LOVELAND – Weather can present some challenges when it comes to selling your home. On really hot days, it is important to make the showing experience a pleasant one for your prospective buyers. Here are a few ideas.
Cool the interior
This almost goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. If you have central air, be sure to turn it on! If you don’t have central air, consider installing some window AC units. A hot and uncomfortable home will not give prospective buyers a very good feeling. If they’re uncomfortable, they will not spend as much time inside, appreciating everything that your home has to offer.
A simple gesture of providing cold bottles of water can go a long way! If you’re hosting a private showing, please a few bottles on the counter with a nice note inviting the buyers to help themselves. For open houses, you may need a lot more bottles! A nice added touch would be cookies or some other snack.
Provide a little shade
If you have a yard built for entertaining, you’ll want visitors to imaging themselves sitting out there and enjoying the space. Make sure you provide some shade so they can be comfortable. If it’s sunny and extremely hot, buyers may only quickly view the yard and miss its true potential.
Take advantage of natural lighting
Although the hot sun make may it a bit miserable feeling, all of that sunshine can actually help you sell your home. Pull back the curtains and raise the blinds to allow in natural sunlight. It will make your home feel larger and more cheery.
Extreme weather, both cold and hot, can provide some extra challenges when selling your home. With a little forethought, you can take advantage of the extra sun and help make your buyers more comfortable in your home.
By Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance.