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Staging is the art of preparing your Santa Cruz home for sale before showing it to prospective buyers. The point of staging is to highlight the house’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and make it more appealing.

With the right decorating techniques, you can win buyers over the moment they step through the door. Below are a few staging tips to help make your house irresistible to potential buyers.

Put everything away

The first step is to put away anything that is not essential. This will open up the house so that it appears more spacious. Even if you have to rent a storage unit, finding a new home for all of your family’s projects and debris should clear some space and help buyers imagine their own stuff in your Santa Cruz home for sale.


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Anyone preparing their Santa Cruz home for sale can get focused on all the little updates they need to make before it’s ready to be put on the market. However, once the property is listed, they usually just sit back and wait for the offers to roll in — which can be disappointing.

For a fast sale, real estate agents know that the work never stops. Below are insightful tips from property experts to create buzz around your house and get it sold quickly!

Bait buyers with visuals
Most buyers do their preliminary searches online, so this will be their first impression of your place. Hire a Realtor that uses a professional photographer. Or, take it one step further and make sure a virtual tour video is made — the extra effort might clench the deal.

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If you have a Santa Cruz home for sale, it is important to appreciate the significance of first impressions. When potential buyers drive up to your property and take their first look at your front door, they will instantly be drawing conclusions about your house.

When you are trying to entice a buyer to fall in love with your house, you must consider the curb appeal of your Santa Cruz home for sale. This term describes the way your house looks from the outside or while standing on the curb.

What they see inside could either support or alter that original conclusion, but there is no way to erase a first impression. In fact, some surveys show that curb appeal can affect a buyer’s decision even more than price or square footage. Below are seven simple

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Whether it’s to a completely new city or just an upgrade into more square footage, for one reason or another, you’ve decided to make the move. Before you can begin the search for your future house, you need to get your Santa Cruz home on the market.

Besides hiring a real estate agent and pricing it right, the next best thing you can do to get it sold quickly is to stage.

The purpose of staging is to get rid of the clutter in your house and arrange it so that it appeals to as many buyers as possible. So, before you take photographs to post online, read over the tips below on how to show your house in its best light.

• Spruce up your curb appeal. The outside of your Santa Cruz home is the first impression buyers are going to take in — so make sure

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If you're putting up your Santa Cruz home for sale, you're probably thinking about what you need to do to get it sold.  Here is a list of do's and don'ts to help you along your way:


• DO take pictures of every room of your house.  Look each picture over with a fresh eye; see what needs to be done to the rooms.
• DO clean, clean, clean.  What may look like "family clutter" to you may also turn the buyer off.
• DO replace hinges that are broken or worn, tighten doorknobs, etc.  Buyers going through the house will open doors and cabinets.  Having a doorknob come off in your hand is a definite deterrent to buying.
 DO fix cracks and watermarks.  You don't want to give potential buyers the idea that you still have plumbing problems.
• DO take the time

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In a booming market, a house, which does not sell in a month, is considered to have a problem.  However, in a slow market, selling a Santa Cruz home may take as much as 6 months to one year.  Slowing that we have witnessed in recent times has shaped a lot of uncertainty in the real estate market.  The rates of properties are dropping drastically and a majority of individuals is looking for a quick sale for their property.  If you are also one of them, then here are a few tips that can help you in selling your property quickly even in a slow market:

• Make a video of your Santa Cruz home, both inside and outside, and watch it as if you are a potential buyer.  Make sure that your lawn is not bare or weedy, and your house is spotlessly scrubbed and

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People love to give advice when it comes to fixing up Santa Cruz real estate to put on the market. However, a lot of those suggestions can include expensive upgrades, costly renovations or pricy professional opinions that you usually don’t want to invest in a home you’re about to leave.

Don’t get frustrated! You can sell your home fast without all the fancy fixer-uppers. With the help of your Realtor and a little hard work, the tips below will increase your home’s appeal to a wide variety of buyers without breaking the bank.

• Improve the curb appeal. You not only need to stage the inside of Santa Cruz real estate, but also the outside. Trim hedges, maintain the lawn, power wash the walls and try to inject some color with a simple holiday wreath or

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The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is truer today than ever.  Homebuyers are more likely to begin their search for a new home on the Internet.  As a result, individuals who have a Santa Cruz home for sale will increase the possibility of a quick sale by giving buyers a wide range of photos capturing the best features of the home.  Poor quality photos may have a negative impact on the sale of a home.  Following is a list of some of the more inviting photos that can be taken when selling your home.

1. A photo of the front of the home – This acts as an open door inviting the homebuyer in.

a. When taking a photo, make sure that you’re advertising your home and not the neighbor’s car or other items that are not related to the sale of the

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Fall may not always be the most ideal time to put your Santa Cruz real estate on the market, but that doesn’t mean that your sale has to suffer. Instead, use the season to your advantage when marketing your house for sale by keeping it looking its best. Here are a few tips for selling your property this fall.

1. Spruce up your curb appeal with fall colors and themes. You want your house to appear festive and inviting without adding excess clutter or anything overly personal. For instance, this may not be the year to break out the over-the-top Halloween decorations — maybe limit it to just one or two porch pumpkins.

2. Maintain the exterior. As grass starts to require less frequent mowing, don’t forget about other outdoor maintenance. Power wash

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If you are considering selling your Santa Cruz home, you may be dreaming of the magic sale. In this scenario, before the house is even on the market, someone knocks on the door and offers twice the asking price in cash, and maybe throws in a leer jet ride or a pet pony. 

In real life, marketing and hard work will serve you better. Here are a few tips on getting the best price for your Santa Cruz home: 

• Consider your target market: If you have an investment property, your most likely buyer is very different from those looking to buy a single-family home. Investors may be looking at rental rates in your neighborhood; single-family homebuyers may be more concerned with school systems. Know who will be looking at your home, and give them the

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