When is the best time to sell your Florida house? Some would say Spring and argue that Summer poses too many challenges, especially with the hot weather and families going away on vacation.
But just because Summer isn’t the best time to sell doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
What Home Improvements Can I Do Improve My Property?
In today’s post, we discuss four home improvements you should make before selling this summer. With these improvements, you’ll not only improve your home’s market appeal but also increase the likelihood of finding a buyer quicker.
Home Improvement #1. Clean Your Exterior
Although the exterior walls of your house might not be on your list of priorities, you’ll be surprised at what a difference it can make to get the outside of your house properly cleaned before any viewings.
Retail buyers are notorious for finding any reason to NOT put an offer down on your home. And who can blame them! Purchasing a property is a big investment, and they need to feel assured that the house they choose has been well looked after and maintained.
If you want to give the impression that you’ve cared for your home, get the pressure washer out and hose down the walls, patio, pathways, weed the yard, clean the windows and perhaps even repaint the front door.
If you get the kids (teenage/adult kids) to help, you could transform your home in one afternoon. It might not seem like you’re making any drastic changes. Still, by scrubbing dirt and grime off the walls, cleaning cobwebs and dust off the windows, and pulling out a few weeds, you’re making your home stand out in the local neighborhood, especially if houses nearby look a bit dull and poorly maintained.
Home Improvement #2. Landscaping
Next, think about landscaping. You don’t have to be extravagant but put in some time to make your home’s exterior yard look perfect.
Have a look at the neighboring houses.
Is there anything you can do to make your front yard stand out? Perhaps, turn the soil in the garden and plant flowers, put mulch around each tree, apply a weed killer and fertilizer to encourage grass growth.
Maybe plant a bush or two. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a difference. Simple garden maintenance and a bit of creativity will go a long way and help brighten up your yard.
Home Improvement #3. Paint The Exterior
If you’ve owned your home for a while, the paint trim on the doors and windows can fade or chip. After clearing off all the grime and dirt in Home Improvement #1 a new paint job will have a tremendous upgrading effect and encourage buyers to take a second look at your home. Dedicate one weekend to getting the job done, and you won’t regret it. A fresh coat of paint can definitely add to the perceived value of a home.
Home Improvement #4. Add A Deck
If a family or couple is looking to purchase a home this Summer, they’ll be more eager to put down an offer if your property is ready for family get-togethers and afternoon BBQs!
You can do this by building a deck or adding a patio area to your yard. It might seem a bit excessive, but you can add a smaller deck fairly affordably to your backyard. If you’re a bit of a DIY expert or you’ve got a friend with the skills who owes you a favor, you might be able to build a great deck perfect for BBQs and summer fun at an affordable price.
Some homeowners might balk at the expense, but if it’s the difference between selling now versus selling later, it might just be worth the cost! If there’s a similar property on the market with a lovely decking and garden area, buyers might overlook your property in favor of the other.
The summer can be a pretty good time to sell, but you can still help speed up the process by making these 4 home improvements before selling this summer. You’ll be glad you did!
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