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  • Writer's pictureErin Meharg

Summertime Tips For Staging Your Home For Sale

Updated: Jun 19

Are you thinking of selling your home this summer? It can be difficult to make your home look its best in the summertime heat. With these summertime tips, your home will be ready to hit the market this summer. From keeping your home cool and comfortable to adding a splash of summer style, you will find these tips very useful. Grab your sunscreen and a cold drink, and let’s get started!

Maximize Curb Appeal In The Heat

Maximizing your curb appeal in the heat may take a bit of extra effort, but it can be well worth it in the end. Follow these home tips to make sure your home is looking its best from the outside:

  1. Water your lawn and plants regularly. Nothing is worse than brown, dead grass or wilted flowers.

  2. Keep your lawn mowed and trimmed. Overgrown grass can make your home look unkempt.

  3. Plant flowers or add potted plants near the front door to add color and life.

  4. Keep the front porch clean and free of clutter. Sweeping away cobwebs and debris is an easy way to instantly improve your curb appeal.

  5. Repaint your front door or add a pop of color with a new doormat.

When potential buyers pull up to your home, they want to feel excited and intrigued. An overgrown lawn or unappealing entryway is not a good way to attract buyers. Don’t underestimate the power of a little curb appeal, as it can be the key to selling your home. Remember, it’s all about making a good first impression. By implementing these home tips, you can ensure that potential buyers will have a great first impression of your home.

Brightening Up Your Home

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Brighten Up Your Home

Keep in mind the importance of brightening up your space, when staging your home for sale during the summertime. To help you make the most of the summer sunshine, we’ve gathered some top summertime tips on how to let the light in and brighten up your home.

  1. Start with your windows – Summer is the perfect time to showcase your home’s natural light. Make sure that all curtains, blinds and shades are pulled up or open to let the sunshine in. Remove any heavy drapes or dark window treatments to make the most of the light.

  2. Lighten up your walls – Consider repainting any dark or heavily pigmented walls in your home. Opt for light, neutral colors that will reflect light and create a brighter, more open atmosphere.

  3. Swap out your light fixtures – Brighten up your home by replacing old, dim lighting fixtures with newer, brighter ones. Choose fixtures that will provide plenty of light and are visually appealing.

  4. Add some mirrors – Strategically placed mirrors can reflect natural light and make a room feel brighter and more open. Hang them on walls opposite windows to maximize the effect.

  5. Add some plants – Bring some natural light into your home by adding some indoor plants. Plants can not only add visual interest, but also help to purify the air in your home.

These simple summertime tips can help you to brighten up your home and create a positive atmosphere for potential buyers. By letting the light in, you can showcase your home in its best possible light and help to make a lasting impression on anyone who walks through the door.

Create An Inviting Atmosphere

You can create an inviting atmosphere for potential buyers with these home tips. Summertime is the perfect season for selling a home, and making buyers comfortable during an open house can go a long way in getting that bid you’re hoping for. The key to making your home inviting during a hot day is to ensure that the temperature is not too hot or too cold. Drafts should also be sealed, so there are no surprises during the event. We suggest contacting a home heating and cooling specialist for a checkup before the event. They will be able to make sure your home’s air conditioning is running correctly, and if there are any problems, they can fix them quickly.

Making your home feel welcoming during the showing is a great way to speak to potential buyers without saying a word. Whenever possible, let in fresh air and natural light. This not only helps your home smell fresher but also makes it feel more spacious and inviting. How a house looks, and smells is crucial to potential buyers. It’s important to have a clean, fresh scent in your home, and it’s also important to ensure that the home is clutter-free. With these summertime tips, your home is sure to have an inviting cool atmosphere.

Emphasize Outdoor Living Spaces

The outdoor living space is just as important as the indoor living space. You do not need to spend a lot of money, just give your outdoor space a good cleaning and using what you have to spruce it up. Potted plants are an easy quick way to update your outdoor space. In addition to updating your outdoor space, be sure to showcase any outdoor amenities such as a pool, deck, or barbecue area by setting up an outdoor seating area with some fun summertime accessories. These summertime tips will help potential buyers envision themselves enjoying their new home in the warm months. Don’t forget to highlight any shade trees or garden areas as well. Incorporating outdoor living spaces in your staging will make your home feel larger and more appealing.

Check out our blog posts “Is Your Patio Ready for Summer? Part 1″ & “Is Your Patio Ready for Summer Part 2” for more information on this topic!

Keep It Clean And Organized, Despite The Heat

By following these home tips, you’ll be able to keep your home clean and organized despite the summer heat, making it easier to sell your home quickly and efficiently. School is out which means you may have kids at home. Though showing a house may seem difficult when kids are home, this might be a good time to get the kids on board with keeping the house clean. Therefore, assigning certain tasks (that is age appropriate) to each child . Get them excited about this move by getting them involved.

Clean-Out & Organize

This would also be a great time to go through each room and do a closet clean-out. Think of it this way, the more you get rid of, the less you have to pack up/or unpack when you move! It’s a win-win situation! Another tip to keep your home clean and organized in the summer heat is to invest in some storage solutions. Utilize baskets and bins to store summer essentials like beach towels and pool toys. Clear off surfaces like countertops and tables to give your home a clean and airy feel. Finally, don’t forget to clean regularly to avoid the buildup of dust.

With these summertime tips, you can make sure your home looks and feels its best, even in the hottest months of the year. By maximizing curb appeal, brightening up your home, creating an inviting atmosphere, emphasizing outdoor living spaces, and keeping everything clean and organized, you’ll be sure to impress potential buyers. When you are ready, be sure to give Summit Cove Realty a call, we are ready to sell your home!

Check Out Our Next Blog Post: Tuesday, June 13, 2023!

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