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New Home Owners

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK WITH ME
&
50 THINGS I DO
AS YOUR BUYERS AGENT

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK WITH ME
AS YOUR BUYERS AGENT

Born and raised in the heart of the Bay Area, I have an innate understanding of the area's diverse neighborhoods, vibrant culture, and booming real estate market. 

 

With years of experience in the industry, I have honed my skills to navigate the ever-changing market with finesse. My love for real estate stems from the thrill of helping buyers find their perfect home and achieve their goals. From the excitement of negotiating the best deal, to the satisfaction of seeing my client's accomplish their goals, and make dreams come true, I am fueled by the joy that comes with making a difference in people's lives.

And while buying a home, for most, can feel intimidating - it really doesn't have to be!

It is  a complex process, with an estimated 230+ possible steps, technical jargon, hundreds of documents, forms, reports, advisories and disclosures to go through, read and sign.

 

But - when you collaborate with me,  I will guide you every step of the way, educating you on the documentation, any jargon, and explain all options available to you, including advising of any red flags that you may need to be aware of,. With my deep market knowledge and keen eye for details, you can rest assured that you are always making informed decisions to secure the best possible outcomes. 

I will help recognize your goals, strategize, and execute a plan to help you accomplish them. With more searching power and a plethora of cutting edge tools, we will find the listings that meets your search criteria and fits your needs.

When we do - I will help you prepare a solid offer, providing advice pertaining to contingencies, while helping you avoid delays and avoid costly mistakes in the process. Knowing what to negotiate on and how to go about it, is special part of my skill set.  I render refined communication and well-honed negotiations that enable me to confidently present your offer and goals in the best light. It is not only my goal - but my job, to help you be successful in this market. 

I also have a great network of connections within the industry. So whether you need a Mortgage Broker, Contractor, Home Inspector, Stager, Insurance Brokers or a Real Estate Attorneys.​ I can connect you to a reputable resource.

 

​I take pride in saying that I am not your average real estate agent. I am a real estate expert!

Most likely this purchase, is one of, if not the largest you will make in your life. You should have someone who is highly qualified in the matter, representing your interests. My dedication to serving your needs, is unwavering and I am committed to providing the highest level of service, expertise, and integrity. When you work with me as your buyers agent, you can rest assured knowing that your real estate journey will be guided by a true professional who genuinely cares about your success.

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50 THINGS I DO AS YOUR BUYERS AGENT
TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTION

We will meet for a buyer consultation.

 

 

 

Align on the best communication plan throughout the entire process.

 

 

Encourage you to reach out to a lender for pre-approval and provide recommended lenders (at least 3) if requested.

 

 

 

Collect market data and recent comparables in neighborhoods you’re interested in.

 

 

 

We will complete a buyer questionnaire to understand your needs and objectives.

 

 

 

If necessary, I will research off-market opportunities for you to find additional suitable inventory.

 

 

Create a ‘Collection’ so you’re aware of listings that fit your criteria.

 

 

 

Select properties to show you based on your criteria.

 

 

Pull market trend data to understand what’s happening within the broader region.

 

Coordinate showing appointments to gain access to desired listings.

 

 

Learn relevant details and attributes of the properties shown, including number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, acreage, etc.

Attend broker tours to view other available properties on the market.

 

Stay connected to local buyers, sellers, and other agents to maintain a constant view of what drives the market.

 

 

Reach out to agents with similar listings to understand traffic and buyer demand.

 

 

Provide objective advice and help you evaluate the pros and cons of different properties.

 

 

Prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).

 

 

Understand the current condition of the property for negotiation purposes with the assistance of experts.

 

 

Advise you on potential offer strategies that reflect current market conditions.

 

 

Help you obtain HOA documents if needed.

 

 

Review all transaction documents with you in advance of writing any offer.

 

 

Review all forms in the disclosure package.

 

 

Coordinate additional access to the property, if necessary.

Join you, when you meet withe experts about desired improvements including landscaping, painting, fixture updates, minor and major renovations, etc.

If requested, recommend at least three vendors to you on your specific request.

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Maintain consistent communication

to provide market updates.

Monitor any changes in the market to refine offer strategy and make needed updates (revising price, terms, etc.) accordingly.

 

 

Explain the offer process, timeline,

and recommended preparation.

 

 

Align on offer strategy and prepare

the offer on your behalf.

 

 

Notify the listing agent you are submitting an offer.

 

 

Advise and strategize with you on counteroffer response.

 

 

Negotiate terms as needed with the listing broker and seller in writing

 

 

Notify you when terms are agreed upon.

 

 

Assist with the review of the final contract, disclosures, pre-qualification letter, and wiring instructions, if applicable.

 

 

Coordinate the signing of the final agreement.

 

 

Facilitate deposit of earnest money

and down payments.

 

 

Create and execute closing timeline

and transaction review.

Stay in close contact with all relevant parties through next steps.

 

 

Share estimated timeline and all documents with client and Attorney(s), if applicable.

 

 

Coordinate and confirm inspection.

 

 

Coordinate and confirm appraisal

has been received.

 

 

Confirm loan approval has been received.

 

 

Coordinate final walk-through and address issues that may arise by communicating with the seller's agent.

 

 

Remind you to order home warranty (if applicable).

 

 

Remind you to order homeowners insurance and set up utilities.

 

 

Request final closing figures from the closing agent (attorney or title company).

 

 

Advise you to carefully review closing figures with settlement service provider.

 

 

Facilitate closing for you and

the seller.

 

 

Confirm recording of deed,

if applicable.

 

 

Transfer of keys and property access.

 

 

Hooray!

Welcome you to your new home!

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