It’s no secret that buyers are more motivated during the summer months, but as prices continue to rise and competition grows, sellers need to upscale their homes in order to close that deal. As the real estate season heats up, consider these tips to make your home stand out.
Enhance Curb Appeal
The first impression you give prospective buyers is essential. While it may take months to enhance the exterior appearance of your home, buyers can identify the curb appeal in just moments. This makes it imperative for homeowners to keep their properties up to par. Here’s your summer to-do-list for boosting your curb appeal:
- Keep the lawn freshly cut and any surrounding foliage well-trimmed.
- Wash and maintain the exterior of your house.
- Patch and seal the driveway.
- Touch up any areas needing paint.
- Consider adding additional outdoor amenities.
- Replace broken, malfunctioning, or outdated features.
- Spruce up your backyard and any outdoor living spaces.
- Check and clear your roof of any fallen debris.
A Summer Staging
There are some vital things to consider as you sell your property or hand it off to a trusted professional to stage for the summer season. Buyers need to feel comfortable and easily picture themselves living in this property. This requires a decluttered, clean, and open space. For Austin summers, this also means cranking that air conditioning. Provide a refreshing reprieve from the Texas heat with bright flowers, scented candles, and snacks or drinks. As a homeowner and real estate investor, you know your property inside and out. Highlight where that summer breeze flows through the house, and your buyers will instantly admire the property more.
Understand The Market
Summer means longer daylight hours, no school for kids, and hot temperatures. Apply this knowledge to your staging and selling efforts. Offer open houses after work hours to increase outreach, keep the location in pristine condition, and blast that A/C when needed. June through August also marks a red-hot season for real estate investors. In early summer, primarily June, buyers can be more slow-moving as they shop around and consider their options. Make your property the only option with your staging, curb appeal, and overall open house experience. As the final summer months come along, buyers will feel more pressure and will likely jump on opportunities.
Be mindful of the real estate market and what this means for your property, and buyers will thank you. Austin summers offer prime real estate opportunities for sellers as buyers become more interested in making a purchase. If you would like help upscaling your home this summer or are interested in knowing the market value of your home, contact us here or give us a call at (512) 563-5550.