Mark Sobcyzk and Associates has sold in excess of $200 million in Big Bear homes over the past 10 years making us one of Big Bear's premier real estate teams.
With more than 10 years of sales, marketing and advertising experience we formed the Sobczyk Group in 2002 and teamed up with First Team Real Estate to bring our brand of service and expertise to the business of residential real estate sales in Big Bear Lake.
Earning Top Producer status our first year in operation, we have won First Team's coveted Hall of Fame Award every year since 2003. By evolving with technology and ever changing market conditions, we continue to remain at the forefront of the fast moving real estate market.
With a focus on Big Bear Lake and Palm Springs, we are committed to being the most productive, innovative, strategic and service-driven residential real estate practices in the Big Bear Valley.
Please contact us so that we may ascertain how we can help you find your dream second home, home site or market your current residence. Whether you are a first time home buyer looking for that special property to call your own, or an experienced seller seeking to optimize your net, the Sobczyk Group is ready to meet your needs- and exceed your highest expectations.
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Sellers determine the value of your home
A: The ten main factors that influence the value of your home are: 1. Interest rates: The lower the interest rates, the more buyers can afford to pay. 2. Supply and demand: Are ’for sale’ signs springing up all around the neighborhood? If there are a number of homes similar to yours on the market, consider them your competition. What can you do to set your home apart and make it desirable for a majority of potential buyers? On the other hand, a small number for sale can result in competing bids that send prices up. 3. Economy: Is the economy improving or sliding? This will affect buyers’ confidence in their ability to manage debt. 4. Location: Are you in a desirable neighborhood, with key services such as schools, doctors, and shopping nearby? Are there factors that make your neighborhood less desirable, such as environmental issues or traffic problems? 5. Condition: Have you updated features and kept up with repairs? Is the house clean? Does your house make a good first impression? (This is called "curb appeal.") How much can you reasonably do to fix it up for sale? 6. Timing: Do you need to sell quickly or can you choose your time? 7. Size: Will your home appeal to a growing family or to those who are downsizing? 8. Amenities: Does it include features that are popular, such as low-maintenance landscaping or granite counter tops? 9. Terms: How flexible are you with respect to the sale? What’s excluded? If you are downsizing and have substantial equity, have you considered offering financing? Carrying financing can make your home very appealing and help you sell for the maximum price. 10. Attitude: How committed are you to selling now?
To determine your home’s value:
Research the housing market in your area. Browse the Internet, local newspaper ads and free ’For Sale’ publications. Visit open houses in your neighborhood to get a general idea of the current market.
Get a comparative market analysis (CMA) from a REALTOR®. A CMA compares homes that are currently available and those that have sold in your neighborhood in the past year. The more similar the features -- square footage, number of rooms, lot size, etc. -- and the more recent the data, the more accurately it reflects the current market. Don’t confuse listing price with sold price -- the most important factor in the CMA. REALTORs® usually do CMAs for home sellers at no charge.
Have your home appraised. An appraisal estimates your home’s market value. A lender will require an appraisal to finance a prospective buyer. For residential properties, a professional appraiser will either compare your home to similar properties that have sold in the area or, for new properties, estimate how much it would cost to replace the existing structure if it were destroyed.
To maximize your home’s value:
Eliminate clutter and clean. The more you can clean your home and keep it tidy, the easier it will be to show, and the more buyers who will see it at its best.
Paint and repair. First impressions count. Improve the appearance of your home with a coat of fresh paint. Take the time to fix any dripping taps, broken tiles or cracked widow panes.
Consider hiring a home stager. A professional home stager can help you enhance the selling potential of your home by showing you how to arrange your home to appeal to buyers. Whether it’s rearranging furniture, minimizing belongings,
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