4 Helpful Hints on Selling Your Home This Summer

4 Helpful Hints on Selling Your Home This Summer

Even though it seems like summer is a few months away, it’s only a few short weeks away which means it will be here before you know it. If you have considered selling your home this summer in the Myrtle Beach area, we have a few helpful hints for you. We know that it can be overwhelming when it comes to preparing your home to place on the market, but we have come up with 4 helpful hints on selling your home this summer. Let’s take a look below to see what you can do to get your home ready to place on the market.

Prepare the Exterior of your Home

One of the most important things that you need to focus on when it comes to placing your home on the market is the curb appeal. This can often seem like it doesn’t matter, but anytime you are selling your home, this is the one that is forgotten.  The exterior of your home matters as it’s the first thing that potential homebuyers are going to see when they come to your home. Some of the items that you should spruce up a bit before placing your home for sale is make sure the lawn is well taken care of. If it looks like the lawn is a little dry, water it for a half hour each day to liven it up some. Next you want to make sure the bushes around the home are trimmed and the flower beds are weeded. Touch up any paint that may be peeling on the exterior of the home and give the flower beds a little makeover. This can go a long way when it comes to how the outside of your home looks.

Keep the Inside of your Home Cool

4 Helpful Hints on Selling Your Home This Summer

This is another very important thing to remember especially with being in the south, is keeping the inside of your home cool. Yes, it can be a little costly, but we promise you that the potential homeowners will want to know that your home can stay cool on a hot summer’s day. If you are concerned that it may be difficult to keep the home nice and cool or worried about how much energy you are using, try upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat. The Nest is one of the markets best kept secrets and can help homeowners save money on their bills using this. Not only can this be a hot selling point to your home but can also allow the potential homebuyers feel more at ease with having this in your home.

 Depersonalize the Home

Anytime you are selling a home especially during the summer is to depersonalize the home. Many home sellers don’t take this into consideration, but it can be important. You don’t want everyone who is coming to see your home to see how many children you have. Make sure you take down all the family portraits and take those reports cards down off the fridge. While this may seem silly, this can help the potential buyers to visualize it as their own space. Pack those items up and be sure to put them in a safe space where it will be easy for you to find for your new home.

Stage the Home to Reflect the Summer

4 Helpful Hints on Selling Your Home This Summer

Staging your home is something that not all home sellers consider, but it can mean a big difference for you. When you stage your home, you want it to reflect how you’d like the homebuyers to see the potential your home has. If you place bright flowers around the outside of the home that are meant for the summer season and placing a few flowers on the dining room table, it will be inviting. Have a few summer-like pillows placed on the couch or on the patio furniture to show how the home can look and make it stand out. No matter how much or how little amount you put into staging the home, it can help you sell your home a little faster.

 While it may seem too overwhelming to place your home up for sale especially during the summer months, we figured these were the best ones to help you. If you are in the market for a new home in the Myrtle Beach area, give us a call today. We at North Beach Realty look forward to helping you and your family find your forever home!

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Market

5 Tips for Preparing your Home for the Market

We understand that preparing your home to put on the market can be difficult, but we have 5 tips that can help you get your home ready to put on the market. We at North Beach Realty can help you with putting your home up on the market and getting the best value for your home. Let’s look below at a few steps and things you can do to help get your home ready to sell.

Make Lot’s of Closet Space

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Market

When it comes to selling your home, storage is something that every home buyer is looking for. If they are coming from a small home or even an apartment, their storage space for closets have been limited. So here is a little tip for you, take half of the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize them. The buyers will snoop to see the closet space, so keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Heart of the Home is the Kitchen

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you as a family may have gathered to spend time together and it’s the kitchen that many home buyers are looking at. They are looking for a kitchen that feels like it was made just for them. If your cabinets are old or look outdated, then update them or change them a bit. You can do this without having to spend a ton of money to freshen it up. If you have a little extra money, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance for your kitchen. Reason being is when people see one high-end appliance, they think that the rest are expensive, and it updates the kitchen. Also, give the walls a new neutral color so that the new homeowners can envision their own style.

Take the Home out of your House

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Market

One of the most important things to remember when selling your home is to depersonalize it. Take the more personal things out of the house or pack them away before staging your home. This helps because it not only keeps things private for you, but also allows the potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Staging is everything and you want to make sure that your furniture is arranged to showcase the floor plan the best. Make your home be the home that everyone wants!

Always Be Ready to Show

We understand that life can become busy and hard to want to keep clean. When you have your home on the market you have to always be ready for a potential homebuyer to come see the home. You have to have your home in tip-top shape and that means not leaving dirty dishes in the sink and keeping the dishwasher cleaned out. Also, it means making sure that your bathrooms are clean and there are no dust bunnies in the corners of your living room. It may seem like it could be an inconvenience but keeping your home clean will help it sell.

First Impression is the Only Impression

As potential homebuyers come in and see your home, the first impression is the only impression. Buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the front door. So, it’s important that you make people feel welcome, warm and safe as they approach your home. Curb appeal is everything, so sprucing up the landscaping will go a long way. You will typically get a 100% return on the money you put into your homes curb appeal. Make your entry way warm and inviting by adding a small bench, a console table with some fresh cut flowers in a vase.

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Market

Now that you have completed the 5 tips on how to prepare your home for the market, allow us to help list it for you. We at North Beach Realty take pride in being your realtor and hope that we can help you find a new home in the process of selling yours. Give us a call today at 800-274-1105 and allow us to help you sell your home and find a forever home in the process.