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tamarawinston, Renter in 94061

I would like to buy a condo/townshouse or home in the Hayward or Fremont area and am looking for a broker to help me prepare. Any recommendations?

Asked by tamarawinston, 94061 Wed Nov 27, 2013

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search a few Local realtors on trulia and interview them to see who is a better fit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
Hi Tamara, I have helped clients find homes in Fremont and Hayward. I live in Fremont now but I lived in Hayward six years as well. I would be happy to help you, but I do recommend that you meet at least three Realtor's to help you choose someone you feel comfortable with. Also if you are not already pre approved my office has a loan department I can set you up with. Let me know if you would like to meet...... You can go to my website and look at my references as well.
Regards, Dawn
Web Reference: http://DawnRivera4Homes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for your new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because it gives you an idea of the price range you can afford. Also, offers from individuals with pre-approvals are taken much more seriously. I am an experienced lender that has done plenty of loans throughout California and I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan you need so feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 brian.nguyen@nafinc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
You're at the right platform. Research a few realtor who understand the east bay market and have exceptional reviews. Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 28, 2013
Trulia has a great tool for helping you locate a qualified Realtor - it's the Find and Agent tab located above. To locate an agent in any given area, simply click on the tab and enter the name of the city you are interested in. You can read view individual profiles, read reviews and so much more.

You can also use this link: http://www.trulia.com/directory/

or use these links for Fremont and Hayward:

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 5, 2013
Hi Tamara,

The purchase of a home is serious business - really! While many new Buyers believe the first step is to find "the house", the reality is quite different – there is a fairly significant amount of up-front work.

Here are my “Top 4” bits of advice for new home buyers looking to assure a successful home purchase outcome:

1) Find a professional Realtor® to work with to protect YOUR 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…

You may be wondering what is the difference between a CA licensed Agent and a CA Realtor®?
The primary distinction of any Realtor® is they must subscribe to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Code of Ethics (this happens to be the 100th year birthday). Realtors® are also members of state and local association of Realtors® and further agree to abide by the bylaws, rules and regulations of those associations.
The full Code of Ethics can be found at http://www.Realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/code

2) Obtain a "True Pre-Approval" (actually, your most important step in my opinion).

Having been both a Mortgage Broker/Banker I have an experience-based opinion on where you should be seeking your financing and Pre-Approval.

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 fact-finding step can save you from wasting money on a purchase that does not close escrow!

Please see: http://www.Steven-Anthony.com/GettingStarted & "Retail Banks vs. Mortgage Broker/Bankers" http://tinyurl.com/6qln6nd
(Includes useful links to "Rate Shopping - Do It Right" and "How Mortgage Rates Are Determined")

If you need a recommendation for a local Mortgage Broker/Banker simply shoot me an email offline for an email introduction.

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®”

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.

“Dual Agency: Why should I NOT use the listing Agent to buy a house?”

If you follow the steps above you will position yourself to act when your home ownership opportunity presents itself!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
Hi Tamara, you have many offers of help. My advice is to look through the good or bad reviews on their websites and or yelp or some other review site and then choose at least three to meet in person to see who you feel comfortable with. You will be communicating on a regular basis with whomever you choose and you will want someone who will return your calls promptly and answer all your questions and concerns. All of my first time buyers have had many questions and concerns.... Congratulations on deciding to buy a home! it will be one of the best investments you make :-)..... Dawn
Web Reference: http://DawnRivera4Homes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
You'll be an employer looking to hire someone to make a very big decision, feel free to collect references and a resume and just get a feel of the person and their competencies. Make sure your broker is located in the area you want to buy, or else you may not get the best results.

I do presentations for buyers who want to purchase soon. I even have mortgage people who will counsel you on your debts even months before you actually purchase the home.

I'm available to meet at my office by appointment! Come stop on by!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
As John said you will get lot of responses from brokers and realtors. I would suggest talk to anyone you feel like you are comfortable with and also check their online presence or even the answers in Trulia.

You need someone who is comfortable to work, explain you the process even before showing the home (that's what I do with all my clients) so that you won't waste your time by looking at the wrong houses which doesn't meet your buying criteria.

I hope I will be one of the broker you select to work with :), I wish all the best!! Whoever you select will be the best for you!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
you can email tgtsuei@yahoo.com or call me at 510-8960209. I can help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hi Tamara I would appreciate an opportunity to work with you if you choose to consider my services. I really enjoy working with first time buyer's. I help them understand the buying process and make myself available to answer all their questions and concerns. It's important that one is selective of who they work with as it's the biggest purchase in one's life and could be very challenging. My job is to make it an easy and smooth process for my clients. I do a lot of work behind the scenes so you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience:).

Please feel free to contact me at 510-520-6958 or email to realtor.nina@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
It would be my pleasure to help you Tamara.

I have a lender with 19 years experience in my office if you need to be pre-approved for a loan.

I have been in this area my whole life 60 years, I know the neighborhoods well.

Visit my website to view many client testimonials....

Best Regards,

Larry Gallegos
Real Estate Collaborative Specialist-Divorce

Broker Consultant, e-Pro Certified
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
Luxury Home Specialist
ASR-Accredited Seller Representative
GRI-Graduate, Realtor Institute
SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist
ABR-Accredited Buyer Representative
ASP-Accredited Staging Professional

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Mason-McDuffie
43430 Mission Blvd. Suite 100, Fremont, CA. 94539
(Corner of Mission & Mission Tierra)
Direct (510)-492-4872, Fax (510)-217-4249
Visit my Website at http://CustomBayHomes.com
dre license # 01253795
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hi Tamara,

I am very familiar with the Hayward and Tri-Valley area and I would be happy to assist you in finding a home. My contact info is below, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your consideration

Robert Howard, GRI, CDPE
Provident Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hi Tamara,

There are several Realtors in the Hayward area. Are you looking for a real estate broker or mortgage broker? We are a direct lender here in the East Bay and would be more than willing to help you in the process.

Please feel free to contact me directly for any information.


Bryan Mecsey
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.
Cell: 510-725-2665
NMLS: 861229
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hi, tamarawinston,

By reaching out to agents on this site you will get plenty of responses from Realtors who want to help you. I hope that you will count me among those to whom you wish to speak when you are ready to make your selection of a Realtor to work with. As a member of the Medford Team I have a great deal of experience in the area in which you are interested.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
I just helped my son buy a brand new townhouse in Hayward and we are closing today. I would be happy to help you with your home search in Hayward and Fremont by showing you homes that meet your needs and budget. I can also help you get pre-approved for the loan.

Meena Gujral
Achievers Realty
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