5 Tips for Staging Your Home for Sale in the Summer Months

Barry Cohen

From Increasing Curb Appeal to Maximizing Natural Light, Find Out How to Effectively Stage Your Home This Summer

The summer months are one of the most popular times to sell a home. More people are looking to buy, and the market is full of inventory. If you plan on selling your home during the summer, you need to make your property stand out from the crowd. One great way to do this is to stage your home. Staging a home will help increase its perceived value and allow potential buyers to form a connection, improving the chance of an offer. If you plan on selling your home, here are five tips that can help you do so quickly while getting the best deal.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

Many buyers will make a decision about a house without ever stepping through the door. In order to get potential buyers into your home, a beautiful, welcoming entryway is necessary. Add to your curb appeal this summer by touching up the front of the house—repaint or wash siding, clean the windows, and add some natural color. Invest in landscaping and surround the front door with flowers.

Show Off Your Outdoor Space

There is no better time to highlight outdoor space than the summer months. Even if you just have a small balcony or patio, showing it off can do wonders for getting your house sold. Get buyers excited about spending time out there with casual seating and colorful accents. Add some plants to give it a natural feel.

Let in the Light

Natural light is very important in selling a home, as it can make a room feel bigger, brighter, and more appealing. This is especially true during the summer when there is an abundance of light and people want to spend more time outside. Maximize the light in your home by trimming back any trees that are blocking windows and using light window treatments.

Cut the Clutter

One of the simplest things you can do to add appeal while staging your home is to tidy up. First, a nice deep cleaning is in order, making sure all surfaces are shining and spotless. The next step is to remove all unnecessary items. This will allow prospective buyers the ability to imagine their heirlooms and knickknacks adorning the home. If you don’t already have a place to store your things, a storage unit is a good idea. Not only will your house look great to buyers, but your valuables will be safe and tucked away.


An easy way to help buyers remember your home is to serve up some cool beverages and light snacks during open houses. Something as simple as adding some lemon or cucumber to a cooler of ice water can go a long way.
For more tips and tricks about selling your home this summer, check our blog. If you’re looking to sell a piece of Toronto real estate and need an agent, contact us today.


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