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Selling your home this summer

Posted on 8 July 2024
Selling your home this summer

Is summer a good time to sell?

Selling your house in the summer can be advantageous, as the property market typically experiences increased activity during this season.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of this opportunity and ensure a successful sale:

Enhance Kerb Appeal

Tidy Up the Exterior: Ensure your lawn is mowed, hedges are trimmed, and any walkways are clear and clean.
Plant Flowers: Add colourful flowers to your garden beds or in pots around the entrance to create an inviting first impression.
Paint and Clean: Consider giving the front door a fresh coat of paint and clean any exterior surfaces, such as windows and siding, to make your home look well-maintained.

Light and Airy Interiors

Maximize Natural Light: Open curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible. Clean windows to enhance the effect. 
Use Light Colours: Decorate with light, neutral colours to make spaces feel larger and more inviting.
Declutter: Keep spaces clean and uncluttered to enhance the airy feel of your home.

Showcase Outdoor Living Spaces

Stage Outdoor Areas: Set up outdoor furniture, cushions, and accessories to highlight patios, decks, or gardens. Make these spaces look like relaxing areas where buyers can enjoy the summer weather.
Clean and Maintain: Ensure all outdoor spaces are clean and in good repair, including any outdoor lighting, furniture, and garden features.

Introduce Summer Scents

Fresh Scents: Use subtle, fresh scents like citrus, lavender, or fresh-cut flowers. Avoid overpowering fragrances that might deter buyers.
Natural Ventilation: Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate, creating a more inviting atmosphere.
Good Ventilation: Ensure all rooms are well-ventilated to avoid stuffiness, especially on hot days.

Highlight Summer Features

Outdoor Amenities: Emphasize features like a barbecue area, or proximity to parks and recreational facilities.
Seasonal Benefits: Highlight the advantages of your home in the summer, such as a sunroom, shaded garden area, or energy-efficient cooling systems.

By following these tips, you can make your property stand out in the summer market, appealing to potential buyers and increasing your chances of a successful sale.