Set the Bar High for Your California Luxury Home Search

by Joe N. Pollifrone 11/25/2019

If you intend to pursue a luxury home in San Francisco, Los Angeles or anywhere else in California, it may be beneficial to set the bar high for your house search. By doing so, you can increase the likelihood of finding and buying a Golden State luxury residence that you can enjoy for an extended period of time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you transform your California luxury homeownership dream into a reality.

1. Create Homebuying Criteria

You know you want to buy a luxury home in California, but you are still unsure about what features you want to find in your dream residence. Fortunately, you can hone your Golden State luxury homebuying criteria to streamline your house search.

Think about your California luxury home "must-haves" and include them in your homebuying criteria. You also can include your Golden State luxury house "wants" in your homebuying criteria. It is important to prioritize your California luxury homebuying criteria too. This means your California luxury home wants should be lower priorities relative to your home must-haves.

2. Narrow Your House Search

Once you have California luxury homebuying criteria in hand, you should focus on where you want to reside in the Golden State. That way, you can search for luxury houses in a small group of California cities and towns.

Luxury houses are available across California, so there is no need to worry if you narrow your property search to select areas. For example, if you want to reside near the upscale boutiques and shops on Rodeo Drive, you may want to focus on luxury houses available in Beverly Hills. On the other hand, if you want to live close to family members and friends in San Diego, you can search for luxury houses in the city itself.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Searching for a luxury home in Malibu, Cupertino or any other California city or town may prove to be a long, arduous journey. Thankfully, you can hire a real estate agent who will take the guesswork out of finding and acquiring a Golden State luxury home that matches or exceeds your expectations.

A real estate agent will learn about your California luxury homebuying goals and help you plan accordingly. Thus, if you want to buy a luxury home in Sacramento as quickly as possible, a real estate agent will help you accelerate your house search. Or, if you want to purchase a luxury house that provides convenient access to Disneyland, a real estate agent will help you pursue deluxe properties in the Anaheim area.

As you get set to kick off a California luxury home search, you should try to plan ahead. With the aforementioned tips, you can go above and beyond the call of duty to discover your ideal Golden State luxury house. Then, you can buy a California luxury house that you'll be able to enjoy both now and in the future.

About the Author
Author

Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 34 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and led a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.