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Big Bear Real Estate Fast Facts 5/4/2010

Residential Sales Year To Date 2009 vs 2010

  • 2009 shown in Blue
  • 2010 shown in Red

2009 BIG BEAR SALES YTD

2010 BIG BEAR SALES YTD

  • Units Sold YTD are up 11.8% / 231 (2009) vs. 261 (2010)
  • Average price sold is  down 11.8% / $273,770 (2009) vs $241,370 (2010)
  • Average days on the market are stable / 131 (2009) vs. 132 (2010)
  • Bank owned sales units YTD are stable / 113 (2009) vs. 112 (2010)
  • Short Sales units YTD are up 66.7%  / 21 (2009) vs. 35 (2010)
  • Traditional Sales units  YTD are up  15.8% / 96 (2009) vs 114 (2010)

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Coldwell Banker
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May 4, 2010 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Selling your home, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

68 Homes Sold in Big Bear 4/2010

Price Address Area Subarea Bd Baths SF Apx Ttl Sold Price Sold Date
895,000 40218 LAKEVIEW BLC GBLC 3 2 2100 800,000 4/21/10
675,000 42384 EAGLE RIDGE DR FOXF CAST 4 3.5 3700 645,000 4/23/10
639,900 42573 BEAR LOOP BBC BL 5 4 3220 595,000 4/15/10
550,000 1141 ALAMEDA ROAD MOON HITR 3 2 1840 525,000 4/15/10
449,900 42507 JUNIPER FOXF GFOX 3 2.75 2242 387,500 4/16/10
425,000 174 LAGUNITA BLC GBLC 3 1.75 1084 380,000 4/30/10
425,000 39198 ROBIN ROAD BLW GBLW 4 3.5 2100 400,000 4/29/10
409,000 42753 HAUPSTRASSE FOXF ALP 4 3 2352 410,000 4/15/10
399,900 1349 LA CRESCENTA MOON GMO 3 2 1428 370,000 4/12/10
399,900 43036 MONTEREY MOON GMO 3 2.5 1688 387,000 4/21/10
398,000 870 WALDSTRASSE WAY FOXF ALP 3 2 1997 375,000 4/23/10
395,000 405 WAGON WHEEL BBC SHAY 5 3 2690 350,000 4/14/10
379,900 103 WINDING LANE BBC GBBC 4 2.5 2569 367,000 4/15/10
375,000 871 POPLAR ST MOON LWMR 3 2.5 1834 360,000 4/28/10
369,900 630 E MOUNTAIN VIEW BBC FORE 3 2 1582 368,000 4/13/10
329,900 43294 DEER CANYON MOON GMO 3 2 1466 330,300 4/26/10
299,900 533 MALTBY BBC BBCE 3 2 1800 285,000 4/26/10
299,900 217 ELGIN BLC GBLC 3 3 2366 300,000 4/8/10
299,900 939 MCALISTER FOXF ALP 4 2 1891 277,000 4/1/10
289,000 1141 WILLOW ERWL GER 4 2 1782 275,000 4/23/10
274,900 42706 JUNIPER FOXF GFOX 3 2 1600 273,500 4/19/10
265,000 667 ELM STREET MOON LWMR 3 2 1300 245,000 4/23/10
260,000 41416 EASTWOOD BLE EAGL 3 1.75 1283 255,000 4/27/10
250,000 481 HILLENDALE BBC GBBC 3 2.5 1271 240,000 4/22/10
247,900 42794 REDWOOD FOXF GFOX 3 2 1530 240,000 4/5/10
235,000 42803 MONTEREY MOON GMO 3 2 1584 235,000 4/28/10
230,000 150 CRATER LAKE RD FOXF GFOX 2 1 876 220,000 4/27/10
230,000 42707 PEREGRINE MOON GMO 3 1.75 1640 228,000 4/21/10
227,900 691 VILLA GROVE MOON GMO 3 2 1602 250,000 4/5/10
225,000 138 POPLAR FOXF GFOX 3 2 1764 225,000 4/30/10
219,000 40186 NARROW LN BLC GBLC 3 2 1378 204,000 4/29/10
215,000 913 MENLO DRIVE MOON GMO 3 2 1152 209,800 4/9/10
214,900 1593 MALABAR BBC SHAY 3 2 1508 230,000 4/23/10
199,900 1895 BALDWIN LAKE ROAD BALD GBAL 4 2.5 1675 190,000 4/30/10
199,900 1225 FOX FARM ROAD FOXF GFOX 3 2 1120 180,000 4/8/10
199,900 43300 SAND CANYON MOON GMO 2 1.5 1022 199,900 4/5/10
199,500 39559 RED  ROBIN  DR. FAWN GFS 2 1 808 160,000 4/21/10
189,000 1040 E COUNTRY CLUB BBC GBBC 3 2 1300 170,000 4/14/10
184,900 1002 GREENWAY BBC BBCE 3 2 1728 175,000 4/13/10
182,000 1036 SIERRA BBC NSE 3 2 1115 160,000 4/16/10
169,900 41661 BROWNIE BLE GBLE 2 1 1120 180,000 4/20/10
165,000 612 KEAN WAY BBC GBBC 2 1 952 160,000 4/12/10
158,125 535 HIGHLAND BLC GBLC 2 1 873 155,000 4/29/10
150,000 1233 MANN BBC BBCE 2 1 1200 138,000 4/2/10
150,000 1024 NANA BBC NSE 2 1 864 150,000 4/16/10
149,900 697 VILLA GROVE MOON GMO 1 1 750 148,000 4/28/10
149,900 644 S MAPLE SUGA GSUG 2 2 1052 149,900 4/15/10
145,000 40191 BEVERLY LN BLC GBLC 2 1.5 780 145,000 4/21/10
144,500 710 MARIN RD BLC GBLC 4 2 1394 130,000 4/22/10
139,500 2248 OAK ERWL GER 3 2 1160 115,000 4/29/10
139,000 308 SAN BERNARDINO SUGA GSUG 2 1 896 120,000 4/21/10
130,000 42827 MONTEREY MOON GMO 2 1 840 120,000 4/14/10
129,600 609 ROSE HILL BBC GBBC 3 1 1364 130,000 4/9/10
129,000 1093 MOUNT DOBLE BBC NSE 4 2 1632 136,000 4/12/10
128,800 1126 MYRTLE BBC NSE 2 1 816 129,000 4/2/10
127,900 42930 ENCINO MOON GMO 2 1.5 1458 137,000 4/30/10
126,000 687 MARIN ROAD BLE GBLE 2 1 572 120,000 4/2/10
125,000 1160 WENDY BBC NSE 2 1 884 121,000 4/26/10
119,900 107 DAWN BBC GBBC 1 1 694 94,000 4/16/10
119,900 733 PINE SUGA GSUG 2 1 780 115,000 4/13/10
119,900 880 ORANGE SUGA GSUG 2 1 900 120,000 4/15/10
119,850 2064 2ND LANE ERWL SLN 3 2 1129 120,000 4/14/10
114,900 333 GREENSPOT BBC BBCE 2 1 912 120,000 4/27/10
114,500 1140 ROBINHOOD BBC GBBC 2 1 832 121,000 4/23/10
102,500 815 RAINBOW BLVD. BBC GBBC 2 1 896 110,500 4/17/10
95,000 2154 FIRST LN. ERWL SLN 2 1 704 90,750 4/9/10
88,000 858 FIR LANE ERWL SLN 2 1 720 62,500 4/29/10
68,500 715 SAN BERNARDINO SUGA GSUG 2 1 570 65,000 4/5/10

Click here to see the details and photos of these homes.

These are the homes posted as SOLD on the Big Bear MLS for the month of April 2010.

Fast Facts on these closings:

  • 32 of these were “Traditional Sellers” = 47%
  • 27 of these were “Bank Owned”  = 40%
  • 9 of these were “Short Sales” = 13%

  • The median sold price was $194,950.
  • That means 1/2 of the homes sold in April were under this price!
  • Only 8 of the closed sales were priced over $400,000 = 12%
  • The price differential was 94.89%
  • That means the buyer’s negotiated a 5.11% discount on these homes. (not the 10% that most buyers think is reasonable)

The Tim Wood Group listed 17 of these 68 homes sold = 25%

Steve Hirschler
DRE#01703081
Associate, The Tim Wood Group
Coldwell Banker
42153 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. BOX 6820
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
stevehirschler@gmail.com
909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889
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www.bigbearhomes.wordpress.com (blog)
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May 2, 2010 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Selling your home, Sold in Big Bear | , , , | Leave a comment

Big Bear Home Sales By Category through 3/16/2010

Units Sold YTD

Days on the Market

Price Differential

Steve Hirschler

DRE#01703081

Associate, The Tim Wood Group
Coldwell Banker
42153 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. BOX 6820
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
stevehirschler@gmail.com
909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889
Fax 909 866-3531
www.bigbearhomes.wordpress.com (blog)
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March 16, 2010 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market | , , , , | Leave a comment

In Big Bear, List Prices Can Be Deceiving These Days…


Steve Hirschler
DRE#01703081
Associate, The Tim Wood Group
Coldwell Banker
42153 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. BOX 6820
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
stevehirschler@gmail.com
909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889
Fax 909 866-3531
http://www.bigbearhomes.wordpress.com (blog)
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March 13, 2010 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Homes for Sale in Big Bear, Selling your home | , , , | Leave a comment

60 Homes Sold in Big Bear this February 2010

ML # Price Address Area Bd Baths SF Apx Ttl Sold Price Sold Date
2100015 52,900 637 MERCED BLC 1 1 421 49,000 2/23/10
292386 54,900 595 VISTA SUGA 2 1 588 57,000 2/9/10
291670 57,000 44416 VALLEY VIEW LN. SUGA 2 1 738 50,000 2/17/10
292582 64,300 862 SAN BERNARDINO SUGA 1 1 408 61,000 2/24/10
2100021 70,240 755 SAN BERNARDINO SUGA 1 1 570 70,555 2/26/10
292278 75,500 708 W AEROPLANE BBC 2 1 940 73,150 2/2/10
292473 79,800 1091 PAN SPRINGS BBC 2 2 1038 102,000 2/2/10
290868 90,000 325 W COUNTRY CLUB BLVD BBC 2 1 570 90,000 2/11/10
292310 99,000 560 HIGHLAND BLC 1 1 868 95,000 2/5/10
291505 99,900 1121 W COUNTRY CLUB BBC 2 1 1080 85,000 2/3/10
291709 100,000 242 VISTA SUGA 3 1 952 94,000 2/5/10
291633 105,000 514 W BIG BEAR BLVD BBC 1 1.75 1064 60,375 2/23/10
290559 107,000 2164 7TH LANE ERWL 2 1 880 107,000 2/11/10
281685 109,000 129 W MOJAVE BLVD BBC 2 1 646 105,000 2/22/10
292460 109,900 2135 2ND ERWL 2 2 1040 106,500 2/16/10
292246 110,000 816 W AEROPLANE BLVD. BBC 2 1 896 77,500 2/8/10
292486 114,900 399 IMPERIAL SUGA 2 1 570 112,000 2/5/10
291952 116,900 586 SPRUCE SUGA 2 1.5 896 117,000 2/12/10
292290 118,700 781 W AEROPLANE BLVD. BBC 2 1 652 80,000 2/1/10
292370 125,000 42749 LA CERENA MOON 1 0.75 610 120,000 2/5/10
2100040 138,000 798 ORIOLE BLC 4 3.5 1728 146,100 2/19/10
292174 139,900 40156 HIGHLAND ROAD BLC 2 1 960 137,500 2/4/10
292567 144,800 612 BOOTH BBC 3 2 1200 155,000 2/19/10
292308 155,000 515 ELYSIAN BBC 2 1 816 155,000 2/26/10
292447 159,000 525 KERN SUGA 2 1 1100 159,000 2/12/10
292466 160,000 542 KERN SUGA 2 1 783 160,000 2/2/10
292376 160,900 404 BERNHARDT BBC 3 2 1080 157,500 2/26/10
292571 164,000 42742 WILLOW MOON 2 2.5 1138 160,000 2/5/10
291130 165,000 42769 LA CERENA MOON 3 2 1090 165,000 2/17/10
2100061 176,220 39263 N BAY BLW 2 1.5 1094 190,100 2/12/10
291968 179,900 40042 TR. OF WHISPERING PI BLC 3 2 1250 180,000 2/8/10
292367 185,300 616 KEAN BBC 4 1 1440 180,000 2/11/10
2100230 194,900 42929 ENCINO MOON 3 2 1040 194,900 2/12/10
292404 209,900 2308 STATE LANE ERWL 4 2 1680 193,000 2/19/10
280787 239,000 40195 GUINAN BLC 3 2 1632 239,000 2/17/10
291617 245,000 2159 MARIPOSA LANE ERWL 3 2.5 1730 245,000 2/18/10
2100066 269,900 782 MOUNTAIN SKY DRIVE BLE 3 1.75 1186 270,000 2/19/10
291010 269,900 1273 BALSAM DRIVE MOON 2 2 1142 250,000 2/25/10
2100132 279,900 42789 REDWOOD FOXF 3 1 1152 283,000 2/23/10
292039 285,000 44333 SISKIYOU LANE MOON 3 1 990 252,500 2/25/10
2100007 299,900 819 SILVERTIP MOON 3 2 1266 279,000 2/16/10
292292 313,900 46784 PIONEER TOWN BALD 4 2 2473 270,000 2/9/10
291313 329,000 41745 COMSTOCK  LANE BLE 4 2 1254 315,000 2/24/10
292279 334,000 791 RAYO BLW 2 2.5 1588 325,000 2/12/10
290794 349,900 1629 E BIG BEAR BLVD. BBC 3 2.5 2385 326,500 2/23/10
291735 369,900 39880 LAKEVIEW DRIVE BLC 3 2 1344 359,900 2/5/10
282420 399,900 471 VILLA GROVE MOON 4 3 1800 360,000 2/19/10
292471 400,000 575 VAIL BLE 4 2.5 2257 390,000 2/12/10
2100002 411,900 1100 JOHNNY FOXF 4 3.5 3580 500,001 2/11/10
291683 419,000 723 VILLA GROVE MOON 3 2 1708 391,250 2/19/10
290265 499,000 43827 YOSEMITE DR. MOON 4 3.5 2578 485,000 2/11/10
292198 499,900 943 D LANE ERWL 6 4 4486 459,500 2/16/10
282669 499,900 1277 BRUIN TRAIL FAWN 3 3.5 2800 475,000 2/12/10
290612 500,000 928 SAHUARO WAY MOON 3 2.5 2291 450,000 2/26/10
282342 550,000 42311 EAGLE RIDGE FOXF 3 2 2500 538,000 2/24/10
292359 699,900 39540 LAKE BLC 4 3.5 3263 699,900 2/1/10
2100030 699,900 1056 WILDERNESS DRIVE ERWL 3 3 2671 693,000 2/19/10
2100119 739,900 386 MEADOW CIRCLE BLE 3 3.5 2300 764,000 2/23/10
292574 764,800 323 STARLIGHT FOXF 4 3.5 3458 745,000 2/24/10
282772 999,900 38817 WATERVIEW DR. BLW 4 4 3095 1,000,000 2/19/10

Click here to see the details for these homes.

  • 40% (24) of these homes were bank owned.
  • 13% (8) were short sales.
  • 47% (28) of these were traditional sellers.

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Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

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P.O. BOX 6820

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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March 4, 2010 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , , | 1 Comment

Price Per Square Foot Sold in Big Bear by Area 2009

Big Bear Lake West $266.17
Big Bear Lake Central $201.66
Big Bear Lake East $233.53
Fox Farm $197.19
Castle Glenn $214.06
Moonridge $199.68
Fawnskin $223.99
Whispering Forest $156.17
Big Bear City $142.09
Sugarloaf $131.72
Erwin Lake $125.10
Meadowbrook Estates $215.74
Lake Williams $107.01
Baldwin Lake $118.81

These average price per square foot sold numbers were compiled from the Big Bear MLS.

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Real Estate, Sold in Big Bear | , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s Selling in Big Bear?

13 homes have closed escrow here in Big Bear during the first 13 days. (Click here to see the details) 

The price differential of 94.5% is a good indication of what you might expect to pay when you find a home that stands out as a good value. Most homes in the Big Bear area have sold within 8% of list price this entire year. The homes that are over priced just don’t get looked at and don’t sell.

The current residential inventory is now at 708, the lowest level in the past 3 1/2 years. 

Last month we had 92 homes close escrow which gives us a  7.7 months supply at this rate.

Year to date we have closed 822 homes, a 27.2% increase over last years 646 for the same period.   

While interest rates are still very good, selection is getting limited. If this trend continues, I think prices will stabilize.

December 13, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Selling your home, Sold in Big Bear | , | Leave a comment

77 Homes Sold in Big Bear, October 2009

ML # Price Address Area Bd Baths SF Apx Ttl Sold Price Sold Date
291407 2,495,000 220 N EAGLE BLE 3 2.5 2734 2,100,000 10/9/2009
281876 1,575,000 38860 WATERVIEW DRIVE BLW 3 3 2567 1,325,000 10/2/2009
291793 1,495,000 38998 WATERVIEW DRIVE BLW 4 3.5 2476 1,495,000 10/1/2009
282018 1,475,000 354 GIBRALTER ROAD BLC 4 3 3125 1,325,000 10/19/2009
291620 1,279,900 39597 LAKE DRIVE BLC 3 3 3698 1,215,000 10/14/2009
291286 549,900 39269 WATERVIEW BLW 3 2 1954 530,000 10/14/2009
291777 539,000 1691 ANGELS CAMP ROAD MOON 3 2 1600 504,500 10/1/2009
282724 530,000 42763 TIMBERLINE TRAIL FOXF 3 2.5 2232 510,000 10/2/2009
291045 527,800 749 CAMERON BLC 4 4 3060 517,000 10/20/2009
291844 520,000 437 FALLEN LEAF FOXF 3 2 1936 490,000 10/9/2009
291284 519,000 1296 BALDWIN RANCH ROAD BALD 4 3.5 2702 475,000 10/27/2009
291316 499,900 330 DOVER LANE BLC 4 2.5 2482 447,500 10/27/2009
281723 479,000 43620 COLUSA DRIVE MOON 3 2 1806 409,500 10/16/2009
282545 449,900 730 MCALISTER ROAD FOXF 1 1 960 395,000 10/23/2009
282199 425,000 1404 KLAMATH RD. MOON 3 2 1574 400,000 10/8/2009
291164 410,000 39064 BAYVIEW BLW 3 2.5 1554 400,000 10/1/2009
281569 399,500 1112 CEDAR MOUNTAIN ROAD WHIS 3 3 2390 360,000 10/29/2009
290989 379,900 575 BRECKENRIDGE BLE 3 1.75 1588 365,000 10/2/2009
291537 360,000 546 E FAIRWAY BLVD BBC 3 2 2032 350,000 10/23/2009
290470 350,000 536 FAIRWAY BBC 4 3 2207 350,000 10/15/2009
291771 349,900 203 EAGLE DRIVE BLE 2 1.75 1400 360,500 10/16/2009
271147 349,000 571 PINEWOOD DRIVE BBC 3 2.5 2062 330,000 10/8/2009
290248 335,000 805 RAYO LANE BLW 3 2 1244 326,000 10/1/2009
282380 333,000 105 N FINCH DR. BLE 3 2.5 1730 325,000 10/30/2009
290846 329,900 879 WALDSTRASSE WAY FOXF 3 2 1704 300,000 10/20/2009
291084 325,000 530 E ANGELES  BLVD BBC 3 2 1764 312,000 10/7/2009
291843 319,900 42871 WILLOW AVENUE MOON 3 2 1240 319,900 10/9/2009
290979 319,000 963 ANTELOPE MOUNTAIN WHIS 4 3 1700 300,000 10/15/2009
282536 299,900 39815 LAKEVIEW DRIVE BLC 3 1 1800 285,000 10/22/2009
291939 299,900 1395 LA CRESCENTA MOON 3 2.75 1700 290,000 10/9/2009
291763 293,500 42631 ALTA VISTA MOON 4 2.5 2417 280,000 10/26/2009
292012 284,900 1325 LA CRESCENTA MOON 2 2 1000 285,000 10/23/2009
291823 275,000 1094 MOUNT WHITNEY WHIS 4 2 2500 275,000 10/26/2009
291920 269,900 42437 TIOGA FOXF 3 2 1287 255,000 10/2/2009
281971 269,000 43051 ENCINO RD. MOON 3 1.5 1248 250,000 10/14/2009
290520 269,000 1010 ANTELOPE MOUNTAIN WHIS 4 4 1659 260,000 10/20/2009
291646 239,900 1109 GREENWAY BBC 3 1.75 1378 231,374 10/2/2009
290573 222,222 1337 SHAY RD. BBC 2 2 1144 195,000 10/28/2009
291400 220,000 1224 CLUBVIEW DR. MOON 3 1.75 1800 250,000 10/27/2009
290900 215,000 1151 CANYON ROAD FAWN 2 1 754 185,000 10/23/2009
282789 215,000 1171 ALTA VISTA MOON 2 1.5 1088 208,000 10/28/2009
291570 209,880 1117 HEMLOCK ERWL 3 3 1724 209,880 10/13/2009
282053 209,000 796 SILVERTIP MOON 2 1 978 205,000 10/29/2009
292071 192,900 39233 WILLOW LANDING BLW 3 2 1384 223,000 10/14/2009
291665 189,000 314 W AEROPLANE BLVD. BBC 3 1.75 1311 180,000 10/23/2009
291022 189,000 39170 ARAPAHOE FAWN 2 1 760 184,000 10/26/2009
290927 179,900 1088 MT DOBLE DR BBC 3 2 1456 175,000 10/21/2009
280517 179,000 675 DAISY BLC 2 2 900 151,000 10/7/2009
291979 179,000 1002 MINTON MOON 2 1 714 179,000 10/16/2009
290541 174,900 46219 SELENIUM LANE BALD 4 2.75 1719 126,000 10/14/2009
292027 169,900 43459 SHEEPHORN RD MOON 2 1 912 165,500 10/15/2009
290144 169,900 462 MORENO LANE SUGA 2 1.75 1260 150,000 10/9/2009
282363 164,900 46807 SKYVIEW DRIVE LWIL 3 2 2198 164,000 10/20/2009
291317 150,000 332 DOVER LANE BLC 1 1 764 100,000 10/27/2009
291572 145,000 732 BARRETT BBC 3 1.5 1260 135,000 10/19/2009
291395 137,500 480 SUNSET SUGA 3 1 1178 135,000 10/9/2009
291550 136,000 42619 CEDAR MOON 1 1 675 136,000 10/13/2009
290995 134,000 42636 LA PLACIDA MOON 2 1 608 137,000 10/28/2009
282662 130,000 139 E AEROPLANE BBC 2 1 888 130,000 10/2/2009
291393 129,000 420 W MOJAVE BLVD. BBC 3 1.75 1220 122,000 10/14/2009
291755 125,000 1030 WOODLAND ERWL 2 2 1100 121,000 10/6/2009
291471 117,000 316 E ANGELES BBC 3 1 1059 130,100 10/9/2009
291628 106,750 431 JEFFRIES RD. BLC 4 2 1267 106,800 10/15/2009
291419 99,000 1032 ROBINHOOD BBC 3 1 882 75,000 10/1/2009
290167 99,000 825 SAN BERNARDINO SUGA 2 1 608 90,000 10/2/2009
291940 94,900 234 HIGHLAND SUGA 2 1 735 93,500 10/16/2009
291573 91,500 45421 3RD ST BALD 3 2 1599 88,500 10/21/2009
282434 89,999 211 MAPLE LANE SUGA 1 1 480 87,500 10/21/2009
281352 89,000 541 WABASH SUGA 1 1 600 85,000 10/16/2009
291132 86,000 1024 GREENWAY DRIVE BBC 2 1 952 86,000 10/1/2009
292125 79,200 921 W RAINBOW BBC 2 1 840 79,200 10/22/2009
292102 79,000 2158 7TH ERWL 2 1 800 79,000 10/22/2009
291244 69,300 854 NORWOOD LANE ERWL 2 1.75 722 65,000 10/21/2009
292066 64,900 2061 9TH ERWL 2 1 720 64,900 10/16/2009
291487 60,000 572 PINE LANE SUGA 1 1 432 55,000 10/14/2009
291219 54,000 2189 STATE ERWL 2 1 576 54,000 10/2/2009
291902 44,900 2154 FIRST LANE ERWL 2 1 704 55,500 10/13/2009

  • 25 of these homes were bank owned = 32.46%
  • 45 of these homes were sold by tradtional sellers =58.44%
  • 7 of these homes were short sales = 9.09%
  • This is the same number of closings posted in the Big Bear MLS for October 2008 (77)

Click here to see the details of these homes

Steve Hirschler

DRE#01703081

Associate, The Tim Wood Group

Coldwell Banker

42153 Big Bear Blvd.

P.O. BOX 6820

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

stevehirschler@gmail.com

909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

Fax 909 866-3531

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November 1, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Sold in Big Bear | , , , | Leave a comment

Does your Big Bear Real Estate agent tell you what you want to hear, or the truth?

Listening to a Real Estate agent that has their interests in front of yours can be a big mistake. I must admit that I have a problem, I am often Brutally Honest.  Being honest is not the problem, but I know I could improve on the way I deliver the message.

I don’t do the sugar-coating thing well. I tend to tell it like it is and live with the consequences. I won’t tell you what you want to hear, unless I believe it to be the truth. It really makes things easy to remember.

When you work with me, you might hear more than you want to hear about the house. I might get in the way sometimes as if I were buying the house myself. Sometimes I will want repairs made that the buyer doesn’t seem to care about or is not aware of. That’s just how I am.

If I am representing you as a buyer, I might tell you all of the things that the seller would rather have you overlook. I will more than likely be at the home inspection and in addition to thoroughly looking at the items that the home inspector discovers, I might ask him to look at things that he didn’t discover or mention. I will also let you know as a buyer that repairs done by sellers are often done with the cheapest materials and least expensive labor that the seller can find. This doesn’t always equate to the best results, so I will often recommend that we get a bid from someone who knows how to do the repair correctly, at a fair price. I might tell you that the house you like is over priced, or not the best value. Isn’t that the type of honesty you deserve?

 

If I am your listing agent I will tell you the recommended list price based on market conditions, not your needs or debt. That’s not to say I am not flexible at all or sympathetic to your financial situation, but I will give you the real price, even if you don’t like it. I will recommend the work needed to get the home sold and lead you through the selling process. I will work with you on improvements that need to be made by providing contractors and handyman that will perform their jobs as professionals. I will be available to return your calls timely and with real answers. Don’t be surprised if I tell you your home is worth less than some other agents will tell you. I won’t give you a price that is 20% above what I believe is the real value just to get your signature on the listing agreement. I might offer to show you the other homes that a buyer will look at in your price range to show you the reason your home needs to be priced correctly.

After all, what sign do you want to have hung in front of your home in 90 days?

just reduced sign

or

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If your agent of choice is unable to put your interests first, you need to find one that will.

Click here to read my recommendations for buyer’s and seller’s that I have represented in the past.

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Selling your home | , , , , | Leave a comment

Shouldn’t I Price My Big Bear Home with a Little Cushion?

 

I get this question on most listing appointments that I have. The sellers want to leave some room to negotiate. In a market that is moving in the sellers direction, pricing your home with a little cushion will benefit sellers because 30, 60, 90, or more days from the list date, the home will be worth more. That is why we always say “It’s time or money”. 

In a buyers market, it’s “TIME AND MONEY”. Pricing with cushion will often price your home above market value and effect showings. Slowing down the showings on your property will result in wasted market time. With prices coming down, this will cost the seller money.

Please don’t overprice your property in the market that we are currently experiencing. Amend your price frequently if you are not having ample showings. Get your home priced so that buyers and their agents find your home to be the best value. The good news is you don’t have to accept any offers that come in below your asking price, and believe me buyers will try to get the best deal they can.

What situation do you want to be in? Do you want to be getting offers and negotiating, or have your home sit and not be shown while prices are falling? Seller’s should take a hard look at every offer in this market. Always counter an offer if you are not going to accept. I don’t believe in rejecting offers in any market. The goal is to sell your property, so lets not get our ego in the way. Tell the buyers what you will accept and see how they respond. Buyers in this market are rare. Don’t go shooting endangered species.  

Slow decision making on the part of sellers will also be costly. I have had this happen a number of times. I will give the sellers information on comparable properties and recommend amending the price. This market analysis is based on current conditions, not a month later. If you are a seller that takes weeks to come around to getting back to your agent and approving the price reduction, you might miss that price again.

In the current Real Estate market in Big Bear prices are still coming down. So, if you aren’t going to pull the trigger for a few weeks or more on the recommended price change or list price, you might want to consider how far prices will drop during the time that you will need to make the decision.

So, save yourself some money and price your home at or below market value in a buyers market and respond quickly to market changes.

Steve Hirschler

Associate, The Tim Wood Group

Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

42153 Big Bear Blvd.

P.O. BOX 6820

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

steve@bigbeargallery.com

909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

Fax 909 866-3531

http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com/

Steve Hirschler

DRE#01703081

Associate, The Tim Wood Group

Coldwell Banker

42153 Big Bear Blvd.

P.O. BOX 6820

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

stevehirschler@gmail.com

909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

Fax 909 866-3531

www.bigbearhomes.wordpress.com (blog)

www.stevesellsbigbear.com (website)

www.activerain.com/blogs/slhoo7\ (blog)

www.thetimwoodgroup.com (group website)

http://twitter.com/stevehirschler (follow me)

October 25, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Selling your home | , | 1 Comment