Important Steps to Buy a Luxury Home in California

by Karen Rodgers 11/26/2018

Looking to buy a luxury house in California? You're not alone, as Golden State luxury residences are hot commodities year after year.

Ultimately, an informed luxury homebuyer is better equipped than others to purchase a stellar California luxury residence at a fair price. This buyer likely understands the ins and outs of the Golden State luxury housing market, and as such, can plan ahead for both the best- and worst-case scenarios.

Becoming an informed California luxury homebuyer can be quick and easy. Now, let's take a look at three steps that you'll want to follow to get the best possible results during the California luxury homebuying journey:

1. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you want to own a house in San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere in the Golden State, it pays to work with a local real estate agent. That way, you can receive expert insights to help you streamline the luxury homebuying journey.

A real estate agent who understands the Golden State luxury housing market is a must-have. This housing market professional can provide you with the support you need to find your ideal luxury house, anywhere in the Golden State.

For example, if you want to buy a luxury home near Staples Center, a real estate agent with the right industry experience can help you narrow your search accordingly. Or, if you are interested in luxury houses that provide quick, easy access to Rodeo Drive, a real estate agent who is familiar with the Beverly Hills luxury housing market can help you achieve your desired results.

2. Attend Open Houses and Home Showings

Once you hire a real estate agent, you'll be in great hands. In fact, this housing market professional can keep you up to date about open houses in Sacramento, San Diego and any other California cities and towns where you'd like to live.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to set up luxury home showings on your behalf. This means you won't have to worry about calling a seller's agent and setting up a home showing; instead, your real estate agent will do this work for you to help you speed up the luxury homebuying process.

3. Submit an Offer

If you decide a California luxury home is right for you, it helps to submit a competitive offer right away. This offer should account for a luxury residence's age and condition, as well as the current state of the luxury housing market.

Where you decide to settle down may have an impact on a home offer as well. For instance, the price of a new luxury house in San Francisco may be far greater than the price of a similar luxury home in Oakland. If you analyze the local housing market, you can determine whether to submit an offer below, at or above a seller's initial asking price.

Clearly, there's a lot to consider if you intend to buy a California luxury house. If you follow the aforementioned steps, however, you should have no trouble enjoying a fast, seamless Golden State luxury homebuying experience.

About the Author

Karen Rodgers

Real Estate Agent Specializing in Residential Sales

Born and raised in Davis, Karen is a California girl from her heart! Karen has been a Solano County resident since 1989, and has spent 14 years in Real Estate Sales. During her first year in Real Estate, Karen won the Rookie of the Year award- based on performance and production. She has continued to serve her clients with superior service ever since.  

Professionally, Karen currently manages her own business, and owned and managed a thriving local business prior to selling it 16 years ago. She has integrity, is a great communicator, very detail oriented and has vast knowledge of the Solano County area, its cities and surrounding communities.  Karen succeeds in building a reputation for client satisfaction and commitment!  There is no substitute for hard work and experience.

As a mother of 3 children, Karen is very involved and understands the importance of schools, parks, and involvement in the community.  Karen is very involved in her church, Harvest Community Church, and enjoys spending time teaching youth. Karen loves spending time at the ocean, Bodega Bay being one of her favorite places to frequent.