!
First of all, make your outside space shine! Get rid of all clutter and anything that looks like work- you want your outdoor space to look like a vacation spot! Summer buyers have vacation on the mind. You can create a vacation space by putting a hammock in the shade or a lounge chair by the pool. Buyers will feel like there is no need to leave this beautiful oasis!
- Clean your pool and trim your bushes and trees. As a result, buyers can just picture themselves relaxing instead of thinking about the upkeep needed.
Keep your House Cool!
Often, buyers are going to be walking into your front door from a hot summer day! Keep your indoor temperatures cool! Not only will this help refresh them, it will also assure them the cooling system in the home is sufficient for the summer heat!
Market your Summer Details!
Another important tip is to highlight the summer perks of your home and neighborhood. Does your neighborhood have a community pool? Great water parks nearby? Does your home have a sun room with cool breezes in the evenings? A pool in the back yard? Leave information out about any community summer perks and have your property summer perks shining. Get the pool cleaned out and sparkling blue. Maybe set up your sun room with bright colored chairs or throw pillows and a pitcher of ice cold lemonade.
Price it Right!
Most importantly, price your home correctly! Pricing your home correctly is key to selling your home in any season. If you missed the spring market boom or you listed in the spring and your home is still sitting for sale this summer then you should definitely check your price!! Any home will sell for the right price. Make sure you are at or right below market value- you will reach more buyers and sell faster! Seller’s should talk to their realtor about marketing strategies and the best list price to get the most buyer potential! Especially if you are in a hurry to sell, it would be more worth it to you to list under value and get high buyer interest then risk sitting on the market for months at the wrong price.
In conclusion, summer is a great time to sell your home, especially when you have some awesome summer features in your outdoor space! Help buyers picture themselves relaxing at your home this summer and make sure your price is right! Your home will consequently stand out among the other homes for sale!
If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!
Jennifer Young Homes
Keller Williams Realty