Summer Selling Tips from Your North Atlanta Real Estate Team

swimming poolSummer is here and the rush to buy a new home is on! This is one of the busiest seasons for the north Atlanta real estate market, due in part to families with kids trying to relocate and settle in to their new homes before school starts in the fall. As a seller, you will benefit from a large pool of highly motivated buyers; however you will also have plenty of competition.

So how can you set your house apart from other homes for sale in your neighborhood and city? Read on for some summer selling tips from experienced Keller Williams real estate agents Barry Wolfert and Lisa Wrenn of the Wolfert & Wrenn Real Estate Team!

Embrace the season with summer staging

Summer is all about backyard barbecues and drinking sweet tea on the front porch while your kids catch fireflies- or at least that’s what you want potential buyers to envision when they view your home. Make a special effort to show off your home’s outdoor living spaces to their best effect.

Patios and decks should be pressure-washed for a nice, clean look and porches should be clean and tidy. If you don’t have much outdoor dining furniture or seating, you don’t have to go out and spend a lot of money. Adding a chair and a small table, along with a potted plant or candle, can easily liven up your porch or deck and help prospective buyers envision how they would use the space.

Make sure your yard is ready for its close-up.

Summer foliage and colorful flowers can do wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Pay special attention to your landscaping and consider hiring a lawn care company if necessary to ensure that the lawn and garden look their best. Brown, dead grass and plants are an instant turn-off, so be sure to keep everything watered adequately.

refreshments for house showingIf you have a swimming pool, showcase it. The sweltering Georgia heat is on your side in this, making people long for a dip in their very own pool. Keep the pool and surrounding area as clean and debris-free as possible, and consider using the same staging strategy above to help potential buyers envision their future use of the space.

Provide an oasis to tired house-hunters

There’s a reason we have the nickname “Hotlanta.” Running around to showings in 90+ degree weather is an arduous task, so make your home a welcome respite for hot, frazzled potential buyers. No matter how energy-conscious you are, now is not the time to ration air conditioning. Keep your home comfortably cool, and consider providing light refreshments, like a pitcher of tea or lemonade.

Working with experienced real estate agents will help you sell your home quickly and for a great price. Our north Atlanta real estate team is here to help, so contact us today about selling your Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, or Acworth home!

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