Top tips for summer selling in 2020
With the borders reopening and Melbourne emerging from lockdown, the summer ahead is shaping up as a prime season for property sales.
Record low interest rates and the relative security of bricks and mortar real estate are seeing buyers out in force seeking to purchase in time for Christmas.
If you’re planning on seizing on the surge in real estate interest and taking your home to market in the coming weeks, here are our top tips for summer selling.
As we approach a long, relaxed summer ahead, buyers’ focus shifts to property features like swimming pools, outdoor entertaining areas, gardens, and homes that provide a respite from the summer heat.
These are the attributes that you should be showcasing in your property to really pique buyer interest.
That makes now the time to take a good hard look at each of these features and give them a spruce up, if required.
In other words, that pool deck might need oiling, the pool fence might need an update to be compliant, your garden might need a trim, and that outdoor entertaining area should look top notch.
Don’t forget that a touch of styling in the outdoor entertaining area or by the pool always works a treat, along with a hint of greenery. The aim here is to allow buyers a glimpse of what their new life could be like if they choose to call your property home.
Keeping things cool
In summer, the heat is a major consideration for property buyers, so air-conditioning might be a priority or potential purchasers might be seeking to understand just how well you home catches a summer breeze.
If you have property features like cooling, good cross-flow, environmental assets like insulation and passive cooling, or smart external awnings that roll out automatically, these are among the features you want to highlight when your home goes to market.
Light and bright
Meanwhile, consider just how your home will feel when it comes to an open for inspection. You know your property so you’re the best person to judge exactly how to highlight how light, bright and cool it is to best effect.
As we come into summer, buyers want to feel what the home will be like to live in, so remember to open windows and doors, let that natural light flood in and really illustrate what a haven your home can be.
You might also want to carefully consider when the best time of day is for an open home. For example, a home which faces west might feel hot in the afternoon, so morning inspections are preferable, but a beachside home might best catch the breezes in the afternoon.
This is something you need to discuss with your agent to ensure you maximise your property’s appeal during inspections.
Ready when you are
After a tough year when many of us have spent a lot of time indoors, we expect this summer to see high demand for properties as people re-evaluate their lifestyles and embrace poperties that better suit their needs.
If you’re considering whether now might be the right time for you to sell, our agents would love to assist, and you can contact us here.