Various regions across the United States have seen fluctuations in the real estate industry. However, Charleston and the surrounding areas are showing promising growth on all fronts. With an extremely high demand for homes, new construction bustling and buyers ready and waiting, this summer is made for selling your home. Consult our tips below for the best ways to sell this summer:
Why Summer is a Good Time to Sell
With the depletion of inventory and housing prices expected to rise, the summer months are an ideal time of year to put your home on the market since buyers want to get in now. In previous years, buyers were sitting on the sidelines waiting for housing prices to hit rock bottom. However, things have dramatically changed and rebounded. For buyers with school age children, the summer months are especially idyllic. This enables parents the opportunity to find a dream home and get the children settled and ready to start the new school year come fall.
Tips for Selling a Home in Summer
In order to get the maximum price for your dwelling this summer, you want to stay ahead of the competition. Pricing your home at fair market value will garner you serious buyers. Your real estate agent can help you with this by providing a comparative market analysis. Here you will find homes currently on the market, prices that they recently sold at, and the number of days that it took for them to sell. Once you’ve decided on a price, you’ll also want to get your home ready by de-cluttering the rooms. This will make your home appear spacious and aesthetically pleasing. If your walls have seen better days, you can neutralize your home with a fresh coat of paint. Try to stick to neutral colors that accentuate natural light and the waterside atmosphere this area offers.
Incentivize Your Sale
If you need an extra push to attract buyers to your home, you may want to add bonuses or other incentives. Offering to pay closing costs, a paid year of home warranty or a decorating allowance can be especially beneficial if the competition is heavy in your neighborhood. It can also be a huge draw to families that are relocating from another state.
Setting Your Home Up for the Sale
Whether your real estate agent is hosting an open house or you’re getting ready for showings, you want your home to positively stand out the moment that the buyer sees it. With today’s latest technological advances, buyers can use the Internet to visually whittle down the number of homes that fit their description. That’s why the outdoor setting is just as crucial to the interior. You can set your home up for the sale by ensuring that the exterior is inviting with a well-manicured lawn, trimmed shrubs and flowers. Your home should also be well-maintained with a fresh coat of paint, clean windows and doors and tools and toys neatly put away. Right before a showing, you may also want to keep your home cool, lighten up the exterior and interior with the proper lighting and offer refreshments.
With a little sprucing up, potentially offering incentives, and the right pricing, this inviting atmosphere is sure to make the buyers feel like they’ve just been welcomed home. For more information on selling your home this summer, please do not hesitate to contact us!