Buying or selling an Ormond Beach home in the heat of summer

 

Summer is a wonderful time to purchase a new home in Ormond Beach, but it does come with certain hazards. Getting in and out of cars and touring both homes and property can take a heavy toll when the thermometer reads in the 80’s, 90’s, and 100’s.

 

So be prepared:

 

If possible, leave small children at home with a sitter or take them to Grandma’s house for the day. The heat will make them cranky and uncomfortable, which could distract you from really seeing the benefits and features of each home.

 

Stay hydrated, dehydration can lead to heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps – you and your children definitely don’t need any of those.

 

Unless you’re working with a Realtor (like me) who carries a cooler filled with ice and bottled water and juice, bring your own cooler. Remember that 100% fruit juice (no sugar added) will help you fend off dehydration while giving you added energy, while caffeine and alcohol will make you more dehydrated.

 

The rule: Keep sipping. Don’t wait until you feel really thirsty.

 

Dress for success:

 

When you’re going to spend the day viewing homes in summertime, wear loose-fitting, light colored clothes. The loose fit is for your comfort, and to let sweat evaporate. The light color is to reflect the sun rather than absorb its heat.

 

What about selling an Ormond Beach home in the heat of summer?

 

Obviously, when you vacate the house for the showing you should go somewhere where you’ll be safe from the sun’s rays, but right now let’s think about your potential buyers and their comfort.

 

Not all Realtor’s or their buyers carry coolers. So why not encourage them to spend more time viewing your house (and noticing its many benefits) by providing a tub filled with ice and bottles of water – and a note saying “Please help yourselves.”

 

Your generous gesture might be just that one added thing that creates a good feeling about your Ormond Beach home for sale – and may help generate to a good offer.

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