The Cold Summer Days of Real Estate

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Summer may be sizzling outside, but it is a notoriously cold time for real estate. Not many people are thinking about moving when they can spend time outdoors enjoying the weather and when they?re too busy hauling kids all over the place.

So if you’re a property owner looking for a quick sale, you’re better off preparing the property for busy fall sales. Use the warm summer months to freshen you property inside and out. Paint tired looking walls, clean the exterior and scrub your siding. Clean gutters and make those exterior repairs that are hard to get to in the winter.

If you’re looking to pick up some new properties, use this lull to your advantage. You’ll get more attention from a realtor during these months because they’re just not very busy. So give them something to do, assign someone the task of finding you the perfect property. Then take advantage of the slow market to get a killer deal on a new investment property.

Whether you’re selling or buying, you can use the summer real estate lull to get what you want from the market. Don’t get anxious or push, but just wait and your deal is bound to come along.