The North Texas real estate market is just as hot as our weather right now, which means we are in the thick of the summer selling season - the peak time to sell your home. There are three big reasons you are more likely to get buyers and a great price for your home when you list in the summer.
School is out and families often have more time and availability to look for homes.
Those families will also want to be in their new home before school starts back up and they will be willing to pay a premium to do that.
The sun staying up longer means buyers can house hunt after work later into the evening. Those longer days increase the chances of you getting a potential buyer through the door.
Summer selling tips.
So now that you know it’s time to get your house on the market, here are a few summer selling tips to get your home ready.
Highlight outdoor areas - this is the time for your outside space to shine
Clean your porch, patio and/or outdoor kitchen.
Make necessary repairs to your home's exterior, including your siding and windows and repaint if needed.
Arrange chairs or outdoor furniture in your yard to create the illusion of an outdoor room.
Have a pool? Keep it clean and play it up! A pool is a huge selling point during the sizzling days of summer.
Make sure your lawn and flower beds aren't withering away in the summer heat and add color to your entryway with potted plants.
Make it still feel like summer inside
Bring summer scents inside. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so create light and fresh aromas by using diffusers, candles or fresh flowers.
Use bold, bright summer colors in your decor and don't forget accent pillows for added style and comfort
Box up winter jackets, sweaters and boots. Bulky clothes take up lots of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets.
If you skipped spring cleaning, start scrubbing now. A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.