Sprucing Up a Home for the Summer 

The U.S. is at the time of this writing experiencing a remarkably hot seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean sellers can rest on their laurels and expect the buyers to come a-calling with over-the-asking price offers and a desperate attitude. Unsurprisingly for sellers, there is still some selling to do! Furthermore, those that neglect proper property marketing are sure to find themselves losing out to those that don’t. 

The first and most important tip for doing this is to seek the services and advice of a competent realtor with an in-depth knowledge of the local property market. That way, you can do the thing – in the most cost-effective way – that will play to specific demands of the buyer. That said, it also makes a great deal of sense to be a canny seller and to educate yourself as much as possible about how to best market your home in whatever property market you are operating within. CityHome Collective, a real estate brokerage specializing in luxury homes and condos, remind that realtors will always advise, but it is your home at the end of the day. 

Summer is the Season 

Summer isn’t actually the season when most sales happen (that is usually spring) but it is the best time to make major changes to you home. The summer means more light, it means your garden and all outdoor spaces will be in bloom, and it’s also when the outside parts of your home will see the most use. It also comes right after the spring-cleaning season, when you’ve probably freed up a good amount of space in your home and are looking to put it to some use. 

The result of all these factors is that summer really is the season when you can have your home looking its absolute best – and it’s therefore a particularly good time to sell. Moreover, the changes you make will last long after the summer has ended. 

Summer Improvement Ideas

So, what can you actually do to hike the value of your home with great improvements during the summer? Well, that’s up to you and your realtor, but here are a handful of ideas that are sure to make a positive difference to any home:

Spruce Up the Kitchen and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most fashion-sensitive parts of your home. Other rooms can have something of a retro charm but, when it comes to the kitchen or the bathrooms, buyers are usually looking for the latest high-tech installations and an impression of cleanliness and order (you eat in the kitchen and wash yourself in the bathroom, after all). Accordingly, for a summer spruce up, this is probably the best place to start (it is also the part of the home with the most value-boosting potential). 

Build a Patio 

Or, for that matter, any garden installation is sure to go down well at this time of year. Patios and winter do not normally go together, after all. You’ll get the clearest idea of how much value a patio will add because the summer is precisely the time when it is used. 

Give the Home a Fresh Lick of Paint

With all that light (and hours of light), the summer is really the best time to give the outside of your home a going-over. You’ll get the clearest idea of how much value can be added during the summer – and doing the job will be a bit more pleasant too. 

Ultimately, even if you’re not selling your home at this time, the summer really is the best time to get moving on some major home improvements.