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Homes.com is your partner in everything real estate, so naturally we want to assist you in building long lasting relationships and succeed. Now that the summer is officially here, new homeowners are looking for ways to show off their new home by entertaining guests and you may need some inspiration to showcase their home at an open house. Homes.com has an idea gallery chock full of resources for homebuyers and sellers from home improvement videos, moving tips, to summer recipes, decor and party ideas that you can also use when staging your listing’s modern kitchen, open floor plans and sprawling outdoor areas.

Summer Entertaining Headquarters:

First of all, let’s begin with the crown jewel of summer entertaining resources, the customizeable Red, White and BBQ guide.  This is your ultimate guide to all things summer and is essential to an innovative open house with on-trend side dishes, entrees, desserts, wine pairings, unique drinks, decorations and party themes.  Download it and brand it with your contact info and share at open houses or send to clients for their own use.

Backyard BBQ Bonanza:

Nothing shows off an outdoor space better than an old-fashioned barbecue!  For starters, re-acquaint yourself with your grill using this helpful Grill Like a Pro infographic with cleaning and cooking tips. Once all is in working order, fire up the grill with our Backyard Barbecue Tips for inspirational ideas for tablescapes, signature cocktails and beverages, a “build your own shortcake” dessert bar, July 4th-themed decor, and a lot more! For avid baseball fans, bring the ball park to the backyard with recipes and ideas from the Red, White & BBQ: Host a Hot Dog Grilling Party.

Savory Summer Desserts:

After a long day in the summer sun, cool down with ice cream floats and sandwiches and root beer floats made in that top-of-the-line spacious kitchen. Since July 4th is right around the corner, celebrate with red, white and blue-inspired desserts (also see “build your own shortcake” dessert bar”).

Check out the other party ideas that Homes.com has to offer! Also go to our Facebook and let us know if these resources were a big hit at your open houses and give us any ideas that you have used that helped bring in this summer season!