For Buyers

Why Do You Need Me?

Buying a Home is Scary (Stone is the Name)

I will shelter you from the inevitable but surmountable bumps along the home buying road. I will be the calm in the storm. I will be the solid, even voice that keeps you on track and focused on your goals. The name says it all.

Buying a Home is a Process (The Long Haul)

Sometimes it takes a week, sometimes two years. No matter how long it takes, I’ll give you the patience and time you need to move through the process.

My motivation is not the quick sale. My motivation is to find the house that’s right for you.

Buying a Home is Local (Know Where You Are)

Each community has its own quirks. Because I work here in Alameda, I know the nuances of the sewer lateral ordinance, the gas shutoff valve ordinance, the amnesty program, permitting issues, and other important details.

Buying a Home is Complicated (It’s in the Fine Print)

In a standard single family transaction, there are over 30 documents to review and sign, NOT including loan documents!

Many agents send these documents to their clients as a big stack to review on their own. I will meet with you, to review every disclosure document.

The California Residential Purchase Agreement (the Offer) is 8 pages of tiny print. When you are deciding the terms of your offer, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what you are signing. I meet with my buyers before any offers are made and go over the contract with them so there are no surprises and lower anxiety when offers are made.

Buying a Home Takes Skill (The Art of Persuasion)

Negotiating a real estate transaction is a delicate affair.

Too much bravado and the sellers dig in their heels and refuse to negotiate.

Too much pleasantry and the sellers figure there is no need to negotiate.

These two factors together create a fine line on which to tread. I am a skilled negotiator, able to keep the seller at the table and ready to do what it takes to get the deal done.

Buying a Home Requires a True Ally (The Proof is in the Pudding)

Exemplary service creates loyal fans. The number of raving testimonials I have really does mean something.

At the end of this document I’ve included testimonials from a few of my past clients.

See many more on my Clients page.

Let’s Get Started!

If you want an agent that is dedicated to your best interests rather than a commission, and have some fun while finding a home, I’m your man.

Contact me now to set up an interview:

Phone: 510-326-9697