seasons for buying and selling homes are typically in the spring or summer. It
can be tricky to sell your home during the summertime because families are on
vacation, school-aged children require attention, and summer activities are in
full swing. Buyers and sellers alike are often too distracted with the fun yet
busy summer months. However, all is not lost. Buyers are still looking and our
team at Inhabit Real Estate Group is here to help you successfully sell your
house. If you plan to sell your house this summer, we have several tips that will attract more buyers.
1. Cut Your Grass Twice a Week
Because grass grows
faster during the summer, you’ll
need to mow your lawn more often – maybe even twice a week. A fresh-cut
lawn helps potential buyers focus on the house, not the amount of upkeep the
2. Manage Your Flower Beds
A beautiful flower
bed increases the curb appeal of
your home. Curb appeal is your first impression – make it a good one! You can
make your home more inviting by scattering mulch, trimming hedges, and planting
3. Enhance Your Entrance
Keep the walkway
swept and decorate your porch. Even something simple like bright pillows on a
porch swing or planters on either side of the patio draws people in. Update
your welcome mat or place a sign next to your front door that says “welcome
the Interior Fresh
1. Use Natural Light
Dark rooms feel
smaller, so take advantage of long summer days and pull back curtains and raise
the blinds. You can even tape the string from raised blinds and shades
underneath. If you’re trying to hide the neighbor’s trash can or something
undesirable on the other side of the window, you don’t pull back the curtains
completely. It’s best to partially open curtains or raise blinds so that
natural light still streams into the room.
2. Stage with Summer Decor
Bright hues of blue
and yellow might not be your style, but staging your home for the buyer is an
excellent way to increase your odds of selling. Remove dark-colored accent
pillows and area rugs. Instead, decorate your house with vivid summer colors and
mixed metals to give it a fresh, inviting look.
3. Use Natural Fragrances
Give a pop of color
to your kitchen or bedrooms by placing a vase of bright summer flowers. The
natural fragrance will also help
your home smell fresh without the use of a spray that, let’s be honest, only
lasts for a few minutes and makes buyers wonder what smells you’re trying to
1. Offer Snacks and Beverages
Consider filling up
your sink with ice and water bottles or cans of soda to offer potential buyers.
Set out a plate of cookies or light snacks to make families feel right at home.
2. Stage Outdoor Living Spaces
cornhole games and barbeques in the backyard, popsicles, and sprinklers with
the kids. So, try to create a space where potential buyers can imagine hosting
friends and family for outdoor dinners and birthday parties.
3. Keep Your House Cool
Before a showing,
lower the air conditioning just below your comfort level. Buyers will stay in
your house longer if they are cool. You don’t want a potential buyer
overlooking your house simply because it was stuffy and warm.