Whether you are relocating and moving away, or waiting on an opportunity to move up and out, it is always a busy situation when you are found needing to sell your home on a tight deadline. If you have to sell by the end of August, you understandably feel rushed. The good news is more people make big moves during summer than any other season. Read on to learn how you can sell your home well before Labor Day.
Why Is Summer a Good Time to Sell Your House?
Throughout the summer, families and individuals are on the move. You may even recall a memory from your childhood that includes transplanting in summer to a new town. The good news is that the Raleigh area real estate is bustling right now, with buyers chomping at the bit to own in the area.
Tips to Help Sell a Home in Summer
Moving anything fast requires creativity and this is exactly where a real estate comes in to play. Agents are helpful in any sale, but especially in those which need quick closes. Your agent needs to be an expert in the area with an in-depth knowledge and proven sales record. Make sure your agent has a website that is easily navigable and showcasing your home on several levels.
In terms of updates your home needs to be perfectly prepared for a quick sale. If you don’t have time to make improvements that obviously need to be made, consider a decor or maintenance allowance. Your home should be spotless inside and out, with the curb appeal ready at all times to impress any drive-by home buyers.
How to Sweeten the Deal for Buyers
If you need to incentivize your sale this summer consider some of the following:
- Offer to pay the first year’s home-warranty bill
- Promote a quick close
- Include new appliances in the kitchen
- Decor allowance for the future buyers to really make the house their own
Tips for Better Buyer Visits in the Heat of Summer
Your home will look nicer if it feels nicer. These tips can take the heat off your summertime open house:
- Turn up the AC so no one is uncomfortable
- Provide plenty of snacks and local favorites for walk-throughs
- Hang light-colored curtains and make sure the house is flooded with natural light
Tailor your curb appeal to be able to take the heat this summer. Make it easier on yourself with flowers and foliage that can handle high temperatures and stretch straight into the fall without fault. With curb appeal, creativity, a great open house announcement, and an eye on the aesthetic aspects of your home, you will very likely sell it long before the first kickoff at Carter-Finley Stadium. For more information on selling your home this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.