Hello, future homeowner

Get started with Summer

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Step 1

Find your happy place

Tell us a bit about what you’re looking for. Is there a specific town that you’ve had your eye on? Are you looking for a vacation home that is near the mountains, beach, desert, coast? Do you want a pool? How many bedrooms? The world is your oyster!

Once we know more about what you’re looking for, our acquisitions team will be on the search for homes that fit your criteria and the Summer models (more on that below). Because of our agent relationships across the country, we can source off-market inventory and properties that have yet to hit the market.

Step 2

Decide how to buy

Whatever you choose, you will always benefit from Summer’s expertise with acquisitions & underwriting, design & furnishing, and property management.

1-3 years
Dependent on the down payment and closing cost requirements of your lender
Gradual Ownership
For folks who want to dip their toes into homeownership–think of it as getting to try, before you buy.
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Immediate Ownership
For folks who are ready to dive in headfirst to homeownership with a dedicated partner, taking the headache out of owning a vacation home.
See how it works
Who owns the home
Initial costs
Summer manages design and offers furnishing and upgrade contribution
Design & furnish
Monthly costs
Monthly income
2 year option period
+3 year management agreement if you purchase
20% of home price (refundable)
Summer manages design and covers cost of design and furnishing
Membership fee
This amount is variable based on your expected usage
You generate monthly income through short-term rental, with Summer handling revenue management
Standard cost of ownership
Maintenance, utilities, mortgage, taxes, insurance payments
with option for you to buy back from Summer
Gradual Ownership

For folks who want to dip their toes into homeownership

Buy with Gradual
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Summer purchases, designs, and furnishes the home on your behalf

You have the exclusive right to buy for up to 3 years

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You pay an interest-free, fully-refundable deposit

Equal to 20% of the home purchase-price

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Your subscription fee begins

Should you decide to purchase the home, 50% of this fee is credited towards the purchase

Immediate Ownership

For folks who are ready to dive headfirst into homeownership with a dedicated partner

Buy with Immediate
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You purchase the home and are the deeded homeowner

Summer handles the rest, from paperwork to design & furnishing

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We’re your dedicated property manager

We manage the property, guest bookings, revenue, and more

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Your home is live in the Summer network for guests to book

Start making money to offset your monthly cost

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Step 3

Choose your dream design

We take care of design, furniture delivery, and the setup of all essentials and finishing touches. Our professional interior design team will work with you to make it feel like home. Summer also manages any updates or projects that the home requires. Our network of professionals ensures the work is done effectively and efficiently.

Step 4

Your home is live

Once your home is complete, we list your property for short-term rental across all the major outlets. Our dedicated team of property managers handles everything - from hosting services and guest inquiries, to revenue management and home performance reviews.

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Step 5

Enjoy the Summer network

All Summer members, whether Gradual or Immediate, have credits that can be used to stay in your home, or any home in the Summer network - from the beach, to the mountains and everywhere in between.

Flexibility is the name of the game.  There are no blackout dates or restrictions for when, and where, to use your credits.  Want to stay at your home for Memorial Day, and go somewhere warm for the holidays?  We’ve got you covered!

Step 4

Enjoy your home with member benefits

Use your credits to book any home in the Summer network
Property management and hosting services
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Revenue management and home performance reviews

Ready to get started?

Get in touch for a personalized, free consultation and we’ll help find your dream home.

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You'll receive our weekly newsletters featuring available homes we love

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Summer will send you listings we think would be a good fit

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You'll send us listings of any on-the-market homes you love

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Summer will connect you with a top agent, or work with the agent of your choice

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From our members

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“You are making my ski house become a reality 10 years earlier than I expected!”
Member in Park City, UT
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“The Summer model made perfect sense for what we were trying to accomplish.”
Member in Hudson Valley, NY
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“I love that Summer gives me a sneak peak behind the curtain of home ownership.”
Member in East Hamptons, NY
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“Until Summer, a second home felt too risky for practical people like us.”
Jeff & Emily
Members in Hudson Valley, NY
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Your second home is closer than you think

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