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Things to Inspect Before Selling Your Santa Cruz Beach Home

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Things to Inspect Before Selling Your Santa Cruz Beach Home


There are many buyers in search for the perfect Santa Cruz beach house for sale, and your home could be exactly what they are looking for. If you are trying to sell your house, you would want to feel confident about the condition of your home before putting up the “For Sale” sign. Here are some of the common issues found in home inspections that you should pay attention to as you prepare your home for listing.


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Faulty Wiring

When your home’s breaker trips frequently, the lights have a buzzing sound, the outlets are hot to the touch, or wires are frayed, it might be time for an upgrade on your wiring. Worn out or outdated systems are the most common issues for these concerns.  Fixing these should be first on your list of things to check, especially that electrical system problems are safety related.


Water and Plumbing

You will know that a home has a good water system when the sewers are clog-free, and the water heaters and toilets are functioning properly. Watch out for the red flags such as plumbing leaks, dripping faucets, water marks, and mold. These often have an underlying problem that are a bigger cause for concern.


Smoke & CO Detectors

The best protection homeowners have against fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are smoke and CO detectors. It does not take too much time and effort to maintain smoke alarms. They will beep when they need a battery change and just need a quick vacuum to remove tiny particles and dirt. If your smoke detector is more than 10 years old, you should start looking for replacements.


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Watch out for any visual signs of pests. Small holes in the walls and floors, wood damage, mud tubes, odd smells and sounds, and gnaw marks are some of the red flags that indicate the presence of mice, termites, and other insects. Avoid structural damage and costly repairs by having your Santa Cruz beach home for sale treated as soon as you see any signs of pests. Even if there aren’t any noticeable signs, it would still be a good idea to have your home inspected for any threats of pest infestation in your home.



The doors are some of the most used things in the house which makes them highly vulnerable to wear and tear. The doors should be able to open, close, and lock properly. If you notice some problems with heating and cooling in your rooms, feel that wind is coming in from the outside, if you notice rotting wood or mildew, it might be time to change your doors.


Simple preparations can go a long way when you are trying to sell your Santa Cruz beach homes for sale. Once you have decided to put your home on the market, make it a priority to work with a real estate professional. A good real estate agent will maximize your chances of finding the best buyer for your home. The beauty and value of your home will also be further enhanced with their help. With a good real estate agent assisting you, you will always be assured of someone who will have your best interests at heart.


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Call me, Sandy Wallace, today at 831-818-7099. My professional and expert knowledge of the local housing market in and around Santa Cruz CA will help you find the home of your dreams.

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Sandy Wallace

I started my career in real estate as a loan consultant for conventional loans, hard money loans and underwriting at a bank that was in the 90's when interest rates were double digits. I have been a REALTOR® since 1998 and I love helping my friends and clients build wealth with smart real estate investments.


My Vision is to build wealth with smart real estate investments for my clients and friends. I want to know who people are, to understand their goals and dreams. I am focused on great health and happiness for my husband, family, friend and this wonderful community in Santa Cruz. I will donate my money and time to make the Santa Cruz community the best place to live life!


Sandy Wallace


eXp Realty

1414 Soquel Ave #100 Santa Cruz CA 95062

Mobile #: 831-818-7099



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