Top tips for selling your property this summer

Posted at 13:02h in Selling by Andrew MacKenzie

Spring and Summer are well renowned for being the best times of year to sell your property, but there’s always things you can do to help generate the best sale price. Read our tops tips for selling your property;

Cut the grass

During the summer, grass grows much fast so try and mow the lawn at least once a week. A neatly mowed lawn can really boost kerb appeal, so you want it looking in tip top shape from when your photographs of the property are being taken for your brochure, right through viewings until an offer has been accepted.

Summer Kerb Appeal

Remember first impressions count! So, try and increase your properties kerb appeal further by making sure the outside of your property is neat and tidy as it’s the first thing people will notice as they approach your home. Trim bushes, sweep paths, de-weed, add pot plants with flowering summery plants, paint your front door, move unsightly wheelie bins so they are not immediately visible.

Add a splash of summer colour

it’s best to leave decoration neutral when selling so that buyers can visualise their own furniture in the property and choose a colour scheme. However, you can add a splash of summer colour using cushions/rugs/throws etc.

Let there be light!

Take full advantage of the lighter nights and natural sunlight during the day. Remove any dark, heavy curtains that could block out the light or use tie-backs to keep them wide open. Open blinds right up, open shutters right up, let the light in! A light airy room will add great appeal and likely to make the space appear larger.

Show off outdoor space

Clean and tidy your outdoor space. Add some garden furniture, a BBQ or some seating arrangements so potential buyers can see that the space is an attractive area for entertaining during the summer months and is an extension of your home.

Air the property

About half an hour before viewings are due to take place, open all the windows and let the house air. Try not to do any cooking prior to viewings as the last thing you want your guests smelling as they walk in the door is the curry you made the night before. Try to let the natural air in as artificial fragrances can be over powering if you are not used to them.

Final touches

Consider having a fresh flower vase on show near the front door and smaller poses around the house, polish mirrors, clean light switches, dust skirting boards.

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Originally published at on June 25, 2018.

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