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
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
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!