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Residential Real Estate
Jun 15, 2015

Top Tips For Summer Sellers

Sponsored Content provided by Neal Johnson - Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate

Did you know that 50 percent of homes are sold in the summer? When you think about it, it makes sense. The kids are on summer break, so moving won’t interrupt their studies. Most industries tend to slow down in July and August, so taking a week off to pack up your house is usually feasible. And even though the temperatures may be lingering around 100 or so degrees, moving in the heat of summer is much better than trying to carry boxes back and forth during an ice-storm or a blizzard.
 
On the other hand, if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market this summer, you can’t rely on statistics alone. No matter the season, there are a number of things you can do to increase the odds that someone will fall in love with your home and make the offer you’ve been dreaming of. Below are some of our top tips for selling a home in the summer. Give them a try and the next time a potential buyer walks through your front door, you’ll be as cool as a cucumber.

  1. Keep up with landscaping. They say first impressions are everything, and they’re right, especially in the summer. While your yard has the potential to look wonderful and inviting in the summer thanks to green grass and blooming flowers, it also has the potential to look like an overgrown mess if you don’t stay on top of your landscaping. Mow your lawn every week and make sure the lawn is watered. Taking the time to give your yard some extra TLC will take your home to the next level. 
     
  2. Create an inviting outdoor space. Do you have a deck or patio? Give it quick makeover with some new outdoor throw pillows, a freshly scrubbed grill, and a few potted plants. Replace your ragged umbrella, and throw a cheery checkered tablecloth on the table. Helping buyers see the potential of an outdoor space they can enjoy all summer long might just help seal the deal.
     
  3. Crank down the air conditioning. As soon as your guests step from a hot and humid afternoon and into your cool and comfortable home, they’ll feel a sense of relief and happiness, which is what you want! So throw caution to the wind and set the AC down a few extra notches. Does your AC only work sometimes, or not at all? Get it fixed before a showing or wait until the fall, when things cool down. It will be very hard to sell your home if potential buyers melt into a puddle.
     
  4. Keep swimming pools and gardens in good working order.  If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, make sure it’s cleaned regularly, even if you’re not using it. Crystal-clear water that’s free of debris will look cool and inviting, while a green-tinged swamp will send the wrong message. The same goes for garden beds. You might have skipped planting tomatoes and peppers since you’re anticipating a move, but keep those beds weeded and mulched. Better yet, throw a handful of wildflower seeds in there for a few extra blooms.
     
  5. How about a nice cool drink? A little hospitality can go a long way. While this is true in any season, it’s especially effective in the summer. Bottles of water, a pitcher of fresh lemonade, or even a glass of chilled white wine will give potential buyers a reason to stick around.  
If you’re thinking of selling your home this summer, Network Real Estate can help. Contact us today, and we’ll make selling your home so easy, it’ll feel like a summer vacation.

Neal Johnson is a CMCA, CRB, CNE and GRI-certified, licensed real estate broker at Network Real Estate, which has exclusively served a high volume of property sales and purchases in the greater Wilmington area for more than 30 years. With offices at College Road, Historic Downtown and Pleasure Island, Network’s brokers are widespread and well-versed in this marketplace, making Network a preferred real estate company for first-home buyers and beyond.
 

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