Seller’s Market for Santa Cruz Real Estate
If you are considering listing your home for sale, recent market studies have indicated that Santa Cruz County is entering a seller’s market, so your timing could be perfect! What is true nationwide, appears to be even more true of Santa Cruz real estate: a decrease in inventory in the housing market is good news if you need or want to sell your home quickly.
As a home seller, there are three areas where you can have major impact when selling your home.
Of course the appeal of your home is a prime consideration, but did you realize that the marketing efforts and pricing are key as well?
Price to Sell and Expect Results!
When time is of the essence, be careful not to set your price too high. Even if your Santa Cruz home is worth more than your neighbor’s or seems like it should bring a high price, be realistic and aggressive in your pricing—I can help you set the price correctly to sell your real estate property quickly for the most money. Remember that home searches are typically focused on price, and plan accordingly. Would you rather only appeal to the $500,000 buyer when your home is worth $505,000, or open your options to the buyer who has a search parameter set at $499,000? The key here is exposure—when time is short, you want as many buyers as possible to view your property! Price your home to sell and look forward to a quick sale and multiple offers.
Harness the Power of the Internet to Sell Your Home Fast!
Recent surveys by NAR report that 86% of home buyers begin their search on the web. Your home needs to be there, as well. This is why, when you list with me, in addition to creating a listing page with property details, I also utilize Craigslist, Realtor.com, Trulia.com and other sources throughout the internet to make sure that your home listing gets as much exposure as possible.
Clutter-free and Clean Make For a Speedy Sale!
Look through your home with a critical eye. Minor repairs and touch-ups should be done to create a well-maintained look and your home needs to be very clean. Remove furniture and clutter as necessary. An orderly home is a home that sells fast!
Current Real Estate Inventory Levels for Aptos, CA
Certain Santa Cruz areas will enter a seller’s market sooner than others because of low inventories and desirable location. Aptos, with its abundance of oceanfront and beachfront neighborhoods leads the way.
For area specific real estate information, please contact Hyko Roppel, American Dream Realty at (831) 477-5815.