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    We are grateful that in 2021, we were able to help more clients with their home buying and selling needs than ever before, resulting in a record-breaking year with approximately $600 million in total sales volume, the highest ever recorded in Contra Costa County.

    As this new year begins, we are thrilled to announce that we have made an exciting move, opening our very own luxury office in partnership with Coldwell Banker, the iconic real estate company that was founded in San Francisco! As part of this partnership, we are honored to have been chosen as the first-ever Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® Lifestyle Ambassadors. Click here to review a press release about our new affiliation.

    What the last couple of years have taught us is that we must be ever changing and constantly adapting to better serve the needs of our clients. Having exclusive access to a global luxury network has never been more important than it is now and is paramount to the success of our clients.

    Cheers to a new year of beginnings!

    645 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526

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      Escrow Inspections and Appraisals

      Inspections and Appraisals

      Most buyers will have the property inspected by a licensed property inspector within the time frame that was agreed upon in the effective contract to purchase. Some buyers will have several different inspectors inspect the property, if they wish to obtain professional opinions from inspectors who specialize in a specific area (eg. roof, HVAC, structure). If the agreement is conditional upon financing, then the property will be appraised by a licensed appraiser to determine the value for the lending institution via third party. This is done so that the lending institution can confirm their investment in your property is accurate. A buyer of a commercial property may also have a complete environmental audit performed and/or soil test, if required by the lending institution.

      The Closing Agent.

      Either a title company or an attorney will be selected as the closing agent, whose job is to examine and insure clear title to real estate. After researching the complete recorded history of your property, they will certify that 1) your title is free and clear of encumbrances (eg. mortgages, leases, or restrictions, liens) by the date of closing; and 2) all new encumbrances are duly included in the title.

      Contingencies.

      A contingency is a condition that must be met before a contract becomes legally binding. For instance, a buyer will usually include a contingency stating that their contract is binding only when there is a satisfactory home inspection report from a qualified inspector.

      Before completing his or her purchase of your property, the buyer goes over every aspect of the property, as provided for by purchase agreements and any applicable addendums. These include:

      • Obtaining financing and insurance;
      • Reviewing all pertinent documents, such as preliminary title reports and disclosure documents; and
      • Inspecting the property. The buyer has the right to determine the condition of your property by subjecting it to a wide range of inspections, such as roof, termite/pest, chimney/fireplace, property boundary survey, well, septic, pool/spa, arborist, mold, lead based paint, HVAC, etc.

      Depending on the outcome of these inspections, one of two things may happen:

      1. Either each milestone is successfully closed and the contingencies will be removed, bringing you one step closer to the closing; or

      2. The buyer, after reviewing the property and the papers, requests a renegotiation of the terms of contract (usually the price).

      How do you respond objectively and fairly to the buyer when a renegotiation is demanded, while acting in your best interests? This is when a professional listing agent can make a real difference in the outcome of the transaction. Having dealt with various property sales in the past, we guarantee our expertise and total commitment to every customer, no matter what their situation is.

      Loan Approval and Appraisal.

      We suggest that you accept buyers who have a lender’s pre-approval, approval letter, or written loan commitment, which is a better guarantee of loan approval than a pre-qualification or no documentation from a lending institute. Expect an appraiser from the lender’s company to review your property and verify that the sales price is appropriate.

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