Selling Your Home in the Summer Months
Each season represents opportunities and challenges for selling homes. During the dog days of summer, you benefit from longer daylight hours and buyers with vacation time. Then again, plenty of people avoid confronting the heat and humidity of the summer months.
Home sales tend to slow a bit during summer, although that's not the case this year. Here are some tips to sell your home and make the buying experience more enjoyable. Taking the right approach could make your home seem like the best option on the market.
Consider Curb Appeal
Unfortunately, weeds seem to love Hawai`i's heat and humidity. Sometimes, it can seem impossible to keep them under control, but buyers don't want to see lawns and gardens overrun with weeds. The sight will remind them that buying the home means they inherit the same chores.
If you don’t have the time or energy to keep your exterior perfect, hire a professional. Sure, it will cost some money, but it could also help you sell your house sooner and at a higher price. Lawn and garden care might even pay for itself!
Emphasize Outdoor Areas People Can Use During Summer
If you have an attractive lanai, swimming pool, or shaded area, show it off! This is the perfect time to spruce up those areas so buyers can imagine themselves enjoying Hawai`i life and the great outdoors.
Some things to put on your to-do list include:
- Clean your outdoor furniture, or buy something new.
- Power wash fences and walkways.
- Replace broken bricks or pavers.
- Hire someone to keep your pool clean and pH levels perfect. (Any hint of algae is a big turn off.)
Purge Any Pest
Do you have a termite trail leading to your home? Or fire ants hanging out in your yard?
If you have any pest problems, get a professional exterminator to debug your home. You can also get a remediator to fix anything on your property that attract pests, such as improving drainage to prevent standing water.
Enjoy your summer and sell your home!
Do you want even more expert tips to sell your home during summer while still having time to enjoy it? Let’s talk about your opportunities and get your house sold as soon as possible.