Selling your home in the summer


Does this make a difference?

Property experts always maintain that the best time of year to sell your home is in the summer, but is this really the case? 

Whilst summer is an optimum time to sell your property, anytime of the year can be a suitable time to sell your Dorset home, if your Dorset home for sale is marketed well and that is stands out in what is a competitive marketplace.

Summer, is a fantastic time of year to showcase your property to potential buyers as (hopefully!) the sun is shining, the garden is in full bloom and buyers can see your Dorset home in all its glory! If you have a garden, it is advisable to keep it well-maintained if you are looking to see your home. Do not under-estimate the importance of mowing the lawn, getting rid of weeks and placing some strategically-placed colourful shrubs in your garden.  

A stunning summer garden will reap rewards and you might want to consider adding a few lifestyle touches such as ornate lanterns, lawn ornaments and outdoor dining sets, to really evoke the mood of dining in your garden of a summers evening.

If you don’t have a garden, you can still make the most of the summer months by adding some lush shrubs and colourful potted plants to a balcony, the edge of a driveway or even a windowsill! Try to utilise any space that you can look to add colour to your property.

Summer brings about the warmer weather, but also lighter evenings, so if potential buyers are planning to visit your home after work, then they can see your property in daylight (which is always helpful) Summer is also an ideal time for getting things done and this can be the impetus that a potential buyer needs to start viewing properties.

With the longer evenings, this gives you more time to potentially wow a potential buyer for your Dorset home. Why not place a vase of freshly cut flowers in your living room or bake some bread which will provide the most delicious smell to potential buyers and is a wonderful way to showcase how homely your property can be – inviting smells such as fresh flowers, warm bread and scented candles can make all the difference to presenting your property as a real home.

Call us on 01202 612626 ​​​​​​​for a free no obligation market appraisal, or if you would just like some advice about putting your property on the market we would love to hear from you.