Top tips for preparing your home for sale this summer


28 Jul Top tips for preparing your home for sale this summer

As the summer season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to put your home on the market if you are considering selling your home. With longer days, blooming gardens, and an increase in buyer activity, summer presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase your property in its best light.

To help you make a quicker and successful sale, we’ve prepared our top tips to get your home ready for the market this summer. By following these tips, you can maximise your property’s appeal, increase your chances of attracting the right buyers; so that you can get a good offer secured on your home and be the desirable buyer in the chain.

We are the leading estate agents in Colnbrook so if you are looking to buy or sell in the area, or you are a landlord or looking to rent in the area and have any questions, make sure to give us a call on 01753 683000 or email us.

Our top tips for preparing your home for sale this summer

Boost your curb appeal

The first impression your home makes on a buyer is a crucial step to selling your home. Take advantage of the summer weather to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Start by mowing the lawn, weeding and deadheading in the flowerbeds, and trimming overgrown hedges. Freshen up the exterior with a new coat of paint if necessary and ensure that the front entrance is welcoming by cleaning or repainting the front door. Consider adding some potted plants or hanging baskets to add a touch of colour and vibrancy. Pay attention to your driveway, paths, and any steps, making sure they are clean and well-maintained.

Declutter and remove personal items

To allow potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home, it’s crucial to declutter and remove some of your personal items; such as photographs and any items that may distract buyers from seeing the property’s potential. Organise and store away non-essential items to create a sense of space and make your home appear even more inviting. Summer is an excellent time to host a garage sale, pop down to a car boot sale or donate unwanted items to charity, decluttering both indoors and outdoors will be good for your sale and also refreshing for your move.

Embrace natural light and fresh air

The summer season offers an abundance of natural light, which can make your home feel bigger and brighter. Open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to flood in, creating a warm and airy atmosphere. Clean windows inside and out to ensure they sparkle and let in maximum light. Fresh air can also work wonders, so be sure to open windows and let the summer breeze flow through your home before showings.

Highlight outdoor living spaces

In the summer time, outdoor living spaces become a sought-after feature. Take the time to spruce up your patio or deck to create an appealing area for potential buyers to imagine themselves enjoying outdoor activities. Clean patio furniture, add some colourful cushions, and consider staging with a cosy seating arrangement. Show off any landscaping features or a well-maintained garden. If you have a pool, ensure it’s clean and inviting, or showcase other amenities such as a barbecue area, fire pit or cosy corner.

Keep it cool and comfortable            

Summer can bring scorching temperatures, so it’s essential to keep your home cool during showings. Consider buying some extra fans or air conditioning units, especially in bedrooms and living areas and offering refreshments like chilled water or lemonade on very hot days can also be a thoughtful touch that adds to the overall positive experience.

Keep up to date with the market trends and mortgage rates

By keeping up to date with the latest area trends you’ll have an idea of what your home is worth and what you can do to improve your chances of finding the right buyers. As the leading estate agents in Colnbrook and Slough we can advise you on any updates you can make around the home to put you in a prime position. It is also a good idea to get a Mortgage in Principle in place so that you know what money you can borrow which will also give you an idea of the amount of money you’d accept when selling your home.

Book a Valuation today

To get a clear idea of what your home is worth book a free Valuation with us today, it is quick and easy to book by entering a few details on our website here or you can call the office directly to speak to our expert team.

Getting your home ready to sell over the summer requires careful attention to detail. Remember, a well-prepared home will not only attract more potential buyers but also potentially lead to a quicker and more successful sale.

Contact Us

We’re hoping we’ve inspired you to take the first steps to prepare your home for sale and look for your next dream home. If you are looking for your next property in Slough or the surrounding areas, we are the leading independent letting agents in Colnbrook and are location experts. If you have any further questions about Mortgages in Principle, or Mortgage offers we will endeavour to help you.  So, contact us on 01753 683000 or email us. You can also follow us on Facebook,  LinkedIn, and Instagram.