Monday, October 14, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Mount Everest
Sue came to one of our open houses in Concord, met with her after the open house and she asked us to help her find a home for her family. Sue thought the east bay would be affordable but realized her commute every day to Milpitas but be long. Sue decided to stay in San Jose area, we explained how competitive the market in San Jose was and that a successful transaction will depend on her trusting our expertise and following our lead. Sue was pre-approved with a lender and knew what her budget was.
After a few showings, she fell in love with a cute flipped house, perfect for her because she wouldn’t have any fixing to do to it. We presented a very competitive offer which was accepted right away. We encounter a bump in the road with lender, but it was all worked-out. The seller and Listing Agent were very understanding, we kept them informed along the way, and we successfully close escrow and Sue and her family m; ...
Monday, October 7, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Trinity Ct.
David is a CPA and the Trustee of his father’s Trust. We interviewed with him a couple of times before taking the listing, provided him with substantial information to share with the other family members in preparedness to listing the house and had meaningful conversation about what the best strategy for their situation was. We understood how delicate and controversial this type of family situations can be after the loss of a father, therefore, we knew that our experience, patience, guidance and open communication would be essential factors for this family to get through this transaction successfully.
The house was in good shape to be sold in “As-Is” condition without the big hassle of repairing or remodeling it, which it was the best route to take for the family after the heartache of a significant loss.
We coordinated with the family a timeline to vacate the father’s personal; ...
Monday, September 30, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Pacheco Blvd
BUYER: DAN & BECKI
Dan and Becki came to one of our open houses when they first started looking for homes, we met that afternoon and our quest for them started right away. They had been qualified with an on-line lender, we advised them to get pre-approved with a lender and within a couple of days they were for an FHA loan.
Dan and Becki were very motivated, proactive and cooperative clients. They did their homework, checking the listings and information we provided, driving-by the neighborhoods of houses of preference, and very quickly we found the home they liked. We presented a very competitive offer which it got accepted right away. The transaction was a bliss, the sellers were responsive, the lender was a great allied, and in no time we closed escrow and Dan and Becki were ready to move in. The whole family is happy in their new home.
Monday, September 23, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Pagoda Ct.
Vernon came to us through our website, not only looking for a home but for a realtor. The experience with his realtor at the time wasn’t satisfactory, according to him this realtor often times didn’t make it to the appointments to show him properties and he felt on the quest of finding his home by himself. Once Vernon met with us, he felt confident that he had found the right team to get him his new home.
We started the home search and showing of properties the same day we met. Vernon was already pre-approved with a lender for a VA loan, he knew how much he could afford for the purchase of the house, he didn’t want to maximize his budget. His dream home had specific requirements and he had a timeline to meet.
The journey with Vernon was not easy for many different reasons, one particular reason was that he thought he knew how to negotiate a deal to buy a home because he had done it many years ag; ...