MY BUYING PHILOSOPHY

The purchase of your home is a very important financial and emotional undertaking. Not only is it a challenge to find a home that fits your needs in a location you want, but buying real estate in California is also a complicated, multi-faceted procedure. However, I provide an approach that informs you, guides you, and minimizes your stress—all while making your homebuying experience both rewarding and enjoyable.

My value is in negotiating the best possible price for your new home, securing the most favorable contractual terms, and mitigating potential liability to the highest possible degree. In short, my team and I will ensure that you never leave any of your money on the table. Our goal is to do such a great job for you that you will never want to buy another house without us. We want to be in your life for the long term.

HOW I PREPARE YOU

Evaluate

Evaluate your needs, your wants, and the correlation between the two.

Prioritize

Prioritize the most desired home features in order of importance.

Analyze

Provide in-depth analyses of current market conditions.

Local Guidance

Advise on cities, schools, neighborhoods, and other local points of interest.

Financial Prep

Thoroughly discuss your timing and finances, including obtaining your pre-approval.

Extensive Network

Refer you to my network of vetted lenders and financial experts.

Of course, we will ALWAYS explore alternative scenarios as needed.

HOW I CONDUCT OUR SEARCH

Shop Around

Visit local points of interest together to acclimate you to the area.

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Stay Alert

Closely monitor your neighborhoods of interest for homes matching your criteria.

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Look Off-Market

Explore my extensive network for off-market opportunities.

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Personal Previews

Personally review any potential home before deciding if it’s worth your time.

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In-Depth Visits

Visit each potential home together and discuss every strength and weakness before making an offer.

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HOW I NEGOTIATE FOR YOU

Facilitate an excellent relationship and strong communications with the listing agent.
Lend you guidance on reviewing all disclosure documents.
Create an offer that satisfies your needs while anticipating the expectations of the seller.
Negotiate each seller and agent down to the most reasonable price possible.
Minimize your liability in the purchase.
Secure competitive pricing from preferred vendors for any post-purchase work needed.

WHAT DO CLIENTS SAY?

We started our homebuying journey unsure if we even needed a Realtor®, and boy, are we glad we wised up! Stefan made this process so easy and pain-free, at times it felt too good to be true…Buying a home is a stressful process with so many hard decisions to make, so do yourself a favor and make an easy one by choosing Stefan as your Realtor®!

Elizabeth F.Buyer

Dedication, passion, and patience are the first words that come to our minds when we think about Stefan…As first-time homebuyers, we had so much anxiety, nervousness, and excitement about the process, but Stefan made it extremely easy for us. Stefan brings years of experience in the industry with his immense knowledge about every area in the Valley. He always guided us with his expertise and advice, helping us to make an informed decision. Throughout the process, Stefan was extremely patient with us…We have found a reliable friend and guide in Stefan and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home.

Apoorva D.Buyer

…We must say that he is one of the most grounded and patient Realtors® that the Bay Area has been lucky to have. Not only does he use his deep knowledge of markets, but he also utilizes his vast area contacts to get you into your dream place. He also takes time to understand your financial status, requirements, future needs, and provides the right direction. There were even times when Stefan discouraged us from getting into the market due to adverse conditions and it proved to be a very good decision.

Mohan G.Buyer

I've used Stefan three times (two purchases and one sale) over a span of 17 years. Working with him was always great. In one of the most competitive real estate markets we were able to purchase a home that was perfect for our needs, at an amazing value. And we were able to sell our former home with little effort at a great price.

Randy F.Buyer & Seller

…Stef has helped me purchase three homes and sell two…Many of my friends have used him multiple times and would agree that he is one of the best in the business. Honestly, I wouldn’t commit to any major home decisions without consulting him first.

Maureen B.Seller, Buyer, & Director of Quality Assurance at Twelve Medical

DRE# 01137925

WORK WITH ME

With 30+ years in local home sales, I believe in a consultative sales approach, high-tech marketing, aggressive negotiation, and unwavering client commitment.