“We recently moved from Austin to the Bay Area, and felt completely overwhelmed – and often disheartened – about house hunting here. Nick was referred to us by a friend, and thank goodness we found him! Nick is extremely knowledgeable about the area (down to the street level!), and has great advice regarding schools, price/value of homes, and how best to bid. He was also very patient and explained all the nuances of buying in the Bay Area, and was very encouraging and positive about the whole process. Nick listened to our feedback very carefully regarding homes we’d seen, and reflected that as he recommended other properties. We found a home in our target school district, and Nick helped us get the house for a great price and made the entire house hunting/buying process quite painless and easy. I highly recommend Nick as must-have realtor for the Bay Area – his patient, non-pushy and knowledgeable approach is exactly what’s needed for this crazy housing marketplace!”
Top Reasons Buyers Choose to Work with Nick
TOP EXPERIENCE AS A BUYERS AGENT. Nick’s helped many buyers purchase homes on the Mid-Peninsula. It’s important to have a buyers agent who’s worked steadily with buyers for at least the last 5 years—10 is even better. An experienced agent should have worked with new and experienced buyers, new construction and older homes. Your Agent should have a first hand knowledge of how these homes are put together, the potential financial upside, lists of qualified Inspectors to take a close look before you buy and reliable, affordable workers to help you with any work you need done after the sale.
KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT MARKET TRENDS. A localized view of the current state of the market is important—not just the city and price range, but the neighborhood–even the street-to-street differences and why. Compared to other markets these variables can differ greatly here on the Mid-Peninsula, with a $1M home sometimes right next door to one worth $3M or more. I sometimes see inexperienced or out-of-area agents “help” their clients overpay for a home, or worse not get a home because they wrote an offer with inappropriate terms or an inaccurate price that is not competitive in this area. I help clients make informed decisions in order to get them the best value for their money, whether we’re in a buyer’s market, a seller’s market or one that is neutral.
ACCESS TO ALL HOMES AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THE MID PENINSULA. Nick provides access to all homes available in the Mid Peninsula area, including off-market pocket listings that may not be on the MLS yet. I’m affiliated with Pacific Union International and Top Agent Network—partnerships that allow me to pass significant advantages on to my clients. As in most other parts of the country, it’s true on the Mid-Peninsula that “10% of the Agents sell 90% of the homes”. Nick works regularly with other top agents in this area, who all know and trust each other’s high code of ethics, experience and integrity.
NATIVE OF THE MID-PENINSULA. Nick’s lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all of his life, in many of the cities which dot the Peninsula and and has been a licensed Agent since 1987. He knows what it’s like to live here as a young and single person, then married, and now married with kids–he can personally relate to his clients’ real estate needs from experience. Nick’s spent much of his life in and around real estate, finance and the ups and downs of our local economy on the Mid Peninsula. He can use the benefit of his many years living and working here to your advantage.
EXCELLENT NEGOTIATING SKILLS. Nick enjoys the negotiation process—as a second generation Realtor with a background in banking he can talk with any lender, agent, inspector or contractor about finance, construction and what needs to be done to a home, while maintaining his clients best interests.
EXPERT CONTRACT KNOWLEDGE. Many times there are 100+ pages of documents to understand and sign—and many of these pages are updated at least annually. Nick has the expert knowledge to walk you through the agreements and legalities of purchasing a home.
INFORMATION TRANSLATION. In today’s real estate market information is everything. What your Agent knows and who they know often leads to you getting the home you want. Online information alone won’’t tell you the full story—Nick can help interpret current data accurately and to your best advantage.
“While searching for a home to buy in this very tough market, Nick exposed us to new possibilities in terms of communities and neighborhoods we hadn’t thought about. We were impressed with Nick’s deep knowledge of Mid-Peninsula cities, neighborhoods and value—with his help we found a great home with excellent schools, neighbors and parks. Thank you Nick!”
Home Buyer: Guillermo Krovblit
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