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Randal, Home Buyer in Riverside, CA

I am looking for an experienced buyer's agent to assist in finding and buying a great deal in Riverside.

Asked by Randal, Riverside, CA Fri Mar 6, 2009

What makes a great buyer's agent?

When my purchase requirements are met I hope to buy more than one in time. I am pre-approved thru Countrywide. I want to start with a low cash down deal (I have VA, or PERS, or FHA) and I am looking for low monthly costs for my personal residence into retirement. I want a positive cash flow situation if I decide to rent it out in the future. If I go with a second purchase, a positive cash flow would also be required. Of course I want to preserve cash in these transactions. I need to use tax write offs - I am giving the crazy government $400 a week now. I want to interview a least a couple people to assist me.

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You ask "What makes a great buyer's agent?" Here is the best answer I can give you;
1. Find someone who really listens to what you want and need. If they don't understand what you are looking for, you can be in for a long wait finding it and possibly head down several wrong paths that will just waste your time.
2. Find someone who you are comfortable working with. You will be in constant contact with them through the search, negotiation, closing, and post closing peroid. Make sure you don't mind spending quite a bit of time with them and they are willing to do the same.
3. Find someone who will negotiate FOR you, not against you. If the person fits the profile of 1 and 2 above, that is a good start. They also need good communication and negotiation skills.

Hope that helps. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 7, 2009
Hi Randal. Thanks for searching through Trulia, It's a great site!
If you like, I can email you a power-point presentation that you can review in your search for an excellent Realtor. I've worked with several investors recently and can also provide you with referrals. It's a great investor market and there are still some great deals to be found. As a Realtor specializing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - I can provide you with detailed listing information via your email on a daily basis so you are never behind on new listings. You can contact me and I'll be happy to assist you!
Hope you make lots of money!!

Cindy Vedder
Team Vedder: Chuck and Cindy
Prudential California Realty
Cell: 951.231.8439
Fax: 951.256.3016
Email: Properties@CindyVedder.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 31, 2009

How much house can you afford?

Riverside, CA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 22, 2009
You want to find someone who puts your needs ahead of theirs. Call me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 14, 2009

I'm loan officer. But my advice is to find a good realtor and be loyal to them. Don't jump around. If you are loyal to them they will really put in the time and beat the bushes to get you a good deal.

I think it's a fantastic time to achieve your goals in the Inland Empire market. Lot's of good deals.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2009
Hi Randal,

My name is Frank Spencer, I have been a Realtor Broker since 1993 servicing the Inland Empire. I would be happy to work with you should you allow me too. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further. BTW. Get ready for an avalanche of agent contacts.

Happy home hunting

Frank Spencer
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2009
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