1. Keep It Tidy
You want your house looking pristine, especially since summer is generally a buyer’s market. Mow the lawn at least twice a week (or however often it takes to keep it looking nice). Make sure the bushes are trimmed, the flowerbed is mulched and the driveway is clean. If you have time, you may even want to consider a new coat of paint. The more welcoming your home looks, the more buyers you will attract.
2. Show Off Summer Living
You want your potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. Summer is a great time to do that! Open up the windows, take down the curtains and let the natural light in. While the prevailing advice is to have the home smell like fresh-baked cookies, consider a lighter scent, such as fresh roses, for summer showings. Perhaps most importantly, keep the house cool; no one wants to walk into a hot, stuffy house in the middle of the summer.
3. Treat Your Visitors Right
Because summer is a hectic time, potential buyers may not be able to make it over until around dinner time. Be accommodating and flexible with viewing hours. In addition, while you have potential buyers in your home, offer them summertime refreshments. Strawberry lemonade and cucumber sandwiches are always refreshing, but even grilling hot dogs could help visitors imagine their own summer traditions in the home.
Chances are, it will likely be more difficult to sell your house in the summer than in the spring or fall. But, by showing potential buyers that they are the most important piece of the puzzle, your home may sell faster than you think. If you are ready to list your property as one of the homes for sale in Henry County and beyond, trust the Dottie & Kate Team to get your house sold!