Local Real Estate February 10, 2023

Curb Appeal And Selling Your Santa Cruz Home

So you are thinking about putting your home on the market and you want to make sure that you’re going to get the best return on your investment. These tips should help. I know selling homes is second nature to me as I have been doing it for years. I get nervous sellers all the time and of course they should be as it’s a big deal if you sell. Well, let’s talk about curb appeal.
It’s important as it’s the first impression that your buyer will see when they arrive at your home. The best thing that you can do is rent a power washer or have someone come and do the power washing for you. Either way, you want to wash years of dirt off your driveway, off your sidewalk, and off your home. You also want to pay attention to the front door. As an agent, it takes a few seconds for me to open a lockbox and this gives a chance to really look at your entryway while they are waiting to get in. Take a moment to make sure that there isn’t any paint peeling off of the doors or cobwebs around the lights. Next, make sure to work with your agent on staging your home. 77% of buyers agents say that staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in it. And staging will help your home stand out against the competition by showcasing the very best features of your home to your buyers. Also, researchers say that professionally staged homes can sell for as much as 10% more than
homes that are not staged. Also the marketing is essential. You’re gonna want to make sure you get professional photos done and professional video. According to the National Association of Realtors, 67% if buyers will walk through a home that they saw online. So professional photos and video is an absolute must when preparing to sell your home.
Lastly now that your home is all ready for buyers, you must have a showing plan. Buyers and their agents may request a showing of your home at any time without giving you much notice so you have to be prepared. Until your home is under contract it’s important to be able to leave your home at a with limited notice if need be. A few things you can do is plan simpler meals for easy clean up and make plans for some outdoor activities. Also, find a place to put your pets during showings. Maybe family or a good friend to take care of them. These tips will help to get your home sold faster and for the amount of money that you deserve. For more information feel free to call me, Maya Crelan Ray.