Let your property shine: how to make the most of selling and letting in the summer

June 3, 2024

In April, Zoopla reported that there are 20% more homes for sale than the same time a year ago, marking a five year high in supply to the market.

The competition among sellers is increasing, with buyers having more choice when it comes to securing their home even as we move away from spring, the peak period. It’s never been more important to maximise the assets of your home and stand out among the crowd to achieve the best possible sale price for your home or find the perfect contract-holder for your rental property.

Here’s our top tips for making your property stand out and shine this summer.

Picture perfect

The first thing a potential buyer or contract-holder will see when looking at your property is the photos. Make sure they are taken in good light, compliment the best features of the house, and include multiple angles so that interested parties can get the best vision of the property before they choose to view.

Don’t forget outdoor spaces! Gardens, driveways, garages – outdoor space is becoming the number one priority on many buyers’ wishlists, and makes a property all the more valuable, so make sure you show off how many boxes your property ticks. Innovative use of outdoor space can be a big selling point in the summer as buyers and contract-holders can clearly visualise how they could enjoy their time outdoors in the sunshine!

More time to view

Although summer is sandwiched between the peak sales and letting seasons of spring and autumn, the time of year and good weather lends itself to providing more opportunities to show off your property to prospective buyers and contract-holders.

Make the most of the light evenings to extend viewing hours beyond the nine to five and encourage more viewings on your property. At Thomas H Wood, we offer viewing times to suit busy lifestyles including evenings and weekends.

Local area

It’s not just a property you are selling or letting, it’s the lifestyle that comes with it. Make a note of the local surroundings such as schools, parks, leisure facilities, pubs and shops. These can be a dealbreaker for buyers and contract-holders, especially families looking to secure a home in a specific school catchment area. Utilise these local amenities as a positive feature of your property ahead of the new academic year to create a picture of the life that future buyers and contract-holders could embrace during the summer and throughout the year.


With over 50 years’ experience of selling homes in Whitchurch, Radyr and the wider Cardiff area, we are experts in the property market and can advise and guide you on how to showcase the maximum value of your property. Call us on 02920 626252 or visit https://thomashwood.com/.

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