How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury House?

by Lorrie French 03/08/2019

There is no definitive timeline for finding and buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the Golden State luxury homebuying journey varies from person to person. But if you know how to prepare for a California luxury home search, you may be able to streamline the process of acquiring your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the California luxury homebuying journey.

1. Know Where You Want to Go

Would you prefer to reside near the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Or, do you want to buy a luxury home close to the San Diego Zoo? Think about where you want to reside in California, and you can hone your luxury house search accordingly.

In addition, you may want to make a list of California luxury home must-haves. This list can include anything you require from a dream luxury home, such as a backyard or swimming pool. With a list of Golden State luxury home must-haves at your disposal, you can narrow your search to residences that match your needs.

2. Get Home Financing

Entering the California luxury housing market with a jumbo mortgage typically is a good idea. Because if you have a jumbo mortgage in hand, you can focus exclusively on California luxury homes that fall within your price range.

To get pre-approved for home financing, you should meet with a variety of banks. These financial institutions can teach you about a broad array of jumbo mortgage options. Best of all, banks employ courteous home financing specialists who are ready to respond to any of your jumbo mortgage concerns and questions.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you are uncertain about how you can quickly find your ideal luxury home in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or anywhere else in California, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can hire a real estate agent who can take the guesswork out of conducting an in-depth Golden State luxury house search.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of pursuing a California luxury house, and as such, will make it easy for you to find your dream residence. First, he or she will learn about you and your homebuying expectations. A real estate agent then will help you analyze a wide range of luxury houses in your preferred California cities and towns. And if you find a Golden State luxury house that you want to buy, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer to purchase this residence.

As you get set to search for a luxury residence in California, you should devote time and resources to prepare for the property buying journey. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can get ready to pursue a wonderful luxury home in the Golden State. And as a result, you can speed up the process of finding and purchasing your ideal California luxury home.

About the Author

Lorrie French

"Where the Accent is on Service”


Lorrie is a San Francisco native and has 30 years of experience as a realtor/broker.  She knows the heartbeat  of the city.  From Russian Hill to SOMA from the Bayview District to the Marina, you’ll find her helping buyers and sellers handle their real estate needs.  Lorrie’s expertise in marketing, negotiating, and achieving results could be beneficial to you.  She takes pride on her ability to listen, communicate and most importantly, care about her clients.

  • Realtor designation - 1986
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute - 1992
  • Certified Residential Specialist - 1997
  • Broker designation - 1999
  • Senior Real Estate Specialists - 2005
  • Certified International Property Specialist - 2017

Lorrie is associated with:

  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Woman’s Council of Realtor
  • Past Director on the San Francisco Association of Realtors’ board
  • Director on the California Association of Realtors
  • Serves on the Legislative Committee and Professional Standards of the San Francisco Association of Realtors                             

She is active in the American Cancer Society, neighborhood associations, and Friends of the Urban Forest.  Her activities include yoga, biking, golf, and walking.

Lorrie attributes her success to experience, market knowledge, professionalism, and excellent communication.  Lorrie believes that buying or selling a home should be left to a professional -- not to chance.  Like with any major investment, one should be careful to seek out the best advice and assistance available. This is where Lorrie stands out; in fact, her track record of proven success and client satisfaction is the best assurance of the same outstanding service you will receive when you buy or sell with Lorrie.  She invites you to contact her and explore how she may assist you in a purchase or sale in the City by the Bay.