The Pittsburgh Housing Market: Top 3 Challenges of Listing Your Home in the Summer

The Pittsburgh housing market is hot, but as summer approaches, you could find yourself spending more time and money on listing your home for sale. 

So if you’re thinking of entering the Pittsburgh housing market this summer, here are the top 3 challenges you’ll face:

Exterior Updates

In the winter, it’s easier to hide overgrown landscaping and other exterior flaws. Plus, with the colder temperatures, potential buyers are likely spending less time outside of the property. In the warmer weather, you’ll need to invest in your home’s curb appeal, which may include painting, landscaping and other costly updates. If you’ve already moved out of the home, you’ll still spend time maintaining the yard, or paying someone else to maintain it for you.

Summer Schedules

If you decide to list your home for sale over the summer months, be prepared to be flexible with showings and timelines. People who would normally be potential buyers may be in vacation mode and less motivated to house hunt. With the kids home from school and summer getaways on the calendar, you may have a harder time scheduling showings or face delays in the sales process.   

Cooling Costs

Don’t be surprised to see a spike in your electric bill from blasting the air conditioning during showings. If your house is hot or muggy, potential buyers might suspect there’s an issue with the air unit. Don’t have central air? Consider waiting until temperatures cool before listing.

If exterior updates and potential delays from busy summer schedules aren’t feasible for your timeline and budget, consider alternative selling options. Finding a buyer who will purchase your home as-is, you’ll avoid the money and hassle of preparing the property for showings. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about selling your home directly as-is for cash!

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