Submit a Reasonable Offer to Purchase a California Luxury House

by Helen Chen Marston 06/16/2019

After you find your ideal luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or elsewhere in California, you should be prepared to submit a reasonable offer to purchase this house. Otherwise, you risk losing your dream home to a rival homebuyer.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to craft a competitive offer to purchase a California luxury house. These factors include:

1. The Local Housing Market

Purchasing a California luxury home in a buyer's market is far different from buying a Golden State luxury house in a seller's market. However, if you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market, you can submit an offer to purchase a California luxury home that falls in line with the current state of the housing sector.

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of luxury homes available in Beverly Hills, Cupertino and other California cities and towns. Or, in a seller's market, the top Golden State luxury homes likely sell as soon as they become available.

To differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market, examine the prices of recently sold luxury houses in the California city or town where you want to reside. You also should find out how long these houses were available before they sold. If luxury homes linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months, a buyer's market may be in place. On the other hand, if you discover luxury houses are selling quickly, the housing sector may favor sellers.

2. Your Finances

With a budget in hand, you could streamline your quest to find your dream home in Sacramento, San Diego or another California city or town.

Banks provide a variety of jumbo mortgage options to ensure you can enter the Golden State luxury housing market with home financing at your disposal. To get pre-approved for a jumbo mortgage, it may be beneficial to discuss your home financing options with myriad banks. Then, you can select a jumbo mortgage that suits you perfectly. And if you find your ideal California luxury home, you can instantly submit a competitive offer to purchase this residence.

3. Your Expectations

It is crucial to establish realistic expectations as you search for your ideal California luxury house. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can boost the likelihood of finding a Golden State luxury home that will serve you well for years to come. Plus, you will know precisely how much you can afford to spend to acquire this house.

As you embark on the California luxury homebuying journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent, too. This housing market professional will make it easy for you to find the right Golden State luxury home at the right price. And if you are unsure about how much to offer for a California luxury house, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive homebuying proposal.

Review the aforementioned factors closely, and you should have no trouble putting together a reasonable offer to purchase your ideal California luxury house.

About the Author

Helen Chen Marston

Helen Marston has been a member of WSGVAR since March 2009. She graduated from Peking University and received her MBA from California State University, Los Angeles. After becoming a REALTOR®, she has earned a variety of NAR designations and certifications: CRS, GRI, SRES, CIPS, GREEN, MRP, SFR, etc. Working at Keller Williams Realty Arcadia, she leads as Associates Leadership Council while providing a Mentor role for new real estate licensees. Outside of her real estate business, Helen is an advocate for community service. She currently serves as Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Temple City, General Chair of the 74th Temple City Camellia Festival, and is also actively involved with different organizations in the community and the local schools. Helen was honored as Congresswoman Judy Chu’s "Woman of the Year” for Temple City in 2016 and was selected as one of the "Make A Difference” Honorees, awarded by the State Assembly Member, Ed Chau, in 2016.