When selling your property in summer, take a look at these helpful tips to ensure that you promote your property successfully and get the best sale price for your home.
Take a look at the market
Before putting your property on the market, it is important to take a look at the current state of the market, whether it is in a boom or whether it is slowing down. By taking a look at the market before you decide to sell, you will have a clearer understanding of what properties similar to yours are selling for as well as what you will be able to afford to buy.
In an ideal world, you will want to see your property match or exceed the sale price of already sold properties on the market. Start taking a look at desirable features which may have increased the price of a home similar to yours.
Another way to get a good sense of the state of the market is by attending local open homes. By doing this, you will get a glimpse of how successful properties are presented as well as a glimpse into the good and the not-so-good real estate agents that operate in your area.
When vetting a real estate agent, take notice of their communication style and ability, whether they are proactive or not and whether or not they are able to answer any of your questions about the property.
Clean up and declutter
When it comes time for you to put your property on the market, cleaning up and decluttering is one of the first steps you should take to creating a market-ready home. Take this opportunity to get rid of any junk, toys, old furniture or other items which have accumulated in your home – who knows, you may even be able to make some extra cash selling these items.
The idea behind decluttering before you put your property on the market is that potential buyers are more likely to think positively about your home if it is well-maintained as well as the fact that less clutter gives the impression of more space.
Whilst you are in your decluttering frenzy, give your property a good, thorough clean. This could include hiring a professional to clean carpets, gutters or hard to reach windows. After all, you want your property to sparkle on inspection day.
Create a fantastic first impression
When selling in any particular season, you have to work out how to make that season work for you. As summer is the season when people are wanting to relax, cool off and make memories with friends and family, showcase your home as one which could facilitate all of these things. If your property features a swimming pool, large bi-folding doors or an expansive outdoor entertaining area, ensure that your marketing strategy promotes these features.
On inspection day, make sure to open all of your windows to create airflow throughout your property and turn on fans to enhance this breezy feeling. Giving potential buyers a pleasant inspection experience will make them more likely to put in an offer on your property.