5 Tips to Help You Get the Best Price for Your Amityville House This Summer

5 Tips to Help You Get the Best Price for Your Babylon, North Babylon, West Babylon, Deer Park, Brentwood, Bay Shore, Copiague, Lindenhurst, West Islip, Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch House This Summer

Traditionally, spring has been the best time to sell a home, but summer has always come in a very close second. Summer is a great time to sell your home and, yes it is still a seller’s market right now. However, you still have to get some things right in order to get the best price for your house this summer. You can’t just rely on the season and the current market conditions to ensure that you will get a good price. Here are 5 tips to help you get the best price for your Amitville house this summer.

1. Declutter and Depersonalize

Buyers like to see and feel the space that the house has to offer. The first thing that needs to be done to get the best price for your Amityville house this summer is to declutter. Begin by removing all the stuff that you have collected over the years that simply no longer serves a purpose. You should also take some time to depersonalizing your home. This will give you a competitive edge over sellers who don’t take the time to do this.

When it comes to decluttering, you need to be very thorough. Walk through the home and carefully evaluate what you can discard and what you need to keep to live comfortably until you close. Those belongings cluttering your home that you can’t bear to part with, can be moved to a storage unit. Keep in mind that too much stuff in a home is very off-putting to potential buyers.

Many sellers find it difficult to depersonalize their home because it has that feeling of finality that can be overwhelming. However, depersonalizing the space can be very helpful in getting the best price for your Amityville house this summer. The idea is to make your home a blank palette so that buyers can imagine themselves living there and envision all their own belongings in the space. Get rid of anything and everything that imprints your personality on the home – family photos, knick-knacks, artwork, etc., You want to remove all distractions so that the buyers can focus on looking at the house.

2. Work on the Exterior and Curb Appeal

Another important tip to get the best price for your house this summer is to make the exterior look as welcoming as possible. It’s summertime on Long Island, and the weather will allow buyers more time to examine the outside and curb appeal. When the outside looks well maintained it will indicate to buyers that the inside was taken care of as well.

Curb appeal is always important, but it’s even more important during the summer. Here are some of the tasks to attend to . . . 

  • Mow and edge the lawn
  • Water the lawn regularly
  • Trim shrubs and bushes
  • Water and put down new mulch in beds
  • Touch up exterior paint where needed
  • Paint or replace the front entry door
  • Power wash and seal the driveway
  • Perform needed maintenance on fences

3. Highlight Outdoor Living Space(s)

Because summer on Long Island is when people spend the most time outdoors, you need to highlight any outdoor living space(s). Buyers will be excited to know that there are some great spots outside the home to spend time for summer fun. Selling your house this summer for more, means showcasing and featuring these spaces so that buyers can envision spending time there.

If, for example, you have a large, beautiful deck, stage it and emphasize the features and benefits to buyers. Showcasing your amazing outdoor living space will go a long way toward enticing buyers and getting better offers.

4. Keep It Cool

You want buyers to be comfortable when they come to view your home. So keeping it comfortable can also help you get the best price for your Amityville house this summer.

“With the sunshine . . . of summer also comes a fair amount of heat and humidity on Long Island. It’s vitally important that you keep your home as comfortable and inviting as possible for homebuyers who are viewing your home. Homebuyers remember how they felt inside a home and this feeling often determines whether they submit an offer. If a buyer experiences feelings of discomfort, they are more likely to shorten the viewing time and will miss many of the attributes of the home.

Here are a few things to keep in mind . . .  

  • Keep the air conditioning on. Don’t yield to the temptation to turn it off just to save money on utility bills.
  • Don’t keep your home too cold, either. Some people don’t like a cold house, so try to find a middle ground where it’s not too warm, but not too cold either.
  • Have something refreshing on hand. Having some small bottles of water to offer can help to quench the buyers’ thirst, while providing an inviting, caring atmosphere. Relaxed buyers are more likely to take the time to feel whether the house is right for them.

5. Price to Sell

One of the most important things you can do to get the best price for your house this summer is to price it right. That doesn’t mean pricing too high and thinking you can always come down later.

“Yes, summer is a great time to sell a home. There is still many more buyers than the available inventory can support. However, starting with a high starting price and waiting for the negotiations to begin is NOT the best approach to selling a house. 

“…this ignores one of the cardinal rules of real estate: the longer a property sits on the market, the more buyers begin to ‘wonder’ what’s wrong with it? Rightly or wrongly, buyers – and the agents that represent them- see listings that have been on the market for multiple months as flawed. The key is to price your home right, from the beginning.”

Use An Agent Knowledgeable of Local Market to Price Your House This Summer

How do you price your home right from the beginning, you ask? The best way is to work with an agent who is experienced in selling homes in Amityville. Your agent can perform a comparative market analysis to determine market value and to price your home in line with similar homes in the market – which is the best way to get the best price. If you want to get the best price for your Amityville house this summer, be sure to contact me today! Call or text 631-357-4819. It’s The Right Move!

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