6 Reasons Summer is the Best Season to Sell your Home

By: Tracy Phelan

6 Reasons Summer is the Best Season to Sell your Home

Tags: SUMMER, SELLERS, HOMES

Not sure when to put your home on the market? Here are six reasons why summer just may be the best season for selling your home.

1. Curb appeal is at a peak

One of the quickest ways to boost the value of your home is to increase its curb appeal, which peaks in the summertime. After all, what home doesn't look more attractive when the trees are green, flowers are blooming, and the lawn is lush and full?

  • Just a few landscaping fixes, such as strategically placed flowerbeds and well-trimmed shrunbs, can make your home draw a lot more interest.

2. You'll have more time to focus on the sale

Summer is one of the most popular seasons for people to take their vacation time. And even if you aren't taking time off work, summer still has the added benefit of having the most long weekends.

  • Long weekends mean you will have more time to properly list your home, talk to buyers, draw up offers, and actually sell your house.

Selling your home is hard work! For most people, it's the single largest purchase they'll ever make. That's why it's worthwhile focusing on the details of selling your home because you'll want the most return on your investment.

3. You'll have more time to focus on renovations

All those long summer weekends? You can also use all that extra summer time to fix up your home.

  • Have you been putting off repairing your roof? Is your kitchen in need of a face lift? Does your entrance require a fresh coat of paint?
  • Although you may not be thrilled to give up a three-day weekend, all these little things can do wonders to improve the resale value of your home.

4. More people are out and about

With the return of long sunny days, vacations, and the kids home from school, more people will be out exploring the neighbourhood.

  • This increased activity will make your "For Sale" sign visible to far more people– whether they're driving, walking or riding by your house.

5. Families move in summer

When the kids are off school, it's an easier time for parents to pack up and move. What's more, summer provides a natural break and gives the kids a chance to adjust to their new surroundings before the fall.

  • In addition, moving in summer is usually much less of a hassle because you're not dealing with snow, slush or frigidly cold weather to slow you down.

6. Summer is a seller's market

Thirty to 40 per cent of homes sell during the summer months. Why? Because a lot more people have time off and want to get settled before the school year starts again.

  • Putting your house on the market in summer could potentially mean more showings, more offers, and a better sale price for your home.

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