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    When wanting to buy a Santa Clarita home, how low should you go?

    How are buyers, buying? Market Type…

    Depends on the real estate market and the current activity on the listings that are for sale.

    Tips when being pitched sell my home guaranteedIf the market dynamic in the Santa Clarita Valley happens to be a Sellers Market, then there are multiple offers, and typically those offers exceed the list price.

    If we are on a Buyers Market in the Santa Clarita Valley cities, then we have a market where the listings are plentiful and the sellers are doing anything they can to sweeten their own particular deal.

    Do some market research

    However, the only way to know for sure is by researching the local real estate market in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.  Any of the “real estate concerned” can do this easily by asking the question of, “How is the market”, to our MacBoX at our Main Santa Clarita realtor website.

    When you do, you will be given several choices.  You will be able to check out each of the cities that exist within the Santa Clarita Valley.  Castaic, Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia.  Each of the cities will have their current inventory, days on the market, housing prices and give an indication as to what type of market we are experiencing during any given week.

    The data updates every week, as stated, and will keep you more up to date than some local Santa Clarita realty professionals.

    Back to the topic

    How low should you go to buy real estate? It’s a great question. The offer that you present to buy a house can get you under contract, start a negotiating process or turn a seller away. While many areas of the nation are seeing an increase in real estate activity that has multiple offers coming in for any given property, others are still languishing.

    If you are in an area where homes are rising in value, such as most of the Santa Clarita Valley cities(in a sellers market), and it is commonplace for multiple offers to be involved then you may want to start with a strong offer. If you are merely fishing for a bargain and are not attached to a home then offer a low amount.

    There is no absolute right or wrong but a local Santa Clarita Valley REALTOR can be invaluable in helping you put together a solid contract if you have your heart set on a home.

    Not in a hurry – best advice

    Every real estate transaction is different, and while some sellers may respond to a low offer others may not. If you really want to buy a certain property your best bet is always to make a strong offer out of the chute. If you are willing to gamble then there is nothing wrong with a low ball offer. Speak with your REALTOR today to gauge what the fair market value is for home and get some advice on where to start based on how strong your interest is.


    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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