Win Some – Loose Some, Buying Carlsbad Homes

Tips for Buying Carlsbad Homes

Ten, twenty, 30,40, fifty or more….No, this in not the chorus of “The ‘Bloody’ Red Barron.”  Well, yes it is, but on this website it refers to the # of offers being made when good listings of Carlsbad homes hit the market.   With many offers, it is clear that competition among North County buyers is hot in this Carlsbad real estate market.  Why, because San Diego inventory of available Carlsbad homes for sale is down from what was available this same time last year.  

 See video,  “How to be successful when buying Carlsbad Homes.”

Carlsbad Home Buyers – Be Informed and Be Ready

By constantly being informed, you can avoid being surprised.  Be persistant and don’t give up and leave the market.  You will get that Carlsbad property if you stay focused.  Also, you must be prepared.  Buyers that are not working with a Realtor, will not be ready when that perfect Carlsbad home hits the San Diego mls.  You need to have a Realtor, like Gary Harmon, looking full time for you and you also need to be looking for yourself.  Get a free Listingbook account!  SEARCH LIKE AN AGENT! 
When you find the Carlsbad home listing you like you must make an offer right then, not tomorrow.  The old saying “tomorrow may be to late” is very appropriate in this San Diego market. If you want to be successful, put the following thought out of your head, “I want to offer a little less and get a good deal.”  In this market where the prices of Carlsbad homes have been falling for the last few years, almost every deal is a good deal. 

Make Your Highest and Best Offer First 

You must be willing to write your offer at the higest price you would comfortably be able to pay if you plan to have any success in this market.  That price is usually at full listing price, but in most cases, actually above full price.  

With the intense competition, “putting your best foot forward, so to speak, will be the only way to secure that Carlsbad home.  If you do your best and  don’t get that North County home, at least you can feel good that you gave it your best try. 

Have all your finances in order 

If you plan to buy a Carlsbad home for sale listing you must also have all your finances in order.  Before you get in the car with any Realtor, you need to have talked to your lender and have a prequalification letter.  Gary will have to submit that prequal letter with your purchase offer.  Bankd owned homes, REO’s, and short sale seller always require a prequal or preapproval letter. If you need help finding a lender see HomeServices Lending one of Gary Harmon’s winning team.  Even if you have a prequal letter from your lender of choice, you may be required to be prequalified with the sellers lender of choice before you can submit an offer.  Remember, you can always use your own lender to actually get your loan. 
One last thing, to improve your chances of buying that Carlsbad home in this market,  is to make offers on several different Carlsbad homes.

Summary – How to be Successful Buying Carlsbad Homes 

Pick your Prudential California Carlsbad Realtor – Gary Harmon, be qualified by a lender like HomeServices Lending, search for homes diligently, and be  prepared to  immediately write a very strong offer.  Make offers on several Carlsbad homes, and most importantly, don’t give up.  Buying a Carlsbad property in this difficult market is  a “process” more than it is an “event.”  You will Win Some – Loose Some, but in the long run, only the one you win counts.  For more information on how you can purchase your Carlsbad dream home in this market, contact Gary Harmon.  Gary also specializes in Carlsbad Ocean View Homes.