I'm relatively new to San Jose (10 months) and am looking to buy. I need a buyers agent very familiar with the area..

Asked by loridee24, San Jose, CA Sat Sep 22, 2012

so they can help me ensure I'm buying in a safe & "good" neighborhood. I'd like to be close to work (N. First Street buy the San Jose Airport). Anyone know a good agent?

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Grace Morioka, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hi Lori:

Thanks for your post. As agents, we're not able to give you any advice regarding safety or "good" neighborhoods, so I would suggest the following as resources for viewing:

http://www.crimereports.com - to find criminal activity reports in the area
http://www.mlslistings.com - to see all of the homes available for sale through the local Multiple Listing Service and...
http://www.greatschools.com - to see the local schools in the area because school ratings in our county are critical to the determining resalabiity of your home at a later date.

Also, remember that if you're planning to go to a new housing development, you'll need to bring your agent with you when you go in the first time to ensure that you can have an agent represent you in your transaction. Otherwise, the new homes developer will prevent you from using any agent, other than their own sales agent, for your deal.

Good luck!
Grace Morioka, Realtor
Buyer Rebates and Low Listing Prices
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David Setti, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Campbell, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hey Loridee,

Terri Vellios is a rock star agent that I know would give you the service you are looking for. She always puts her clients interest first. Although that should be true of all agents, unfortunately, it is not. Give Terri a call, you will not be disappointed.

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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
I offer you a free consultation. You will walk away with a wealth of information to assist you in determining what your budget will afford and whether or not we would be a fit.

Understand that agents are prohibited from commenting on the "good" and "safe" neighborhoods. In the mean time you can go to http://www.crimereports.com and do some searching.

Have an amazing day!
Web Reference:  http://www.terrivellios.com
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Ken Kapur, , San Jose, CA
Wed Sep 26, 2012
I am a Broker Realtor and I am very familiar with your area having sold several homes there.

I can send you a listing of several homes which are available now and a detailed CMA meeting your criteria.
Please email me your requirements kenkapur@msn.com or call
me at 408-691-4469

Go to http://www.mlslistings.com - to see all of the homes available for sale through the local Multiple Listing Service and... http://www.greatschools.com - to see the local schools in the area because school ratings in our county are critical to determining best buys

All the new homes are listed on our web site . You'll need to bring your agent with you when you go in the first time to ensure that we can represent you in your transaction and save you upto $15000
Good luck!

BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% You will save up to $15000

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Dr. Ken Kapur Owner/Broker, Realtor 408-691-4469
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Michael Murp…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Hi Loridee,

My company is Silicon valley lofts and condos and we specialize is Lofts and Condos in downtown San Jose and the surrounding area.
Should you need any help in looking for a loft or condo, please feel free to call me on (408) 300-3184.
Please have a look at our web site http://www.siliconvalleylofts.com and you will see a lot of information on condos and lofts in this area.

Thank you for your time.



PS.... I also have a listing coming on the market at Capital and Hostetter 95132 in the next 10 days. It's a 4 bed 2 1/2 bath that is over 1800 sq ft with a fantastic back yard. Let me know if you are interested in this property.
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Brad Gill, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hi Loridee24...Buying a home in today's market can be very challenging due to the current shortage of inventory and increased demand. Its definitely more important than ever to have an experienced agent that has earned your trust assisting you through your home search.

I'm thrilled to know that you're interested in working with a real estate professional to assist you through your home search…in order to find such an agent I would suggest identifying several local full-time real estate professionals, who are active members of our local REALTOR® Association, to interview as it is important to ensure that you both have the same expectations for your home search.

Be sure to speak with several agents and choose one that makes you feel most comfortable in assisting you through such a large purchase…ask questions about the local market and make sure that the agent you choose will have the time to assist you. Also, don't forget to check their references by reading past reviews about the agents...Trulia has a great recommendations section on each of our profiles, and other websites such as Zillow and yelp have similar sections.

This Trulia Voices forum, along with Trulia Local Blogs, is another great way to get to know the personalities of local agents. From the answers and blog posts you can see the local area expertise as well as demeanor in which an agent approaches questions from homebuyers and sellers.

Best of luck to you in your home search…I'm positive that there's a professional in the Trulia Voices community that will provide you with fantastic service and results.
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Bradley Wils…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
HI Lori, I have been a local agent for over 7 years and one of the
most honest and knowledgeable agents you will find. Please interview
me for the Job ASAP? 408-228-7867

488 Blossom Hill Rd. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95123
DRE 01491944 NMLS 340990
Direct: (408) 228-7867
FAX: (408) 273-6975
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Jacob Varghe…, , San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hi Lori,

Welcome to San Jose.

I can arrange the mortgage for you.

"Best Rates, Best Service" is my motto.

Jacob Varghese
NMLS 327086
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Lamson Dang…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Dear Lori,
Thank you for the question.
You might have talked to a few professional Realtors already. Just in case you would like to search any MLS Active Listings currently in the area, please feel free to visit my website.
Thanks again,
Best wishes,

Lamson Dang
Web Reference:  http://lamsondang.com
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Gabriel Nguy…, , Campbell, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Good morning Lori,

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to assist with your home buying. If you don't mind, I would like to ask you few questions that will help you and me to narrow down to the area and home that you will buy in the near future.

May I invite you to visit my website at http://www.4reohomes.us and look at my profile so you have some idea who I am, what I am good at. Or you may call me at (408)426-1441 and we will setup time to meet at my office.

Sincerely yours,

Gabriel Nguyen
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charles butt…, Agent, san jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Thank you, Loridee for your question:

I have clients who have lived in that neighborhood for generations.

There are some excellent values in that neighborhood.

For more information you may contact me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
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Vickie Chand…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
I live in SJ and have found 3 people homes in that area... No. Hollywood, 11th and 21st streets.

I love that area and eventually want to live there. I would be honored to help you. Call me at 408-839-2125.
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Aija Halliday, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
I would be happy to meet with you and give you a free consultation. I am a very experienced (and nice and funny) realtor. I have also bought many homes as a single female and know how important a variety of factors are. My name is Aija Halliday and I live and work in San Jose. You can call me anytime at 408-355-4929 with any questions or email me at arhalliday@yahoo.com. I also have many, many repeat customers and know what it takes to get offers accepted in this tough market. Good luck to you. It is a fabulous time to buy a home and think you are making a wise move. Have a great weekend...look forward to hearing from you.
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Arthur Wu, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Hi Loridee24,

I would be more than happy to . Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your purchase goals.

Thank you,

Arthur Wu
President, Broker
Primeq Realty Inc.
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Brian Wilson, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 22, 2012
Fred Raia (408) 230-1119. He really knows the area well
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