How To Search For A California Home

by Christina Yang 12/24/2018

When you’re searching for the perfect California home, you may rely on search results and your realtor to get you through the process. Buying a home is certainly overwhelming. You can actually get yourself ready to search for a home before the time comes. Below, you’ll find a list of things that you can do to make the task of finding a home in California a bit easier. 

Choose The Right Realtor

The first step in finding a home is to find a realtor who you feel comfortable working with. Your realtor will help you not only to find a home but to place an offer, work with negotiations, and to seal the deal. If you don’t trust and like your realtor from the beginning, you’ll have a very difficult time buying a home. 


You can search through many different properties online to see what you like and what’s available in your price range. Your realtor can also set you up with searches which will deliver homes that have just been listed right to your e-mail inbox.  

Rely On Your Realtor

Your realtor knows a lot about the housing market and where the prices of homes stand. Let them advise you on the homes that fit your budget as well as how much you should offer competitively when you do find a home that you love. Your agent will also help you to set up appointments for home showings and do walkthroughs of homes alongside you. Bring any concerns that you may have to your agent’s attention. 

Get Your Finances In Order

It’s a good idea to talk to your lender before you even begin a house hunt. Be sure that you have a pre-approval ready for the moment when you do find the home of your California dreams. You don’t want to put an offer in on a home only to find out that you can’t be approved for the amount that you need to purchase a home. There are also other financial pieces involved in the home buying process including a down payment, mortgage insurance, and more.    

Keep Your Eyes Open

Don’t rely completely on the Internet to find a California property. If you’re out and about and see properties with “for sale” by all means tell your realtor about them! You need to be your own advocate in your California home search.

You need to be prepared to get fully engaged in the home buying process. It’s easy if you have the right tools and information at your disposal.    

About the Author

Christina Yang

Hi, I'm Christina Yang and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.