4 Tips For Selling Your Home in Summerby Marta Jordan Writer
Historically, spring has always been the best time to sell a house. But did you know the warmer summer months of Australia are a close second? And especially in coastal suburbs like Rye, Tootgarook and Blairgowrie, the property market sees a major boost during the warmer months as people vacationing in the area begin seriously considering buying a house near the ocean. For owners of beachfront property, this can be the perfect time to put up their property for sale in Rye and get the best prices.
But when selling in summer, there are a few things to take care of to get the right price for your home. Here are a few tips to help you with a summertime sale:
1. Choose inspection times carefully
The Australian summers can often be brutal, and add to that the fact that with international borders now open, many people will be away on vacations during the Christmas break. You may want to schedule several open house inspections and place them at least a week apart. This way, potential buyers will have a chance to view the property once they return from their vacation. It is also a good idea to schedule them in the mornings before it gets too hot. If you’re putting your house up for auction, wait until late January as most people will have returned from their vacations by then.
2. Sell the summer lifestyle
Summer is a time of making merry, enjoying the longer days and cooler nights under the stars. If you have a nice, shady concrete porch, or a green spacious garden to boast about or even an incredible outdoor BBQ, pay close attention to how you can play these features up. Invest in a property stylist and watch them turn your empty space into an outdoor living space dedicated to relaxing outdoors or entertaining guests. Take care of your gardens and make sure they look green and lush, not brown and burned to a crisp. If you’re thinking of planting some flowers, pick ones that will be able to stand the harsh heat.
3. Style for the season
Throw open all the curtains, especially if the inspections are early in the morning and let the soft natural lighting do its magic. Put away the muted, darker colours and bring out a brighter palette to work with. It can often be tricky to include colour in home decor, but the trick is to choose a single colour for a room and play around with shades and hues for a cohesive and trendy look. Don’t let your guests swelter in the heat, but keep the house at a comfortable temperature throughout the duration of the inspection.
4. Address necessary repairs
You can do all of the above, but if the house has major problems that need to be repaired, all of your other preparations will be for naught. For example, rusting, broken gutters, walls that need to be repainted, water seepage issues or a very old roof with visible damage will turn away any prospective buyers or give them major room to negotiate the asking price. Make sure all of these are addressed before you put up your property for sale in Rye.
If you’re unsure of exactly what repairs and upgrades your house needs or what its asking price should be, get in touch with a local real estate agent who should be able to do a comparative analysis to help you get the best price for your home.
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