5 Tips Maximize Summertime Snellville House Showings

Welcome to Snellville, the south for that matter.  This is a town where the sun is always shining, the weather seems to always be sizzling, and the slogan is now “Snellville, Where Everybody’s Proud to be Somebody.”  Some might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short supply. You might think that—but the evidence actually points in the opposite direction.

It seems that the hottest weather invites more home buying instead of less. At least that’s what the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests—and experts at Fannie Mae agree.

The NBER finds that “warm weather may have a positive impact on home sales.” In warm weather, if a home has features like access to a swimming pool or A/C, “buyers can see themselves enjoying the home on a nice day.”  

Indeed, Fannie Mae’s research into how consumers feel about buying a home at different times of the year points to a similar seasonal effect. Part of Fannie’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s findings line up with real estate’s well-known seasonal bias. Part of the strength of Snellville’s traditional spring and summer selling season may be due to prospective buyers’ need to make a change before the new school year starts.  But, if so, it’s a strong enough incentive to obscure any discomfort brought on by the July, August, and even September heat.

It’s all welcome news for homeowners planning Snellville house showings at this time of year—but it’s still a good idea to make some weather-wise adjustments. Here are 5 tips for hot weather house showings:

  1. Let the A/C rip! Most experts say 72 degrees is the correct setting for central air systems—but I find that it’s really dependent on the difference between outside and in. When you walk through the front door, if the atmosphere gives you a refreshing lift (not a shivering chill), that’s the right setting.
  2. Be vigilant about smells. Summertime heat brings out any pet or musty aromas that aren’t as apparent during the rest of the year, so pay special attention to what your nose knows. If a dehumidifier helps eliminate a damp area, set it to work. This is also the right time to invest in quality scent-producing oils or candles.
  3. Refreshments. Cold drinks or a pitcher of ice water with lemons or similar thoughtful provision will be greatly appreciated by your prospective buyers (and your Realtor®!)
  4. Green. The lawn and plantings are always central to creating the curb appeal that sets the stage for everything else, so keep the front yard as green and welcoming as practical.
  5. Leave lights on. Even though it can feel cooler in dark rooms, let the climate control do that work. House showings go better in a light and bright environment any time of year.

If your Snellville home has excellent cooling systems or an inviting swimming pool setup, take the time to make the most of it. Give The Tate Realty Group a call to see if we can get started before summer slip away!

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