Summer is a great time to put your house on the market. The weather is warm and road conditions are good, so buyers are more willing to be out house-hunting this time of year. Using these easy, low-cost tips will ensure that your home makes a great impression on potential buyers.
- Declutter. This is the first step to staging a house to sell. You will be moving soon (hopefully!) so get a head start and begin to get rid of things you no longer want and pack up things that you don’t need for awhile like winter clothing or any large collections. A cluttered house or even cluttered closets will appear much smaller than they actually are. Clearing out the clutter will give the appearance of more space and will make your home easier to clean on short notice.
- Clean. This may seem obvious, but one of the best things you can do is clean your house from top to bottom – do this before your agent comes to take listing photos. A clean, organized house tells buyers that your home is well-maintained and doesn’t contain any nasty surprises waiting to be found.
- Rearrange your furniture. Simply rearranging your furniture can go a long way toward opening up a room and giving the house a better feel.
- Clean up your yard. In summer, the yard can make or break a potential buyer’s opinion of your home. You can make your yard look its best by making sure it remains watered, mown, and weeded. Pots full of flowers are an easy way to add some color to your yard without much effort. Potted flowers can also make your doorway more inviting and will create a great first impression.