We are in such strange times yet real estate continues on. For April 2020 the average sales price is $1,006,000 up from $966,000 in March And homes are still selling! 25 single family homes sold and 32 new listings for the past week. Santa Cruz county real estate is moving right along. If you are thinking of selling I recommend using this time to get deep into the closets, drawers, cupboards and clean them all out. If you have a garage or room stack it all in there. Buyers are pretty forgiving with items in the garage. Weather permitting clean your yard, or just your front step, if possible touch up paint inside and out. Tackle the to do projects. Now is the best time to get ready. I also recommend listing now and getting the disclosures signed and be ready to go. I do believe it is going to be a busy market, might start off a touch slow but it will get going.
Buyers you can still shop but keep in mind we have pretty strict orders about showings. Occupied homes cannot be shown at this time, one house showing I am organizing this week is going to be the buyers peering in through the windows! If the home is vacant it can be shown with two people from the same household and one realtor. Know going in showings are a bit more difficult but lots of sellers are good with making videos and there are virtual tours to help put the pieces together.
It is different times but we can make it work with understanding and cooperation and the real estate market is alive and kicking!