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Jason G., Home Buyer in Palmdale, CA

Looking for a buyer's agent experienced with or living in the Tracy / Mountain House area.

Asked by Jason G., Palmdale, CA Sat Jan 8, 2011

We are currently in So. Cali and are looking to buy a SFR in the Tracy / Mountain House area. We need someone with experience in these and surrounding areas. I need to pick an agent over the phone and have him/her show us homes while we visit for a few days at a time. Will need someone to figure out what we like after the initial visit and see the places for us before we can come up and view everything in batches.
We are pre-approved and ready to start looking asap. In your response please note why I should call you to interview for the job and of course your contact info. Please avoid canned responses as this is the first test of your ability to give us personal attention. We need someone who we can really trust. Thanks!!

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Hi Jason G,
I would love to help you in your far away search for a home up here in Tracy/Mountain House. I live in Ripon but work in Tracy area. I love my job & giving personal good customer service (12 years now). I have had a few outside the state or should I say/far away buyers & had a great time helping them. I started a youtube channel that helps my buyers be able to see the homes from far away. As you have probably noticed, multiple pictures sometimes don't work out the same as video. I use my FLIP camera to take 2 to 3 videos per house. I had this one client last summer that was from Oregon that helped me be a better photographer such as going slower, showing the fencelines (neighbors & such), also I did the drive up to the house so you could see the neighborhood too. My youtube channel is 1tracyrealtor. Please go look that one up. Also I have a blog where I blog daily about real estate, personal life & community events at http://www.roundaboutripon.com This one will help you get to know me & what type of person I am. I also do an online weekly newletter that is Tracy specific. You can see this at my website under the Hot Tracy Homes button at http://www.christinaoneal.com I have been producing this weekly newsletter & it is a weekly snapshot of all homes that went pending in the prior week (with pics & minor details). I believe in constant communication & do texting, facebook or phone calls (whichever works for you). I would love to help you & an interview would be great. Thank you for asking these questions. It is fun when I put it down all the things I do to help my buyers :)
Christina O'Neal
209-565-1224 direct #
209-321-6122 cell#
1126 El Portal St
Tracy, CA 95376
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I always remember you have a choice and I work hard to go the extra mile for my clients. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced REO Agent and work with Buyers and Sellers. I continue to educate myself to offer a valuable service to my clients. My goal as an agent is to be professional and persistent to obtain answers to the questions that you may have.

I have lived, worked, volunteered and raised my family in Tracy for the past 19 yrs. and know the area and schools very well. I service the Tracy and surrounding areas and would love the opportunity to work with you or your family and friends to achieve your goals toward all of your real estate needs.
Pam Santos
Klemm Real Estate Inc.
672 W. 11th St. #305
Tracy, CA 95376
PH 209-815-6465
FX 209-879-0224
Certified Distressed Property Expert
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Hi Jason...

I would highly recommend Ron of home buyers reality. They have an excellent track record in the community and know the area!

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Web Reference: http://www.loansquawk.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 10, 2011
Long distance buying can get tricky.... communication and commitment to helping make a purchase and the make process effortless on the buyer's behalf takes a lot of work. Knowing your buyer's wants and needs and not settling for anything less as well as communicating results honestly and thoroughly. I would especially be able to assist you in finding the perfect neighborhood and home to live in as I live and work in Tracy and have knowledge of our neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
I would love the opportunity to work with you Jason and welcome to Northern Cali...you can call me 209-832-4193 x 207 or email me with questions should you want additional info...Kristina@IMLoans.com
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John, I like your style and the way you are straight forward with your questions. I believe you should interview agents and ask for production numbers, team approach and systems to handle your needs. In today's market in our area we are predominately a bank owned area, meaning lots of REO's. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase a home and a significantly reduced price from a few years ago. There are also many short sales and you have to be conscious of the time frames and percentage of your offer accepted by the bank who must approve it.
As for our team, we mostly represent banks selling their properties. We currently represent 35 banks including Chase, B of A, Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae. This is important for you to understand because banks don't just hire anyone, they look for someone that has great negotiation skills, teams and someone who can be their eyes and ears and minimize their losses. Last year we sold just under 300 homes for banks and buyers. Our approach is simple efficiency, high service and knowledge. We work towards one goal and that is customer satisfaction. I look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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Hi Jason,
My name is John Keating and I am a Realtor for PMZ Real Estate. My office is located in Tracy and I have lived in Tracy over 25 years. I am a Certified Negotiation Expert and a Certified Foreclosure Alternative Consultant. PMZ Real Estate is the largest in the Central Valley and we are rated as the best in service and our website. I have worked with buyers as far away a Chicago, Illinois. Please visit my website http://www.jkeating.pmz.com I would be happy to help you in your search for that right home. You can call me at 209-603-9326 or email me jkeating@pmz.com if you prefer. Looking forward to help you in your search. Thank you and have a great day!
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I am working for Realty world Millennium,and I am more than Happy to help you.
My Name is Elizabeth Sandoval Stevens,(209)814-6690
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Hi Jason, my name is Esmeralda Arreola I am with Home Buyers Realty Team in Tracy we specialize in Tracy Mountain House and all sorounding areas. We specialize in REO's we have an amazing team that works together and we currently have over 100 coming soon, active, and pending listings from banks. Please visit our website at http://www.homebuyersrealty.com I know you will find a lot of helpful information. Please let me know if we can be of assistance to help you and your family find your home, we look forward to the opportunity.
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Hi Jason,

Make sure you look for designations and credentials. For example; CRS, GRI, SFR, ABR, SRES, Broker Associate and there are more. This is especially critical when work with someone from afar. In addition, an agent that is technically savvy will be important.

Good luck with your search.

Best regards,

Rocky G.H. Hawrysz
Prudential California Realty
P:(209) 444-6610
F:(209) 433-2000
Lic: 01468373
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Hi Jason,

You need someone who you trust, and unfortunately, that's going to be very hard to filter without talking to us. I'd like to help you, and I'd do a great job for you.

Please check me out on my website, http://www.sidewalkhomes.com and see if you like what you see, then call me if you'd like to talk.

Good luck,

Will Bateson, Broker
Sidewalk Homes
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Hi Jason,

I'm not in Cali, but I am with a large company (Coldwell Banker) and we have agents all over the country. I'd be happy to refer you to someone who specializes in that area.

Web Reference: http://www.sallygrenier.com
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