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  • Writer's picturePaige Alise

How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in the Summertime

Updated: May 29

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Getting your home ready to sell in the summer can help attract potential buyers and maximize your chances of a successful sale. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare your home for the summer selling season:

  1. Enhance curb appeal: The exterior of your home is the first impression buyers will have. Keep your lawn well-maintained, trim bushes, plant colorful flowers, and make sure the front entrance is inviting.

  2. Create an inviting outdoor space: Highlight the potential of your backyard or patio by setting up a cozy seating area, adding some potted plants, and perhaps a barbecue or fire pit. Buyers will envision themselves enjoying the outdoor space during the summer months.

  3. Let in natural light: Open up curtains and blinds to allow natural light to flood your home. A bright and airy interior will make your space feel more welcoming and spacious.

  4. Keep it cool: Ensure your home is comfortably cool during viewings. Consider running the air conditioning or using fans to maintain a pleasant temperature. This will create a refreshing atmosphere for potential buyers.

  5. Stage for the season: Depict your home in its best light by staging it appropriately for summer. Use bright, lightweight fabrics, add pops of color with accessories like throw pillows or rugs, and consider incorporating seasonal elements such as fresh flowers or fruit bowls.

  6. Declutter and depersonalize: Clear out excess clutter to create a clean and organized space. Pack away personal items like family photos or personalized decor to allow buyers to envision themselves living in the home.

  7. Showcase your outdoor amenities: If you have a pool, a well-maintained garden, or any other outdoor amenities, make sure to showcase them. Clean the pool, showcase the garden, and highlight any unique features that could be attractive to buyers during the summer.

  8. Highlight energy-efficient features: Summer months often come with higher utility bills. If your home has energy-efficient features like solar panels or energy-saving appliances, emphasize these benefits to potential buyers, as they can be particularly appealing during this season.

  9. Create a summer scent: Light and fresh scents can enhance the ambiance of your home. Consider using scented candles, air fresheners, or diffusers with summery fragrances like citrus or floral notes.

  10. Stay flexible with showings: Summer is a busy time for many people, so be accommodating with showing times. This flexibility will allow potential buyers to visit at their convenience, increasing the likelihood of attracting serious buyers.

By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared to showcase your home in its best light during the summer selling season. Good luck with your sale!

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