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“Just Looking” For a Whittier Home?

by The Domis Team

man, woman, houseIf you are thinking of buying a home in Whittier, La Habra, Fullerton, or anywhere else in Orange or Los Angeles County, you know that you have plenty of choices to consider.  Once you are committed to buy, you need to get pre-approval for the amount you can afford and then find your home through a combination of internet and in-person shopping. Even before that, though, you may want to see what’s out there. You are “Just looking.”

Real estate agents can regard showing homes to buyers in the looking stage as an annoyance or as part of the process.  When a home is listed online, or even when there is an ad for an open house, some who inquire about it are serious, some are just looking, and some live down the street and always wondered what the house looked like inside. 

As an agent, when time and gas are both precious commodities, I certainly do not like to go on wild goose chases with people who are just curious.  I hate to tell sellers, who go all out to make sure that the house is presentable, the dog is in his cage, and the family is out of the house, that the so-called buyers were just window shopping. Having said that, I believe that it is my job to work with those who inquire about the house and move them to the next level.  After all, every buyer started out as a shopper. 

In virtually every product or service offered today, the internet has changed how people do business, whether we are talking about shopping for a book, a TV, or a house.  With books, people look them up on line, read the reviews, and order from Amazon, much to the detriment of brick-and-mortar stores. With TVs and homes, people shop on line but then go see a few in person. In either case, smart shoppers check out several “products” before buying – as it should be. With TVs, they may order online even after looking in the store.  To this point, buying real estate online and sight unseen hasn’t worked, nor will it ever work.  From the buyer’s perspective, the more money involved in a purchase, the more due diligence you should do to make sure you are spending your money wisely. You do a lot more in-person “looking.”

In Southern California, many of the homes available are foreclosures or bank-owned properties that might be your deal of a lifetime, or your money pit. You need to see these in person and assess whether the amount of work involved is manageable for you, as well as compare them to non-distressed homes. For any home, regardless of how good the pictures look, you can only see the details of the home in person. You need some human interaction to discuss the pro’s and con’s of every house.  Who better to do this that a real estate agent who knows the area and is equipped to handle the questions you have?

If you are “just looking” for a home in  Orange County or Los Angeles County, give me a call.  I can help you move closer to home ownership by opening a world of affordable choices to you, right here in La Habra, Whittier, La Habra Heights, and the surrounding area.  Need to sell?  I can help you sell as well.

For some interesting insights on the housing market, I welcome you to listen to my interview on the House Calls Radio show, conducted by loan officer Carlos Dandridge on area stations AM 830, 920, 1310, and 1510.

Courtesy of Linda and Tim Domis, Neighborhood Specialists

How much is your home worth? http://www.homevalueslahabra1.com/

Contact Linda and Tim at:

http://www.whittierhomes.com

http://www.lahabrahomesonline.com

http://www.lakeparkbrea.com

http://www.lakeparklahabra.com

Email the Domis team at linda@lindadomis.com

Listen to my interview on the House Calls Radio show, conducted by loan officer Carlos Dandridge on area stations AM 830, 920, 1310, and 1510.

Embrace the California Dream in Orange County

by The Domis Team

dream ladder, star

Any of you who know me, personally or as a Realtor® in Orange County or Los Angeles County, you know I that am an optimist.  When the results of a recent surveycame out about whether the California dream is dead or alive, you know I was in the 46% who feel it remains strong.  Based on the current economy, unemployment, and the prospects for jobs, the naysayers see the glory days of California in the past.

On the face of it, these attitudes hardly bode well for the real estate business.  If you are thinking of buying or selling, you may think of putting your plans on hold until things get ”better.” While I can’t tell you not to worry, I can tell you that there are many pockets in hope in the La Habra-Whittier area I serve.  Our state and county are large, so what is true in one place might be different a few miles away.  There are signs that many things in our area are looking up.  You just have to look deeper to find a positive and growing economy in the OC.

Assuming your personal finances are secure, you have many opportunities right here in Orange County to make your move, where you will be surrounded by a stable and improving economy. 

If you want to pursue your California dream in Orange County, give me a call. I can open a world of affordable choices to you, right here in La Habra, Whittier, La Habra Heights, and the surrounding area, and can help you sell as well.

For some interesting insights on the housing market, I welcome you to listen to my interview on the House Calls Radio show, conducted by loan officer Carlos Dandridge on area stations AM 830, 920, 1310, and 1510.

Courtesy of Linda and Tim Domis, Neighborhood Specialists

How much is your home worth? http://www.homevalueslahabra1.com/

Contact Linda and Tim at:

http://www.whittierhomes.com

http://www.lahabrahomesonline.com

http://www.lakeparkbrea.com

http://www.lakeparklahabra.com

Email the Domis team at linda@lindadomis.com

Listen to my interview on the House Calls Radio show, conducted by loan officer Carlos Dandridge on area stations AM 830, 920, 1310, and 1510.

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