Spruce Up Your Santa Cruz Home for a Quick Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 9:03am.

If your Santa Cruz home has been sitting on the market for more than three weeks, it's already an "old property." Being an old property hurts sales because buyers looking in that community wonder what is wrong with your home that's keeping it from selling. Even in today's slower market, that holds true. It's human nature to think something must be wrong with an item that hasn't sold quickly. There are things you can do, however, to spruce up your home to make it more appealing and help it sell faster.

A second look from potential buyers can be a life-saver to you when selling your Santa Cruz home. If a previous looker was on the fence, just a few little changes might make them reconsider. Ask your real estate agent to share negative comments from walkthroughs. Don't be offended, instead, find a way to overcome that dissatisfaction. If one person felt a room was too dark, too crowded, too cluttered, it is likely others will too.

After you address those issues, consider how your Santa Cruz home really looks. If you haven't had time to do much landscaping get out there and plant a few border plants along the walk, or line the front of your house with some attractive flowers.  At the very least, make sure lawn, trees and shrubs are trimmed, pruned and weeded to make your yard look as neat as possible.

Paint the inside. If you walls haven't been painted recently, chances are they could use some sprucing up. Your buyers want a home to sparkle and a new coat of paint is a cheap way to make that happen.

If you would like more ideas on how to make your home more attractive to buyers, I can help. Contact me now at 831.662.6522 or email me at lauren@laurenspencer.com



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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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