Summer is Really a Great Time
to be Selling Your House
Why? During these hot summer days, your outdoor living spaces and landscaping pop to life. Homebuyers of today are seeking areas for extended living and just love
livable outdoor areas.
HGTV says that, outdoor spaces can reel in the big bucks. Backyard living space and patios must be great deal more significant than in times past. Things such as outdoor fireplaces, built-in grills, gazebos buyers are seeking these features. I've seen people fall in love with a home and have made a decision to buy it before they walk thru the front entry.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) also has noticed a trend, that younger home purchasers (Gen Xers) are seeking homes with more congruence between inside and outside living areas, even in cooler climates, it creates the perception of a larger size home, even if this space is not usable year round
Here are a few tips to allow you to benefit from Selling in Summer.
First of all, have your home cool. Turn your AC down to a relaxing level during open houses and showings. If you are in a region where air conditioning is not needed, be sure that you employ fans or open the windows to let in breezes to give rise to a relaxing ambiance. Don't get caught up in having a prospective buyer become distracted by being sweaty or by excessive humidity. You want them to be focused on your beautiful home!
Heat moreover, has a strange way of causing the most awful smells inside our homes. To keep these deal killers at bay, get your carpeting cleaned when you first put your home on the market. Next, get to work and your home
is thoroughly cleaned prior to any showings. Laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen are renowned for being smelly. Zoom your attention in on these rooms!
When you have your home is on the market for sale, you have responsibility as a seller to maintain your yard, pool and landscaping. Overgrown shrubs, trees, and lawns don't just severely reduce curb appeal, they may also completely turn off a buyer.
If you don't have the ability to keep on the top side of this weekly task, hire gardeners to get your yard in top condition. This cost will more than give you a return when the sale is made.
Landscaping does not come cheap and buyers are aware of this. So go ahead and show off one of your home's most precious attributes? Trim back existing trees to give their best impression. Have paths, gardens, pool, and benches ready for enjoying. Buyers are aware that a completely landscaped property will save them money and time. Additionally, it's already available to get pleasure from.
As an added courtesy to prospective homebuyers, you might also consider putting together a list of recommend gardeners, handy men, and pool maintenance people.
Lastly, staging porches and patios is very important. From family get-togethers to al outdoor meals, these are hot areas that receive plenty of use.
Begin your staging by doing a complete cleaning. Power wash patios, decks, and furniture to make dingy items look like new again. For furniture that could use a bit more care, give them a fresh paint job. Next, stage these areas for an event. Replace worn cushions and make an investment in a few selective outdoor accessories. A simple arrangement of glasses, candles, and even a fresh table setting might become the icing on your staging cake.
Caring for your home's outdoor living areas can sometimes make or even break a sale for you during the Summer months. Take all the advantages your home possesses.
Jul 28, 2011