5 Hot Summer Home Selling Tips in Portland

With summer coming sellers are wondering what the best way is to sell their house and if there are tricks and tips they can use to sell this season. In this blog post, you’ll read 5 hot summer home selling tips for the Portland area market…

Summer will be here soon enough (or maybe by the time you reading this it’s already here!). If you’re planning to sell your house this summer then you’ll want to employ these 5 hot summer home selling tips for the Portland area market!

5 Hot Summer Home Selling Tips for Portland

Tip #1. Run The Air Conditioner And A Fan

People buy houses that they feel comfortable in because they picture themselves owning and relaxing in it. For the past several years in Portland it seems like global warming is evident in our longer, hotter summers. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing that says “comfort” like a cool home.

If you can, run the air conditioner and some quiet fans. The air conditioner cools off the house and air circulation improves the feeling of comfort for visitors.  Fans circulate the cool air, avoiding warm spots or stale air from building up.

Tip #2. Power Wash The Outside Walls

During the winter and spring, the exterior walls of your home attract a lot of grime, dirt and spider webs that dull your home. Spend a bit of money and an afternoon power washing the outside walls of your home. This will make it look clean and fresh so it will stand out from all the others on the street!

Tip #3. Add Flowers and Mulch

Flowers are inexpensive and add color to your home. Buy flowers and mulch for the outside of your home, and bring a beautiful bouquet of flowers into your home for a splash of color and interest.  Try to find fragrant flowers for the indoors, but not too pungent.  Some people have allergies.  When I was a kid my grandparents ran a flower shop.  To this day I love the fragrance of fresh cut flowers.

Tip #4. Invest In A Lush Lawn

As soon as possible, start seeding, fertilizing, and watering your lawn. Don’t be afraid to over-seed it to get even more grass growing as thick as possible! A beautiful, vibrant lawn really stands out when it’s cared for and will add to the value of your home.

Tip #5. Set The Stage

People buy houses because they see themselves in that home. That means helping people see themselves in it! Consider setting the stage so they feel like they already own it. Bring the barbecue and patio furniture close together. Set the table. Have some fresh lemonade and glasses on the counter. Remove to storage some of your furniture so that the house has a lighter, roomier feel.  Get rid of piles of magazines and clutter.  Create a friendly, hospitable and livable atmosphere!


If you want to sell your home this summer, use these 5 summer home selling tips in the Portland area to make your home especially attractive to buyers.

Alternatively, if this sounds like too much work just bypass these steps and sell your house directly to us. To find out how much we can pay for your home, click here now and fill out form or call our office at (971) 246-7954.

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