If you’re looking to sell your home, summertime is ideal and here are the reasons why:
1. The beauty of your home will shine.
Many people assume spring is the best time to list their home, but the reality is that curb appeal is at an all-time high during the summer. During the summer season, potential buyers will have the chance to admire the beauty of a home. The sun will be shining through the windows in full force; your flowers and shrubbery will have had enough time to bloom after the harsh winter.
2. You will be able to complete the necessary renovations.
Spring is a hasty time during which you are still recovering from winter, so it’s not always possible to complete renovations. It’s also possible to encounter new problems that arose during the winter and require repairs—for example, issues with your gutters and roofing. Summer is when you will be able to tackle renovation projects easily because of the perfect weather you can count on. Renovations are invaluable because they will increase your home’s selling price, so it’s a wise investment to help you sell your home quickly and at a higher price.
3. Buyers are ready.
Potential homebuyers tend to be more motivated during the summer months: Few people prefer searching for a new home when it’s cold outside and will not want to push this into winter. Potential buyers will typically search for a new home during the summer—envisioning their leisure and recreation in the same warm weather. Summer is a prime season for potential new homeowners to make offers, which are important for sellers. A motivated market can help you sell your home quickly and profitably. Additionally, a motivated market also means people will be willing to pay more, so you are more likely to get the price you want for your home.
4. You’ll get more showings.
Longer days and more daylight will lead to more showings, so more people will get to view your home. During the dead of winter, fewer people will venture out to showings, which is also true during the fall when the weather starts to turn and errands may centre around their children’s post-curricular activities. House hunters will be out and about during the summer, potentially with the entire family in tow, and will not think twice about attending an open house.
5. It’s easier to move.
Once you sell your home, you will have to move, and this task is much easier to do during the summer when it’s warm out and your kids are not in school. You will not have to plan around a school schedule and will not freeze during this process, so moving will be much more convenient. While you may have to deal with a little bit of rain, you won’t have to worry about frozen driveways and frost bites, so moving will also be safer.
If you’re ready to sell your home, the Baird Team is ready to help! We will not only find the right buyers but also help you find your dream home. Working with an experienced real estate agent is very important, and we will work hard to find you the perfect property. We have access to all the homes for sale in the Courtice, Clarington, Bowmanville, Oshawa areas, so contact us today for more information!