Big Bear Real Estate Search Keller Williams DRE # 01703081
Steve Hirschler
909 725-5889909 725-5889

Buyers, Sellers and “Listers”

Buyer’s often ask the question “What should I offer?” before they find a specific house that they want to place an offer on. They want to know the formula for the list price verses the actual purchase price that they will pay. They ask questions like “If we shop in the $400,000 range, what price do you think we can get it for?” I always respond the same. It depends on the house and if it is priced correctly. How long has the house been on the market at this price? This is a more important question than, “How long has the house been on the market?”

Home owners don’t have to price their home correctly, they just won’t sell their house until they do. Maybe we should just call them “Listers”. Unlike sellers, “Listers” waste an agents time and inflate the price’s of other “Listers”.

Question’s that I ask a home owner that says they want to sell is “Do you want to list your home, or sell it?” Do you want to be a lister or a seller? When do you want me to start telling you the truth?

Once I have explained to a buyer that selling prices are set by the market and not the sellers or their agent, I will let them know that sellers and their agents will list property (incorrectly) based upon other criteria. They will list based upon the debt on the property, what they paid, the improvements that they have done, the amount that their neighbor (a lister) has listed at, what they need or want to have to be able to fulfill their future plans etc. This is a mistake that will cost the Listers money in the long run, if they ever sell.

Keep in mind that a lister is in charge of what price they will ask, but the buyer will decide how much the house will sell for. Listers are different than sellers, because they don’t need to sell.

We have a lot of Listers in our current market. With 911 homes on the market and only 56 closings in the past 30 days, it appears that we have about 6% sellers and 94% Lister’s.

One thing is for sure, you can sell your house if you are willing to price it correctly.

So, back to the question, “What should I offer?”

Once you have found that house you want to buy, the question really is, what is the current market value?

  • Spend time looking at homes in the area that you want to buy.
  • Have your agent show you recent comparable sales.
  • Be reasonable based upon the information that you have collected.
  • Ask your agent their opinion.
  • Have your agent contact the seller/Lister’s agent to see if there has been any activity previously that will help understand the seller’s motivation.

Please call me if you are a seller or a buyer……….

Steve Hirschler

Associate, The Tim Wood Group

Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

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.stevesellsbigbear.com

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 270,072 sq ft
  • 270,072 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
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  • 0 Baths
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  • 0 Baths
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  • 124,538 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
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  • 24,480 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
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  • 30,187 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • 1 Baths
  • 1,024 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,797 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,612 sq ft
  • 13,195 lot
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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,590 sq ft
  • 7,420 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,240 sq ft
  • 7,700 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,075 sq ft
  • 12,143 lot
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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,998 sq ft
  • 8,265 lot
  • $499,500

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,412 sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,116 sq ft
  • 5,890 lot
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  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 499 sq ft
  • 15,000 lot
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  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 944 sq ft
  • 10,300 lot
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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 832 sq ft
  • 2,375 lot
  • $172,900

0 Imperial Avenue

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,684 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
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  • 2 Baths
  • 996 sq ft
  • 31,000 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 4,750 lot
  • $29,000

898 Riverside Avenue

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
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Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 35,000 lot
  • $59,000

719 Wabash Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 4,750 lot
  • $37,500

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  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,148 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $249,500

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 871,200 sq ft
  • 871,200 lot
  • $499,900

0 Pine Lane

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 658,000 sq ft
  • 658,000 lot
  • $1,500,000

0 Monte Vista

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 31,200 sq ft
  • 31,200 lot
  • $55,000

300 West Sugarloaf

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,485 sq ft
  • 3,485 lot
  • $17,000

2449 State Lane

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,400 lot
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0 Baldwin Lake

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,813 lot
  • $17,000

601 East Big Bear Boulevard

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 984,019 lot
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0 Monte Vista Drive

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $8,000

0 Highway 38

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,659,040 sq ft
  • 3,659,040 lot
  • $990,000

0 Mahogany Place

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 10,890 lot
  • $60,000

155 North Shore

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 7,609 sq ft
  • 7,609 lot
  • $59,900

980 Butte

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,200 lot
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1203 South Minton Avenue

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,370 lot
  • $129,000

1530 Alderwood Court

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,312 sq ft
  • 56,628 lot
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0 Camino Bosque

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 39,000 lot
  • $58,000

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,599 sq ft
  • 10,599 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 42,400 sq ft
  • 42,400 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,257 sq ft
  • 3,257 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 5,700 sq ft
  • 5,700 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,898 lot
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  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,031 sq ft
  • 11,865 lot
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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,984 sq ft
  • 17,800 lot
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39309 North Shore Drive

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,464 sq ft
  • 20,038 lot
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1053 Cherokee Drive

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,854 sq ft
  • 6,000 lot
  • $549,000

39247 North Shore Drive

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,256 sq ft
  • 11,770 lot
  • $349,900

39025 North Shore Drive

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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,104 sq ft
  • 11,517 lot
  • $990,000

1123 Bruin Trail

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 16,700 lot
  • $79,000

Moonridge Real Estate

980 Butte

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,200 lot
  • $39,900

1203 South Minton Avenue

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,370 lot
  • $129,000

42656 Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,024 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $59,900

42646 Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,797 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $798,000

0 Shasta

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,068 lot
  • $69,000

877 Menlo Drive

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,644 sq ft
  • 10,527 lot
  • $749,500

0 Sheephorn Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,840 lot
  • $125,000

1329 La Crescenta Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.75 Baths
  • 3,426 sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $774,000

43510 Sheephorn Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,537 sq ft
  • 10,050 lot
  • $995,000

43494 Sheephorn

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 9,936 lot
  • $94,000

0 Klamath

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 35,000 lot
  • $149,000

42769 Peregrine Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,189 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $427,000

43536 Shasta Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 33,521 lot
  • $179,000

0 Tuolumne Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 20,584 lot
  • $159,900

43152 Plymouth Court

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 5,281 lot
  • $79,000

Erwin Lake Real Estate

2449 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,400 lot
  • $159,500

1530 Alderwood Court

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,312 sq ft
  • 56,628 lot
  • $889,000

960 Hemlock Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,148 sq ft
  • 4,800 lot
  • $214,500

2054 11th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 4,740 lot
  • $23,950

2144 Erwin Ranch Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,270 sq ft
  • 74,923 lot
  • $999,999

2112 2nd Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,280 sq ft
  • 4,800 lot
  • $219,000

0 Jenson Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 57,064 lot
  • $65,000

2141 7th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 6 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,454 sq ft
  • 8,649 lot
  • $497,500

0 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,045 lot
  • $199,000

601 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 48,352 lot
  • $199,000

2040 5th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,200 sq ft
  • 304,920 lot
  • $1,199,900

0 Manzanita

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,597 lot
  • $49,000

0 Shady

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 77,101 lot
  • $159,000

973 Cypress Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,311 sq ft
  • 2,400 lot
  • $249,900

919 Fir Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,150 sq ft
  • 10,200 lot
  • $299,000