Top Tips for Selling your Home in Summer
As the warmer and sunnier months come round, everything starts to look brighter and better. Gardens look their best and we all start to make the most of the longer daylight hours too. So, if you are thinking of selling your home, why not do it this summer?
In this blog post we share our top tips for selling your home in summer. We want to help you make your home stand out for all the right reasons. This way it will sell for the best possible price.
We all know how important first impressions are and it’s exactly the same for your home. The front of your house needs to be as clean and tidy as possible. Give your front door a quick clean and weed your driveway. Some colourful plants and flowers out the front of your home will help too. Even if you don’t have a front garden, you could have some pots or hanging baskets for example. All these things will brighten the look of your home, boost your kerb appeal and make your home look more attractive to potential house buyers in Peterborough.
Homes that have great outdoor spaces are always in high demand during the summer months. It really can be as simple as a neat and freshly cut lawn just to set the scene. Make your garden look lived in, loved and enjoyed. This can be done with outdoor dining furniture set up or a BBQ in the garden. Create a garden that potential buyers can imagine themselves enjoying. Things like chairs, flowers, cushions and candles can make a big difference to the look and feel of your garden.
Every home has small things that are broken. We all say we will get round to sorting them one day, but other stuff just gets in the way. When you are selling your home in summer, you need to get these little things fixed. Whether it is a stiff garden gate, a wobbly patio stone, dripping tap, squeaky floorboards or peeling paint. These are all quick fixes that will really boost the appeal of your home.
Have your windows professionally cleaned before selling your home is always recommended. However, clean windows on a home are never more visible and obvious than in the summer months. If you are selling your home in summer, we would recommend you increase the number of times your windows are cleaned. Make sure they are cleaned for the photos of your home, but also for viewings. Not only will it help your home look great from the outside, but it will also let extra natural light into your home so it will look brighter and more spacious too.
Whichever season you are selling your home, you should accessorise for the season. For example, fluffy blankets on sofas during the colder months, and festive decorations at Christmas. When selling your home in summer you could have pots of herbs on the windowsill, a glass bowl of lemons, brightly coloured throws and a vase of freshly cut flowers. These things will all help brighten your home for stunning photos of your property. However, don’t forget that less is more. You don’t want to overcrowd windowsills, worktops and your home.
Need help selling your home in Peterborough this summer? Call our team of friendly estate agents now.