Real Estate Matters: California now has 327,341 licensed agents
Original post made on Aug 15, 2013
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on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:44 am
Too bad greed drives most and no consideration of US citizens. Only high rollers with money get the house. Big investors that only buy to turn a profit. No consideration of a home town family who wants to grow and thrive in Pleasanton. They must move to Tracy. No way to change this Im afraid. Just be the highest bidder and you're rewarded. Maybe we need to have homes priced for the middle America and not the D Trump investor with no local ties. If you are a seller or seller agent, this will make no sense.
on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:39 am
I just won a bidding war on a house with 9 other offers, two of which were cash over asking price. My offer was the 5th highest in terms of price but I knew how the game is played so the seller accepted my non-cash offer. You see, it's not all about the price. Take the time to know the sellers and understand their needs and you can craft an offer that appeals to them. I did my homework and gave them exactly what they needed even though my offering price is way lower than that of the highest offer. Do your due diligence and you wouldn't need to move to Tracy. And don't trust an agent to do the hard work for you; most agents I've come across are not very good at what they do.
on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Jeff, I'm curious as to how you were able to do this. What exactly did the sellers want that you were able to provide? I have two younger relatives who have been hunting for their first house, and they are being outbid by investors every time. And they're not even looking in Pleasanton, but in other East Bay cities. Very discouraging for them. I don't think it's as easy as you appear to believe.