Cash sales make up almost 33% of all real estate sales in the South Bay area. That is remarkable from a historic perspective. I have been a succesful Realtor in the South Bay for almost 26 years. I never saw a cash sale until around 2003, that was the year they started with me, from that time on I have done at least one a year. In the last 3 years, I have been involved in about 10 cash sales. When you think about it the South Bay is the place to invest in real estate. Everyone wants to buy and stay here... and retire here..