Take Advantage of the Spring Home Selling Market in Santa Barbara
Spring is always such a beautiful time of year here in Santa Barbara. It’s fun to see everything in full bloom again, and to get outside and enjoy our stunning California weather. But did you know that it is also a great time to sell a home in Santa Barbara?
As part of the Montecito realtors community for thirty years, I can attest to this fact based on my personal experience, but the National Association of REALTORS also reports that the top 10 dates sellers listed their homes last year all fell in April, May or June. Demand for housing is strong, so if you are interested in selling a Santa Barbara home this spring, here are a few tips you can use:
- Find a real estate agent: You might be thinking of taking the “for sale by owner” route, but do you really have the time and expertise needed to prepare, present, negotiate and sell your home, and make sure that all of the paperwork is handled properly? My website offers insights on how to find a good real estate agent who can help you through the maze of regulations, and make sure you get the best possible deal.
- Know what your next step is: What will you do once your home sells? Are you completing a Santa Barbara relocation, downsizing, upsizing, or thinking about buying land as an investment? A realtor can help you sort through these options so you make the choice that is best for your specific life situation.
- Get your house ready to sell: Take an honest look at your home from an outsider’s point of view, and see if it looks ready to sell. Invest some time and effort into low-cost ways to spiff it up. Make sure outdoor areas are clean and welcoming. Wash the windows, clean the carpets, get rid of clutter, and try a fresh coat of paint. We can provide house staging tips that will really make your home stand out to potential buyers.
- Think about a home inspection: To help your home move quickly, you may want to have a home inspection now. You can take care of any small issues, so that you don’t get bogged down in the negotiation process later.
If you’re ready to sell a Santa Barbara home this spring, contact our Coldwell Banker real estate office today and let us make the whole process easy and stress-free.Happy Spring! Barbara Reaume
About Barbara Reaume – As one of Montecito’s top realtors, Barbara Reaume helps clients sell or buy a home in Santa Barbara, locates Montecito homes for sale, finds luxury houses for sale, and provides insights on purchasing land as an investment. Visit the website at http://www.barbarareaume.com to request a complimentary PDF of “12 Answers to Your Most Important Home Selling Questions.” “Like” the Facebook page for home buying tips. Call 805-610-5403 for more house staging tips or to request a quick quote.