Purchasing a home in Mammoth is a unique and much different process than many buyers are accustomed to. You’ll need a local agent to guide you through the process. Since most of our clientele live outside of Mammoth in Southern California, often times our buyers will place offers on properties sight-unseen. This means you’ll need an agent on the ground that is willing to work for you! You’ll need someone that you trust and someone who will be your Mammoth “eyes and ears,” the sort of agent that is willing to Facetime, and/or create walkthrough videos for you should a hot-property hit the market, and you aren’t able to drive the 5 hours to see it. Before placing offers, buyers need to be educated on the local market; know the comps, all the pluses and minuses of the various areas of town and the different condo-complexes, what areas get the most snowfall, what properties rent out the best, what complexes might have upcoming HOA-assessments, who the best contractor/cleaners/rental-management companies are, etc, etc.
Remember, Zillow can’t get you this information! In order to go through this process with the least amount of stress, you’ll need a Realtor you can trust, and that has your best interest in mind. Let Gillian work for you and be your Mammoth eyes and ears.