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  • Sales & Marketing Specialist, Realtor
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
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A Message From Cathi & Ben...

We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

Thank you for visiting DesertAreaHomeFinder.com, we hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to speaking with you it's easy, just click on the picture of a cell phone in the upper right corner of this web site and it will ring our cell phone directly.

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The Truth About Home Buying

The Truth About Home Buying
Shopping for the Right Home

The Truth About Home Buying

The Truth About Home Buying

Regardless how much time you spend looking for the perfect home, the truth is, you will never find it.  Even if you build, you’ll discover at some point, it isn’t perfect after it’s completed. An honest evaluation of your  Needs  vs. your Wants is critical to the process.

Technology is so advanced in today’s world there is virtually no home that can’t be located through our sophisticated online  searches…Make a list of features you would want to have if at all possible within the price range. Then make a list of the Non-Negotiable items, (your needs).

Shopping for a home based on price alone can be counter-productive in your search. The right price may not be the right home or even in the right area.  A home priced slightly higher than another may end up in a lower final monthly payment.  Amazing!

Determining the right price for a home is an important part of the process, through a detailed Comparative/Competitive Market Analysis we can establish the right price not only for a seller to see but also for the prudent buyer, giving structure to establish a reasonable price to offer.

Moving Forward with an Offer is the next step and the decision to make an offer is important to both you as the buyer and to the seller.  Giving the seller your best reasonable offer will engage the seller in a negotiation that is more likely to secure a price lower than if you made a “Lowball” offer to start. Opening with a low-ball offer that’s completely outside the range of value for the area puts the seller in a defensive position – they’re less likely to move, or move much from their asking price. Many times we’ll see a full price counter from the seller, if they respond at all. The seller will have a tendency to “dig their heels”  making price negotiation difficult and less likely to produce the results you’re looking for, “the best possible price at the best possible terms”

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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