Summer-Friendly Features: What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home

Summer-Friendly Features: What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home

Summer-Friendly Features: What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home

By Mark Spain Real Estate

Summer is the perfect time to put up a vacation home for sale. With home buyers itching to invest in a getaway, you can really strike gold when selling a seasonal property. However, selling a seasonal home looks slightly different than a traditional listing.

At Mark Spain Real Estate, we’ll ensure your seasonal home sale is a success! With years of valuable industry experience, our experts have proven strategies to sell vacation properties from all over the Southeast. Below, we share our comprehensive guide on what buyers look for in a seasonal home so you can highlight your home’s summer-friendly features and land an offer. 

Summer-Friendly Features: What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home


Location is everything when it comes to selling a seasonal home. For a summer property, most home buyers are looking for seclusion and serenity, ranging from beachfront properties to mountain chalets. However, buyers might also seek walkability and proximity to local attractions. Depending on your property’s location, aim to highlight how the local area aligns with buyers’ desires. Doing so will show prospective buyers why your property makes the perfect home base for their next getaway. 

What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home

Eye Catching Views

Views are a huge selling point for a seasonal home. Whether it be stunning sights of the seaside or picturesque mountainous views, home buyers are a sucker for a movie scene outside their window. If your vacation property has eye-catching views, make sure to highlight these on your online listing. You might even include a professional photo of your property’s views to wow buyers from the start. They’ll be itching to see the views in the flesh! 


Your home’s amenities will definitely be on a buyer’s radar. For a vacation property, these will typically be features like a private pool, at-home gym, or a picturesque outdoor terrace. Buyers might also pay attention to your neighborhood’s amenities as well. Perhaps your home is near a neighborhood walking trail or a community playground. These amenities will really entice buyers and spark their interest in your local community. 

What Buyers Look for in a Seasonal Home

Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces are high on buyers’ wishlists. These areas elevate a buyer’s vacation experience, giving them a space to unwind and soak in their natural surroundings. Outdoor living areas also provide the perfect entertainment spaces for buyers to invite guests and host parties. If your home has a space like this, implement outdoor staging strategies to accentuate the area’s functionality and aesthetic. 

Safety and Security

When staying in a foreign destination, buyers want to know they have a safe home base. That said, you’ll want to highlight your seasonal home’s safety and security features when putting it on the market. From smart home integrated systems to video surveillance at the property’s entry points, highlight any features that will give buyers peace of mind and comfort. You should also highlight the safety aspects of your residential community.

Sell a Home with Mark Spain Real Estate

Are you putting your seasonal home on the market? We’re here to be your right hand! With decades of valuable industry experience, the professionals at Mark Spain Real Estate offer effective selling strategies to help you land the deal of a lifetime. When you work with us, expect unparalleled customer satisfaction from start to finish! 

Check out our Guaranteed Offer Program! Our guaranteed offer participants receive the most competitive all-cash offers in the industry and close in as little as 21 days. Contact our agents today to learn more about our Guaranteed Offer Program and sell your home hassle-free!

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