You can also use this link: http://www.trulia.com/directory/
or use these links for Fremont and Hayward:
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 â€“ there is a fairly significant amount of up-front work.
Here are my â€œTop 4â€ bits of advice for new home buyers looking to assure a successful home purchase outcome:
1) Find a professional RealtorÂ® to work with to protect YOUR interests.
Simply put, your RealtorÂ® will be able to answer initial key questions and guide you through the process. One of the key advantages of involving your RealtorÂ® 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 RealtorÂ® 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 RealtorÂ®?
The primary distinction of any RealtorÂ® is they must subscribe to the National Association of RealtorsÂ® (NAR) Code of Ethics (this happens to be the 100th year birthday). RealtorsÂ® are also members of state and local association of RealtorsÂ® 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 RealtorÂ® MLS data via an automated search your RealtorÂ® should most certainly create for you; here's why:
MLS Data Accuracy â€“ Where to search if youâ€™re â€œwithout RealtorÂ®â€
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.
â€œDual Agency: Why should I NOT use the listing Agent to buy a house?â€
If you follow the steps above you will position yourself to act when your home ownership opportunity presents itself!
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!
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!!
Please feel free to contact me at 510-520-6958 or email to email@example.com
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....
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
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
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.
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.
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.