Jennifer Stojanovich

Developing a strategy for competitive real estate market

CLAYTON, CA (May 18, 2023) — Editor’s note: This is Jennifer Stojanovich’s debut real estate column in The Pioneer.

I am honored to have this opportunity to share my thoughts and insights about real estate with readers.

I grew up in the Clayton/Concord area, attending Highlands Elementary, Pine Hollow Middle and Clayton Valley High (before it became a charter). I currently live in Clayton with my husband and three children and am the broker/owner of Better Homes Realty located in downtown Clayton near The Grove park.

Writing a column on real estate trends, tips and more will allow me to share my expertise with readers who are interested in buying or selling a home or are just curious about what’s happening in the local real estate market.

The local market is heating up, with limited inventory and an influx of eager buyers searching for their dream homes. In this highly competitive market, properties that are priced right and look good are receiving multiple offers within days of hitting the market.

As of this writing, there were 17 single-family homes for sale in Clayton, with 62 such homes available in Concord and 26 in Pleasant Hill. This is roughly a third of the inventory we typically see this time of year.

For homebuyers, this means it’s essential to be prepared and strategic in order to obtain the home of your dreams. Hiring an experienced Realtor who understands the local market is crucial. A good Realtor will not only help you navigate the complex process of buying a home but will also help you craft a strong and competitive offer.

Jennifer Stojanovich is a owner/broker with Better Homes Real Estate. Send questions and comments to