The 2012 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey reflected that 90 percent of homebuyers used the Internet in their research. Of that 90 percent, 54 percent used their local MLS site, 51 percent used Realtor.com, and 47 percent used a broker’s website. For the second year in a row, more buyers found their homes on the Internet (42 percent) than heard about it from a real estate agent (34 percent). Ten percent of buyers learned … Continue reading Providing Relevant Information to Buyers and Sellers
Carmel has a surprisingly long list of restrictions for a town of only one square mile. Of course, it is that same list of restrictions that assures that Carmel remains a quaint village of small homes with more trees than full time residents. Most lots in Carmel are 4,000 square feet. Not the house, the lot. These 40X100 lots are sometimes combined into 1 and half lots or double lots and in a couple of rare cases even triple size … Continue reading Carmel-by-the-Sea Home for Sale with “legal subordinate unit,” and What That Means.
I recently put another Carmel home in escrow. I had been working with these clients for quite some time-looking for their perfect house. As with many buyers, my clients were hesitant to make a move given the economic uncertainty and credit crisis. However, when they found their house, it was clear that the time to buy was now. We knew this because several months ago I set them up on my Private Client MLS system and together we have been … Continue reading True story of a Carmel Home Buyer
I was showing clients property yesterday and the topic of “real estate areas” again came up. I always start a tour with a copy of the area map and an explanation of how it works. They were surprised to learn about “areas” although they had bought and sold several homes in Carmel and Pebble Beach. To help organize properties, the local real estate boards create “areas.” In theory the homes within a given area are more alike than not: built … Continue reading Real Estate Areas in Carmel, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach
Why Use this Search Tool? There are a number ways to search for Property for Sale in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley and the surrounding areas. Many web property search tools have inaccurate data, delay notification of new listings, and don’t present all of the properties that are listed. My Private Client System emails you when a new property is listed at the same time the real estate community is updated. You can track your favorite properties, and monitor them … Continue reading MLS Search Tool for Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula