Hello Dizzy Miss Lizzy,
Before you commit with any agent I would call and feeling for who they are and if you like them. I would ask to speak with 4-5 buyers that have closed escrows with this agent with in the last two months. I would make them prove they actually closed the escrow through the MLS print out with the agents name on the listing. We specialize in representing buyers.
Since we've also been in lending for over 30 years, we know the ins and outs of REO's and short sales better than most agents. We also will fight for health and safety violations to be paid for by the banks before closing escrow.
Because we are lenders, as well as real estate agents,we know exactly what needs to be done to make sure your loan closes with out 11th hour disasters.
Did you know that over 50% of escrows fall out due to financing problems!?! Due to the complexities of lending these days- there are an enormous number of mistakes made. The problem is 99% of all loan files are
never submitted for approval until after you've been in escrow for weeks or a month!!! By then you've paid for an appraisal home inspections etc...most loan officers do not have underwriting abilities.
We start every home buyer off with a loan approval that includes your credit, income and assets. Most loan approval letters are not worth the paper they are written on. If you look at these letters the letter will state the approval doesn't cover income it assets? Yikes!!
You will have a much better chance to win over a competing offer if your agent
submits a FULL loan approval rather than a worthless preapproval letter.
If you slready have a lender we will work with that lender.
This is not a market for new agents to learn at your expense. I would choose an agent with at least 10 years FULL TIME experience. We've worked through 3 recessions now. We have lots if tools in our tool box that benifits all our clients!
We've lived and worked in the valley for over 20 years.Pease look up our websites,profiles and customer testimonials.
Good luck to you!
Scott and Shelley Weier
Cal State Realty
DRE License: #01175869/01217373
C2 Financial Corporation
Cell: 951-264-1163 Scott
Cell: 951-264-1195 Shelley
NMLS License # 258707