1.) Prepare the Exterior Of The Home For The Summer
- Not only do you have to keep the lawn mowed, you also have to keep it watered to avoid a burnt grass.
- Speaking of water- keep those plants watered, too!
- Mulch the flower beds
- Touch up any exterior peeling paint
- Paint and/or clean up the front door
- Seal the driveway
2.) Highlight Outdoor Living Space
Since we’re discussing the exterior of a home, another excellent tip for selling a home during the summer is to focus on the outdoor living space. Many buyers put a premium on a great outdoor living space so highlighting the outdoor space is a great way to impress potential buyers. One of the best staging tips is to help buyers envision themselves spending time relaxing outside.
If you’re home has an incredible outdoor BBQ or a large patio, make sure it’s staged! Showcasing to a buyer how amazing a homes' outdoor living space is for entertaining friends and family will have buyers lining up with a purchase offer in hand.
3.) Keep the Home Cool
One of the most important tips for selling a home during the summer is to make sure to keep the home cool, at least while the home is being looked at by potential buyers. If your home is not equipped with a central air conditioning unit, it’s still important to focus on keeping your home cool.
If your home is equipped with central AC, make sure it’s performing efficiently and has been serviced recently by a professional HVAC technician. One of the biggest reasons to have a home inspection is to ensure the homes HVAC systems are working properly, so if a home’s central AC unit isn’t, it’s another potential red flag for a buyer.