Are you ready to list your North County home for sale? Summer is just a few weeks away, and it can be a great season to put your home on the market. Kids will be on summer vacation soon, and many families choose to relocate during the summer months. Even though this can be an ideal time to sell your home, you still need to be ready. Here are our top 10 tips for selling your North County San Diego home this summer.
1. Spruce up your curb appeal
With weather as amazing as ours, homeowners tend to spend quite a bit of time outdoors. You want your home’s exterior to be cheerful, welcoming, and tidy. Take time to spruce up your curb appeal. Keep the lawn mowed, trim shrubs and bushes, touch up peeling paint and plant some colorful flowers.
2. Highlight outdoor living spaces
In addition to sprucing up your curb appeal, you want to highlight your outdoor living spaces. Who doesn’t love to spend a summer evening dining al fresco on the back porch? Help potential buyers envision how they can use the outdoor space with staging. Does your home have a great barbecue area? Stage it with a grill and a table set for dinner. Or use outdoor furniture to showcase an inviting and intimate conversation area.
3. Use high-quality photos
Most home buyers begin their search online. For this reason, you want to use high-quality photos of your home. Taking exterior shots on a bright, sunny day while your landscaping is in bloom is a great way to show off your home. The summer home-selling season can be competitive, and you want your home to stand out from the rest.
4. Let the light in
Longer days means more sunshine. Let the light in when you’re showing your home. Swap heavy curtains out for lighter ones. Keep curtains open and turn on interior lights. Decorate with lighter colors that feel both warm and welcoming. Add some seasonal touches like a vase of fresh flowers or a lightly scented candle.
5. Clean the windows
If you have all the curtains open, then it’s essential that your windows are clean. This is particularly true if your home boasts an amazing view. Thoroughly clean both the inside and the outside of all windows, and check them every week.
6. Keep it cool
Temperatures can soar in the middle of summer. You want potential buyers who are viewing your home to feel comfortable. So don’t be stingy with the A/C. Keep your home cool, and have some ice-cold water and lemonade on hand.
7. Clean up clutter
It is essential that you clean up all your clutter before showing your house. This is true in every season, but especially so in the summer. Box up all personal items and move extra furniture into storage. Create a clean, spacious, and neutral palate that makes it easy for buyers to imagine themselves in the space.
8. Offer school information
North County San Diego has great schools, and many families will be house hunting this summer. If you think your home will be attractive to families with school-age children, then offer information about the school district at the showing.
9. Price it right
Summer can be competitive among home sellers. Set yourself up for success by pricing your home correctly from the beginning. Homebuyers will have many homes to view over the summer. Don’t let yours languish on the market because it’s priced higher than the comps in the neighborhood. Click here to get a comprehensive value report for your North County home. It only takes 35 seconds!
10. Contact the Clark & Gilman Team today
Finally, the best tip we can give you for selling your North County home this summer is to contact the Clark & Gilman Team. We’ve sold one home every 3.3 days since 1997, and we’d love to help you sell yours. Give us a call at 760-758-1211 or email [email protected].