Lafayette CA is suited with incredible charm. It is known to draw families with its desirable schools and incredibly picturesque neighborhoods. The air is clean and the hills are spotted with gorgeous oak trees.
The well-known Mt. Diablo Boulevard is also considered to be “Restaurant Row,” with amazing food. A BART parking lot is turned in to a scrumptious Farmers’ Market on Sundays from 9am-1pm.
You will often see many a pleasant faces strolling through the many trails that Lafayette has to offer.
Lafayette Population & Housing
Lafayette isn’t a “huge” town by population standards. Which I think is one of the reasons it is such a draw for families. Keeping at a “small-town” feel, simply enriches the lifestyle of Lafayette, CA.
In 2013, the population was at 25,053 per http://www.city-data.com/city/Lafayette-California.html. Females make up 52.2% of that population, outnumbering males just slightly. The median resident age of Lafayette, CA is 45.5 years old. The estimated median household income clocks in at $136,802. Here’s the big kicker; the median home value in Lafayette, CA is over $1,000,000!
Lafayette, CA Schools
The schools are a huge driver for home buyers looking to buy in Lafayette, CA. The schools in the area perform extremely well, making families a prominent segment of home buyers. The Lafayette School District consists of only a few schools, and not even a high school.
- Burton Valley Elementary
- Happy Valley Elementary
- Lafayette Elementary
- Springhill Elementary
- Stanley Middle School
Visit this link to see a PDF map that outlines the boundary of Lafayette School District: http://lafsd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1271057786406/1269552622196/4296134961372874618.pdf
History of Lafayette, CA
Lafayette, CA is another area of Contra Costa County with a rich history. The Lafayette Historical Society has a wealth of information and resources where you can learn so much about Lafayette’s History. It is incredible to dig back through a town’s history and how it came to be. I really like when historical accounts really paint a picture of what life was like as you go back in time. That is simply fascinating to me!
Lafayette, CA Realtor
If you are thinking of selling your home in Lafayette, CA, it is important you work with a top real estate entity with a track record of success. Our team would relish the opportunity to guide a successful sale of your home in the most pleasant experience possible. Steve, as a top producer, has been often named to the President’s Club at J. Rockcliff Realtors.
As you begin your journey, do your homework on potential realtors, and also interview multiple candidates. Essentially, you are hiring someone to do the best possible job for you. The process should be treated as such!
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.
Check out this article we wrote on determining if a realtor is “tech-savvy.” We take great pride in our abilities, and how we approach marketing a client’s home. Many tips are there to really uncover a realtor’s online marketing strategy!
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 Lafayette, 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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City of Lafayette: www.ci.Lafayette.ca.us
Sustainable Lafayette: www.SustainableLafayette.org
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce: www.LafayetteChamber.org
Lafayette Historical Society: www.LafayetteHistory.org
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Bird’s Eye View of Lafayette, CA Listings