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Benefits of a Summer Home Sale

Posted by Blog Admin on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 12:08pm.

With summer officially here, Metro Atlanta home sales are continuing to heat up. With inventory still low, new mortgage programs available, and plenty of buyers in the market, summer might be the best time to list your house this year. While other sellers wait for the spring market, you can gain the advantage with a summer listing.


With long, sunny days there is no reason not to let the natural light shine in listing photos. Summer photos are brilliant with light, which will grab buyers’ attention in those online listing services where every buyer starts their home search. Invest in professional photography to use the bright summer light to your best advantage.

Easier to Move

It’s no fun to move in sub-zero temperatures or in the rain. Summer certainly offers the best moving weather, because it might be hot, but your valuables will stay dry and your feet will stay warm. Moving companies often see a slow-down in the summer months as people settle in for the upcoming school year, so booking help at a discount will be far easier than in the spring.

More Buyers, Fewer Available Homes

The law of supply and demand is universal, and real estate is no exception. There are more buyers in the market in Metro Atlanta than there are homes at certain price points. If your home falls into one of the lucky categories, you can expect a quick sale with – possibly – multiple offers. Buyer competition is a good, good thing when it comes to selling in summer 2018. For details on affected price points in your part of town, call 770-271-5555 and we'll connect you with a PSP REALTOR with experience selling where you live. 

Exterior Showcased

Take a drive through any Metro Atlanta community and you’ll see flourishing trees, blooming crepe myrtle, and fresh-cut grass. The time you’ve spent on yardwork will be highlighted in the summer months, not covered by fallen leaves, ice, or snow. Your home’s curb appeal should be at its greatest with summer doing most of the work for you.

We know that sellers often want to list with the crowd, in the traditionally busy spring market. In June, that means waiting the better part of a year – too long if you’re ready to move now. Instead, make your home stand out with great photos, landscaping, and just the right price. With the help of a qualified Peggy Slappey Properties agent, we think you’ll be surprised how great a summer sale can be.

Peggy Slappey Properties, Inc. is a Metro Atlanta real estate brokerage with 35 years of experience in real estate sales and marketing.  From new home construction to resales, we can help you find the home of your dreams.  To see our current listings, visit and call us for expert advice at 770-271-5555.  Keep up to date with the latest PSP events and offers by checking in on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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