Holiday Cheer Could Help Your Santa Cruz Home Sell

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 11:01pm.

A cozy fire, the smell of pine trees and a plate of warm cookies might be all it takes for buyers to envision themselves celebrating many holidays in your Santa Cruz home. So take the time this season to channel Mrs. Claus and cheerfully enhance your house for the holidays with these festive tips:

• Deck the Halls – While you want to remind some buyers of their yearly traditions, you don’t want to offend others. If you usually go overboard with decorations, tone it down a little this year and go for a winter nature theme — think pinecones, snowflakes and the smell of cinnamon.

• Spruce Up the Winter Curb Appeal – In the dead of winter, yards can look barren and bleak. Don’t add to the seasonal depression. Be sure you shovel snow, rake fallen leaves and clear dead flowers from their pots. Also, with darkness settling in so early, turn on both indoor and outdoor lights to give your Santa Cruz home a cozy glow.

• Host a Holiday Open House – With your house in the season’s spirit, it’s the perfect time to have interested buyers walking through. Offer fresh baked cookies and apple cider to seal the deal. 

• Be Flexible – Put in the extra effort to keep your house clean so that buyers can drop in anytime. Property purchasers looking at this busy time of year will be seriously interested — and you might be one of the only houses open to them.

By adding a little holiday cheer to your Santa Cruz home, you could remind potential buyers of happy memories and put them in the giving — or hopefully, buying — spirit.

If you would like more tips to get your home sold during the holiday season, please phone me at 831.662.6522 or email me at

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