Don’t you just love watching HGTV shows? They can be really beneficial to watch while trying to prepare your home for a sale, as there are many clever design inspirations. While we don’t recommend any major renovations before a sale, we do believe in the importance of staging or cleaning up your property. Not only should the interior of the house be decluttered and spruced up, but the exterior should be as well, especially during the hot months.
Each season has its benefits when selling a property, and HGTV gives some helpful tips for selling your home in the summer that we at One Realty Group agree with.
Highlight your outdoor areas. This is your outdoor space's chance to shine. Clean your deck, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen, and repaint or make repairs if necessary. No deck? Arrange chairs or outdoor furniture in your yard to create the illusion of an outdoor room. Make necessary repairs to your home's exterior, including your siding and windows.
Play up the pool. A pool is a huge selling point during the sweltering days of summer. Keep yours clean and debris-free, and create a seating area near the pool where buyers can imagine themselves floating through the cool water.
Spruce up your landscaping. Make sure your lawn and flower beds aren't languishing in the summer heat. Add pops of color to your entryway with potted plants.
Add value and security with lighting. Frame your walkways and driveways with lights for a stylish touch.
Don't skimp on the air conditioning. House hunters will want to escape the heat so make sure your home is nice and cool. Set the thermostat at a comfortable level, so it doesn't feel like an ice box either.
Provide refreshments. Even though you likely won't be home for a showing, greet buyers like you would party guests. During the dog days of summer, set out a cool pitcher of lemonade for buyers. Anything you can do to make them linger a little longer can only help you sell.
Hgtv. "Adapt Your Home to Its Selling Season." HGTV. HGTV, 14 Apr. 2015. Web. 17 July 2017.
These tips are a great place to start if you’re considering selling your home. However, there is one really important suggestion that we want to make.
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