Discover Why Your Santa Cruz Homes Aren't Selling

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 6:11am.

Just when you think you've done everything you need to do to get your home ready for the market, months pass and your home doesn't sell. Consider a few factors that can affect your goal of selling your home.

 Priced Too High – If your home has an excessive asking price, it will be harder to sell. With so many Santa Cruz homes available today, a big price tag may turn buyers off. And, your competition down the street may have the same home but a better price.

 The Market – No longer can you simply put a home on the market and watch the offers roll in. Nowadays, you have to be diligent and knowledgeable in your approach. Research the market value of Santa Cruz homes in your neighborhood and know what kind of competition you're up against.  And, understand today's buyers and what they need in order to make a good offer on a home.

 Unfavorable Location – No matter how gorgeous a home is a bad location can hurt sales. Although you can't change the location, you can be creative in figuring out ways to appeal to buyers. Offer incentives to attract buyers or lower your asking price.

 The Appearance – Does your home need some work? If so, you want to attack those issues first before putting your home on the market. Things like dirty carpets and broken appliances can turn buyers off. Try staging your home. This will help to ensure your home dazzles potential buyers.

 You Didn't Consult a Professional - Trying to sell a home yourself can be an extremely daunting task. That's why you need a real estate professional who knows the ins and outs of the industry and can market your home in the right way.

The good thing is that you can make changes that will improve the situation. Go over all the points listed and address any problems. Once that's done, you'll have a better chance of watching your home sell.

Let me give you a free analysis of your home's value in today's market.  Just click the following link and fill out the short form:  http://www.mysantacruzrealestate.com/contact.php

 

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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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