Is it the weather or the market that’s hot?
Have you noticed more sold signs around than usual? The market is definitely heating up. Buyers are on the search for their perfect holiday home, or even their permanent residence.
National reports show an increase in home sales during the first half of the year. A hot market? Yes! No time like the present, if you’re considering selling your property!
Whilst selling your home in this hot market, the heat this time of year, can make the whole process quite uncomfortable, and even though you’ve got those air conditioning units, you’re afraid to use them because of the increase in your electric bills. To make your viewing appointments more bearable, take a look at a few of my tips:
Did you know… if you turn your ceiling fans on at the same time as your air conditioning unit, it will be more energy efficient as it will help to spread the cool air around the room quicker than just the unit on alone? Meaning you don’t have to run the air conditioning for long to feel the effect, cooling you down quicker and the best part is, it’s saving you money! More importantly, when a buyer is being brought around to look at your home, they won’t want to leave!
Did you know… by lowering the shutters on your windows does keep a lot of the heat out? But please remember, a light house is a happy house, and when a buyer is looking around, make sure all of those shutters are up!
Did you know… according to the Psychology of House Hunting report by BMO Financial Group, 80% of prospective buyers know if a home is right for them within seconds of stepping inside? This means that making sure the first impression counts. It’s much too hot to do unnecessary spring-cleaning every time a buyer wants to take a look inside, but it does mean that keeping the entrance clean is most important. The brain processes far more information in less time than we think!
Did you know… buyers can very quickly be turned off by an unexpected odour? With the heat, the pipework in the bathrooms and kitchens can dry out. It is easy to eliminate by running water down the sinks, bath, and/or shower. Buyers want to step into their potential future home with the idea of what Spain smells like and overcomplicated smells can be very off putting. Keep to one fragrance throughout the whole house. If you don’t have time to bake biscuits or a loaf of bread, and you’ve just ran out of your favourite air freshener, grab your bottle of floor cleaner and tip some down the kitchen and bathroom sinks. At least if your home doesn’t smell like the local bakery, it will smell clean!
Now you’re equipped with a few tips, showing your home in this heat, will be a great experience for both you and your buyer!