BUYER
SERVICES

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Buying property can be a significant financial and emotional investment and choosing the right real estate professional will ultimately save you time, money and stress.  You will be fully supported in every stage of the buying process with a fully devoted team that will be there before, during and after
the purchase.

BUYER’S ADVANTAGES

Julie is recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top real estate agents in the country and she ranks in the top 1% of agents in Silicon Valley. With over a decade of experience, she and her team bring their intelligence, knowledge, and strong work ethic to ensure successful, smooth sales and purchases for their clients.

To whom it may concern,  Julie was our representative in a purchase transaction. Throughout the transaction, Julie demonstrated a very good understanding of the intricacies..."
- Understanding the intricacies

We will work hard to find you your new home while keeping your best interest in mind.  We will work efficiently to identify properties that meet your needs, negotiate the best price, and take you through each step of the escrow process to a successful closing.

Buying property represents a significant financial and emotional investment; you need a trusted advisor and educator on your side, so you are equipped to make the best decisions possible.  Whether you are a first-time buyer or experienced property purchaser, we take the time to understand your specific property needs.

We know local market trends. With over a decade of successful real estate experience specializing in the Peninsula and Bay Area, we understand the unique neighborhoods, school districts and zoning laws. In addition, we provide real-time updates on the latest inventory of homes and pricing in this dynamic region, so you will always have the latest information possible.

We recognize time is the most valuable commodity for our clients.  We selectively present homes to you that reflect your specific requirements such as budget, personal tastes, school preferences and more.

Skilled in negotiations and possessing savvy investment strategies, we utilize these skills to help clients purchase their dream homes in multiple-bid situations, at times when they were not the highest bidders.  We analyze key advantages to form persuasive offers that provide a win-win result for you and the seller.

The complexities in buying require timely input from a team of professionals that is ready to walk you through the entire process.   Our partner network guide you through the lending process, provide mortgage options and payments, and outline all the costs to complete transaction. In addition, we can recommend bankers, accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, and personal financial advisors to address your entire portfolio of needs.

The old saying goes, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” Through our years in this industry, we developed significant relationships in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. You will benefit from our insider advantage by being apprised of homes that are not yet listed and soon to be on the market.  With our help, you will quickly find and purchase your dream home!

Our team’s extensive training and credentials give us a solid background to handle complex transactions such as buying and selling at the same time and 1031 exchanges.  Julie’s trusted reputation both locally and abroad, along with her calm demeanor and ability to multi-task, makes her clients stand out between multiple parties and transactions.

We live where we serve our clients for over 30 years in Silicon Valley.  As such, we developed a dependable base of trusted, high quality professionals that can help get the most out of your new home. Either you need some reliable handymen, gardeners, interior designers, or contractor to handle your remodeling needs, we will refer and provide services even after you become a homeowner!

OUR STRATEGIC BUYING PROCESS

Whether you are an experienced real estate investor or a first-time buyer, we will take our clients through each step of our strategic buying process.

1 Consultation Meeting to Determine Your Need

During the initial consultation, we collect, assess, and understand your buying requirements, priorities, budget and future goals. We will review our portfolio of services that best achieve those goals and formulate a custom plan of action to start your home search.

2 Arranging Financing &
Get Pre-Approved

Working within a competitive real estate markets, it is vital to secure financing to be in the best position when the right home becomes available.  After working with you to define the appropriate financial strategy, we provide various financing options and coordinate with you and the selected mortgage banker to obtain loan pre-approval. The lender will review your available loan programs that will meet your short-term and long-term objectives.

3 The Search for Your
New Home

We will help you get to know the area through private guided tours of carefully selected homes and nearby neighborhoods, schools, and community features to further refine your search. During the search process, our team will leverage the well-established connections throughout the area to provide you with an up-to-the-moment information about new, off-market, coming-soon properties to include on your tour.

4 Review Disclosure & Prepare
Offer

Once you’ve found your ideal property, we handle the necessary documentation and disclosure requests with the seller.  To ensure you know the property background, we careful review with you items such as property inspection reports, pest inspection report, seller’s Disclosures, preliminary title report, and Homeowners Association (HOA) documents. We are always available to address any questions and will position you to make the best
possible decisions.

5 Offer Presentation &
Contract Negotiations

To put you in a strongest position to win in a competitive bid situation, we work with our clients to develop and present the most strategic offer that highlights intangibles beyond price. To alleviate any potential of stress during the negotiation stage, we provide regular progress updates, so you are never in the dark.

6 Escrow Coordination &
Settlement

Once your offer is accepted, our trusted team of financing, inspection, title and escrow professionals will move your contract efficiently towards close. After all the purchase contract conditions have been satisfied, you will sign the closing documents, deposit the balance of down payment, and move the closing costs into the escrow account.  The last step is to conduct the final walk through of the home for your approval.

7 Close of Escrow &
Move-In

At the close of escrow, ownership transfers from the seller to the buyer.  The deed is executed and the recording of the title transfers from the seller to the buyer.

Congratulations, you now own your new home!

8 Beyond the Sale

After the purchase, our relationship with our clients have only just begun.  We are there for you on any post sale support as well as recommend, from our vendor network, excellent movers, painters, renovation contractors, gardeners, and other service providers needed to make you feel right at home.

BUYER RESOURCES

Search Properties

 

Market Trends

 

School Information

 

Buyer Articles

 

PLAN YOUR PURCHASE

To successfully purchase a home in the Bay Area, it starts
with planning.

First Time Home Buyer
Buying Investment Properties
Relocating to Bay Area
Upgrading or downsizing - Juggling with Buying and Selling
Buying New Constructions
Buying Luxury Estate
Seniors Buying

READY TO START THE PROCESS?

With over 15 years serving the Bay Area, the team at Julie Tsai Law Realty Group offers personalized services that will exceed your expectations. Whether you’re looking to buy a new property, sell an existing one, or just want to discuss the market – you’ll find that the team at Julie Tsai Law is here to help.

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