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More Evidence Of The Bank-Owned, REO Mentality

Home buyers today are of the "Bank-Owned/REO Mentality."  They want to buy something with that kind of price tag, regardless of who owns it. I came across an article from CNNMoney that really hits home on what is going on in the current housing market.  If you want to sell a home in this market, no matter how much it hurts, you need to price your home like a bank-owned or REO property. That is your competition. The tough part about this is that bank-owned or REO properties are priced 20-40% less than the non-REO … [Read more...]

Even Andy Rooney Knows How to Sell A Home In Big Bear

Selling a home in Big Bear should be easy, at least according to Andy Rooney. I remember seeing this video last year and laughing when he reviewed all the self help books he has received over the years.  When he gets to the "Tips on selling a House" book, around the 1:10 part of the video, he gives his simple, yet very true, advice, "you don't need 1001 tips on how to sell your home, just lower your price and your home will sell." Seems simple and easy enough, right? Now I understand that not everyone can lower … [Read more...]

Pricing Your Big Bear Home – Get Ahead Of The Buyer Train

One of the most common mistakes sellers make in this market is overpricing their home.  It is human nature to think ours is better than the others.  In real estate however, the numbers speak for themselves. The quote, "Liars figure, but figures never lie" seems appropriate. The biggest risk with overpricing a home now is that every month the home in on the market the price moves farther down, sometimes 1-2% (for Big Bear) per month. Many times sellers start out too high, and then reduce only to see that they are … [Read more...]

Warning! A Scary Story On How Not To Sell Your Big Bear Home In This Market

Selling your Big Bear home in this market does not need to be any tougher. The real estate market conditions are scary enough these days. So you can imagine my surprise when I went out on a listing appointment recently and the seller did not want to have their property listed on the open MLS. Nope, they just wanted me to know about the home, that they wanted to sell, and that they would pay me if I brought a buyer. Their plan was to let 5-6 of the top agents in the area know about their intent to sell, offer … [Read more...]

How Serious Of A Seller Are You?

If you are considering selling your Big Bear property, then you will need to consider the following question: Do you absolutely have to sell this home? If the answer to this question is "no", then I would suggest not even trying to sell in the current real estate market conditions. This real estate market is for serious sellers only. What is a serious seller you might ask? A serious seller is someone who has to sell no matter what is going on with the market. A serious seller is willing to price their property … [Read more...]