Buying a home can be intimidating to say the least. Whether you are a First Time Buyer or a Seasoned home buying veteran the Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley market is a unique place that holds several ways to get burned. Brian has sold literally hundreds of local homes and while every deal is different his experience with local market values, complex negotiations and property inspections will leave you comforted and well represented. Take a minute to get in touch with Brian to see what his experience, knowledge and thorough professionalism can do for your peace of mind as well as your bottom line.
An educated home buyer translates into a happy home owner. That’s why Brian offers a comprehensive “Home Buyers-101″ seminar that will introduce you to the complete home buying process. The sit down is complementary and is not an immediate commitment to work together. It will however give an opportunity to get to know one another and see if a working relationship feels like a good idea. At the minimum you will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the local home purchasing process.
If you are new to the home buying process it is important to know that it can be broken down into 3 basic components. Unfortunately there are plenty of costly pitfalls in today’s real estate transactions. Many of the markets risks can be avoided with experience and some proactive planning. Becoming an educated home buyer before making offers will substantially increases your odds of a successful, happy and profitable home purchase.
Only after you have the opportunity to interview a real estate professionals transaction knowledge, professionalism and local market expertise should you consider hiring them as your agent. Referrals are very important but just because a Realtor has worked with someone you know it doesn’t automatically mean that they are the best one to work with you in your future. Once you’re up to speed with the current real estate climate, only then can you determine if it is the right time to pursue becoming a home owner.
Phase 1: Market Education
Phase 2: Structuring an Offer
Phase 3: Escrow
I’ve sold hundreds of Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley homes since entering the business in 1998. Take a look at what some of my past clients have to say about their working experiences with me as their real estate agent. You’re also welcome to take a look a some of my YELP reviews. Even if you’ve only got the most basic of home buying questions I welcome you to get in touch. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Brian Santilena.