What Does A Buyer Broker Give You?

We Determine Your Housing Needs

We'll discuss present and future housing criteria to determine the home you're looking for

  • Neighborhood & location
  • Home size, bedrooms & baths
  • Hobbies and special needs
  • Amenities
  • Preferred condition
  • Who will be on title and who you'll consult with on your purchase

    We Carry Out Your Home Search

    Store your housing criteria in MLS database for matches with existing and future listings

    Review new or changed listings for suitability to your needs

  • Price
  • Location
  • Amenities

    Eliminate marginal or unsuitable properties which are

  • Overpriced
  • In bad condition
  • On a busy street
  • Backing up on a freeway

    We spend immense amounts of time evaluating and previewing new properties as they come on the market. For each home we show you, weıve already seen dozens of homes which weren't suitable.

  • Search for all homes which could suit you
  • As needed, investigate newspapers for open houses and "for sale by owners," along with expired or withdrawn homes, and evaluate them using the criteria you defined
  • Arrange home tour for selected properties
  • Check sales availability with listing agents
  • Make showing appointments with owners or tenants and pick up keys
  • Drive you to each home, commenting on neighborhood and streets

    Assist you with each home viewing, carrying out a competent visual inspection of following items for homes you're interested in

  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Garage doors
  • Roofs and gutters
  • Fencing
  • Floor covering
  • Windows and doors

    Recommend inspections by licensed professionals where appropriate or when ³red flags² are evident

    We Prepare the Purchase Agreement

  • Review Comparable Sales
  • Determine approximate fair market value from recent sales

  • Confer with Listing Broker
  • Accurately assess your negotiating position with the seller so we can draft a successful purchase offer

    Prepare the purchase agreement with special consideration given to

  • Purchase price
  • The deposit
  • Closing costs
  • Loan contingencies
  • Fixtures vs. personal property
  • Professional inspections
  • Flood, special studies zone, and other disclosures
  • Close of escrow date
  • Possession
  • Condition of the property at time of possession
  • Avoiding unnecessary controversy, complications or delays
  • Special terms - i.e. Berkeleyıs energy and earthquake requirements

    Arrange for contract presentation to seller, listing broker, or both, as appropriate

    Meet with them, negotiate effectively on your behalf, and facilitate the negotiations of any sellerıs counter offer to buyer and vice versa

    We Take Care Of All Contract & Escrow Details

  • Open Escrow
  • Carry out a competent visual inspection of the property on your behalf
  • Prepare our Transfer Disclosure Statement listing any home defects we observe
  • Provide you with information on Earthquake Safety and Hazardous Materials
  • Review the Preliminary Title Report for clouds on title and liens, and deliver to you and lender
  • Coordinate loan processing with loan officer
  • Provide access and comparable sales information for appraiser
  • Order pest control, roof, property, geological inspections, as needed
  • Arrange access for above inspectors
  • Review all reports, forwarding them to client
  • Coordinate all repair work
  • Review and forward all completion notices to you
  • Order loan documents
  • Review clients escrow instructions with escrow officer, making sure they reflect your wishes
  • Schedule and conduct buyers ³walk through² inspection
  • Arrange client/escrow officer paperwork sign off meeting
  • Coordinate close of escrow and possession
  • Arrange for transfer of the keys to the property

    In short, we handle any and all problems that arise along the way

    This is just a partial list of what we do!

    We learn new ways to represent you better

    We keep up to date with new rules and regulations, by taking continuing education courses to provide the best possible service to our clients