Selling your house in the summer presents a great opportunity, particularly in 2020. Since some buyers put off their new home purchase this Spring, there are many more buyers looking for a house this Summer who want to get into their new house before the world fully opens up and the new school year begins.
If your home is staged to sell, you may have the opportunity to sell faster and for more money than you could get last summer or at a different time this year. As you prepare your house to sell this summer, there are a few things you can do to make a great impression on potential buyers and help them see the benefits of buying your house over something else.
Highlight the interior of your house if you’re selling in the Summer months. It gets hot in Carolina over the summer in the afternoon, so if potential buyers are looking at your home when the sun is out and it’s warm, they’ll spend most of their tour inside. Open the curtains to show off the sunlight that each room gets and turn the air conditioning to a cool and comfortable temperature to show that your house is light and bright, but not overly warm. If you aren’t quite sure how to bring attention to the great features of your home, that’s ok! Our professional staging team will do the work for you. Every Lewis and Kirk listing includes free staging services to make sure your house looks great for photos and for every showing.
Create curb appeal. Even though your buyers will spend most of their time inside, the first impression your house gives them should be a great one. Luckily, Summer is a great time for most yards in Carolina. The flowers in your garden should be healthy and blooming at their best. If not, give them a little extra water for 2-3 days before you begin showing your house so your yard looks its best for your potential buyers.
Talk about your community amenities. If your neighborhood has tennis courts, basketball courts, a pool, and parks for the neighborhood children, those are features that your potential buyers will want to drive or walk by on a tour of your house and neighborhood. Summer is a great time for buyers to see community amenities in use so they can see how much fun their own kids will have on the soccer fields or splash pad. If your buyers enjoy the neighborhood, that makes your house more attractive and more likely to get an offer.
Make the effort to show off the best of your house and community at a time when more buyers are looking for a home where they can see themselves spending a lot of time.
Enjoy the adventure!