As a California native I was born in the Bay Area. After migrating to the greater Sacramento area - I learned firsthand the complications that can arise with any move and have developed solutions to help you tackle them head on.
Trust, communication and enthusiasm are the cornerstones to our future working relationship. I will always work vigorously to help you achieve your property goals in any market environment.
To help you succeed, I bring nearly a decade of online sales and marketing experience with me to the California Real Estate market, an in-depth knowledge of industry technology and marketing solutions, an infectious personality, a great sense of humor, a traditional work ethic and good old fashioned tenacity to help you get what you want out of every Real Estate transaction.
Buying... let me help you find the home of your dreams.
Selling... together we'll get you top dollar.
I never sleep... I'll be by your side or on the phone anytime you need me.
I want to help... let me be your advocate throughout the entire process.
Make sure you are picking an agent that your are comfortable with. Your agent will be asking you many questions about homes you are interested in, neighborhoods. price range, HOA's or Mello-Roos; better known as association fees, and most importantly location. Realtors or agents, are professionals with experience in the market and highly trained to get you the most out of your home search.
It is very important to get pre-approved before looking at homes with an agent. When you get preapproved with a loan officer or your bank, they will be able to determine how much you can afford and what the maximum price you can look at. Without being pre-approved you might find yourself in the wrong price range and not qualify for the home.
It's easy to get carried away and go after that big dream home. And while I'm happy to help you get it, let's make sure it's not at the expense of being house-broke to point where you become a slave to your home and the rest of your life takes a back seat. Working with the right loan agent who can break down all the costs and work through payment goals with you will go a long way to ensuring your next home is the right home.
The annual or monthly fee charged by homeowner's associations to fund maintenance and improvements for property under their jurisdiction. This is more typical in housing, housing communities and condominiums where a group is in charge of maintenance and improvements rather than the individual homeowner. Each HOA will have its own set of rules and level of strictness regarding the enforcement, which all members must abide by. Make sure to find out how much the association fee will be per month, quarterly or annually and make sure you're okay paying this.
It's important to visit homes and neighborhood at different times of the day. If you are looking at a home during the day time, the neighborhood kids are most likely in school. Driving by on the week night or weekend will allow you to see the flow of traffic and how the neighborhood is with the kids outside playing and neighbors interacting. The adjacent school may seem like a nice perk if you’re buying in the summer, but during the school year there may be extra traffic. Also, take pictures so you can look at them when comparing properties back at home.
Home inspections are one of the most important aspects when buying a home. Some homes will have obvious work that needs to be addressed and some are small but should be addressed. Knowing what needs fixed can help you negotiate a lower price or at least prepare you for costs you’re soon to incur. You can have your agent find an inspector that they have used before or familiar with, or you can find one you know or are comfortable with.
All homes fluctuate in price given the market and neighborhood. In order to find out how much your property is worth, we will do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to make sure that your home is right at the market value. This is determined by the bedrooms and baths, approximate square footage, size rooms, age of the home, property taxes, and desirable amenities such as fireplaces and pools. Depending on the market the CMA will go back in time as long ago as a year or a month or week ago. The range can also vary. Some will just cover a few streets around your home, CMAs can cover areas as narrow as one or two streets surrounding your home, or as broad as an entire subdivision.
After your listing agent has run the comps on your home, she/he will sit down with you and determine the fair market asking price for your property. Once this number has been reached, you will sign the listing agreement and your agent will start the marketing process.
Your agent will prepare a marketing plan for you containing all aspects of your home to market your property. Your property will be actively promoted on the local MLS, through MLS services, social medias, internet, flyers to local neighbors and neighborhoods and postcards. A lockbox will be placed at your home for Realtors to view and show your home to interested buyers.