The warmer weather has finally arrived, and summer is just around the corner. If you are
thinking about selling your home in the next few weeks, it is time to start preparing your home
to be listed in the summer market.
Here are a few tips for selling your home in the summer market from the Mitchell Saldanha
Real Estate Team of real estate professionals in Caledon, Orangeville, Brampton, Georgetown
and surrounding areas:
1. Summer Curb Appeal
Regardless of when your home is on the market, it is a good idea to clean up the exterior of
your home to enhance its curb appeal. When listing your home in the summer, there are many
things you can do in order to increase your home’s curb appeal.
Make sure that the lawn is mowed and watered, any hedges are maintained, flowers are alive
and healthy, touch up any paint on the doors or exterior of the home, seal the driveway, and be
sure clutter is neatly stored away and out of sight from potential buyers. By adding to the curb
appeal of your home, potential buyers will be in awe of your home from the moment they pull
up to it.
2. Outdoor Living Space
With the warmer weather, many people enjoy spending time outside. It is important that you
bring the indoor living space outside. If your home as an outdoor BBQ, large patio, or deck area,
it is important that you showcase it to potential buyers. Make sure you paint a picture of how
your buyers will be able to use the space — not only to relax but to entertain their friends and
3. Clear the Clutter
Regardless of when you are selling your home, it is a good idea to remove any of the excess
clutter from your home. A clean home will look as big and open as possible for potential buyers.
While you are clearing the clutter, we recommend that you go through your closets, clean them
out, and organize your things. Potential buyers will want to see how much storage space your
home has — rather than notice a lack of space!
4. Bring Light Inside
One of the great aspects of selling your home in the summer market is that the natural light
lasts longer. Use natural light to your advantage when listing your home. Make sure that all
your blinds are open, and drapes are moved to the side of the window to allow natural light to
flow through your home, showing off its best features. When you open up your windows, you might realize that your windows are quite dirty. This is a
good time to clean both the inside and outside of your windows.
5. Control Air Temperature
Summer months also means warmer temperatures inside your home. When your home is on
the market, it is important that you keep the air circulating throughout the home at all times,
especially for showings. The last thing that you want is for a potential buyer to come view your
home and find that it’s too hot and stuffy. Having a cooler home will make potential buyers
want to view the property’s unique features and details, inside of quickly glancing at everything
due to uncomfortable temperatures.
6. Price It Right
Regardless of the time of year that your home goes on the market, it is important that your
home is priced according to the market it is entering.
The market is constantly changing, season by season, month by month. Knowing and
understanding the real estate market is the best way to accurately price your home. The sales
representatives at the Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team can help you find a base price for
your home, according to a comparative market analysis, which will ensure your home is listed
at a rate that’s based to the market and other homes in your area. From this point, different
strategies can be used to increase the final pricing of your home and attract more potential
7. Make It Available
During the summer months, it is likely that you will have many events and gatherings in your
home. However, when your home is on the market, regardless of the time of year, it is
important that you make your home as available as possible for prospective buyers.
If your home is going on the market, you should talk with your sales representative beforehand
about your schedule and figure out the best times for showings. Make sure the house is neat
and tidy for showings — if your home is made available and kept orderly, then the chances of it
selling quickly are increased.
If you are thinking about selling your home this summer, make sure to use these tips to help
prepare your space for the market. If you are looking for assistance preparing a home for sale
this summer, contact our team of real estate professionals today.