Spring and early summer are busy times in real estate – studies show that more people are in the market to buy a house during this time of year (The Balance). If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market this summer, consider the following ideas that will help your home stand out to potential buyers.
Maximize Curb Appeal
Take advantage of the season and get your front and back yards looking their best. Rake leaves, weed gardens, and mow the lawn to attract the attention of potential buyers. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, brightening up your front garden can be easy with potted plants and flowers. Another great tip – mow your lawn diagonally to make your yard appear larger.
Combat heat-related lethargy by having the air conditioning on in your home when showing on a hot day. Potential buyers will think of your house as a refuge from the oppressive heat – and they may spend more time at the open house to enjoy the cool air.
On the other hand, if it’s not blistering hot out, open up the windows and let the fresh air fill each room. This will lighten up your home, creating an airy, open atmosphere, making it appear larger and more spacious.
It goes without saying that walking into a house that smells amazing makes a great first-impression. For the summer, create a bright atmosphere by using fresh scents such as citrus or cotton. Create a spa-like ambience with scents such as lavender or eucalyptus. Candles, air fresheners, and flowers are inexpensive and effective ways to entice potential buyers.
If it’s especially hot out, keep a cooler with chilled bottled water available for guests. This thoughtful gesture is sure to leave a lasting impression on buyers. It also shows them you’re well prepared.