Concord is located just a tad north east of Walnut Creek, and has wonderful tree lined streets in various neighborhoods. There is a great deal of open space and parks where people can hike and run, and enjoy the wonderfully warm climate.
The city is well known for its Farmers’ Market in the Todos Santos Plaza. Which also houses a summer concert series and is surrounded by restaurants making it a very attractive area for families.
Concord is also a destination for many musicians with the Sleep Train Pavillion, a large outdoor concert venue that is always hoppin’!
Concord Population & Housing
Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, providing a lot of living and occupational opportunity. Per the 2010 Census, the total population in Concord comes in around 122,067. Male and female populations are very close to a 50/50 split. The majority of the population is in the age range of 18-64, making for a diverse community that supports those who are young and in retirement.
There are 44,278 households in Concord, CA. For housing units, there are 47,125 in Concord. Of those 27,069 are owner occupied.
The median household income for Concord in 2013 chimes in at $66,086, while the rest of California sits at $60,190 (http://www.city-data.com/city/Concord-California.html). From the same source, the median home or condo value in 2013 was at $367,300.
Concord is home to 4 zip codes, and many wonderful neighborhoods. The zip codes for Concord, CA include 94518, 94519, 94520, and 94521. All of which have great features and amenities for you and your family.
History of Concord, CA
I think it’s best to leave you a link for discovering some of the history of Concord, CA. The Concord Historical Society has a great website at http://concordhistory.com/history/ and you are provided a wealth of information to digest. From the original Native American inhabitants of the land, to the Mexican Land Grants, to Americanization of the Valley in the 1850s. It’s always fascinating to read historical information on our local communities. I think this is especially true for Concord, CA. It’s amazing to see the picture of life back then, before the modernization and before the downtown/industrial areas were built.
Concord, CA Parks and Open Space
If you are like me and love being outside, you will greatly appreciate how Concord is home to many parks and Lime Ridge Open Space. Let’s have a look at what you can find!
If you visit http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/page.asp?pid=3025 you will find a great list of parks in Concord, CA.
For a map of Concord Parks, visit: http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/pdf/recreation/parks/parksmap.pdf
For a map of Lime Ridge Open Space, visit: http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/pdf/recreation/parks/lime-ridge-map.pdf
Concord, CA Realtor
Selling your home in Concord doesn’t have to be an overwhelming and stressful experience. This is where our team, the Steve Quanstrom Group comes in. It is important that you work with a top-producing real estate entity who is local, and has that expert knowledge of your area. This local knowledge is huge in your home being marketed to the right potential buyers, and highlighting the incredible qualities that buyers will want. As a top producer, Steve has been recognized to the President’s Club at J. Rockcliff Realtors multiple times.
In starting your journey to selling your home for top dollar, it is important that you do your due diligence. Research multiple realtors and how they conduct their business. Also interview multiple candidates, as talking to someone face to face is the best way to discover who will be best for YOU to work with.
Here are some areas to discuss when interviewing potential real estate agents to represent you in the sale of your home;
- Current market activity within a close proximity radius of your home. There should be a discussion where the agent has clearly been inside all of the comparable properties and can speak to them with exquisite knowledge and market insight.
- Can they clearly explain the attributes that have made them successful in the real estate industry?
- What were difficult situations they have encountered, and what actions did they take to resolve them? Look for specifics!
- Possibly the most important to your home, Marketing! What is their marketing plan? Are they truly savvy in online marketing? Or do they only say “I put the listing on Facebook…” <~ Which doesn’t really do anything, look for them to explain their strategies in detail and for them to explain why and how it all works. You will be able to gauge who knows their stuff, and who’s full of fluff very easily!
- Do your homework on the agents. Not only ask for them to provide example materials, but do your own research on their listing history yourself.
You also need a realtor who can actually be considered “tech-savvy,” in today’s marketing world. Check out this article we wrote on how to determine if your realtor is tech-savvy to your advantage. We enjoyed creating that article as not only a guide for potential home sellers to make sure they work with someone great, but hopefully to inspire other real estate agents out there to live up to being more effective for their clients.
We watch the online marketing space in our local real estate market with a sharp eye. We have yet to find anybody else who creates the level of exposure that the Steve Quanstrom Group does. From a comprehensive online & print strategy, to online advertising that is specifically targeted to the buyer audiences for your specific home, our team is built to drive the best results possible.
Interview us, ask us questions, and we are confident you will consider us as your top choice for a realtor in Contra Costa County. Put our years of successful experience to work for you, and enjoy a smooth and lucrative sale of your home.
Buying A Home In Concord, CA
Are you in the market to buy a home? You need a great real estate entity on your side with years of negotiation experience and knowledge. Put our team to work for you, and learn how we manage the entire process that brings you into the American Dream of Home Ownership!
Interview us for the privilege of helping you reach your dreams. As long-time East Bay residents, we know what the market is doing, and how sellers are viewing home buyers. As our business is 50/50 between helping buyers and sellers, we have a great pulse on how transactions are playing out at all times. We help you look two (or more) steps ahead in the process, to strategize how an offer or negotiations should be put together. We would love to help you, so that the process is less stressful!
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