To buy a home in a hyper-competitive market such as San Carlos can be a daunting experience. Over the last five years, the real estate market has been incredibly strong, with homes selling for well above their asking price. In fact, the average home has sold for an impressive 6% over asking, a testament to the high demand. On average, homes spend only 19 days on the market before they're snapped up, roughly half the state average. As for the average sale price, it's hard to ignore the eye-popping figure of $2,293,232. reflecting the strength of the current market and the high demand amongst those looking to buy a home in San Carlos. This can seem like an impossible market to buy a home in. That is unless you have a trusted and experienced local real estate agent like Chuck Gillooley.

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Purchasing a home in a ‘typical’ market is categorized by few to no competing offers and ample time to make decisions, which makes it much easier to navigate. But if you’ve tried to buy a home in San Carlos, you know it is far from the typical market. With many homes selling before ever hitting the market or receiving multiple offers, it takes true expertise to turn challenging conditions into clear advantages. Chuck Gillooley has been helping San Carlos home buyers do just that for the past 16 years.

His formula for achieving this is executed in 3 key areas:

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Local Knowledge

Chuck’s local knowledge is a key advantage for buyers looking to purchase a house. Having lived in the area his entire life, he is an expert on the various neighborhoods, schools, amenities, and local businesses. Chuck has the expertise to help buyers understand the nuances of the local market, including pricing strategies, inventory levels, and the best neighborhoods for their needs.

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Chuck’s data-driven approach to writing an offer is an advantage for anyone looking to buy a home. By deeply analyzing market data and drawing upon his 16 years of experience, Chuck helps buyers understand the property's value and create a competitive offer that stands out to sellers. With a clear goal of avoiding overpaying and acting quickly in a competitive market, Chuck does everything he can to increase the chances of a successful purchase.

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Access to Off-Market Listings

Chuck’s access to off-market listings can be a pivotal advantage for buyers seeking their dream home. These exclusive properties are not yet publicly listed, and only a select few know their availability. Therefore, having access to off-market listings can give buyers unique opportunities to view and purchase properties they may not have found otherwise. In such competitive markets where inventory is scarce, and properties sell quickly, access to off-market listings can make all the difference for buyers in purchasing a home.

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Contact Chuck

If you’re looking to buy a home in San Carlos, you owe it to yourself to talk to Chuck. Buying a home is one of the largest and most important financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime, and there’s simply too much at stake to entrust that transaction to someone who is not a local real estate agent. Chuck’s intimate knowledge of the San Carlos market, buying expertise, and strong negotiation skills are an unbeatable combination. Be sure to put it to work for you!