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Top five tips for selling your property this summer

By James Brown

With the winter months well and truly underway, it might feel like summer is a long way off into the future.

However, if you’re hoping to put your property up for sale when the weather starts to improve, you’ll need to begin your preparations sooner rather than later.

Here are five top tips to get you started and hopefully secure that summer sale in no time at all.

1. Maximise your outside space

No matter whether your property has an expansive garden or a small balcony, it’s essential you think about showing it off to its full potential.

Buyers will love the thought of sitting out drinking their morning coffee or reading the paper, so make sure your outside area gives them the right impression.

2. Keep it cool

Prospective buyers will also want to know they can cool down when the summer months come around – there’s nothing worse than an uncomfortably hot home.

Have your air conditioning serviced to ensure you can open all your windows – a cool breeze is sure to be welcomed when the mercury rises.

3. Kerb appeal

First impressions certainly count when you’ve got a property for sale, so ask yourself what could be done to improve the look of your home.

Adding a few flower pots or hanging baskets can make a world of difference – and they won’t go unnoticed by the neighbours either!

Mowing your lawn is also a great idea, as it’ll not only make your property look great but also give the illusion that it’s easy to maintain, even if you secretly know it isn’t.

4. Time to clean

When the weather is less than favourable outside, why not use your time indoors to give your property a thorough clean?

If the kids are off school then get them involved, too. You’ll soon notice the difference and so will any prospective buyers who walk through the door when summer comes around.

5. Come up smelling of roses

Whether they realise it or not, property hunters use all their senses when they view houses or apartments, so make sure your home appeals to all of them.

It’s amazing how far a vase of freshly cut roses can go, or perhaps even a scented candle. Little touches here and there can make a world of difference and ensure your property stands out from the competition.

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