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Your Path to Homeownership Starts Here

Expert Buyer Representation

Step 1 →
Understand the Difference Between Pre-Qualification & Pre-Approval

Before embarking on your homebuying journey, understanding pre-qualification and pre-approval is crucial. Both help determine how much you can afford, but they serve distinct purposes:


  • Quick & easy: Gain an estimated idea of your borrowing potential.
  • Free (usually): No upfront costs to get a ballpark figure.
  • Not a guarantee: Not binding on lenders and doesn’t lock in an interest rate.

vs. Pre-approval:

  • Deep Dive: Provides a formal commitment from a lender for a specific loan amount.
  • Investment: Requires documentation verification and usually incurs a small fee.
  • Serious Buyer Badge: Demonstrates your financial readiness to sellers.
Pre-approval gives you an edge:
  • Stand out to sellers: Signal you’re a serious buyer with financing secured.
  • Navigate confidently: Avoid disappointment by focusing on homes within your pre-approved range.
  • Move quickly: Act fast in competitive markets with an approved loan offer.

Remember: Pre-approval isn’t a guarantee, but it significantly strengthens your position as a buyer. Make an informed decision based on your needs and timeline.

Step 2 →

Prioritize Your Home Search w/ these 2 lists:

1) Priority List:

Include essential features like bedrooms, property size, accessibility needs, etc.

2) Important Details List:

Details you want included such as a pool, style, or den. Always anticipate a mix of compromises and opportunities during your property search. This structured approach helps you find the available property you are looking for.

Step 3 →
Hire a real estate agent, who is working for you, the buyer, not the seller.

Our Team is Your Strength:
Your Trusted Real Estate Partner

In the Los Angeles real estate market, choosing the right agent can make all the difference. With a proven track record of success and dedication to client satisfaction, I am your ideal partner in finding your next property or dream home. Backed by a deep team, we have extensive experience and a deep understanding of the local market trends. We offer personalized service tailored to your unique needs and preferences. From luxury estates to family homes, we have the expertise to guide you every step of the way.

Market Analysis:

I provide you with comprehensive market reports and data to help you make informed decisions.

Financing Guidance:

I connect you with trusted mortgage professionals who will help you secure the best financing options available

Streamlined Process:

I guide you through the entire home-buying process, making it as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Negotiation Expertise:

When you find the right property, I’ll work diligently to negotiate the best possible terms on your behalf.


Turning Houses into Homes

STEP 1: Organize Key Details
Create a document and answer these 4 questions:
  1. What price range are you considering?
  2. What is your timeline to move?
  3. What are your ideal features and “non-negotiables”?
  4. What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
Planning & Preparation
  • Discuss objectives and process with your Realtor®
  • Obtain a loan pre-approval letter
  • Sign exclusive buyer-broker agreement with your Realtor®
  • Research neighborhood of interest with your Realtor®
Understanding the Market
  • Price Analysis of active, pending, and sold transactions in the are you’re looking
  • Review contracts and timelines
  • Personal timing and seasonal changes in prices/listings
  • Market forces: available properties in your area
The Search
  • Browse and review online listings with your Realtor®
  • Search and set Notifications of new and off-market properties
  • Virtually tour listings from the comfort of your home
  • Select your ideal location and home
Offers & Negotiation Strategies
  • Learn about the Purchase Contract from your Realtor®
  • Discuss multiple offer strategies (as needed)
  • Offer presentation and highlight buyer strategies
  • Negotiate to optimize price and terms
  • Acceptance of an offer or counteroffer
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The Escrow Process
  • Notify escrow of acceptance and send full executed contract
  • Wire initial deposit to escrow per terms of agreement
  • Notify lender to begin loan process and order appraisal
  • Sign and return opening package of escrow instructions
  • Contact insurance agent for homeowner coverage
  • Provide escrow with vesting (title) information
Inspections & Disclosures
  • Schedule all desired home inspections, (i.e. termite reports)
  • Approve/negotiate repairs based on inspection reports
  • Review/approve all seller and state-required disclosures
  • Review/approve preliminary title report
  • Meet deadlines and remove contractual contingencies
  • Schedule final walk-through prior to the close of escrow
Closing on Your Home
  • Review closing statement from escrow
  • Virtually meet with escrow to sign loan documents
  • Arrange to wire down payment and closing costs
  • Transfer utilities to new location
  • Closing, key delivery, and celebration
  • Move into the property
  • Move-in checklist
Working Together Again

We can continue to work together by staying in touch. This especially applies when it comes to second homes and investment properties. We will keep you informed and provide professional resources. We also can continue to work together through referrals and reviews.

Your Home Buyer Folder

Organize the things that will help you make the most of your home search. 
  • A file of the properties that your agent has shown to you
  • Bookmark & Research by Address
  • Photos or video to help refresh your memory on individual properties, especially if you are attending a series of showings.
  • A central folder for your files
  • Locations: Add to a list of locaions and neighborhoods you find during your search
  • This is where you note the school district, crime rate, proximity to positive (shopping, parks, freeway access) and negative (abandoned properties, garbage dump, source of noise) features of the area


A few extra dollars well spent now may save you big expenses in the long run. Don’t forget such essentials as:

  • Include inspection & mortgage contingencies in your written offer.
  • Have the property inspected by a professional inspector.
  • Request a second walk-through to take place within 24 hours of closing.
  • You want to check to see that no changes have been made that were not agreed on (i.e., a nice chandelier that you assumed came with the sale having been replaced by a cheap ceiling light).

Ready to Buy? Get Your Personalized Home Buying Roadmap Here

Navigate the home-buying process with confidence. Our agents shape a personalized roadmap to guide you through every step. We ensure that you will find the perfect home tailored to your needs and preferences. Let’s get started!

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The home-buying process is best navigated with a professional representing you and keeping track of all the details for you. Please email me or call me directly to discuss any of these matters in further detail.

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