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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Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 24,480 sq ft
  • 24,480 lot
  • $371,250

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Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 30,187 sq ft
  • 30,187 lot
  • $393,750

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 14,200 sq ft
  • 130,680 lot
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0 Wren Drive

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

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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
  • $949,500

38797 Waterview Drive

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,600 sq ft
  • 18,720 lot
  • $1,599,000

337 Arroyo

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  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 19,664 lot
  • $129,000

42656 Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,024 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $329,900

42646 Moonridge

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

598 Spruce Road

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,612 sq ft
  • 13,195 lot
  • $499,500

Sugarloaf Real Estate

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

521 Inyo Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,412 sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $369,900

260 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 504 sq ft
  • 10,000 lot
  • $159,900

274 Kern Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 780 sq ft
  • 4,750 lot
  • $187,500

230 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,116 sq ft
  • 5,890 lot
  • $289,000

606 Leonard Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 499 sq ft
  • 15,000 lot
  • $219,000

44408 VALLEY VIEW Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 944 sq ft
  • 10,300 lot
  • $224,900

756 Cedar Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 832 sq ft
  • 2,375 lot
  • $172,900

0 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $49,000

700 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,434 sq ft
  • 7,500 lot
  • $259,900

441 Vista Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 900 sq ft
  • 9,625 lot
  • $184,500

865 San Bernardino Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $185,000

480 Vista Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,684 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $296,900

167 Dixie Lee Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 996 sq ft
  • 31,000 lot
  • $340,000

418 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,380 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $239,900

Big Bear City Real Estate

615 Kean

Big Bear City, CA

  • 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
  • $65,000

300 West Sugarloaf

Big Bear City, CA

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

2449 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

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

2783 Erwin Ranch Road

Big Bear City, CA

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

693 Villa Grove Avenue

Big Bear City, CA

  • 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

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

0 Highway 38

Big Bear City, CA

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

0 Mahogany Place

Big Bear City, CA

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

155 North Shore

Big Bear City, CA

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

980 Butte

Big Bear City, CA

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

Fawnskin Real Estate

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Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,599 sq ft
  • 10,599 lot
  • $69,900

1275 Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 42,400 sq ft
  • 42,400 lot
  • $88,000

40751 North Shore Lane #29

Fawnskin, CA

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

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Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,257 sq ft
  • 3,257 lot
  • $125,000

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Fawnskin, CA

  • 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

40751 North Shore Lane #62

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 #21

Fawnskin, CA

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

945 Deer Trail

Fawnskin, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,031 sq ft
  • 11,865 lot
  • $749,900

39590 Oakglen Road

Fawnskin, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,984 sq ft
  • 17,800 lot
  • $497,000

40751 North Shore Lane #59

Fawnskin, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 2,442 lot
  • $179,000

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

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

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

42991 Fern Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $2,300

1191 Bear Meadows

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 400 lot
  • $1,700

877 Menlo Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

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

43265 Sand Canyon Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,302 sq ft
  • 9,045 lot
  • $697,000

0 Sheephorn Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 7,840 lot
  • $149,900

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

42650 Cedar Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 990 sq ft
  • 2,500 lot
  • $264,900

Erwin Lake Real Estate

2449 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

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

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
  • $889,000

1046 Heritage Trail

Big Bear Lake, 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
  • $1,495,000

2818 Erwin Ranch Road Road

Big Bear City, CA

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

960 Hemlock Lane

Big Bear City, CA

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

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

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
  • $239,000

0 Jenson Drive

Big Bear City, CA

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

2141 7th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,454 sq ft
  • 8,649 lot
  • $495,000

0 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • -- sq ft
  • 47,045 lot
  • $205,000

601 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

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