Why is summer a good time to sell your house?

1. You can show off your property and landscaping.

When trying to lure in a buyer, the appearance of the house is crucial. When trees are without leaves and a huge pile of snow accumulates around the house, even the most beautiful property loses its appeal. If you are selling in ​​the summer, include a short tour of the property when the buyer comes to visit. Attractive landscaping, an inviting patio, mature trees, and a crystal-clear swimming pool are all valuable assets that give you an advantage.

2. You’ll have more time to dedicate to the sale. During any time of year, homeowners spend an average of 30 hours on the process of selling a home (for pricing, visits, and sales contracts). By choosing the summer or the holiday period to list your house, you will have more time to attract buyers, talk with them, draw up the tender offer, and complete the transaction. Additionally, some professionals such as inspectors, appraisers and notaries are available during the summer months to assist you.

3. You can take advantage of the available time for do-it-yourself projects. Many sellers do very little to fix up their homes before putting it on the market, whereas we  recommend that you do so in order to improve your property’s curb appeal. And summertime is, of course, a much more convenient time to do this type of work. By choosing the summer to sell your home, you have the opportunity to seriously prepare for potential buyers.

4. You can benefit from better visibility in the neighbourhood. “For Sale” signs are much more visible and easier to install in the summer than they are in the winter. In some tourist areas, traffic is also more abundant, allowing you to get additional visibility.

5. You will be in a good position to sell in fall. If you do not sell your home in the summer, at least you have the opportunity to “test” the reaction of buyers and then make adjustments in the market in anticipation of the autumn selling period. It’s simple: Once buyers see the property you can cater the product or the price to meet their expectations. If there’s something that is unattractive to potential buyers, you have time to fix it before the autumn.

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Ericka Fowler

Ericka Fowler

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