It's probably one of the biggest investments you'll ever make
with long term financial ramifications. It calls for many
informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate
professional. When buying a home, here's how my knowledge
and skills can help:
I can help you determine how much home you can actually afford.
Sometimes I can suggest additional ways to accrue the
down payment. I can explain alternative financing methods.
I can help you work out a realistic idea of the home best
suited to your needs: Size, style, features, it's location,
accessibility to schools, transportation and shopping.
We are members of 5 multiple listing boards:
Glendale-Foothill-Pasadena I-Tech MLS, Multi-Region MLS,
Combined L A-Westide MLS, So-CAL MLS, and Southern Region
MLS. I will search listings on all of these services for you.
I can help you evaluate each listing
in terms of your needs and affordability. I won't waste your
time on unsuitable homes.
I can often suggest simple, imaginative changes that
could make a home more suitable for you, and improve
it's utility and value.
I can supply information on real estate values, taxes,
utility costs, municipal services and facilities.
I have no emotional ties to the homes, and can be
objective about them. I can point out advantages
and disadvantages while answering your questions.
I act as a liaison between you and the seller, to
present offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.
I know the current money market and can explain the
details of financing. I can advise you what personal
and financial data to bring when you apply for a loan.
I can help you arrange for professional inspections to
determine the structural condition of the home and its
major components. I can help objectively analyze the results
of any professional inspections.
I will familiarize you with the escrow process by
explaining it all in advance. I will carefully follow up
on all of the details for you. I will keep you well
informed throughout the escrow process.