Summer is high season for real estate agents.
Homebuyers with school aged children want to be in their new home before the next school year, and because many industries experience a slight lull during the summer months, it’s an ideal season to take some extra time off to buy or sell a home. For real estate agents, this means more competition as well as more opportunities for higher potential earnings. Real estate staging is one of the best things you can do to entice new buyers and sell homes quickly during the summer months. Take a look below at some summer styling tips to impress homebuyers.
Amp up the curb appeal
All real estate agents know that curb appeal matters a great deal no matter what season you’re in, but staging homes for sale during the summer requires a little extra emphasis on the home’s exterior. Enhancing curb appeal during the summer means mowing and watering the lawn, weeding the flowerbeds, trimming the bushes, and cleaning and dressing up front porch furniture with fresh cushions. These details will allow homebuyers to envision themselves enjoying their outdoor space rather than keeping it up.
Emphasize outdoor living
During the summer months, it’s crucial to give as much attention to the backyard as the front. Mowing and fence painting is a good start, but it’s probably not enough to stir up images of backyard barbecues in the minds of most homebuyers. Outdoor tables (complete with table settings), lounge chairs around the pool, and even a lawn game set up in the grass will help homebuyers see themselves living in the home and enjoying the good life outdoors.
Keep it cool, bright, and airy
Summertime means easy living, and when staging a home to sell, you want potential buyers to believe that’s exactly what they’ll get. In addition to clutter-free surfaces and a spic-and-span cleanliness to every nook and cranny of the home, you’ll want to play up natural lighting as much as possible. Make sure windows are clean and framed with light and airy curtains. Strategically place mirrors or metallic objects around the room to reflect the light. And be sure to turn on the air conditioner (or ceiling fans) an hour or so before the open house so the home is nice and cool when your first guests arrive.
Liven up the interior
When it comes to real estate staging, neutral paint colors are standard, but that doesn’t have to mean boring interiors. In the summer especially, you want to add a bit of color and liveliness to any home you’re trying to sell. You can find opportunities for color or print in art, table settings, throw pillows, and flowers on mantels and countertops. Bright colors or pastels are both ok, but try to keep it elegant.
If home staging sounds like a big job, you’re right. And we can help.
As a busy real estate agent, seller or developer it’s unlikely that you have time to rearrange patio furniture and declutter occupied homes for summer sale. And even if your clients are motivated to do it all themselves, they may not have the strategic eye for design that professional real estate stagers can offer. At BlueGrape Staging, our team of experienced professional home stagers can help make your life easier and your homes sell for top dollar. From multi-million dollar penthouses to charming craftsman bungalows and everything in between, we understand how to stage homes in ways that complement the architectural features and inspire homebuyers so your homes sell faster. At BlueGrape Staging, our services will help give you a competitive edge through this summer season and beyond. Feel free to give us a call at(858) 776-2727 for more information.