Searching for available homes in Walnut Creek, CA is challenging. Homes come and go from the market almost instantaneously. Sometimes, families are beaten out by foreign investors that throw excessive cash offers at the homes they feel are perfect for their family.
So searching for homes should be easier. Home portals like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin etc…will of course display homes…but the information is not always accurate. Sometimes it shows a home available for sale, even though they went into contract two days prior.
Why is this significant? Because they just wasted your time. You saw a home that interests you in the Saranap area of Walnut Creek. You read about it, looked at photos to imagine your things inside. You got lost in daydreams of living there. You spent time emailing your realtor about it. Then, you get an email back, “That home went pending days ago, so it is not available to even show at this time.”
Accurate information is paramount to searching for a home in Walnut Creek, CA. So we have a few suggestions on how to do this effectively. The key is to not only make sure you get the correct information, but to save you time.
Time is our most precious resource, and we don’t want to see you waste it just because zillow can’t update their stuff properly.
House Hunting In Walnut Creek
Okay, so let’s discuss your plan of attack.
Our team operates here in the East Bay Area, in fact Walnut Creek is a primary town of ours. Steve has extensive experience with the highly sought neighborhoods of Saranap, Parkmead, Tice Valley, Northgate, Walnut Heights etc…
So, use our site here at SteveQuanstromGroup.com. We pay for a top tier service that has listing information pulled directly from the Multiple Listing Service. This means when you look at listings on our website, you are seeing information straight from the MLS. All of those details about the home are exactly what the listing agent put into the MLS. There isn’t any “lost data,” that Zillow still can’t explain.
You also get to see rankings for schools close to each listing you view, as well as a “walk score,” showing how walkable the home is to amenities.
If the listing agent inputted open house dates, those will be displayed to you as well.
We have an advanced search page where you can enter in specific criteria to narrow your search. And as you’ve probably done before, it is incredibly easy to set up email alerts. This way new listings per your needs show up in your inbox automatically. In fact, get in touch with our team and we will set it up for you. We will leave a vague element so that you don’t miss a thing (hah Aerosmith reference!).
Advanced Walnut Creek House Hunting
Every Tuesday in Walnut Creek, new listings are held open on a “Broker’s Tour.” For the most part these are public open house events, but initially occur to introduce new listings to the real estate community. Realtors will tour these new listings, so that they can report back to home buyers they are working with.
For example, when you associate with the Steve Quanstrom Group in your home search the Broker’s Tour becomes a screening process.
To save you time, we will identify new listings that are close to your home search criteria every week. We will tour these homes with you in mind, and report back to you once tour is over. This way, you have us at your disposal to screen homes for you and save your time. We will let you know what homes are an absolute must-see, and which ones likely won’t align to your needs and why. We can then communicate further to schedule times to get you in and see any homes that are of interest to you.
Use The Map To See Walnut Creek Homes For Sale
Our favorite search method is our map search. Pan around the map and look at available listings purely in the area you want to be. This makes it a lot easier to find the homes available in certain neighborhoods you are searching in.
Sometimes, a listing agent doesn’t always input the “Neighborhood,” information in the MLS listing; so if you use Zillow to search for those homes…you might not necessarily get ALL of the results you need. Using the map helps you locate the homes available physically.
Preset Searches For Walnut Creek Listings
- Homes in Walnut Creek less than $600,000
- Homes in Walnut Creek Priced Between $600,000-$800,000
- Homes in Walnut Creek Priced Between $800,000-$1,000,000
- Homes in Walnut Creek Priced Above $1,000,000
- Single Story Homes For Sale in Walnut Creek
- Walnut Creek Homes For Sale in 94595 Zip Code
- Walnut Creek Homes For Sale in 94596 Zip Code
- Walnut Creek Homes For Sale in 94597 Zip Code
- Walnut Creek Homes For Sale in 94598 Zip Code
House Hunting In Walnut Creek Now?
Use our free home buying guide to get yourself comfortable and prepared for the journey!Walnut Creek Home Buying Guide
What Are Your Questions?
Do you have any questions about finding homes in the Walnut Creek, CA area? If so don’t be hesitant to reach out, our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. At the top of this, and every webpage of our site is Steve’s direct cell phone number. Or you can write in at our contact page and we will touch base with you as soon as we can!