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When is the best time to sell a home in Santa Cruz, CA?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz BRE 01455690

When is the best time to sell a home in Santa Cruz, CA?

The best time to sell a home in Santa Cruz, CA is . . . .  NOW!  Just kidding, but it just might be!  We currently have less than 200 homes actively in the market in the entire county.  That is low even by recent standards.  I am seeing an increase in multiple offers in the past 2 weeks in Santa Cruz and properties going for over the asking price.



The best time to sell a home actually depends on quite a few factors, one of the most important ones depends on YOU.  When are you ready to let go and move on?  When are you ready to make a major change in your life and lifestyle?  That depends on you.  But I can tell you a few tips from a Realtor's perspective about when is the absolute best time to sell a home in Santa Cruz.

If you are asking me for an exactly month I would say late February through March.  There are buyers in the marketplace but not that many homes on the market, yet.  You have so little competition if you beat the 'spring rush' to the market.  However, if we are having an extremely rainy winter (hello 2024) then if you live in the mountains, up windy roads, near a lot of trees, you should probably wait to put your home on the market until April or later.  You want to show your home in the best possible way to buyers and if is rainy, wet, and dark, that will not help to sell your home.  

Another good time to sell for beach properties in Santa Cruz besides the spring is actually the Fall.  In Santa Cruz, we have a lot of micro climates and living close to the beach it can be VERY foggy during the summer months and gloomy.  Taking photos and videos when it is foggy is something I avoid at all costs, we need that beautiful sunshine to make your home SHINE!  

Bottom line: Selling your home is a big decision, and timing is everything. But fear not! I'm here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

So, if you're ready to take explore when to sell your home and what the steps are to get the most money when you do sell, shoot me a message. I'm Jessica Wallace, Your Cruz Realtor, and I'm here to make your selling journey a breeze. Let's do this!

Comments (1)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jessica Wallace in my opinion anytime is a good time to sell a home, but this time of the year is an especially good time to sell.

Feb 07, 2024 04:20 PM
Jessica Wallace

Yes things seem to be picking up quite a bit so far this year 

Feb 08, 2024 08:30 AM