Long summer days aren’t only for sizzling barbecues, seaside escapes and watching Wimbledon; they’re also when homes look their best.
Everything is in your favour at this time of year: flowers in bloom, warmer weather and sunny blue skies put everyone in a good mood, and there’s still nowhere near enough property for sale in Wilton & Salisbury area to satisfy demand.
While finding a buyer quickly has become the new normal, you really can’t beat the summer for adding many more thousands to your home without a single major purchase or renovation. With some expert help in creative dressing, evocative photography and showcasing the best of your neighbourhood, you can elevate your price to shimmering new heights.
So before the grass grows under our feet, let’s get on with turning your home into red-hot property for summer.
What’s the most exciting aspect of long, hot and glorious sunny days? Housework!
Maybe not the most fun you can have between June and September, but a good old-fashioned cleanse and purge can do wonders for your sale price.
Get the whole household involved and start early to avoid the heat. Remember to reward yourself with uplifting summertime music, refreshing drinks and charcuterie treats.
Now that summer is here and everyone’s excited about getting outside, it’s time to turn up those summertime vibes. Take a leaf out of a magazine stylist’s book to bottle the essence of being in nature.
Pinterest and Instagram are perfect sources of inspiration, whatever your style. Try using the hashtags #outdoorliving, #biophilicdesign and #summergardenstyle for endless ideas.
Creative photography taken by an expert brings your images to life, and the key to successful staging is an authentic look. So unless you pile scones on a cake stand as part of your daily routine, stick to scenes that reflect your life and are easy to set.
Try these professional photographer techniques for stylish summer shots:
Remember that photographs are usually a buyer’s first introduction to a home. They affect whether someone does or doesn’t view, so don’t leave anything to chance and ALWAYS use a professional.
The old cliché of location, location, location is never truer than in the summer months – buyers want a wonderful local life.
Work with your estate agent to include the best of your area into your description and photography, making sure to remember your personal favourites for that extra local insight. Think about:
Sharing great local recommendations inspires your viewers to explore your neighbourhood after seeing your home, fall in love with the area, and appreciate the true value of living there.
With up to 16 hours of daylight in the summer, you can expect more viewings in the evenings after work rather than mainly at weekends.
As well as the customary visual sweep and tidy round, focus on activating the senses of your viewers with an easy-breezy atmosphere.
Summer is simply the best season for leaving the house while your agent handles your viewings. Meet friends or neighbours for a drink, send the kids on a playdate, or enjoy an evening picnic in a nearby park.
Looking to sell this summer?
Tiny little touches can add so much value, and we’re here to help you stage your home to sell - not just quickly, but for the biggest possible price.
Call us on 01722 580059 or email us at email@example.com for a chat about your moving plans and putting them into action.
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