Check out the price adjustment on my listing in the Mount Helix Foothills! This beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath custom remodeled is just waiting for you to move in! Bonus for close of escrow before Sept 15th!
A stunning 5/4.5 views uninstructed ocean views. Yours for $3.3M.
Sent from my iPhone Jennifer St.Clair-Realtor,CNE
Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty
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Bye-Bye Fannie, Freddie? What It Could Mean
The Obama administration announced on Friday plans to reform the housing finance market, including winding down government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and turning most of the market over to the private sector, as well as requiring larger down payments. The White House proposed three approaches to replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rather than offering up one final plan.
In the San Diego Real Esate market we are faced with multiple offer situtations with all our our buyers in the below 500K price range unless there i something really wrong with the home. This creates a dynamic where agents and buyers are frantically rushing from one new listing to another as soon as they pop up writing offers on anything that closely resembles their requirements even sight unseen.
This also has created a dynamic where listing agents and their clients, due to the demand, have decided that they are cutting their commissions so it is not uncommon to see 2% to 2.5% CBB. At the higher price points this is not as challanging but when you have a 100% VA 1st time home buyer that fell in love with a $200K home paying 2% CBB after you have taken them to view 70 homes and written offers on 10 properties this quickly becomes a huge issue! We buyer’s agents ought to be paid more in this crazy market! At the very least we ought to be earning the standard commission!
Through my networking I have access to investors with pre-MLS listings that only pay 2%CBB and I require my buyers to bring 1/2% if they want to shop these homes. This is a solution that has been accepted by every buyer and, though it still isn’t 3%, it is only a 16% redution in CM instead of a 33%. I have one investor client who pays only 3.5% total CM because he can! That’s 1-1.5% to listing agent and 2-2.5% to the selling agent. I’ve never been one in all my 25 years of sales to cut my commissions, yet in this crazy marketplace who
Personally, I have focused as much time and energy into developing relationships with asset managers, top agenicies and investors as I do prospecting because it doesn’t help to have 20 qualified buyers if there is no home to sell them. This has been a successfull strategy with my last wo buyers getting their first offer accepted.
San Diego may not be a unique marketplace right now but we sure have to get creative to service out clients needs these days. It’s about adaptation and change, creativity and perseverance. Baby can you spare a 3% commission?