How to find great deals on a San Diego home

Let's be honest, just about everyone who is in the market to buy a home in San Diego is looking to find a great deal. The reality is that most buyers will end up purchasing a San Diego home and not getting a great deal, so how do you find them?

Most home buyers will start their search for a San Diego home online and then drive by any homes that they may be interested in before contacting a real estate agent to see inside. Although this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the market and neighborhood, it's a very ineffective way of finding a great deal on a home.

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Why you ask. When a real estate agent signs a listing agreement with a seller, the agent then puts that property information into the multiple listing service (MLS), a database which holds information about all the homes for sale in San Diego. As soon as a new property is entered into the MLS, the system instantly checks to see if it matches any buyers criteria and automatically sends an email to that prospective buyer, which means they are the first to know about it, even before most real estate agents.

It can take anywhere from 24 – 72 hours for new properties listed in the MLS to get posted on the public home search websites and with the great deals on San Diego homes selling in a day or two, that means buyers are missing the boat or house in this case.

You may be asking yourself at this point how you can get home listings from the MLS sent to you so you're one of the first people to find out about new San Diego homes for sale, especially the great deals. The answer is really quite simple, all you need to do is contact us and we'll have a professional real estate agent from the area your interested in get in touch with you to start your search immediately.