Today’s lower interest rates have increased Nashville home sales, but depleted the inventory of available homes. Buyers are waiting for new listings to hit the market before prices rise. If you need to sell your Nashville home this summer, now is a great time. New interest rates have allowed first time buyers and people relocating to purchase homes at great prices with record-low interest rates. Home buyers have flooded the real estate market with multiple offers, many above listing prices. With interest rates still low, buyers are actively searching for homes to buy before interest rates rise. This creates a great opportunity for sellers who need to sell over the summer.
Although the current real estate market is busy, summer can be a tricky time to sell your home. People go on vacations, kids are out of school and families are busy with summer activities. To take advantage of selling this summer, here are some tips to attract those summertime buyers who might be distracted:
Create Great Curb Appeal
Summer is the perfect time to create curb appeal for your home. Take time to plant colorful flowers, prune trees and shrubs, scatter mulch and create well-maintained garden areas. Touch up the paint on your house and trim, repair any broken gates and fences, keep walkways and pathways clean and paint your front door a great color. Make your home’s entrance inviting and comfortable for buyers.
Maintain the Landscape
Your grass, shrubs and trees, as well as unwanted weeds grow faster in the summer. It’s important to mow the lawn at least twice each week and keep shrubs and plants cut back. A well-manicured lawn and landscape adds curb appeal and sends a message to home buyers that your property is well-maintained and cared for.
Add Summer Accents
Decorate your porch and patio areas with summer accents that add color. Use colorful pots for outdoor plants, add beautiful throw pillows to outdoor furniture and a great outdoor rug to the porch or patio. Use outdoor lanterns with candles to creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Brighten Up Your Interior
Bring more natural light into your home by removing heavy draperies and using tie-backs. If you have blinds or shades, keep the blinds open and pull the shades up to let in maximum light. Check what buyers see through the windows and remove any undesirable elements on the other side like trash cans and debris.
Create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere in your home by serving refreshments to buyers and realtors who tour the house. If you have an open house, buyers will love a refreshing glass of lemonade or iced tea on a hot summer afternoon.
Buyers who are are relocating will be encouraged to make a quick offer if there are incentives like a quick close, a decor allowance, available discounts or a paid year of home warranty.
If you need to sell your Nashville home this summer, create a home that’s welcoming and warm to attract potential buyers. In today’s market, home buyers will act quickly to take advantage of a good price on a beautiful home while interest rates are still low. If you are ready to sell your home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can begin your selling process.