Summer will be here in just a few short weeks and that means that school will be out too. Many families will be placing their home up for sale and that means that more homes will be available to purchase in the area. It also could mean that you too are thinking of selling your home to move into a larger home or maybe a home closer to the beach. We understand that it can be overwhelming to place your home up for sale anytime of the year but can be a little more stressful during the summer month. With the kids out of school it means that showing a home can be more challenging. But don’t allow it to especially with the help of our Brunswick County agents to help you through the process. Let’s look at a few helpful tips that can make selling your home this summer a little less challenging.
A key component to selling your home is making a few changes to update the curb appeal to your home. It is the first thing that the buyers will see when they come to an open house or even a private showing. Some of the items that you want to spruce up is your lawn and the flower beds. If your lawn looks a little dry, then we suggest that you water it for a half hour each day to liven it up some. Next item to do is to make sure the bushes near the house are neatly trimmed and the flower beds have been given a little makeover. Touch up any outdoor paint on the exterior of your home as well. This can help you in the long run when you are selling your home.
Another important thing that you must remember to do is to keep your home cool especially during the summer. For anyone living in the south, this is a very important thing to do when you have your home on the market. The potential homebuyers want to make sure that you’re a/c can withstand the heat and the home is efficient enough too. To add a little something to help keep your home at the top of the potential homebuyers list is to upgrade your thermostat to a smart thermostat. This can not only help with your own electric bill during the summer months but will help them with keeping the cost down as well once they purchase the home. Adding one at first may seem a little costly but we can promise you that in the long run can help save a lot of money on your cooling and heating costs.
When you sell a home, you may think that everything is going to stay where it is, but we suggest that you depersonalize your home. Many sellers don’t take this into consideration, but it is important. You don’t want everyone who is coming to see your home to see how many children you have or what their names may be. Make sure you take down all the family portraits and take those reports cards down off the fridge. While it may seem silly to do this, but you are allowing the potential homebuyers to visualize this as their space. Pack those items up and put them in a safe space where it will be easy for you to find for your new home.
When you think of staging a home, you probably think of the many shows you’ve seen on the television. Staging a home is something that not a lot of people think about, but it can mean a difference when it comes to selling your home quickly. Placing bright flowers around the outside of the home that are perfect for the summer season and placing a bouquet on the dining room table is inviting. Have a few summer themed pillows placed on the couch or on the patio furniture to show how the home can look and make it stand out. No matter how much or how little amount you put into staging the home, it can help you sell your home a little faster.
While it seems like it’s overwhelming to place your home on the market during the summer, we figured these were the best ones to help you. If you are in the market for a new home in the Brunswick County area, give us a call today. We look forward to helping you and your family find your forever home!