Advice for Selling a Home in Santa Cruz

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 1:01am.

It is the desire of every real estate investor to make a profit from his or her property.  If you have a home in Santa Cruz that you want to sell, the tips given below will enable you to get a better deal from the sale.

Are you selling at the right time?

Normally, the market value of a home in Santa Cruz is normally high during the spring season because there are a number of potential homeowners searching for homes to buy.  Following the economic principles of supply and demand, the cost of things is normally high when the demand is high and the supply is low.  At this time, the demand is high and the supply is low. Therefore, you are sure of selling at a good price.

Get your home ready to sell

Before listing your home for sale, it is advisable you first prepare it for sale by removing every imperfection.  If you have the cash, you can repaint the home so that it will look nice and give a positive first impression to the buyer.  Change the kitchen and bathroom fixtures.  Buyers do not price homes with poor fixtures very well.  However, if your home has nice looking features, the price is most likely to go up.

Make the rooms look spacious by removing clutter

Homebuyers consider the sizes of the rooms when they are buying a home.  Remove unnecessary items in the rooms.  You can rent a storage unit and keep them there.  This will help to make the rooms look more spacious.

Have an idea of how much your home in Santa Cruz is worth

The current market condition determines the cost of a home.  Before listing your home in Santa Cruz, it is advisable that you find out the market value of your home.  Your local Realtor® can help with that information.

Get an agent to list your home for sale

Most real estate agents will list your home in the MLS.  Look for a reliable agent to render this service to you.

I would be happy to show you the local MLS system for your home in Santa Cruz if you would call me at 831.662.6522 or email me at to schedule an appointment.

For additional information please visit my website at


Are you selling at the right time?

Get your home ready for sell


About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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