Are summer buyers a harder crowd? Data from real estate sales shows that sales peak in the spring and autumn and tend to slow down during the summer months. However, if you need to move, then it is possible to still secure a speedy sale for a great price during the summer. First you must put a little groundwork into preparing your home for sale . So, where should you begin if you want to get things moving? Back in February, I wrote about 7 Steps to Prep Your Home For Sale.