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Are You Watching the Housing Market Like a Hawk?

Are You Watching the Housing Market Like a Hawk?


If you are a home buyer in Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities (and other housing markets around the country), you no doubt realize inventory is very tight in many price points, and the market favors sellers.


Are you watching the market like a hawk?

The Red Tailed hawks I see in our area are ever-vigilant for that next meal…are you that watchful?


HawkI sure hope so, given how quickly some homes can go pending.


Searching for, and buying, a home is pretty much a full time job, and in our market something you need to be doing every day…indeed multiple times a day.


There are a couple of reasons why this is so important.


Number 1 – Many homes are getting multiple offers, and in some cases on the day they hit the MLS and the public market. You want to be able to make arrangements with your agent to see a property right away when it hits the market and appears to fit your criteria, and determine if it’s the right one for you.


It goes without saying that you need to make a decision quickly, IF it’s the right house for you, and make an offer rather than sitting on your decision-making for a day or two. When you snooze you lose (or you could)!


Number 2 – some listings will specify deadlines for viewing the home and submitting offers. If you aren’t looking frequently online (and staying in touch with your Realtor) the perfect home may hit the MLS and a deadline may pass before you even see the home. It just happened to someone I know who saw a property on the MLS 4 days after it hit the market. They wanted to see the property but not until after the deadline for offers had already passed.


The reality is that Carlsbad home buyers need to be prepared to move quickly from the very beginning of the home search process if they are serious about purchasing a new home.


Here are some strategies to help buyers move fast in this market.


Carlsbad homes for saleBottom line? If you want to buy a home in our market you need to be ever-watchful for new listings, and listings coming back on the market for one reason or another, so you don't miss the house that works for you. 


Start your search for a new home by looking at the complete list of homes for sale in Carlsbad by clicking on the photo to the right.



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Comment balloon 7 commentsJeff Dowler • February 21 2018 10:41PM
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