Most people know that spring and summer are the most popular seasons for selling a home. There are more buyers in the market this time of year, which also means there are more sellers and more competition. Here are some summer home staging tips to help you compete with the extra competition, sell your home faster, and for top dollar.
People enjoy being outside in the sunshine, especially during the summer months, so be sure to let as much natural light into your home as possible. Clean all of your windows and screens. Trim trees and bushes and remove any obstructions blocking natural light from the windows. Add lamps or install lighting to brighten up any dark corners and rooms throughout your home.
The cheerful summer season is a great time to add colorful outdoor flowers to enhance your curb appeal and make a great first impression. You can either plant flowers as an addition to your landscaping or buy some potted flowers to set around your front door. Be sure to add some potted flowers and colorful accents inside your home, too. Make sure your grass is green and healthy looking and consider adding an extra splash of vivid color by painting your front door and mailbox.
Now is the time to really show off your outdoor areas like patios, balconies, porches, and decks. Get buyers really excited and let them imagine themselves enjoying spending time outdoors. Stage your outdoor areas with chairs, tables, and seating areas. Add some colorful accents to highlight and intensify the summer spirit.
Although most people will want to spend lots of time outdoors in the summer, make sure they know they will be able to cool off when they are ready to come inside. Keep the indoor temperatures comfortable and circulate the air. Think about leaving out a pitcher of ice water or iced tea with some colorful paper cups and a sign inviting potential buyers to help themselves.
Thinking about selling your Vermont home this summer? Contact RE/MAX Four Seasons and learn how we can help!