How to find Your Dream Home in Los Gatos In A Seller's Market

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales B.R.E. 01191194

Los gatos Home for Sale

Anyone shopping for a home in Los Gatos knows that it is a seller's market. The inventory is low, and there are a lot of other buyers out there looking for the perfect home at a great price.
Here's the good news, you can get more for your money in Los Gatos than other Silicon Valley cities like Los Altos or Palo Alto. However, the market is still active and you may only have a week to find a home, make a decision about whether you want to make an offer, and then try to make a strategy to make the offer for your dream home in Los Gatos.
This fast paced real estate market in Los Gatos can cause a great deal of stress and angst. Feeling pressure to make quick decisions can be frightening. Loosing offers on homes can be frustrating. 
I can't tell you what home deserves your offer, or how much it will take to for sure get your dream home in Los Gatos, but I can give you a little perspective that will helpfully help bring down the stress level while buying a home in Los Gatos.
When you find the right house you will know it and it will not be a huge struggle to make a decision. You will want that house, and be willing to do what you are capable of doing to get that home in Los Gatos. However, in order to get that feeling you need to have an open mind about the homes you go to see in Los Gatos. For example homes near Los Gatos Boulevard  will almost always have noise, but there may be a house that is so good for you in many other ways so that noise from the road is less important than at a house that isn't "your house"  If you find a home in down town Los Gatos the lot may be very small or the house may be smaller than homes in other areas, but if it is "your house" you will know it.
So go see everything for sale in Los Gatos in your price range. Don't rule a house in or out because of pictures on the internet or where it is on the map. Keep an open mind, don't worry about rejecting or losing a home, another one will come along. Try to stay calm and relaxed, and when the right home comes along, make a great offer and act like you want to buy this house in Los Gatos. If you don't really want to buy it, don't, but if you do then be willing to meet or exceed the seller's expectations.
If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in Los Gatos please feel free to contact me.
Marcy Moyer
DRE 01191194
So, in the end, it does not really matter why you reject a house, or if you reject one home and pick another home that has the same problem. If it is "your" house you will know it and you still have plenty of time to find it.
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Marcy Moyer eXp Realty of California  Specializing in Probate and Trust Sales, and Rental Investment Properties


Comments (3)

Alan Harris
Keller Williams Realty - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams

These are great tips for homebuyers, Marcy. Best of luck to you!

Apr 30, 2013 07:39 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Great blog Marcy!  You've really spelled out the facts of the market and what buyers need to do.

Apr 30, 2013 07:47 AM
Marcy Moyer
eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales - Mountain View, CA
Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist

Thanks Alan and Bryan!

Apr 30, 2013 07:51 AM