Selling Your Home in the Summer: 5 Reasons It’s Ideal
by Lino Arci
on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 12:38pm.
Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may be wondering about the best time of year to do it. While conventional wisdom says that spring is ideal, that’s not always the case. There are actually some major advantages to putting your home on the market during the summer. With a bit of planning, selling during the hottest months can make for a quick, profitable, and low-stress experience.
If you’re trying to decide when to sell your home, here are five reasons to consider the summer...
1) It’s a great time for curb appeal
No doubt about it: homes tend to show well in the summer. The grass is green, the sky is blue, and the sun is lighting up every inch of your property. It all makes for fantastic curb appeal—which is important, since buyers will be greeted by your home’s exterior before they ever step inside. To make a great first impression, focus on your front lawn and entranceway. Care for your grass, tend to your shrubs, and add extra visual appeal with summer flowers.
2) The weather is great for renovations
Most properties require some small improvements before they can go on the market. Whether your power washing your front steps or replacing your siding, you're bound to spend some of your home-prep time outdoors. Fortunately, warm summer weather will make your job easier and more enjoyable. As a bonus, the bright sunlight will help you get the best possible view of your work—which means you can really focus on the details.
3) People are outside
While it’s true that most buyers are looking at listings online, you shouldn’t forget about appealing to pedestrians. A beautiful, well-tended home with a “for sale” sign out front is bound to attract attention—especially when the weather is nice. Whether it’s a neighbourhood couple jogging or a family out for a weekend bike ride, the people who will ultimately buy your home might just notice it while they’re enjoying the summer sun.
4) Buyers are in the market
One of the best reasons to put your home on the market in the summer is because there are a lot of buyers out looking. Many people take time off from work during these months, which makes it a great period for them to attend showings and focus on making a major purchase. Summer is also an ideal time for families to move, since the kids are on break and many parents would like to settle into a new place before school starts up again.
5) You may have more time
There's a good chance that you’ll be taking at least some of your vacation days during the summer. In addition to enjoying the gorgeous weather, you can use this time to find a great real estate professional, prepare your home for the market, and consider the details of any offers you receive. There’s no doubt that selling a property can be complicated. The good news is, if you set aside the time to do it right (and accept the guidance of an experienced agent), you’ll be well positioned to make a successful summer sale.
Getting ready to sell your house? Reach out today to learn how we can help you prepare your property for the market—and get the best return possible!