5 Tips for Selling Your Home in The Summer

Posted: July 22, 2020 by Jacobsen Homes

So you’ve found the perfect manufactured home and are excited to move in, but one thing stands in your way - selling your old home. Because manufactured homes are built quickly, we understand your urgency to put your home on the market as soon as possible.The good news is you’ve picked a great time to sell. Approximately 40% of all properties that are bought and sold during the year occur during the summer months. While summer is a popular time for home transactions, it is important to ensure you are taking the proper steps to help your home sell quickly and efficiently.

If you plan to sell your home this summer, these five tips can help.

1. Give Your Landscaping a Boost 

Landscaping is the first thing people notice about a home. In your new manufactured home, you’ll probably want to cultivate great-looking plants and flowers. Put in the same care before you leave your old home to get your landscaping in tip-top shape for the summer months. 

  • Keep the lawn mowed and free of pet waste
  • Water grass or plants regularly
  • Trim all shrubs and bushes away from the house
  • Weed and mulch the flower beds

Potential buyers want to see healthy yards and a picture perfect home exterior, so paying extra attention to these areas will help your home sell quickly this summer. 

2. Increase Curb Appeal

Curb appeal, beyond just landscaping, contributes to a quick sale. Follow these tips when you put your home on the market.

  • Pressure wash the exterior of your home 
  • Add planters to either side of the front door to invite potential buyers in
  • Give your front door a new coat of paint
  • Thoroughly clean all windows and gutters 
  • Eliminate clutter on your front porch or entry-way
Making your home look cared for on the outside will make potential buyers instantly feel at home, increasing the chances of getting an offer.

3. Create a Cool and Refreshing Destination

Remember how exhausting it was to drive around shopping for a site-built home? You don’t have to worry about that when you shop for your manufactured home, but put yourself in your potential buyers’ shoes for a moment. The last thing they want is to step into a hot, humid home. To beat the Florida heat, make sure the air conditioning or window units have been running and turn on any ceiling fans. Cold, bottled water or small cups full of lemonade can keep buyers cool and make them feel welcome.

4. Ensure Staging Reflects the Season

Summer means light, bright and airy, and you want your home to reflect this feeling. Pull back shades or curtains to let in the sunlight. If a potential homebuyer walks into a dark house, especially during the summer months, they are less likely to feel comfortable. Consider adding seasonal flowers to brighten up the space or pastel color accent pillows to your couch, and make sure your home is free from clutter.

5. Hire a Seasoned Realtor

Always do your research and hire a seasoned realtor with a solid reputation in the community. Many professionals suggest interviewing at least three before you sign any contracts. Always request references of their previous clients and read the contract thoroughly before signing your name. Word of mouth is always the best resource, so ask around town to get referrals before making calls. Ask each one you speak to specific questions about selling during summer.

Overall, summer is the perfect time to sell your home, and often leads to a quick sale, letting you relax in your new manufactured home and decorate it in time for fall. If you are looking for a manufactured home at an affordable price, Jacobsen Homes are an investment you can feel good about, knowing you are getting quality without breaking the bank. With an array of luxury customizable options, we offer 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom floor plans ranging anywhere from 500 to 2,000 square feet. Schedule a tour to see our quality homes in person!