Five Reasons for Vendors to Love the Summer
We all know that the summer season is a good time of year for ice cream sellers, manufacturers of garden furniture and seaside hotels, but did you know it can also be perfect for those who put their houses on the market? Buyers are on the lookout for the right property at any time, of course, but there is something special about the summer. Here are five reasons why.
Seeing everything in a new light
Whether you have a cosy flat or an expansive house to sell, you will want to present it in the best possible way, and it’s generally easier to do that during the summer. One of the vendor’s best friends is natural daylight, and of course there’s plenty of that at this time of year. Potential buyers can see your garden in all its glory and your rooms will be basking in natural light.
More time to shop around
Most buyers, even the most dedicated ones, will only have a certain amount of tolerance when it comes to viewing properties. They will set aside time to find the home of their dreams, and in many cases they will have a higher threshold in the summer than they would in the winter. It’s always more enjoyable to shop around when the days are longer and the temperatures are higher.
It’s a mood thing
Potential buyers will often be guided by their current mood, and in the majority of cases we tend to be happier in the summer than in the winter. It’s too easy to see negatives in a home when it’s cold and rainy outside, especially if the buyer has just suffered an uncomfortable and unpleasant journey in order to arrive for the viewing. An air of contentment can often make all the difference.
The garden can seal the deal
For most of us, the garden becomes something of a no-go area in the winter. Tables, chairs, children’s toys and planters are often put into hibernation in the shed, and the area is hardly seen as a crowd-pleaser. In the summer, however, it can be colourful, vibrant, attractive and, above all, inviting. For buyers, a beautiful garden can be just as important as a beautiful house.
Appeal to the whole family
Parents with young children will often find it difficult to view as many properties as they’d like, partly because of the need for child-minders and the pressures of school commitments. During the long summer holidays, however, the whole family can come along, enabling buyers to view more houses and, hopefully, to find the one that ticks the right boxes for everyone.