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Showing Your Home in the Summer Heat!

Posted by Keith Pushor on 4 July 2023

Selling a home can be a challenging and overwhelming process, and doing so during the scorching months of summer can add an additional layer of complexity. As temperatures rise, potential buyers might be less motivated to attend open houses and spend time house-hunting. However, with the right strategies, you can effectively sell your home even amidst the sweltering heat. In this blog post, we will explore tips and tricks to help you make the most of the summer-selling season, ensuring a successful and profitable sale.

1. Curb Appeal Matters:

First impressions are crucial in the real estate market, so enhancing your home’s curb appeal is vital. Pay attention to your home’s exterior by maintaining a well-groomed lawn, trimming bushes, and adding colorful flowers to create an inviting atmosphere. Consider power washing the exterior, repainting the front door, and installing outdoor lighting for added charm during evening showings.

2. Create a Cool Haven:

The summer heat can be a deterrent for potential buyers when viewing homes. Combat this obstacle by ensuring your home remains cool and comfortable during showings. Test and service your HVAC system, replace air filters, and make sure ceiling fans are functioning properly. Additionally, keep blinds, curtains, and shades closed during the hottest hours of the day to maintain cooler indoor temperatures.

3. Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces:

One advantage of selling during the summer is the ability to showcase your home’s outdoor spaces. Spruce up the patio, deck, or backyard by adding comfortable outdoor furniture, decorative accents, and pops of color with cushions and plants. Stage these areas to create a welcoming ambience that encourages buyers to envision themselves enjoying the outdoor spaces for relaxation and entertaining.

4. Embrace Natural Light:

During summer, embrace the abundance of natural light by keeping curtains open and allowing sunlight to flood your home (subject to the comment in #2 above). Thoroughly clean windows to maximize the amount of light that enters your space. Bright and well-lit rooms give an impression of spaciousness and create a positive atmosphere that can be appealing to potential buyers.

5. Stay Hydrated and Maintain Landscaping:

Regularly watering and maintaining your garden and landscape is crucial during summer months. Dead or withered plants can give the impression of a neglected property, thus lowering its appeal. Keep your lawn properly watered and trim the grass regularly. Showcase blooming flowers and well-maintained greenery to enhance the beauty of your home and attract potential buyers.

6. Stage with Summer in Mind:

When staging your home, think about incorporating summer-inspired elements such as light and breezy fabric choices, citrus-scented candles, or fresh floral arrangements. Rearrange furniture to create a flow that maximizes the feeling of spaciousness. By harnessing the spirit of summer, you can create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere that enhances the appeal of your home.


Selling a home in the summer heat requires thoughtful planning and attention to detail. By utilizing the tips mentioned above, you can transform your property into an irresistible haven for potential buyers, even during the hottest months. Remember to prioritize curb appeal, embrace natural light, showcase your outdoor spaces, and keep your home cool and comfortable. With these strategies combined, you’ll increase your chances of a successful sale and maximize your home’s value in the summer-selling season.

Keith Pushor has been a licensed Realtor since 1994 servicing the Lethbridge and area market. He publishes a semi-regular BLOG about adventures in his real estate, cycling, and our outdoor environments in general. The information presented in this BLOG, while being reliable, is ultimately only the perspectives and opinions of Keith Pushor, may or may have been assisted by ChatGPT Technology, and do not necessarily reflect those of LDAR or Royal LePage South Country.

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