How to Sell your Home in Summer

November 5, 2020 |
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With the Christmas season approaching, it’s common to view this as a bad time to sell due to busier schedules. But if you take advantage of Summer’s perks rather than its negatives, your home has the chance to stand out in an undersupplied market.

There are a number of things to consider when you decide to sell your home. Understandably, this is a huge change within your life, so you’ll be wanting to make the most of the situation to help ensure you get the best outcome possible.

If you’re planning on selling in the near future, it could be worth taking a look at your property and seeing how you can accentuate its features to attract the summer buyer audience.

Putting in garden work

A huge selling point for many during the summer is the outdoor appearance of the property. This extends to both the front and back sections of your home, which are equally important to helping secure a sale.

Be sure to maintain a great front garden appearance, as this is the first thing that many potential buyers will see. Retaining a high degree of kerb appeal will go a long way to aiding the success of your real estate endeavours.

Perhaps applying a lick of paint to the external walls of your home could give you the extra ‘oomph’ you need to really sell the property to potential buyers, so take advantage of the warm weather and paint the house during the hotter days of the season.

The backyard is another beast altogether. Summer spells entertainment for many Australians, and often the backyard is the site for this.

Therefore, you will want to accentuate the appropriateness of your backyard, by emphasising its spaciousness and potential for BBQ’s and parties with friends and family.

Trimming back trees, cleaning decks, and strategically placing patio furniture in a warm, welcoming manner can help to stimulate the imagination of buyers, potentially aiding their thought process towards considering your home.

Extra tip: Set up a dedicated area outside to accommodate your potential buyers as soon as they enter your front yard. Have some cold beverages at the ready to make them feel welcome and at ease on a hot, summer day!

Take advantage of natural light

Nobody wants to go to an open home and find themselves stumbling around in the dark. Fling open doors and curtains around the home to help let light illuminate the property naturally, while also providing warm summer breeze as a degree of natural air conditioning.

Everything looks better when well-lit, so strategically placing mirrors around your home (especially the lounge and dining areas) can help to spread the light more evenly throughout the home, while creating the illusion of much larger spaces.

Ensure that all your windows and doors are clean and free from any pollen or other airborne contaminants that could stick to glass and make the house look untidy. A simple clean before an open home should be enough to take care of this.

Don’t forget that Daylight Saving has begun, meaning our evenings are brighter. Some potential buyers will skip out of work early as a result, and are more interested in checking out your home after-hours.

These are just some of the seasonal things that can be taken advantage of to help you sell your home in summer. Utilise the warm weather and get proactive about accentuating your home’s seasonal beauty.

Get in touch with your local Laing+Simmons office today, and find out how you can effectively sell your home in the coming months.

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