HELLO, PROPERTY BUYER.
It's me, Daniel, writing to you—this is not some overused, prefabricated marketing template. Welcome.
Let’s get to it. If you choose to start a relationship with me, we will work at your pace. Whether you’re looking to buy tomorrow, or in a year, it will be my pleasure to speak to you, answer any questions you might have, and set up a plan for your next property purchase. In the process, you can expect a straight-up, no-gimmicks, honest service.
MY SERVICE TO YOU
In our relationship, my role will be not only to identify a suitable property—that’s the least of it—but also to negotiate the best deal, while knowledgeably guiding you, as a Realtor (not an attorney), through the disclosure, financial, and legalese-infested pool of paperwork that accompanies a property purchase. We will go over all the documents together, ensuring you understand everything before signing on the dotted line. I will make you aware of any red flags, and guide you through the inspection and investigation process to ensure you’re getting what you paid for. This includes but is not limited to helping you check permits, get a home inspection, review natural hazard reports and title documents, and much, much more. I can go on about what I bring to the table, but let’s get to know each other first. What do you say?
Call me, email me, or send notice via a carrier pigeon—whatever works for you. We can then set an appointment to meet up in person, or just go over stuff on the phone (as you wish). At first, we will talk generally about your plans, and I will answer any questions you might already have. Ultimately, this conversation will lead to talking about money.
Are you buying cash, exchanging, or financing?
If you need help with financing, it will be my pleasure to guide you by answering questions, making recommendations, or getting you in contact with a lender who can help.
With the money part figured out, we'll meet up again and talk everything real estate. We'll review your needs and wants and come up with a strategy. We'll go over the process of buying a property, from A to Z, so you know what to expect before you buy. In the end, if you feel comfortable and decide that I am the Realtor for the job, we will:
Sign an agreement establishing our relationship, which you can later cancel with a call, email, or text—yes, you can break up with me via text—should I not be what you expected. Click here for a sample agreement.
As far as documents, to start, I will only need your lender's pre-approval letter and/or your bank statements.
Let’s go criticize other people’s homes!
QUESTION & ANSWER
How much do you charge?
Free. For you, the buyer, my service is free. The seller pays me a commission for helping him or her sell a property.
What's a Realtor, and are you one?
Not all real estate agents are Realtors. Being a Realtor means being a member of the National Association of Realtors and adhering to the REALTOR Code of Ethics. And yes, I am a Realtor, a member of both the National and California Association of Realtors. This membership brings many benefits that are passed down to my clients, like access to legal counsel and valuable trade information.
Are you a full-time real estate agent?
Yes. And it is worth noting that not all agents are. Some are in it for a quick, and occasional, side buck. Unfortunately, this often comes at the cost of quality service to their clients. As a full-time agent, I am constantly researching, studying, and practicing real estate, watching trends and developing skills to the benefit of my clients.