Summer days are here. As you welcome in the sizzling sun and plan those family vacations, you may be thinking that this might be a great time to sell your home. After all, home prices are up in Hampton Roads and inventory is low. Why not take advantage of the best season to showcase your home? During summer, your home has the opportunity to shine its brightest. Your grass is greener, the trees and shrubs are covered in leaves, and your garden is in full bloom. Here’s how you can prepare your home for a hot selling season.
Add Value with Curb Appeal
Curb appeal can increase the value of your home. Keep buyers interested with an impressive exterior. Consider sprucing up the landscaping. Mow your lawn regularly and keep shrubs trimmed. Give your garden a refresh with new flowers. Wash the exterior of your home to get rid of any dirt and mildew.
Highlight Your Best Outdoor Spaces and Features
Set the right summertime mood by highlighting some of the best exterior features of your outdoor living space. If you have features that are high in demand like a pool or outdoor kitchen, make sure they are cleaned and functioning properly. Clean or update any outdoor seating. Create traffic patterns to guide guests through your outdoor living space for an inviting experience. Consider introducing color and texture with the use of flower pots of all shapes and sizes.
Make Minor Repairs
Summer is a great time to address those minor repairs you’ve been putting off. Fix light fixtures, update hardware, and consider giving areas in and around your home a fresh coat of paint.
Clean and Declutter
If you hit the snooze button to delay your spring cleaning, get back into the swing of things this summer. Clear out the junk and clutter that may take away from buyers seeing the best about your home. Don’t forget to address those areas you often ignore. Dust light fixtures, scrub baseboards, and wash your walls.
Connect with a Real Estate Agent
Once you have your home in tip-top shape, work with a real estate agent to get your home on the market. Navigating an abnormal market like we’re experiencing can be tricky if you try to go at it alone. Working with an agent puts you in the best position to sell your home for the best price. Check out these benefits of working with an experienced agent here.
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