Tips for buying a home in Oakland or Berkeley

 Photos from my evening open house/ art gala at 3318 Jordan Road

Photos from my evening open house/ art gala at 3318 Jordan Road

Here are a few easy tips for buying a home regardless of the market. Visit a perspective home several times in the day and in the night. Remember you are not just buying a home, you are buying a piece of the neighborhood, you should be comfortable with the package. Definitely keep in mind price and comparable homes and what they sold for, but most importantly listen to your voice. After you view a home, are you thinking about it when you go to bed? How about when you wake up? Can you imagine yourself sitting on your coach relaxing? Remember, you will have to make adjustments to your wish list and you most likely won't get everything on your list, so be realistic. When you feel like the house is right and you decide to write an offer, I will do everything that I can to negotiate strongly on your behalf, so be prepared, when I call you and say, "we got it!'.

Yesterday I hosted an evening open house/ art gala with refreshments at my listing on Jordan Road in Oakland. My goal was to connect with the community, give home buyers an additional evening open house to view the property, as well as give them an opportunity to meet the neighbors and better learn the community. I was thrilled to have a steady flow of neighbors, friends and perspective home buyers. Thanks for your interest and support!