Ask any real estate agent when their busiest time of the year is, and you’re most likely to receive the same answer: summer. Beautiful weather ushers in home-buying optimism as families begin searching for their next home sweet home. And if you’re trying to catch the eyes of prospects, then you’ll want to take advantage of these summer home selling tips.

Think Beyond Your Walls

Your living space goes far beyond the inside. Dress up any porches, patios, and outdoor living areas so that prospects can envision themselves enjoying summer barbecues and s’mores.

Cool It Off

House hunters have been riding around in their cars all day, battling sunburns and mosquitoes, searching for their new home. Welcome them with air-conditioned arms and refreshments that will help them forget about the summer heat.

The Grass Is Always Greener

Try to keep your yard looking its best. This means keeping grass cut and raked, shrubs trimmed, and flowers watered. Keep yard toys organized, and survey your sidewalks, railings, and fences to see if repairs need to be made.

If you’re ready to put your home on the market, then contact Debbie Shelton, Smith Mountain Lake’s premier real estate agent. Debbie will walk you through every step of the selling process while working around the clock to market your home to the right buyer. For more information on Debbie, check out her website at