The Summer is shaping up to be the new Spring real estate market! With restrictions lifting and mortgage rates at an all-time low, house hunters are eagerly seeking their new home. Whether it be a live viewing or a virtual open house, you’ll want to take advantage of the “hot” market by preparing your home to stand out from the competition. Though the summer season is perfect for showcasing your curb appeal and outdoor spaces, don’t forget your home’s interior. Embrace the season by updating your décor with some sizzling summer staging tips.
Maximize Your Curb Appeal
Remember, the outside of your property is the first impression you will make on buyers. Make sure the lawns and shrubs are maintained and in pristine condition. Summer means color, so incorporate some colorful flowers into your landscaping mix. Flowerpots or hanging baskets at the entranceway are always a nice seasonal touch!
Perfect Your Patio Space
What are some of the features most important to homebuyers? According to a report by the National Association of Home Builders‘ report, 87-percent of buyers prefer a property with a patio area. Whether you have a balcony, patio, or deck, take the time to stage it with some summer seating and décor. Besides patio furniture, add some colorful pillows and an outdoor area rug. A few accessories like candles, lighting, and flowers, will create that all-important atmosphere of relaxation that buyers desire.
Embrace Natural Light
A light-filled home is a big turn-on for home buyers, especially in the
summer months. Ensure that your windows and doors are sparkling clean and clear from any obtrusive plants that may block the light. Consider replacing your
window treatments with some lighter weight styles and add some greenery to
bring the outdoors in.
Keep It Fresh
When it comes to home staging, think light and bright. The first step is to
declutter and do a deep clean. Next, swap out any heavy fabrics, throw blankets
or cushions with some colors that embrace the season. Florals, hues in light
green, and blue against neutral backgrounds create a fresh look, especially
when accompanied by a vase of fresh flowers.
Focus your efforts on the rooms that buyers find most important: the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen. A professional stager may suggest replacing some furniture pieces that will make your rooms appear more spacious and contemporary to appeal to potential buyers.
Keep it Cool
If you and your real estate agent do decide to offer live viewings with the necessary precautions, ensure the temperature of your home is comfortable. House hunters will spend more time viewing your home when it is cool during the summer months!
Avoid Selling Your Home Vacant
Selling a vacant home or condo can be challenging, especially when you are in a competitive market. Even if your home is attractive and exceptional, potential buyers may not see the ultimate value without the complementary furnishings and accessories. Home staging has become an effective method to ensure that property not only stands out from the crowd but can potentially sell faster and for more money. Arc can provide up to three competitive proposals from stagers in your area who have the expertise to get your home staged to sell!