Summer is traditionally the hottest season for buying and selling a home. In fact, 60% of America's moves take place in the summer. Between the warm weather, the fast approaching new school year and recently received tax returns, buyers are on the hunt. The advantage for sellers is the opportunity to showcase their homes at their very best, tempting buyers with the summer curb appeal of beautiful flowers and green grass as well as inviting backyards and outdoor spaces.
If you're trying, but haven't sold or bought your property yet, I wanted to share my four essential tips for sellers and buyers to help seal the deal before the summer selling season is over.
If You Are Hoping to SELL This Summer:
GET THE PRICE RIGHT! - It's time to reexamine the comps in the neighborhood. Things are changing rapidly and locally, so it's time to look at what's selling and what is just sitting on the market.
- Use comps from the last 60 days
- Include foreclosures - the bank