Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summertime is The best time to Sell your Home; so make sure your ready for the potential buyers
Over the years I've noticed than many sellers have done a decent job on the interior - BUT somehow forget they also have a front and backyard.

Buyers don't do well with hearing "Yes we are going to fix that".   First Impression is key.
Selling your home in the summertime can be a great opportunity>>>
to attract buyers. Having your home "summer-ready" can increase the chances of it selling faster.
Searching for homes often increases just as schools let out and families have some extra time to begin the hunt prior to the next school year beginning.

As a seller, there are a few things you can do to create a summer-ready home that influences your buyers to step inside and stay a bit. The longer they stay when previewing your home, the greater likelihood that they're considering making an offer. As crazy as this sounds, make sure your winter decorations are put away and stored. I know this sounds basic and maybe even amusing but there have been instances when   holiday decor still hangs from the eves of the home. Take it ALL down as buyers don't like to see it, as it looks like clutter.

Fortunately we live where we don't necessarily have heavy-duty winter rugs. Make the home look like the season and match the neighborhood. If it's bright and cheerful outside, invite that into your home by opening up the windows and letting natural light flow through. If there is one, let a cool breeze blow in or keep the air conditioner on so that it's a comfortable temperature to tour your home. Nothing is worse than entering a home to preview and finding that you can hardly stay inside because it's stuffy and blazing hot.
Tidy up the backyard. Many times sellers pay a lot of attention to the interior of the home and the outside area gets overlooked. Remember, in the summertime especially, homeowners will be sure to check out your yard. Make sure that it hasn't become a dumping ground or storage for all the stuff you're trying to get rid of before you move. Instead, create a pleasant vision for your prospective buyers by setting up the backyard with clean outdoor furniture. If you have gardens, lawn - make sure that you keep them up and don't let them get overgrown

Clean your fans and vents and change the heating/air conditioning filters. If you're not using or living in the home, the fans and filters can collect a lot of dust. Be sure not to overlook cleaning these things as a dirty ceiling fan can whirl off a lot of dust and debris when it's turned on. It's not a good way to start a showing by flipping a switch and having handfuls of dust flutter about the room. Cleaning and changing air conditioning filters takes only a few minutes, but the return is huge.

If you have any questions about having your Home Summer ready, please give us a call and let us help you out.
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