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  • Writer's pictureDiane Davidson

Getting Your Home Ready for a Summer Sale After New Years



As the New Year kicks in and the long, hot summer we are all hoping for has arrived, you will find this can also be an opportune time to prepare your home for sale. The vibrant atmosphere and longer days make it an ideal season for potential buyers to explore property as they envision themselves in a new space. Here are five key considerations to ensure your home stands out in the market:


Street Appeal Matters: First impressions are crucial, and your home's exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see. Take advantage of the sunny weather to enhance your street appeal. Trim overgrown bushes, mow the lawn, and add a splash of colour with blooming flowers and fresh paint. A well-maintained exterior sets a positive expectation for the rest of the viewing.


Let the Light In: Summer means longer days and plenty of natural light. Showcase your home's brightness by opening curtains and blinds to let the sunshine in. Clean windows thoroughly to ensure they sparkle, creating an inviting and airy atmosphere. Consider using light and neutral colors for interior décor to maximize the perception of space.


Cool and Comfortable Interiors: Summer temperatures can rise in New Zealand, and potential buyers will appreciate a cool and comfortable home. Ensure your fans or air conditioning are in good working order. Consider strategically placing indoor plants to add a touch of nature and freshness. If possible, schedule viewings during cooler parts of the day to make the experience more enjoyable for potential buyers.


Highlight Outdoor Spaces: New Zealand summers are all about outdoor living. Make the most of your outdoor spaces by staging them for relaxation and entertainment. Clean and arrange outdoor furniture, create inviting seating areas, and showcase any unique features like a well-maintained garden, a patio, or a deck. Buyers will appreciate the potential for enjoying the warm summer months in their new home.


Prepare for Inquiries: With the real estate market buzzing in the summer, be prepared for increased inquiries. Ensure your real estate agent is equipped to handle the higher volume of potential buyers and has all necessary documents and information readily available. By creating a comprehensive information package that includes details about your property, recent upgrades, and any special features that make your home unique, buyers are then prepared to consider their choices rather than chase answers to their questions.


By addressing these key points and maximising the appeal of your home, you'll be well on your way to making a positive impression on potential buyers during the New Zealand summer real estate market. For further assistance with your sale, call us. We’d love to hear from you!

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