San Diego Real Estate Information Blog
Lately with the San Diego real estate market normalizing again, I’ve been seeing a resurgence in self representation…or more accurately stated “attempted” self representation. I say this as the success rate for folks representing themselves in real estate transactions is far below those who use an agent.
First, let me remind you I did dozens of transactions using a number of different agents prior to becoming one myself with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. I know what I’m talking about from both sides of the coin.
Listen, it certainly isn’t rocket science to fill out a real estate contract. There certainly is an art and a skill to developing a marketing strategy for marketing a home or to get noticed in a multiple offer situation for buyers. In any case in real estate, you need to separate yourself from the crowd and make it known you’ll be easy to work with and perform every step of the way.
One thing is absolutely for sure. A listing agent ONLY has a contractual duty to their seller. If you are told you are getting a % off of the commissoion, that has zero to do with the actual market price of the property. Remember, list price is ONLY a marketing tool and never is a reflection of true market value!!!
When a seller does an “entry only” or For Sale By Owner type listing, they are potentially signaling to the market that they may be difficult to negotiate with, and that they don’t have the experience to follow the contracts as written to make a smooth transaction happen. Deals fall apart for many different reasons. This drives away buyers which invariably lowers the potential sales price of the property.
There is a reason I am affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices…reputation. When we buyers and sellers walk in the door they know we will be tough but fair, educated, and capable of dealing with each twist and turn each transaction inevitably takes.
Find yourself a good one and stick with them. You’ll be better off for it.
Mark Stuart with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties give you his forecast for the 2014 San Diego real estate market. Performance projections are merely an estimate based upon forseeable market data. While no one has a crystal ball, 2014 should provide for moderate growth typical of a balanced market between buyers and sellers.
Mark Stuart with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is happy to present his La Jolla 92037 real estate market trends report for November 2013. Included is information on home pricing, activity trends, as well as information for real estate buyers and sellers. For more information on homes for sale in your La Jolla neighborhood, visit: http://www.freesandiegosearch.com/san-diego-coastal/la-jolla/
Best San Diego Mobile Real Estate Search App
We've officially launched what is easily the best mobile real estate search app available for La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, or homes for sale anywhere in San Diego. Free and easy to use on iphone, android, ipad or tablet. It is 100% accurate 100% of the time and, just like http://www.freesandiegosearch.com, it is powered by data complied directly from Sandicor, the local realtor's MLS system.
The free (no registration required!) app offers a very cool home scan feature which allows users to simply point the phone in the direction they are interested in searching and available properties instantly appear to review! Free to use, or register to save searches, favorite properties, or have new properties emailed to you directly. Search open houses, new to market, price reductions, and more.
Simply visit http://www.freesandiegosearch.com/mobile-real-estate-search-app/ to download, or learn more at our YouTube video below.
Mark Stuart, with what on September 23rd will become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, talks about the change and how he and Karla fit in with the new company as one of the leading agents nationwide.
Prudential California Realty is changing to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Mark and Karla Stuart will continue their leadership as one of the top producing realtor teams in the nation, and serving La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and most San Diego communities.
Check out what is happening in your neighborhood at http://www.freesandiegosearch.com
2013 San Diego Real estate outlook and market trends report by Mark Stuart of Prudential California Realty in La Jolla, CA.
Alan Nevin of The London Group, the leading real estate consulting firm in San Diego, spoke at the Estate Planning Council of San Diego in April offering an illuminating take on what makes our local real estate market tick. To learn more about homes for sale in your San Diego community, visit http://www.freesandiegosearch.com
Mark and Karla Stuart named to the prestigious President's Cirle, noting them as one of the top 3% of Prudential real estate agents in the United States. Additionally, the San Diego Business Journal just announced for the 15th consecutive year that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is the top brokerage in San Diego. Plus, watch the video for a special guest appearance?!?!
The 2013 real estate market in La Jolla, CA is finally looking like it will make a strong push upward in 2013 based upon unusually high activity over the holiday season coupled with continuing inventory shortages and heavy buyer demand. Watch the below video for more details about what market trends I'm currently seeing in the La Jolla real estate market.
If you have any questions, or would like a more detailed demand analysis or area report in your sub-market, give me a call any time at 858-454-8519.
Wow! No, not that the Chargers actually held on to a lead for the first time in a while, but the fact that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway thought so much of our company that he bought it! Furthermore, in the coming months, we will be rebranding to a new name. Most impressively, for the first time in Berkshire Hathaway's history, it will be lending their iconic name to the new brand. Though nothing is final yet, our new name will be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, or something to that affect.
Now, if that isn't confidence in the future of real estate in our country, I don't know what is.
Prudential California Realty
1299 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
DRE # 01885334