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Staging Your Home For a Summer Sale

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By : M Shane    99 or more times read
With summer in full force across the nation at present, it is important to keep in mind the best ways to show off your home when you have it up on the market for sale. Many prospective home buyers are coming out in full force to buy a home in the next few months, taking advantage of the break between the end of the school year and the beginning of the new one. There are a few ways that you can make your home look like the ideal choice for home buyers to pick when they look for a home in your area.

The most obvious thing that will strike you as you look at your home from the outside is the street-side presence. Take a look at how your home looks from the sidewalk and try to see it how it looks to people who are not familiar with it. Does the lawn look patchy or brown? Regular watering or feeding might help perk up your grass; leaving your lawn a little longer can also help it retain moisture. Do you have plants that have finished flowering that need the dead blooms picked off? Even a quick clean up of dried blossoms can make your garden look healthier. If there are weeds in your flower beds, take the time to pick them out. A layer of bark mulch can also help your beds look cleaner and help them retain moisture during hot, dry summer months. Take the time to give your back and side yards the same treatment as well.

The next step is considering the inside of your home for a summer sale. The way you will treat the inside of your home will depend on where in the country you live, of course, but consider comfort overall for you are prepping for tours. If your home is bright inside in the summer, it never hurts to give your rooms a fresh coat of paint to make the walls seem brighter and more welcoming.

If the area that you live in is very warm in the summer months, make sure that you keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Donít make the inside of your home cold and over-air conditioned however; excessive use of the air conditioner can leave the air inside your home smelling funny or being excessively dry. No one wants to tour a home that has all the comforts of an walk-in cooler anyways.

Donít forget to stage an outdoor social area in your front or back yard (wherever is more suitable) so that prospective buyers can see the different ways that you can use the outdoor areas of your home as well. Outdoor living space is a vital element of a home for many current home buyers.

No matter which month of the year that you decide to sell your home, keep in mind what buyers are going to be looking for at that particular time of the year; seasonal staging can help your home sell much easier.

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