You need an agent that will know the area(van nuys) and know the inventory so you will not spend your money for the wrong property.
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Juan M Cepeda
Area Sales Manager
You answered your own question really.
If you don't feel good about working with an individual, then don't. Try someone else.
My broker is based in Burbank and covers the Van Nuys area.
If you'd like to try her send her an email at Anna.Nersesian@IdealChoiceRealty.com
Good Luck !
My friend Gerry knows Van Nuys well. firstname.lastname@example.org
I can help you, too; I have sold there but I am about 15 minutes away from the area. Dump that agent who is not calling you back!
Best of luck.
You definately want someone who specializes in the area where you wish to purchase. Ask a lot of questions and find someone with experience. If you don't know what questions to ask and really don't want to or have time to I would be happy to interview agents for you. I would just need some information from you. Your full name, the area you wish to be in (city and state), if you have a certain county and developement you wish to be in I would need that as well, you time line in moving if you have one and have you been qualified for a loan yet or will you be paying cash? Do you have a home to sell first? After I help you answer these major questions we will be able to determin if we are ready to move forward.