Top Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to sell your home, especially if it comes with a swimming pool. As the days get longer and the weather warms up, potential buyers are in the mood for outdoor living and entertaining. But before you dive into the summer real estate market, there are some expert tips you should consider, and Trevor and Tracey from East Realty are here to help.

Summer Selling Made Easy

The necessity of getting in touch with your real estate specialists before the summer holiday season is often emphasised by Tauranga real estate agents Trevor and Tracey. The holiday season is the time when tradies are not always readily available to make necessary repairs or improvements on your home. It is therefore important to get organised ahead of time to ensure your property is in the best possible shape and ready to impress potential buyers.

Tackle Cleaning and Repairs Early

Being proactive and organised is the surest way to experience a smooth and stress-free selling experience. Be sure to get stuck in with the cleaning and repairing process sooner rather than later. Waiting until the Christmas decorations go up can create unnecessary stress.

When getting your home market-ready, it is beneficial to address any necessary repairs, such as leaking taps or peeling paint, as early as November. This proactive approach ensures your home is in good condition for potential buyers. Once repairs have been taken care of, it is advisable that you give your home a thorough cleaning where possible. A sparkling-clean home signals to buyers that it has been well-maintained and cared for. In turn, this cleaning process is always an opportunity to clear out unnecessary items to create a spacious and organised living space.

Enhance Your Property’s Summer Charm

One thing that Trevor and Tracey have noticed is a surge in demand for swimming pools since the COVID pandemic lockdowns. If your property has a pool, it’s a significant selling point during the summer. Ensure it’s well-maintained and sparkling for potential buyers. First impressions matter, and summer is the perfect time to enhance your home’s road appeal.

Maintaining the lawn and landscaping and adding colourful flowers will always create an inviting first impression. Additionally, addressing noticeable issues like leaky taps, peeling paint, or broken chattels enhances the home’s appeal to potential buyers. It’s equally important to remember to maximise natural light by opening curtains and blinds and ensuring proper ventilation to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in your home.

Effective Steps for a Successful Summer Sale

Professional home staging can showcase your home’s true potential, allowing potential buyers to envision themselves living there. A well-priced property naturally attracts more potential buyers, so it’s important to research the local market conditions and set a competitive price for your home, Trevor and Tracey will assist you with this by providing you with a free appraisal.

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It’s essential that you carefully organise every aspect of your house preparation process, including when to take your photos and what documentation is needed. Christmas decorations and the tree should not be put up before the staged shots are taken, since this can date the pictures and affect how well your property is presented. At East Realty, we can handle this on your behalf to highlight the special features of your house.

It is also advised that you order all required due diligence materials, including property files and LIMs, prior to the council’s year-end closure. These documents are essential for streamlining the purchasing process and enabling potential buyers to make faster, unconditional offers. When it comes to showings and accommodating potential buyers’ schedules, staying flexible also creates a smoother selling process.

What sets East Realty apart is our commitment to making this process smoother for our clients; we offer these documents for free. Property files and LIMs can be obtained from your local council, typically costing around $400, depending on the urgency of your request. Both the property file and LIMs serve their specific purposes, in line with any finance and insurance requirements. This comprehensive approach ensures your property is well-prepared for a seamless and successful sale.

Selling your home during the summer, especially with a swimming pool, is a fantastic opportunity. With these tips, you can make a splash in the real estate market and ensure your home shines in the summer sun. Reach out to your real estate specialists Trevor and Tracey at East Realty for expert guidance on how to make the most of this summer’s selling season. Happy selling!

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