Brighten with colour
- Using the right colours can add a summery, fresh and cool look to your home and you don’t have to spend a fortune. A common interior design trend these days is to keep the walls fairly neutral. Instead, invest in bright, summery cushions and décor, fresh fruit and bright flowers.
Let the outside in
- Open the windows and any sliding or bi-fold doors. Although air-conditioning is a quick way to cool down your home, consider using the air-conditiner only prior to a home inspection and then open windows and doors to let in fresh air and summer breezes.
- Allowing natural airflow through open windows and screens, with fans turned on at a low speed, can help to show how naturally cool your property is, as well as highlighting outdoor entertainment areas and gardens.
Freshen up the garden
- Make sure the grass and garden is tidy. Your garden is often the first thing to make an impression on potential buyers, and first impressions are important! In summer, our lawns and shrubbery tend to grow faster and some plants need additional watering, so ensure your lawn is mowed, hedges and unruly shrubs are trimmed, and any wilting or dead plants are revived or removed.
Make the most of outdoor spaces
- Summer really is the best time of year to showcase your home’s outdoor area, so spend some time making it look as appealing as possible. Put away any pool toys or play equipment, consider replacing or buying new outdoor cushions for seating areas, place a bowl of fruit or fresh flowers on outdoor surfaces or even a jug of cold lemonade. Sweep and tidy entertainemtn areas and even consider staging these aqreas to show just how inviting the space is in the warm weather.
- The best tips for selling in summer are to put o you ‘buyer’s shoes’ and take a look around your house as if you were inspecting it for the first time on a hot, sunny day. Think about what appeals most to you and think of what you can do to further enhance that area. Also, take the time to consider what needs to be done to fix any problem areas. Happy summer selling!