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3 Tips for Summer Home Sales

During the summer months, the inventory of homes on the market increases and home buyers have many more options than they typically do in the winter months. In order to make your home stand out among the dozens of others that are similar, consider these three tips to make your home rise to the top of the list for potential buyers:

Increase Curb Appeal

Imagine if you were considering buying your OWN home – how does the exterior look? Are there broken shutters? Is the lawn brown and dry? Are the flowers dead or non-existent? When you drive up to your home, what does it look like from the mailbox? Or from the street? Homes that need TLC on the outside are far less likely to sell than homes with a mulched flower bed or clean shutters. Spend the weekend at your local home improvement store looking for flowers or bushes to plant in empty flower beds and consider adding a fresh coat of paint to exterior trim and doors. Buyers often judge whether or not they like a home the minute they pull into the driveway!

Crank Up the Air Conditioning

If you choose not to run your air conditioner in the summer, you should opt to turn it on when there are scheduled showings or open houses. Potential home buyers may be turned off if the temperature of the home is warm and uncomfortable. If your home does not have central air conditioning, consider investing in window or floor air conditioning units to create a comfortable environment. Turn on all ceiling fans, too, on warm days.

Stage the Home for Sale

Home staging is the process of decorating a home to showcase the best features, and it allows for potential buyers to “see” themselves in your home after you move. This may include new paint and decorations, de-cluttering personal items or even installing new appliances. According to a 2015 study by the National Association of Realtors©, the median investment for home staging is $675, and can increase the value of a home by 6 to 10 percent.

If you are thinking about selling your home this summer, keep these tips in mind. If, however, you don’t want to spend your time – or money – getting your home ready to sell, consider a cash sale of your home to Integrity First Home Buyers. At Integrity First Home Buyers, we work with home sellers that want a fair, fast and local way to sell their home for cash. We are the #1 buyer of homes in York, Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster and Dauphin Counties, and we have helped thousands of individuals, couples and families sell their homes quickly. Our professional team of home buying experts has decades of experience and can help guide you through the cash sale process. We care about our clients and work to meet their goals in selling their home. Reach out today to start the conversation.