Preparing your Bedford home for summer viewings

The summer is a great time of year to sell your home. With long, bright days, warm weather and a holiday vibe in the air, viewers are bound to be in a positive mood and ready to appreciate your home looking its best.

All you need to do is make sure you’re ready for them!

Here are our top tips on how to prepare for summer viewings:

  • Adjust your interior styling to reflect the season
    Pack away any heavy or dark throws and blankets, replacing them with lighter fabrics. White bed linen will give bedrooms a light, airy feel, and floral cushions are a quick and easy way to add a summer touch to any room. You could even replace some of the pictures on your walls with images of beaches or summer countryside landscapes.
  • Bring the outside in
    The idea of indoor/outdoor living is becoming ever-more popular, so have plenty of plants and flowers throughout your home, and open windows and doors before a viewing. If you have a door out to a terrace, patio or balcony, pop a couple of plants nearby to create a flow of greenery from the inside to the outside.
  • Have some summer-scented candles around your home
    Our sense of smell is very connected to memory and is highly emotive, so scented candles can certainly play a part in how buyers react to your home. Have some light, summery scents in bedrooms and living areas and perhaps a touch of coconut for that warm overseas holiday feel.
  • Lay out some refreshments
    Set a table in the garden with a vase of flowers and some refreshments for viewers – even if it’s just a jug of home-made lemonade. If it’s a little windy, simply set things up on the kitchen table or countertop instead.
  • Stay on top of the gardening
    Gardens are at their blooming best in the summer, but the grass, plants (and weeds!) will be shooting up, and you need to make sure the outside of your home looks as good for viewings as it does in your brochure. If there’s a lot to tackle, it might be worth getting some extra help from a gardening services company while your home’s on the market.

If you’re keen to secure a summer sale, ready for an autumn move, we’d love to help. So, whether you’ve only just made the decision to sell this summer or you’re already on the market and are looking for a fresh approach to secure a buyer as soon as possible, give us a call on 01234 290685 or email bedford@belvoir.co.uk and we can recommend what we think will work best for you.