Blog :: 06-2018

4 Tips to Get Your Home Ready For The Summer Market

Summer is almost here and if you’re looking to move then it’s time to put your home on the market. Summer is a great time to sell your home, so you want to take advantage by presenting your home as a place that buyers would want to own themselves. You want a buyer to see value in your home, and you want the sale to be easier and faster, while you get a fair value for your home. To do this, here’s how you can get your home ready for the summer market.

Put Some Work in the Home’s Exterior

First impressions go a long way and you want your home’s exterior to be as appealing as the interior. Your home’s exterior is open to the elements such as rain, snow, and the heat, all of which can affect how your Waltham home looks. You can improve a wooden deck, for example, with stain coatings, providing long-term protection from moisture and UV rays, as well as enhancing the natural grain pattern of the wood. Additionally, you can spruce up your home’s exterior by cleaning the windows and replacing damaged screens. Power wash brick walls and driveways and add a fresh coat of paint wherever necessary to give your home that “new home” look.

Do a Bit of Renovating

Renovation can increase the value of your home for a summer sale in Waltham, MA, but it doesn’t have to be a big project. This could include simple improvements, or quick touch-ups, on existing sinks, toilets, and tubs. You can also update worn flooring, replace windows, or repaint the interior walls of your Waltham house. Ensure that fixtures and finishes are in working order before putting your home up on the market. You want to present a home that’s appealing to buyers.

Stage your home

When you are getting your house ready for the summer market, you want to highlight its best features. A professional stager is a great way to get what you need to get your home to sell faster and for more money. Staging is important in helping buyers to visualize the property they are viewing as a future home that they would want to own.  A Top Waltham agent should also have the expertise to help you stage your home with your own belongings and furniture.  They can provide you with crucial information about what to feature, how to hide flaws and how to transform odd spaces into usable spaces. They can also create a mood that can play on a buyer’s emotion to increase the probability that your Waltham home will sell.

Be Realistic About Your Selling Price

A seller is the best “self-appraiser” out there, but there is a difference between what you think your house is worth and its actual value. Survey similar homes in the area and get an idea of the ideal list price. It is a great idea to work with an agent who can educate you and give you detailed and accurate information on the proper price of your property.   

Apply these tips and you will not only increase the value of your home and get is ready for selling, but also improve its overall attractiveness and have it looking good for the summer as well. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Waltham, MA give me a call anytime!

    Comments

    1. Niki A. on

      I agree with these pointers in preparing a home for sale. Another couple important things to do are 1. Make sure that your property gets on the right MLS and 2. If there is a buyer's agent involved, to offer them a competitive commission. These combined with your tips can really cinch the process and make homeselling a smooth process. Thanks for sharing! - Niki from Houzeo | Offering Flat Fee MLS in North Carolina at https://www.houzeo.com/flat-fee-mls/north-carolina