With October coming to a close, the fall season is officially upon us. This means an influx of pumpkin-flavored baked goods, hot apple cider, and spooky movies.
But that’s not all:
Fall is an excellent time of year to sell your Santa Cruz home. As the holidays quickly approach, buyers who have been waiting all summer for the perfect new home will be more eager to find a property that fits their needs.
While buyers will have less autumnal options in terms of Santa Cruz real estate inventory, it’s important to use the fall season to your advantage as a home seller. Allow your home to stand out from the crowd with unique curb appeal and cozy accoutrements.
Here are some tips for staging your Santa Cruz home this fall to help ensure a quick sale.
Highlight Your Home
When staging your Santa Cruz home, your main goal is to make sure your home appears as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Do your best to hone in on your home’s most striking features, without adding any unnecessary expenses.
If you’re planning ahead to sell your Santa Cruz home, use the spring and summer months to make minor repairs on a more relaxed and stress-free schedule.
Dealing with a more involved defect, or a household problem you won’t be able to address prior to selling?
Be sure to disclose this to agents and potential buyers as soon as possible. Although it may ultimately lead to a more drawn-out sales process, these consequences are preferable to dealing with an angry buyer later on in the process.
Take Advantage of the Weather
One of the many upsides to living in Santa Cruz is the glorious weather we’re privileged to enjoy year round. Make the most of it by taking great listing photos during Golden hour or on a particularly bright fall day.
Those relocating from outside of California are likely doing so (at least partly) due to the endless sunny weather, so it certainly doesn’t hurt to make Santa Cruz’s natural beauty a focal point of your listing photos.
Polish Up the Exterior
Ready for a bit of yard work?
Naturally, curb appeal can play a significant role in the sale of your Santa Cruz home. Outdoor maintenance is essential in terms of presenting a well-loved and welcoming home.
Be aware of any low- hanging branches or overgrown vegetation, particularly those that may block the entrance to your home. Spend an afternoon raking up any dead leaves and debris from your lawn, and maybe accent your entryway with the addition of pumpkins or other seasonal fare. These small details can make a huge difference in your home’s overall appeal.
Make Your House A Home
Now that you’ve cleaned up the yard, it’s time to move on to the interior. Use your imagination to create an autumnal atmosphere to allow potential buyers to envision living out their holiday season in this home.
When showing your Santa Cruz home in fall, It’s quite simple to add a seasonal touch without breaking the bank. A simple throw blanket and decorative pillows for your furniture add to a visibly cozy atmosphere. If you have a few dollars to spare, consider making a trip to your local home goods store for some extra fall decor.
Light some fall-scented candles or play some light classical music to entice visitors with seasonal spirit. If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, set out a freshly baked apple pie or pumpkin muffins. Not only will this brighten your home with a delectable scent, but it will also present potential home buyers with a sweet treat by which to remember your home.
Choose The Right Agent
Selling your Santa Cruz home in fall can be stressful, but with the right agent on your side, you can avoid mishaps and ensure your home selling process runs as efficiently as possible.