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3 Tips For Selling Your Home In The Summer

by Arnold Gomez

Selling a house during the summer months can be a little bit trickier than selling during the spring or fall. During the summer, families often take vacations, kids are out of school and need to be entertained, and weekends are often filled with the fun summer activities that everyone looks forward to. However, if you have to list your house for sale during the summer, it doesn't mean that it won't sell--you may just need to be a little more proactive and ensure that your home stands out to the potential buyers looking for a home over the summer months. Use the following tips to help sell your home during the summer:

1. Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal

One of the good things about the warm summer months is the fact that things tend to grow well. Thus, if you're listing your home during the summer, take advantage of the weather and make sure that your front yard landscaping pops. Stay on top of mowing your lawn regularly so that it looks lush and green and invest in some colorful flowering plants. Adding flower boxes and a brightly colored welcome mat by the front door can also add visual appeal. The exterior of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see, so make sure that your house makes a good impression.

2. Keep the Temperature in Your Home Comfortable

When you're selling your home during the summer months, it is essential to make sure that your home is cool and comfortable any time you may have a showing. If your home has air conditioning, make sure that you keep your thermostat set at a temperature that will feel cool and refreshing when potential buyers walk through the door. In the event that your home does not have air conditioning, open the windows in the early morning hours to cool down your home and keep it cool all day long.

3. Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces

Summer is the perfect time to highlight your outdoor living spaces so potential buyers can see how great living in your home can be. Make sure that your patio is furnished and inviting. If you have the space in your yard, consider adding an outdoor dining set so potential buyers can imagine dining al fresco. Between the pleasantly warm weather and a beautiful backyard that is an extension of indoor living space, you're sure to hook buyers if they see a great place to spend outside. 

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