Are you a first time home buyer? Feeling nervous? Don't stress; Nicole has you covered! She will help you through the process, end to end. Buying a home (especially if it is your FIRST home) can be intimidating, but Nicole will explain each step and answer all of your questions. She will help you narrow-in on what you're looking for and provide you with options that meet your criteria and budget. Yes - budget.. that's a key factor in buying a home:
One of the first steps is to get pre-approved by a lender so you know your budget. Don't have a lender yet? Nicole has a great one she can recommend.
Nicole will advise you on an offer strategy, and negotiate on your behalf so that you don't lose out on your dream home. Many agents operate as "paper pushers": they just ask you what price you'd like to offer, and write that number up. Even worse, some agents shoot real high and cost you more money than necessary just to "win the bid." Nicole takes a more dynamic approach based off of researching the data and trends. In addition, she has negotiated for two of the world's best companies (Google and Facebook) and has learned strategies and techniques that help her buyers win!
Buying a house is overwhelming! There are LOTS of moving pieces, but Nicole will hold your hand through it all and keep you informed at each step. Nicole will order your inspections, stay in constant contact and ensure your transaction is moving forward, according to schedule. And her support doesn't end once you get your keys: she would love to stay in touch and be your point of contact for all of your real estate needs. Need a landscaper? Have a plumbing leak? Let her be your go to contact.
Nicole has helped clients buy and sell throughout the Bay Area including San Jose (Berryessa, Alum Rock), Milpitas, Mountain View, East Palo Alto , and Livermore.
If you are considering buying, Nicole would love to help you identify the right neighborhood for you! Having lived here her entire life, she has a great understanding of the Bay Area, especially the South Bay area.