Five Ways to Use Nice Weather to Your Advantage When Selling Your Home
If you are getting ready to sell your home this spring or in the future, the time of year that you sell can ultimately be used as a strategic move. Warm weather and sunshine can be the icing on the cake that you need to get offers on your home. While nice weather on its own can be a big help with selling a home, there are a few things that you can do to use this to your advantage during open houses and walkthroughs with potential buyers. Here are five ways that you can utilize the spring weather to up your chances of selling your home quickly and at the price you want.
If you can add in a staged dining set up on your patio or in your backyard, this can get potential buyers thinking creatively and about using the space of your home inside and out. If the sun is shining and the weather is warm, thinking about an outdoor dinner party or drinks after work will be appealing, but this can also make your home look larger at the same time. Staged outdoor spaces for entertaining will seemingly add to the square footage of your home. Especially if a balcony or patio is right off the side of your home with easy access from a kitchen, dining, or living area, this can feel like a seamless extension of your home’s interior.
If you don’t have much of a green thumb, this doesn’t mean that the exterior of your home needs to show it. A great way to bring in some instant greenery is with inexpensive potted plants and flowers. The good thing about these plants is even if you don’t have a green thumb, these should last throughout the season on their own with just a little water here and there. Sunshine and warm weather keeping these new plants looking great with minimal effort on your part throughout the selling process.
No one wants to do yard work in the rain or the cold. If you are waiting until the spring to sell your home, this can be the perfect time to get out there and do some quick upgrades to your yard when the sun is shining and you won’t have to deal with mud or frost getting in the way. Clear out any weeds or dead grass and throw a layer of mulch over your yard for simple, fresh look.
If your neighborhood or town has plenty to offer in the spring or summer months, make sure your real estate agent talks this up during open houses and walkthroughs. This might include water sports, parks, and hiking. Sometimes advantages that boast fun outdoor activities can be an easy sell for active couples and families looking for a fresh start in their new home and neighborhood.
If your home might get a little dark or musty in the winter, this is something that you can instantly remedy in warmer, sunny weather. Before open houses, be sure to open doors and windows to get some fresh air into your home. If you have heavy curtains or blinds, replace with materials that can let more light into your home or remove completely so sunshine can flood into your interior spaces. This will make your home feel bigger and look brighter overall.
There are plenty of tips and tricks when it comes to getting a home ready to sell. It is worth it to take your surroundings into consideration when preparing your home, and this can include the weather and the time of year. If you are getting your home ready to sell this spring, let the warm weather and sunshine do the heavy lifting for you to that you can get your home sold in no time.
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