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

Do You Really Want To Sell Your Big Bear Home?


Most sellers say they want to hear the truth, but are offended by the reality of today’s market. I know you must have heard about the challenges of the current Real Estate market, but are you realistic when you talk to your Realtor about pricing?

It seems like sellers in this market want to pretend that the market conditions don’t apply to their home. They tell me that they want the truth, then they list their home with the agent that gives them the highest bid. They say they don’t really need to sell. They say they can wait until the market recovers, but then they list high and chase the market down.

If your home is on the market for more than 60 days and you don’t have any offers, you are overpriced. There is no shortage of buyers for great deals. Properties that are priced correctly are seeing multiple offers. Buyers that see a great deal need to act quickly and sometimes need to offer at or above the list price.

The current market and appraisal environment won’t allow most buyers to purchase an overpriced home. Appraisals are being affected by bank owned and short sale comparable sales. The appraisers are looking at the most recent sales and determining the value and prices in most categories are still moving in the wrong direction for sellers.

I like to use the analogy of floors and ceilings to explain our current market to sellers. I remember when the most recent sale created a new floor, and the next sale would be a little higher than the last comparable sale. These days we are looking at a new ceiling with each comparable sale, and the appraiser finds it difficult to justify an appraisal any higher than the last closed sale.

Over 67% of the homes sold this year in Big Bear have reduced their price. Homes that are initially priced correctly still sell quickly and actually bring the highest profit for the sellers. Chances are your home will be worth less in 6 months than it is now.

The Big Bear Real Estate Market hasn’t hit the very bottom. It is still coming down. Be sure to figure the cost of keeping your home and any further possible decline in the market into the equation if you are going to wait for the market to improve.

This is a great market for buyers. Most sellers are going to buy another home, and this is an opportunity to purchase the next home at a great deal.

I work with buyers and sellers in the Big Bear area. Please let me know if I can help you with your Real Estate needs.

Steve Hirschler / Big Bear Real Estate Agent

Coldwell Banker / The Tim Wood Group

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Big Bear Lake Real Estate

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 270,072 sq ft
  • 270,072 lot
  • $4,340,000

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 133,580 sq ft
  • 133,580 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
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  • 117,700 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 124,538 sq ft
  • 124,538 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 24,480 sq ft
  • 24,480 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 30,187 sq ft
  • 30,187 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 198,384 sq ft
  • 198,384 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,043 sq ft
  • 10,043 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 14,200 sq ft
  • 130,680 lot
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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 15,525 lot
  • $109,900

0 Wren Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 21,700 lot
  • $289,000

848 Jeffries Road

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  • 7 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 12,841 sq ft
  • 77,120 lot
  • $2,999,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,453 sq ft
  • 14,490 lot
  • $999,000

39799 Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 17,143 lot
  • $169,900

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Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • -- lot
  • $105,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,998 sq ft
  • 8,265 lot
  • $499,500

0 Santa Barbara Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 61,855 lot
  • $279,000

521 Inyo Avenue

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,412 sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $399,900

378 Holmes Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 520 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $140,000

253 Santa Barbara Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,140 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $199,900

260 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 504 sq ft
  • 10,000 lot
  • $169,900

576 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,080 sq ft
  • 6,900 lot
  • $210,000

615 Cedar Lane

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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 579 sq ft
  • 2,375 lot
  • $138,900

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,116 sq ft
  • 5,890 lot
  • $299,000

616 Maple Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 960 sq ft
  • 5,400 lot
  • $195,000

247 Kern Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 960 sq ft
  • 4,750 lot
  • $199,900

312 Riverside Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 570 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $143,000

0 Inyo Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $21,000

426 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,181 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $230,000

346 San Bernardino Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 608 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $165,000

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

0 Pine Lane

Big Bear City, CA

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

0 Monte Vista

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 31,200 sq ft
  • 31,200 lot
  • $74,900

300 West Sugarloaf

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

46269 PELICAN DR.

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 12,000 lot
  • $16,600

1545 Malabar Way

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 9,432 lot
  • $79,000

2449 State Lane

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,400 lot
  • $164,900

2783 Erwin Ranch Road

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 287,060 lot
  • $250,000

693 Villa Grove Avenue

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,200 lot
  • $79,900

0 Baldwin Lake

Big Bear City, CA

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

601 East Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 984,019 lot
  • $2,000,000

933 East Fairway Boulevard

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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 936 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $208,000

1347 Spruce

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  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 6,491 sq ft
  • 130,000 lot
  • $989,999

1112 West Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 946 sq ft
  • 8,000 lot
  • $90,000

0 Monte Vista Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $10,000

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,599 sq ft
  • 10,599 lot
  • $79,900

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 42,400 sq ft
  • 42,400 lot
  • $89,000

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Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,800 sq ft
  • 2,800 lot
  • $135,000

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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
  • $25,000

40751 North Shore Lane #41

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,331 lot
  • $165,000

40751 North Shore Lane #170

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,485 sq ft
  • 3,485 lot
  • $139,000

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Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,380 lot
  • $115,000

40751 North Shore Lane #168

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 4,018 lot
  • $139,900

40751 North Shore Lane #79

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,880 lot
  • $425,000

40751 North Shore Lane #136

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 3,400 lot
  • $220,000

40751 North Shore Lane #45

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,760 lot
  • $129,000

40751 North North Shore Ln #167

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 3,864 lot
  • $134,900

40751 North Shore Lane #21

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,898 lot
  • $125,000

40751 North Shore #71 Lane

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,204 lot
  • $115,000

Moonridge Real Estate

693 Villa Grove Avenue

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,200 lot
  • $79,900

980 Butte

Big Bear City, CA

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

1593 Angels Camp Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,300 sq ft
  • 25,500 lot
  • $655,000

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
  • $329,900

42646 Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, CA

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

42860 Cougar Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 15,600 lot
  • $175,000

700 Elm Street

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,656 sq ft
  • 3,600 lot
  • $374,900

1623 Tuolumne Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,934 sq ft
  • 20,000 lot
  • $849,000

0 Shasta

Big Bear Lake, CA

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

1520 Tuolumne

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,659 sq ft
  • 10,613 lot
  • $399,000

42707 Cougar Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,432 sq ft
  • 5,440 lot
  • $339,000

1223 Wolf Creek Court

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 5,711 sq ft
  • 9,500 lot
  • $1,199,000

42597 Cedar Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,150 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $329,000

989 Sahuaro Way

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,482 sq ft
  • 22,280 lot
  • $499,900

Erwin Lake Real Estate

2449 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,400 lot
  • $164,900

2783 Erwin Ranch Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 287,060 lot
  • $250,000

1530 Alderwood Court

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,312 sq ft
  • 56,628 lot
  • $929,900

0 Pinon Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,000 lot
  • $34,000

864 E Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,860 sq ft
  • 22,050 lot
  • $399,000

1052 Heritage Trail

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,451 sq ft
  • 48,787 lot
  • $1,069,900

1046 Heritage Trail

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,884 sq ft
  • 66,211 lot
  • $1,079,000

664 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,780 sq ft
  • 61,422 lot
  • $1,595,000

1968 Shady Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,017 sq ft
  • 64,468 lot
  • $1,349,900

2818 Erwin Ranch Road Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 261,360 lot
  • $399,000

0 Bramble Bush

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 189,486 lot
  • $119,000

960 Hemlock Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,148 sq ft
  • 4,800 lot
  • $224,500

2092 Shady Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 992 sq ft
  • 4,000 lot
  • $169,900

2081 7th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 sq ft
  • 7,380 lot
  • $265,000

2054 11th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

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