Getting a Santa Cruz Home Ready to Sell During the Peak Real Estate Season of Spring

Getting a Santa Cruz Home Ready to Sell During the Peak Real Estate Season of SpringFor several decades spring has been the peak time to sell and purchase real estate all across the country. This could be because the weather is better and more people are looking to get out and ready to make adjustments as they come back into more hours of sunlight and great weather. The benefit to spring is that more people are looking for homes and the weather allows you to show your home in a better light as well.

As more inventory comes to the market this means sellers will have a bit more competition in the spring selling season. While inventory is still what is considered low there is a bit more competition than there was over the past few years. It is a great idea to make sure your home looks its best even when selling in peak real estate season.

Here Are some tips for preparing your Santa Cruz home for a spring sale

Clean, clean, clean, and clean again

One of the best ways to show that your home is in great condition and has been well cared for is to make sure it is as deeply cleaned as possible. The cleaner your home the better it is going to show when people come to take a personal tour. The best route for getting this executed is to consider investing in deep cleaning from professional maid services. Often when we live in our homes we get super comfortable in them and don't realize some areas of hidden dirt. Hiring deep cleaning services for both the inside and outside of your home can make it feel like a completely different and seemingly brand-new property. It may not seem like it but this will go far when impressing potential buyers.

Consider making any needed repairs and updates

This is not 100% necessary to sell a home but it will sell your home faster when your home is up-to-date and all maintenance and repairs are complete. This can be simple fixes like a fresh coat of paint and making sure that the screws are tight in the kitchen cabinets. You want to walk through your home and make sure that everything is in pristine working condition. Sometimes it may mean something as simple as updating a light fixture that has been in the home since the 80s and sticking a brand-new energy-efficient bulb inside. There are many simple tasks you can do in your home that will make it feel fresh and up-to-date and will go a long way in getting you a higher offer. One thing many real estate experts advise is to simply upgrade the pulls and handles on your kitchen cabinets. You'll be surprised at how much this can change the look and make your kitchen feel current and new.

Setting the proper list price is crucial

It is a seller's market but you want to make sure that you are pricing your home at fair market value. Homes that are priced too high will not be looked at by savvy buyers and many buyers are making sure that they are not overspending with the increase in mortgage rates and other living expenses. If you set the list price too low buyers will begin to wonder if there's something wrong with the property and move on. To arrive at the fair market value list price of your home it is best to work with an experienced local real estate agent that knows the area and what homes are currently selling for. They can help you set the proper list price for your home to retain the interest of a larger amount of buyers and get your home sold as quickly as possible.

Marketing

The only way people will know that your home is available for sale is when you advertise it and communicate it. You want to get the word out to as many people as possible. The more people that come to look at your home the better chance of selling it quickly and for the best price possible. This is another area where it is important to work with a trusted and experienced local real estate agent that can market your home in the proper places where they know that buyers looking for your specific type of home will be.

For more information on selling your Santa Cruz home this spring successfully please contact us anytime.

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