Staging Your Home to Sell in Late Summer

Staging your home in late summer is critical to getting those offers. Contrary to popular belief, there are still buyers house hunting in late summer; it's your job as the seller to get their attention. Not every buyer wants to get in a home before Labor Day; some have the luxury of time, but still want to find a home before interest rates go up much more. Capture the right buyer's interest, and a sale can be in your near future.

Late Summer Home Staging Tips

  • Concentrate on curb appeal. Curb appeal is important throughout the seasons, but especially important now. Late summer in Hampton Roads is when some flowers start to wilt and certain grasses may not look their best. Keep your yard maintained and watered so buyers will be drawn inside. Make sure to add a fresh welcome mat too.
  • Create a cool oasis. Sometimes, the summer heat and humidity can be downright oppressive in Hampton Roads this time of year. Keep your thermostat turned down during showings and open houses, so buyers will feel a cool relief as soon as they walk in the front door.
  • Welcome buyers out back. Whether you have a patio, deck, backyard or pool- give buyers a peek into your outdoor living space. Make the space as inviting as possible with ample seating, a barbeque area and healthy potted plants. Up the ante with outdoor games like horseshoes or croquet to give buyers a real taste of how much fun it can be to live here.
  • Give buyers lasting refreshment. Offer seasonal drinks that help buyers beat the heat. Homemade lemonade, limeade and sparkling water with fresh fruits are all good ways to treat thirsty house hunters.

When summer is coming to a close, there are ways to attract buyers. Find the right buyers by staging your home to sell in late summer.

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