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Six Tips For Unloading Your Home This Summer

 

Summer may not be known as being the best time to list your home on the market, but current housing market conditions have many prospective buyers on the hunt for listed properties. By using these six tips, you can attract buyers.

Summer may not be known as being the best time to list your home on the market, but current housing market conditions have many prospective buyers on the hunt for listed properties. By using these six tips, you can attract buyers.

1. Keep it tidy - If you are still living in your home, make sure to clean up after your summer fun, as sand and dirt from playing at the beach and park can be easily tracked around. While showcasing your home's outdoor amenities is important, if evidence of a barbecue is present, potential buyers may be turned off by the mess. Be sure to designate a storage space for last minute items to hide, to prevent your house from looking cluttered.

2. Stage and depersonalize - Real estate experts strongly suggest staging your home with a gender-friendly style, as you never know who may be coming to your open house. This means you should also remove some personal items, such as an oversized collection of family photos. If your home is filled with furniture, be sure the sizes and shapes complement the room and its purpose, and consider moving some items around or into storage to make your home appear more spacious.

3. Leave the air conditioning on - Even if you are trying to save on your monthly utility bills, make sure your home is a comfortable temperature before prospective buyers come to visit. When it's hot outside, the last thing buyers will want is to stay in a warm house, which could result in them skimming over some major features of your home.

4. Don't forget curb appeal - There are countless ways you can spruce up the outside of your home to leave a good first impression with buyers visiting your open house or even those driving by. You could keep it simple by making sure your yard is watered and freshly cut, or make minor fixes such as repainting the front door or switching out hardware. If you have a flower garden, make sure they are seasonal, while easy-to-maintain plants are more desirable.

5. Leave it to your agent- When selling your home, you should enlist the help of a real estate agent. Not only will they help market your home to a larger number of potential buyers, but many host your open house. Take a day for a mini-vacation to get your family out of the home while buyers are visiting, as your presence may make some visitors uncomfortable when asking certain questions about the property.

6. Let in some light - One benefit to listing your home for sale in the summer is the sunny days, so be sure to showcase the windows that let in natural light during your open house. Be sure blinds are clean before opening them and push draperies to the side. In darker rooms, be sure to leave the lights on.

For consumers interested in new homes for sale in Florida, it's important they know how to move through the process. GL Homes can help consumers know what the latest trends are for homes in Florida so they know exactly what they want in their new home.