Gradual Ownership

Designed to give you the flexibility of renting with the value of ownership; think of it as getting to try, before you buy.

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Step 1

Find your happy place

Let Summer take you through our portfolio of rental-ready homes, or let us help you find one on the market. We partner with top agents from coast to coast.

Found a home you love? Send us listings of any on-the-market homes and we can see if it’s a Summer fit.

Step 2

Become a member

Summer submits an offer and takes care of closing paperwork, home inspection and due diligence.

Post-inspection, we collect an interest-free, fully-refundable initial payment equal to 20% of the home price. You’ll start paying a monthly membership fee that you can use to book stays at your home– or any home within the Summer network.

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Step 3

Design and construction begins

Our expert design team professionally designs & furnishes the home. We manage every last detail of maintaining the property, managing your revenue, booking short-term guests, and more.

Step 4

Enjoy the benefits of a Summer membership

Earn booking credits
As a member, you earn annual credits that can be used to book any home in the Summer network– from coast to coast, and everywhere in between.
Enjoy a dedicated concierge
Membership includes a dedicated property manager, revenue management services, and a best-in-class experience team to optimize your return.
Build home equity over time
Your initial payment– in addition to half of your monthly subscription payment– goes towards your home purchase, so your home equity adds up over time.

Step 5

Buy or walk away

At any point over two years, if you decide to buy your home, 100% of your initial payment– as well as 50% of your paid membership fee– is credited towards your purchase. 

If you choose to not buy, after two years, get your initial payment back and walk away– no strings attached.

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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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Who’s a good fit for Gradual?

You want to try the home before you buy

Want a sneak-peek into how homeownership works? Or not sure where your ideal vacation home location is? With Summer, you can test the waters before committing to buying.

You want less upfront costs while building equity over time

Your initial payment– in addition to half of your monthly subscription payment– goes towards your home purchase, so your home equity adds up over time.

You don’t want to deal with home management

We take care of everything so that you don’t have to. With your own dedicated property manager, every Summer stay feels like a getaway.

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