7 tips to help your home sell this summer
The summer is here. The weather is hotting up and you are wanting to move. Everywhere looks brighter, everybody’s garden is looking its best. The question is what can you do to look better. How can you help your home sell? Here are my 7 top tips for the summer months!
1. Cut your lawn
Very simple but often overlooked or forgotten about. A neat lawn makes your home stand out. It enhances your garden. A freshly cut lawn makes your home looked love. Families viewing your house can imagine the kids playing out. Cut your lawn for your photo’s but please also keep it freshly cut for viewings!
2. Make your house look pretty
I often talk to sellers about kerb appeal. Only this week I have a had young man roll his eyes at me and told me I was going all girly! But girly sells. Pretty sells. If you don’t have a front garden dress the front of your home with a flowering window box or hanging basket. Just so you know, he has followed my advice!
3. Show your front door some love
Imagine that your buyer arrives early and they stood waiting at your front door. What do they see? This is one of the first impressions buyers have of your home. My suggestion is make sure your door is clean off traffic grime. If it’s wooden I would repaint it. Make sure your door number and letter box shine. Check that your doorbell is working!
4. Bring out your Summer wardrobe
My parents used to have a winter set of curtains ( thick heavy and warm ) and a summer set which were much lighter in both material and colour. Looking back their curtains were to do with keeping the warmth in, however the idea is still great. We have clothes for winter and summer. Let’s do the same with your home. Brighten it up with light floaty curtains. Swap the cushions for lighter, brighter fabrics. Inject colour. Make your home scream Summer!
5. Accessorize your kitchen
Everyone seems to be on a health kick in the summer so let’s make your kitchen look healthy too.
Grow your own herbs on your kitchen windowsill. Fill a vase with limes and lemons. Add zesty looking accessories (Joseph has some fab ones). Make your kitchen look like summer!
Remember to keep it looking sparkling clean. That means a gleaming oven and shiny taps too!
6. Wash those windows
Clean windows are a simple but most effective tip. If you need to employ a window cleaner to pop by every 2 weeks. We want the light to stream in and enhance your home. You don’t want the sun shine to show every speck of dirt. Buyers often will stand at the window to admire the view. Don’t let them be distracted!
7. Your outside space
Make the most of whatever outside space you have. If you have a garden you are a very lucky. Gardens are high up on wish lists with viewers this Summer. If you only have a back yard though please don’t despair. Steal a march on the competition. Add colour with plants and tree’s in tubs.
If you haven’t got one buy a small outside table and chairs. You could paint the walls to brighten it up and give it a mediterranean feel. I want you to create a space where buyers can imagine themselves relaxing outdoors. Chairs, flowers, cushions, candles… little things can make a big difference.
Thanks for reading, I really hope I have helped you!