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Welcome to Carmel Locals!
The scenic small town of Carmel By The Sea California is home to famous artists, writers and poets which helped to create the natural and rich artistic history of this California beach town. Downtown Carmel is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous boutique hotels, restaurants and retail shops. Take a short stroll down ocean avenue to the Carmel Beach, our relax on the Carmel wine walk with over 15 wine tastings in Carmel.
Carmel Community Ambassadors
Our members who enjoy helping their community are something special. They live and breathe for their community and are here to share their neighborhood with the world!
Our Community ambassadors are critical members of Carmel Locals, who proactively pay it forward by welcoming and educating not only potential clients, but other members about the Carmel, California community. They know the ins and outs of Carmel and welcome calls and emails requesting help and guidance in learning more about the neighborhood.
Carmel Locals is a network that helps professionals connect and grow their business through learning, educating and sharing information about Carmel; so never hesitate to reach out to our Community Ambassadors for mentorship or answers.
When you plan a trip to Carmel, make sure to check out events that happend year round like Carmel Car Week. There are plenty of amazing boutique hotels in Carmel but some do book out years in advance!
Becoming a Carmal Local
Carmel locals enjoy all the small town living in one of the most peaceful places on earth. Carmel Locals take great pride in their community and support Carmel school systems and resort style living.
Discover Carmel California – Local Community Guide
Welcome to the Carmel Locals community network where you’ll gain access to Carmel California real estate, news, events and discounts. Check out our neighborhood relocation guide and discover California homes for sale, real estate listings, Photography and things to do in Carmel.
Connecting community members together is at the core of California Locals. Knowing who’s who in Monterey County is crucial to enjoying all that living in this beautiful, diverse lifestyle can bring. Find locals through our member directory or connect through one of our events. Make sure to also visit the major social networks and connect with our facebook groups, pinterest page and instragram feed to meet new members.
The California Locals staff finds, rates & reviews local professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of Professional Service! Discover top rated businesses in Carmel and claim special deals from business owners. Browse our business directory to see photos, discounts, and tips about businesses in the area or add your review if you’ve been a customer.
If you’re a business owner, you can list your business for free in our directory. If you’re looking for further promotion of your business, check out our Monterey County advertising programs which includes direct mail and hyper-local ads to repeat customers in your market.
Join community groups right here on California Locals to get updates on what’s happing in the neighborhood. You can subscribe to the activity feed in each group to get updates when new posts are made, check out the group event calendar or start a discussion by creating a topic through a community forum. If you don’t see a group for your neighborhood or if you want to take control of your community as a moderator, please contact us.
As a social network for Carmel, members can share their stories in various ways! Publish an article to the news feed or share quick updates in the community activity feed. With millions of visitors each week to our online websites and social networks, we’d love to help you get the word out about your story. If you’re a journalist or blogger and are looking to earn income from your articles, we have you covered. Join the network and ad your Google AdSense code to your profile and start earning revenue from your blog clicks and impressions.
Searching for a job in Monterey County is easy with our California career center. If you’re looking for a new career or company to work with, upload your resume to our network and to let employers see that you’re open to job offers. Job seekers can also search thousands of positions available on the California Locals network in our job listings dashboard. Quickly browse locations and job categories to find openings. When you see something that matches your career goals, apply online to schedule an interview.
If you’re a business owner looking to higher new talent, you can upload your job listings for free and promote your post to local community members.
Carmel Relocation Network
California Locals is dedicated to enhancing the living environments and lifestyles for those relocating to Carmel by providing relocation services that promote communication and collaboration between local community members. California Locals promotes the diverse lifestyles and assists in connecting residents and visitors to the community.
Everyone knows a real estate agent, but the hard part is finding a true local expert! Before connecting with a real estate expert to help you find or sell a home, you may want a personal referral to Carmel real estate agents that are the best fit for you. Local, REALTORS offers a free realtor referral service that connects buyers and sellers with top agents in Carmel. All referral agents have been qualified and are ranked in the top 10% of real estate agents in Monterey County with a proven track record and 5-star client reviews. If you’re ready to chat with a REALTOR, we encourage you to check out LocalRealtors.com or contact our relocation department for a personal referral.
Are you looking to see a few homes in Carmel this weekend? If you’re in the market for a new home or just love staying current with what’s on the market, check out our list of open houses happening this weekend. Buying real estate doesn’t have to feel uncomfortable. Open houses are a great for those taking their time or who want to do the leg work browsing listings in order to find the right home for them.
If you’re one of those lovely people that like to do it yourself, check out OfferDash, a virtual real estate platform that helps to automate the home buying and selling process while saving thousands for buyers and sellers. This awesome company allows buyers the ability to enter an address and automatically draft a legal and broker approved offer on any property listing. In return, the majority of real estate commissions are credited back to the buyer for closing costs or can be redirected back to the seller in order to lower your offer price.
Our network has helped thousands of residents and visitors connect through social networks, events, featured people and discounts at Carmel businesses. If you’re new to the area, we encourage you to reach out to our community ambassadors who can help you find and connect to the neighborhood! Community ambassadors apply to join our network and agree to be a connector for their community. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we invite you to apply to our community ambassador program.
Determining your home’s value is a 3 step process. A great way to begin is by checking your property value using our automated home valuation software. This free tool can help you determine what your home might sell for and even calculates estimated rental income it could generate by leasing out your property. If you’re considering selling your home, the next step would be to have a Carmel real estate agent determine your property value by analyzing recent sales via MLS and public record data. To begin the process of determining your Homes value, start a free instant home valuation.
If you’re ready to sell your home, make sure to request a proposal from our preferred network of realtors in Carmel. Not only do our experts provide competitive pricing, but they are also known for some of the best real estate marketing creations which have netted sellers thousands more than other agents.
With the large increase in the competition of “ibuyers”, home sellers have seen their property values increase due to the competition. An instant Cash Offer could be the easiest and best way for you to sell your home. Get an offer within 24 hours on your home from real estate Investors. Learn More.
Although the foreclosure market is slow when the US market is in good shape, there are often times every decade where the number of Foreclosures has hit record heights. If you’re looking for a bargain on a home, get on our foreclosure listing search to be notified when homes are going to auction and those that will likely come to market as a Bank owned foreclosure. If you’re an investor with deep pockets, you may also be interested in buying bulk portfolios of properties at a discount.
Those that are not familiar with bank-owned properties might not know the difference between an auction vs. bank-owned sale when it comes to financing. If you’ve seen a listing that is going up for public auction, you will need to pay cash at the county courthouse and a loan will not be allowed (unless it’s a hard money loan that can instantly fund). If you’re looking to buy your investment using traditional lending, bank-owned properties or short sale would be your best bet.
If you’re a property owner that is having a hard time paying your home mortgage each month, a short sale may in the best option for you. The best part about a short sale is that once completed, you can likely purchase another home within less than a year if done properly! If you have a financial hardship, you may still qualify for a short sale even if you earn income. As long as you continue to make payments each month, your credit may also not be dinged.
Through a short sale, the bank agrees to write off balance and typically marks your loan as paid in full. In many cases, homeowners completing a short sale can also earn a relocation allowance between $3,000-$10,000 in order to help with moving as long as the property is kept in good order. To learn more about short sales, contact a certified distressed property expert.
Are you planning on relocating to Carmel? Let the California Locals relocation team assist you with your next move. Not only will our staff help you find the right accommodation to rent or purchase, but we can also help you get acquainted with the local area by connecting you with business owners and the community.
Whether you’re searching homes for rent in Carmel or you’re ready to buy a property, our MLS powered real estate search allows you to find and compare Carmel homes, condos, and land for sale. Once you register for a free account, you’ll be able to save your home searches, reject or hide homes from your home search and get instant updates via email or text when new homes in Monterey County hit the market. When you find a property you’re interested in, you can schedule a tour online and one of our partner agents will schedule a private tour for you.
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