Home Staging in the Summer

Summer is a popular time to sell a home. And with an influx of homes on the market this time of year, buyers have a lot more from which to choose. For that reason, make sure you take steps to make sure your home stands apart. Here are a few ideas for staging your home this summer to help it stand out above the competition. Some of these tips will appeal particularly to first time home buyers. Whether you DIY or hire a professional house stager, here are some things that you should do to stage your home during the dog days of summer. 

Light it Up!

Since days are longer in the summer, people love to bring the outdoors inside. So, when it comes to staging your home for potential buyers, take advantage by opening the widows. Bring the summer light indoors. This will not only serve to make your home appear brighter, but it will also make the space feel more airy, open, and appealing. Bring in as much natural light as possible by cutting back trees and bushes outside which may prevent the outdoor light from coming in. Also make sure your window treatments are light-colored and do not excessively filter out the sun. And, wherever possible, add warm artificial light to dark corners. 


When considering a home, buyers consider more than just the inside of your home. Impress them the instant they approach your home by amping up the curb appeal. First impressions are very important! Add plants and flowers to your front garden. If you don’t have a garden in the front yard, place potted plants by the front door. Potted plants work just as well, and you can take them with you when you move. In addition, show off outdoor living space, whether it be a patio, front porch, or balcony. Add tables and chairs or colorful accents. All these serve to bring the outdoors to life.

Comfort Counts

With summertime brings comes high temps. A hot house can make tours uncomfortable, which may adversely affect the way buyers see your home. Some potential homebuyers may have been out and about in the sun, touring other houses. So, try to make your home as comfortable as possible. Set your air conditioning to a cooler temperature than you might set it for yourselves. And turn on ceiling fans. In addition, offer visitors a place to sit in the shade outdoors by staging cool drinks and refreshments. This all works to create a memorable experience and helps prospects to imagine themselves living in the house.  


If you’re a real estate agent or broker representing buyers and sellers. Or, if you are considering buying or selling a home, please consider calling Eastland Escrows, Inc. to manage the escrow account. We are an independent escrow company based in Covina, CA serving Southern California since 1973. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we pride ourselves in working like a dog on behalf of all our clients! We have closed thousands of escrow transactions from real estate sales and refinances to business sales and mobile homes.

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