- I have
represented hundreds of people as their REALTOR,®
real esate agent & broker.
Most consumers don't know what they don't know, so I take the
time to explain reality that will help them save time and grief.
I'm not supposed to say "save money," but there are
many documented cases of this, and I will comment only in private.
- First, learn where I have helped buyers and sellers succeed
all over the SF Bay Area - not just Contra Costa and Alameda
Counties, but the north bay, south bay, Half Moon Bay and SF.
I am within 30-45 minutes
of all these areas, although lately traffic has become unbearable:
- 510 925 707
- Second, I've been successful serving
buyers and sellers around the bay, because I adopted mobile technology in 1985, which enabled
me to answer phone calls, send/receive/print emails/faxes/offers
& access data in the field, wirelessly. Everyone today takes this shrunken technology for
granted, but before 2008, most people were still working with
faxes and printed forms.
- Buyers: I
help you save time with the "right list" in possession
at all times, and smartly represent you in the writing &
presenting of your offers so you are happy with the right price
start with the truth about the online searches: Thousands of
websites duplicate the MLS Listing Data - so why use me? Simply
because they are MISSING SOME LISTINGS, which could include your
next home (see IDX and how it works). I
know the inner workings of the MLS listing system, and no website
can replace a human being with this knowledge & field experience.
- Start here to
receive "real time" email updates.
initial view will look similar to this. and more.
Buyers enjoy the confidence in knowing they see the entire market;
they also feel great when I refer them to financing solutions others are
too lazy to offer or explain. This includes free & instant
credit repair to boost your credit score, properly "tweak"
your income to debt ratio, etc so you can qualify. How? Credit
Reporting "brokers." I'll explain further in person.
do it all in a smart, efficient way. Pre-approval, searching, showing,
writing, & closing escrow. Note: Your loan
pre-approval letter should
reflect these items.
- Call for my lenders' APR & real-time
quotes, special loan deals.
- FHA VA & Conventional Loans are
now up to $729,750
- My reports are the only way to see 100%
of the "ACTIVE"
MLS listings. Through
email reports & real-time email updates you'll receive new listings
& price changes.
So, fill out this form to get started with the initial
list today! Most other websites just want your email address
to sell it. Isn't that ridiculous!
- I will also show
you homes which did not sell. Click on map (at top left) to see
a sample of this data. These listings will be updated for your
specific search criteria when you start working with me. You won't see this data
or receive this level of service from any other broker!
lists include everything: Normal sales, bank-owned (REO/Foreclosures),
Short Sales, Probates, Bankruptcies, Notices of Defaults, etc.
- Do I have time
for new clients? Yes - I welcome a limited number of new sellers
& buyers. I am not a "store." I am always in the
field meeting buyers and sellers (mostly referrals). I don't
need to advertise myself.
- From fixer uppers
to unique homes & estates - in the most unique locations,
multi family properties, or those with unique features, views, etc. I have even helped
many agents & brokers with their own properties.
laptop computers became available in the mid 1980's, I bought
one and a mobile printer to help me help my clients better!
this day, I keep hearing from new clients how their previous
brokers did not take the time to show them the correct data to
advise them properly.
laptop with wireless internet, printer and DC Converter in vehicle
enables me to do my job anywhere.
always in the field makes me see reality like no one else.
- For example, I can tell based on
current sales (and non sales) in one area how another area will
be affected by those trends in the near future. A decrease in
sales volume in one area will bring the same to another area,
because I know where buyers look for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.
As this market recovers, some areas will be in more demand than
others. Call me for my opinion of your specific area's trends
and likely outcomes in the near future.
- My two physical addresses
do not mean I just serve people nearby. I work far & wide
using wireless technology, helping those most in need.
- Concord Office '82-'87
Danville Office '88-'94
- Orinda Office '95-'15
- El Sobrante Office
of the Latest Low 3% Down Payment
Purchase Loan Programs
& sellers call on me to represent them, because they are
highly motivated to find a really good Broker due to poor service/bad results
from their "neighborhood specialist," friend, "friend
of a friend," and even their own relatives.
- Sellers: I list homes & get them sold at the right
price and within the time sellers want.
- Countless sellers have listed homes
with me after their previous brokers were unable to sell, and
I've sold them within approximately three weeks (or within the
time my sellers wanted them sold). And all this after the sellers
only knew me for a few hours! They "fired" their "friend"
agent, who they knew for years, sometimes for decades, and wound
up listing with me, a complete stranger.
- "What is my home really going
to sell at, what price should I list it at, and for
how long is the listing for?"
- Do your research on my solid
37 year track record of solving the toughest problems for
buyers and sellers all around the Bay Area. You will enjoy a
transaction that is "bump free" (except with short
sales, which always have bumps - my first one was in 1990, and
they still can be a nightmare). The results are priceless
to you, and I keep watching out for you each step of the
now, there are homes selling for both higher and lower than their
"reasonable current market value" - I know that doesn't
sound right, but it's true. It's a craazy market out there, so
no matter what your circumastances, allow me to help you make
sense of it, and get it sold & closed quickly.
websites claiming to help you determine market values are not
accurate! They are often many tens to hundreds of thousands of
dollars wrong. They just want your email address to sell
it or get a referral fee. Ridiculous! Just call me instead.
- There are a lot of agents and brokers
who will discount something, or tell you what you want to hear
just to get your business, or
pretend to be your "friend." This is one reson I don't like FaceBook - it redefines
a "friend" as a superficial acquaintance at the click
of a mouse. Sure, I'm
a nice guy and friendly, but I won't pretend to be your friend
just for the sake of doing business.
Types I work with
- Single Family, Condos,
Town Homes, 2-4 Units, 5-15 Units, 16+ Units, Hotels/Motels,
Vacant Land/Lots, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Ranches
- I know all the neighborhoods
of the Bay Area with over
1 million miles
- "The press"
is most always lagging behind what's really happening in the
real estate market. Call me today to get the latest scoop on
your area of interest.
the Future of Real Estate
& Selling is a highly complex process
current values, negotiating price, and terms among human beings
on one or both sides of a transaction are very complex processes,
especially when values keep changing. Therefore, this process
must never be left to computers or people behind a desk to determine.
Being "always in the field" makes me see reality like
no one else.
choose not to become a certified appraiser, because they must
abide by certain California State standards, which do not consider
the reality of the marketplace in many instances.
neither can a computer program accurately determine the value
of real estate!
know the details of the MLS & County Tax Assessor databases.
I drive by and see the comps. I make phone calls to verify sales
data. I know what to look for that may tell us that something
unusual is happening that could save you many thousands of dollars
and/or help you to avoid making mistakes.
pound the pavement, drive by the comparable active listings,
pending sales and closed sales. This is rarely done by other
so necessary to your success!
the past 10 years, I have realized some sellers don't want to
be super successul, because I see them sell significantly below
value. That's their choice.
- About Real Estate
- My physical location has very little
to do with where I work. I don't regularly solicit any neighborhoods.
Instead, I go where I am needed by buyers & sellers the most;
those who need help NOW. My two physical locations where I am
registered by the California Department of Real Estate are:
Hillcrest Rd, El Sobrante, 94806