Prime house hunting season is typically in the spring or summer months. Not only does this afford better weather for house hunting, but it is a great time to highlight your home during showings. Make the most of this time of year with these house selling tips:
Take Appealing Photos
Many home buyers first impression of your house is going to be the images you post online. Selling your home in the spring or the summer has the benefit of boosting curb appeal. This is ideal for pictures of the outside of the house. Be sure to groom the yard and flowerbeds before taking pictures for your listing.
These months are also a great time for indoor pictures because of the natural lighting. The right lighting can make pictures far more appealing, so be sure to take advantage of this bright time of year.
The warmer months are ideal to host showings of your home. Potential buyers are more likely to stop by your showing during the spring or summer then they are in the cold months of winter. Showings are a great way to get more people into your home, and will hopefully result in more offers.
While you’ve probably heard baking cookies is a great idea before showing a house, it may not be the best option during the summer. Having your oven on may make your home a bit too warm for comfort. Instead, serve cool refreshments. Have a pitcher of lemonade or sweet tea ready to serve, along with cool fruit. This can perk a potential buyer right up, and put them in a better mood. Especially after spending time outside.
Highlight Outdoor Features
Have a pool or a patio? What about a garden? The spring and summer beckon potential buyers out of doors, so it is important that all of these areas are beautiful and appealing. Be sure to clean out your pool and pick up any pool toys that might be lying around. If you have pets, be sure your backyard is picked up and can be walked in without incident. And set your patio up to be appealing with the right furniture and some potted plants.
You don’t always have to do just a whole lot to a home, but you do want to be sure things everything is as clean and manicured as possible. This gives you potential buyers the ability to imagine themselves in the space.
Bring Light and Color Indoors
The summer and spring months have the bonus of being bright and colorful. Use this to your advantage. Bring natural light indoors by making sure all of your blinds are open. This will make the home feel bigger and more appealing. Use a bright color or two to liven up the house and show its potential. These bright colors will put potential buyers in a happier mood.
Using these tips can help you make the most of the house hunting season when showing your house. This time of year can bring competitive buyers and you want to be sure your home is putting its best foot forward.
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