The final days of summer are approaching and selling Windsor houses in the heat can be unbearable for homeowners. For homebuyers, touring homes in high temperatures is often tiring and discouraging. As a seller, now is the time not to let down your guard and skimp on details. Home buying is very popular in the fall as many want to get in homes before the holidays, so this is a critical time to keep your focus on presenting your property in the best possible light. Continue to follow these steps as some of the warmest days might be approaching.
1. Keep watering: Due to high water costs, many homeowners cut back on watering. However, it is imperative that you maximize your curb appeal by making your home stand out from the rest. Keep your yard green, your flowers well fed and weeds pulled.
2. Clean front door and windows: During the final days of summer, chances are your front door and windows have seen better days. Make sure they sparkle by cleaning frequently. Clean all spider webs, pollen and water marks on the windows, wipe down dust on the door and hose down the walkway.
3. Watch smells: During these hot days, smells can get out of hand. Make sure the trash is taken out, the kitty litter is changed regularly and your musty basement is thoroughly cleaned with bleach or other detergent to get rid of mold and mildew. These are the most common mistakes sellers make at this point in the game. Buyers always notice if there is a strange smell.
4. Provide school and neighborhood information. If your home is suited for families, make sure you provide information on your school district, particularly playing up if it is one of the best in the area. Also, if you are near great shopping or other points of interest, include it in a nice information packet.
5. Declutter. We can’t count how many times we have mentioned this on our site. But selling as many Windsor homes as we have, this is a key in getting a buyer to fully engage in your property. Don’t be tempted to start putting back your knickknacks if you are frustrated your home hasn’t sold. Again, just because it’s the end of summer, don’t think that buyers aren’t still looking. Fall is often considered the busiest home selling quarter.