As soon as the weather hits 10 degrees, most Torontonians are hopping on a patio, and staying there for the summer. Whether it's at a local pub, or in a friends yard, we're set on soaking in as much sun as possible, before going back to hibernation for 3/4's of the year.
It's important to embrace this excitement when preparing your home for sale.
A Well Manicured Lawn
Mow the lawn. Pick the weeds. Plant some floral. Clear pathways. Not a hands on person? Hire a landscaper!
Your property will looks its best when the grass is green and the sun is shining. This is a huge advantage of listing in the summer. A well maintained lawn gives the impression of a well maintained property!
Increased Living Space
Show off the extra footage your outdoor spaces provide. Fully utilize patios and yards, showing them as usable areas. Patio furniture and outdoor decor will excite potential buyers, helping them envision how they can entertain in, and enjoy the spaces themselves.
Let the sunlight in! Wash all windows so they glisten. Scrub off any film. Remove any condensation. The goal is to maximize the amount of light coming in, to make the space feel bright and airy. Here are a few tips from my girl Martha.
Pro Tip: Remove the screens when listing your house. They're just one more thing standing between your property and the sunshine.
Do you have any other tips for summer staging? We would love to hear about them in the comments!