San Diego beach homes for sale: learn to capitalize on low real estate inventory for better values along the coast

By Patricia Kramer and Patricia Lou Martin

San Diego real estate inventory is unusually low, according to a recent report from the

San Francisco Chronicle

  1. But while some are hailing the shortage of homes on the local market (and subsequent rise in home prices) as a negative development, the fact remains that stiff buyer competition spells opportunity for locals with

San Diego beach homes for sale

  1. For those with

homes for sale in Encinitas

, Del Mar, Solana Beach and other North County locations, now may be an ideal time to put property on the market – and reap the rewards of a competitive buying environment.

The Chronicle reports that, according to data from, the total number of homes for sale in San Diego decreased by nearly 35 percent between October 2011 and October 2012. Couple that with news from the San Diego Association of Realtors indicating a 13 percent rise year-over-year home prices, and it’s no wonder that the region has seen a hike in housing price medians. Industry experts note that targeted demand in San Diego’s North County and coastal communities – including Solana Beach, Del Mar and Encinitas – has reduced available inventory in popular neighborhoods. All this means that those looking to sell property in a high-demand area stand to secure strong returns on their homes; and with help from an experienced local real estate agent, these sellers can rest easy knowing that they are getting the best possible value.

Selling your North County coastal home: rely on the experts for personalized guidance

Don’t wait to start planning your sales strategy: take advantage of today’s inventory crunch and get to work preparing your home for sale. At

Kramer & Martin Real Estate

, we offer everything you need to present your home in the best light. From market value assessments to complete home staging, from honest and consistent communication to personalized advice throughout the decision-making process, our agents stand by you every step of the way. We believe that there is no substitute for experience: and when it comes to preparing your Solana Beach, Encinitas or

Del Mar home for sale

, we are committed to putting that experience to work for you.

To learn more about current market conditions and home values in your neighborhood, visit us online today to try our Market Mapper, get an up-to-date home value assessment, or find resources for successful home staging. Take the first step today: visit