By Robert Owen Deane


Buying in a Highly Competitive Market is Challenging

You will find tons of places that help you search for a home but that’s only the start. When you begin to seriously look at homes you will be facing stiff competition. Fifty-four percent of the buyers in the market are cash buyers and investors. In addition, six percent of the listings available are homes being “flipped”  (meaning homes for sale that  had previously sold in the prior six months), think more investors.

 Key PointThe average home buyer is competing for only 40 percent of the new listings you see in your search results.

What Can You Do for Me?

The Home Search is LongerHelp you find the Right Home.  Finding the right home is likely to be the most difficult step you will face in the Home Buying Process. And the process of searching for a home been taking longer in each of the last four years; it took three months in 2015, only two months in 2011.

For more than half the home buyers surveyed in a 2013 survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors stated finding the right home was the most difficult step in the home buying process. An equal number reported what they wanted most from their real estate agent is to find them the right home to purchase.

[quote_box author=”National Association of REALTORS ” profession=”2013 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers”]For more than half of buyers finding the right home was the most difficult step in the home buying process.[/quote_box]

Thats not to say that the average buyer turns to a real estate agent early in their search, most don’t. According to a survey by the California Association of Realtors, the home buying process begins long before buyers actually contact an agent. Increasingly buyers are using the Internet in their search for a home.

[blockquote]Nine out of 10 buyers used the internet at some point while looking for a home. For 56-percent of home buyers the Internet was their first step in the home buying process[/blockquote]

 Buyers Spending Less TimeOn average, buyers spent nearly four months considering a home purchase in 2015 prior to contacting a real estate agent; an amazing increase in time from the average of 12.2 weeks in 2012. Most of this time is spent in investigating homes and neighborhoods. Why is it taking so long?

[quote_box author=”California Association of REALTORS®” profession=”Carmen Hirciag, MBA, Research Analyst”]The lengthier consideration time and home search reflect the limited availability of homes for sale and the increasing prices, which are causing buyers to weigh their options more carefully.[/quote_box]

 Buying a Home is a Process, Not a Single Event


Just think about the time, six months to find a home. Consider the challenges, limited inventory, competition from cash buyers, a rapidly changing market.

Then consider when most people call on an agent, near the end of this process when they want to view a home and have someone help them with the offer and legal aspect of retaining ownership.

Robert Owen Deane

[quote_right]Two-thirds of recent buyers only interviewed one agent before the found the agent they worked with[/quote_right] The typical agent waits for your phone call. I reach out to you when you start your search through the Internet and Social Media. I provide home buyers with a rich source of information on the Home Buying Process and market knowledge and advanced search technology. My website uses the most recent responsive design. Designed for smart phones and tablets, how most buyers search today.

Key PointI provide these services with no registration, no strings attached. It is my way of proving my knowledge and dedication to exceptional service.

[blockquote]  My intent is to gain you trust the old fashion way — to earn it. My goal, to become your trusted advisor throughout the home buying process. [/blockquote]

 Working together, we will develop a Strategic Plan, giving you an advantage as you enter a competitive market. With so much competition, you must know what you want and have confidence you are making the right decision. Only with confidence can you act quickly and decisively when the right home appears.

You are at an advantage when you know the market and have targeted into neighborhoods you know have the amenities and lifestyle you desire. Remember, you’re not just buying a home, you’re also buying a neighborhood and lifestyle.

When you know where you want to live and what you want to buy in a home, we have the technology to find you new listings as they appear; listings that meet your criteria. You are  ready to make an informed decision — to buy with confidence.

I serve clients as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker. By contracting with me as your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, I have the ability to work with you from day one in the home buying process.  As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker I will reduce your stress and save you time and money in your next home purchase. With mutual trust, we can both succeed. Learn more about the advantages of working with an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker.


Don’t Just Look for a Home. Look for Someone who can Answer Your Questions & Simplify Your Search.

Robert Owen Deane Credentials

A Skill Set That Benefits My Clients

Robert Owen Deane Real Estate Broker

My name is Robert Owen Deane and I’m an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker who specializes in the Communities of Irvine and Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Check on my license 0188199 to assure yourself of my credentials.

Real Estate has been central to my life for over 40-years and the skill set I built up prior to opening my Brokerage in 2011 brings real benefits to my clients.

From planner, to economist, to Director of Marketing Research for major home builders, my experience created a sold foundation of knowledge about the residential housing market. My consulting firm, The Deane Organization, provided marketing and economic reports for major home builders, a blueprint for designing the right homes, the economic basis for financing multi million dollar projects.

As a marketing executive with two of California’s largest land developers, The Irvine Company (the developer of much of Newport Beach and all of Irvine) and Newhall Land, the master planned developer of the community of Valencia, I conducted extensive research with home buyers and residents to establish the wants, needs and aspirations in a home, neighborhood and Community.

With Valencia and Irvine I directly participated in the design of new communities, working with the brightest minds in the industry. I went on to consult internationally with master planned community developers in Asia and Russia.

Key PointThink of me as a Consultant to You as an Executive

 Contact MeI can provide you with the information you need to make an informed real estate purchase decision. In uncertain markets this is often a “gut decision” based on experience. As an expert in marketing research, I have advised top executives through four previous recessions. While I have no crystal ball, I have the years of experience to alert you to developing markets.  That was my job for over 30-years. Providing answers to hard questions.

As an expert in community development, I can help you identify the right neighborhood for your needs. Having guided the design of hundreds of model homes, I will quickly understand what you want in a home and shorten your search.

Learn More About How My Experience Benefits You in the Following Video


What do you want in a REALTOR? Exceptional Service from Deane on Vimeo.

[quote_box author=”Robert Owen Deane” profession=”Exclusive Buyer’s Broker”]

Robert Owen Deane

I HAVE THREE GOALS: My primary goal is to turn the on-line home buying experience from a time consuming and often frustrating search for information into convenient access to the information you need.

SECOND: In this challenging and quickly moving market I attempt to provide you with the framework of knowledge to evaluate and respond to new information.

THIRD: By providing information with no strings attached, I prove my dedication to superior service, depth of knowledge and experience. I hope to become your trusted advisor in the purchase of your next home.[/quote_box]


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