Tips for Buyers: Evaluate a California Luxury Home

by Bonnee Proo 02/04/2019

If you want to buy a luxury home in San Francisco, Beverly Hills or elsewhere in California, you should enter the real estate market with an open mind. That way, you can take an objective view of any Golden State luxury house and determine if it is right for you.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate California luxury houses and speed up the property buying journey.

1. Examine a Residence's Interior and Exterior

If you find a California luxury home you may want to purchase, you should set up a showing. Then, you can get an up-close look at a Golden State luxury residence and decide if this home matches your expectations.

During a luxury home showing, devote plenty of time to assess a house's interior and exterior. You may want to bring a notepad and pen so you can take notes throughout a showing. Also, dedicate as much time as you need to perform an extensive review of a California luxury residence.

If you still have questions about a luxury home in Los Angeles, Anaheim or any other California city or town after a showing, there is no need to worry. You can always schedule a second showing to gain additional Golden State luxury home insights. And as a result, you can make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer to purchase a particular California luxury house.

2. Review Multiple Houses

There is no shortage of quality luxury houses available in Malibu, San Diego and other California cities and towns. If you assess a variety of luxury homes, you can compare and contrast different residences and find one that suits you perfectly.

Oftentimes, it helps to craft a homebuying checklist before you kick off a luxury house pursuit, too. With a checklist in hand, you can narrow your California luxury home search to a select group of cities and towns. You can even use this checklist to define your Golden State luxury home must-haves as well.

3. Conduct a Home Inspection

If you feel you are ready to buy a luxury home in California, you can submit an offer to purchase. Next, if a seller accepts your homebuying proposal, you should conduct a property inspection. Because if you perform an in-depth inspection, you can identify any problem areas associated with a Golden State luxury house.

A home inspection is performed by a property expert. After it is completed, the property expert will provide you with an inspection report. If you review this report, you can gain comprehensive California luxury home insights. As such, you can use a home inspection report to decide whether to proceed with a house purchase.

As you navigate the California luxury housing market, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you evaluate myriad luxury houses across the Golden State. By doing so, you can work with a real estate agent to quickly find and acquire a terrific luxury home in your preferred California city or town.

Use the aforementioned tips, and you can evaluate many California luxury residences and purchase one that you can enjoy both now and in the future.

About the Author

Bonnee Proo

A Penn State undergrad with an MBA from University of Redlands, I specialize in the sale of new and existing homes in San Diego County. Licensed for 12 years in the Real Estate and Mortgage Banking industries, I have a strong background in Mortgage Banking and Investment property. Prior to real estate. I spent 18 years as a Corporate Accountant specializing in Healthcare and Biotechnology. I’ve always been a "numbers person.” However, my joy comes from working with and helping people make well-versed decisions with sometimes the largest investment they will ever make in their life…their home.

Leveraging my experience over the years, I am known for outstanding client service, available 7 days per week or whenever called upon to assist, execute, negotiate, guide or encourage. I strongly believe it is my duty to not only represent my clients to the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the home buying (or selling) process, arming them with topnotch information and market insight so that they are able to make the best decisions possible. I am honest and trustworthy. I wholeheartedly believe that commitments are made to be kept. Also, I am extremely hardworking and knowledgeable about the real estate/mortgage industries and I have an EXCELLENT team of affiliates (lender, escrow, title, inspectors, etc.) with whom I work that are just as hardworking and knowledgeable in their respective lines of work, and always ready to assist.

During my spare time, you will either find me swing dancing or swinging a golf club. I also enjoy walking/hiking or spending time at the gym always working on trying to stay healthy; socializing with friends; and spending quality family time with husband, Phillip and my sassy, little fur-baby, Sadi.



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University of Redlands (Alumni Board)

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