William Mitz…, Home Buyer in Santa Rosa, CA

We are seeking assistance from a realtor to find a new or recently built condominium (NLT 2 bedrooms, 2 baths) in the Santa Rose area.

Asked by William Mitzel, Santa Rosa, CA Sun Dec 23, 2012

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Hi William,

I do not work in the Santa Rosa area (I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area); however, I can help you identify a professional Agent/Realtor® to work with as this is key to having a successful and pleasurable purchase transaction.

You may have already found an Agent to work with; in any case, here's my "Top 4" bits of advice as you move forward with your move:

1) Find a professional Realtor® to work with to protect you interests.
Simply put, your Realtor® will be able to answer initial key questions and guide you through the process. One of the key advantages of involving your Realtor® is access to seasoned Mortgage Broker/Bankers with a track record of getting the job done. You can check to make sure an Agent is a Realtor® by going here: http://www.realtor.org/rofindrealtor.nsf/pages/FS_FREALTOR?O…

2) Obtain a "True Pre-Approval" (your most important step in my opinion).
You MAY need to improve your credit score, increase cash reserves, etc. before buying; however, at least you will have a roadmap to eventually purchasing if this is the case. Furthermore, this step can save you from wasting money on a purchase that does not close escrow!
http://www.Steven-Anthony.com/GettingStarted

3) Make sure you obtain access to your local AND regional Realtor® MLS data via an automated search your Realtor® should most certainly create for you; here's why:
MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”
http://www.trulia.com/blog/steve_ornellas_mba_re_mastersgri/…

4) Avoid Dual Agency!
There are specific duties an Agent must provide. When one individual represents both Buyer and Seller conflict between two of the most important duties occur.
http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Buying/Why_should_I_NOT_us…

Much success in your move!

Best Regards, Steve
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William,
I am guessing that your intention is Santa Rosa, CA - not Santa Rosa Valley which is located near Camarillo in Ventura County.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 23, 2012
Hello William,
You are apparently directing this question to agents in the "Santa Rosa Valley" which is in Ventura County. I read your companion blog. There are no newer condos in the Santa Rosa Valley -- Our Village at the Park, here in Camarillo 93012, offers newer townhomes in the low- to mid- $200s. I hope this is helpful information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 23, 2012
Barry:
Thanks for the quick response. At this point, our Realtor is YOU.
Use my email to keep in contact with us.
At this point we have our current house for sale. The market
has been slow but is beginning to warm up. We live in one
of the more attractive locations in this part of the world but the
time had come to move closer to one of our children - the one living in Berkeley.
We know your area well.
If you can send me more information about "Our Village in the Park"
please do so. Our address is Wm. Mitzel, 117 N. River Glen Drive,
Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Use my email address to keep in touch (billmizel@gmail.com).
Thanks for the quick response.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them.
Bill Mitzel
Please send me what ever information you have available.
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