Bulletproof Your Transactions

You’ve experienced “it.” Every agent has. The sinking feeling when the deal falls apart before it reaches the closing table. To avoid this, bulletproof your transactions! “In a changing or shifting market, bulletproof transactions are the difference between those that survive and those that don’t,” says Keller Williams agent Karen Scully of the Ballantyne Area (N.C.) market center. It’s not just about protecting the sale. It’s about “creating the best experience for our clients Read more [...]

Tips for getting your offer accepted

My partner, Dan Hart, and I are currently helping over 40 people search for a new home. They tell us that they constantly hear from the media that there are “lots” of foreclosures and bank owned (REO) properties at cheap prices. Yet, they can’t seem to find much they like, or as soon as they see something they like, it turns out it has already sold. Here is our explanation and some tips for increasing your chances of getting your offer accepted. When the media says there are lots of foreclosures Read more [...]

We are not “salespersons”

We are professional Realtors; not “salespersons”. We do not try to “sell” you anything. We will never try to push you, pressure you, coerce you or convince you to buy anything. We are your advisors and counselors. We strive to help you make the best choices for you based on all the available information, to try to get you the best possible deal and achieve your goals. We are licensed by the California department of real estate. We have passed rigorous educational requirements and Read more [...]

3 ways you can hire us

We can save you tons of time, money and frustration in the home buying process. You do not need to try to do it on your own. We are paid from the seller so it costs you nothing for the convenience and assistance we can provide. Nevertheless, there are 3 different ways you can hire us to work with you. The Honor System This is how we usually start working with our new clients. It lets us both get to know each other for a while to build trust and see if we get along well, before entering into Read more [...]

We can help you buy it!

No matter how you learn of a home for sale, we can help you negotiate the deal, make the offer, open escrow and handle all the details for you - and it costs you nothing! Whether you find a home by … Seeing and ad in the paper or Using an internet search or Driving by a “for sale” sign or Visiting an open house or Hearing about a home for sale or Using our emailed home alerts We can help you buy it! And since the seller pays our commission, we help you make sure the price Read more [...]

price your home right with a comprehensive market analysis

If you are selling in this market, you need the full service resources available at Keller Williams Realty, one of the largest real estate brokerages in California. I am a dedicated full time real estate professional who will help you set the right price, aggressively market the property and handle everything through close of escrow. Short sales can be especially tricky as the buyer needs to be kept involved while the sometimes long process of getting the banks approval unfolds. Successfully selling a property is a complicated exercise. Keller Williams Realty and I have the experience, resources and contacts to complete your sale quickly and smoothly. Read more [...]

You should choose a Realtor carefully

Sadly, the caliber of some Real Estate agents in California is low. This is due to the low requirements to get a license - essentially a very simple test. Thus, many agents do it as a hobby, second part-time job, or "once in a while" just to make a few extra dollars. These types can muddle through representation, but will not be able to provide the first class service of a competent full-time professional agent who keeps up on all the laws and has the experience to deal with the inevitable problems that will arise. Read more [...]

How the buyer’s agent gets paid

We we can help home buyers in many ways. The services we provide depend on your needs and desires, the level of service you want, and the commitment you are you willing to make to us. We, like nearly all other real estate agents, work on commission. We do not get paid by the State of California. We are not public servants. We do not get paid a salary from Keller Williams Realty or anyone else. We do not get paid by the condo complex, homeowners association, Mobile Home Park, etc. We do Read more [...]