Thinking about Buying a Home?
Home is the place you live, relax, entertain and raise a family. And buying a home is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Before you make a move, you need reliable and timely information. That’s where Gretchen steps in. Her goal is to serve you and make the buying process as seamless as possible. Gretchen will listen to your wants and needs and together we will find a home that has all of your needs and, ideally, most of your wants!
In South Santa Clara County’s aggressive real estate market, it’s imperative that you have an experienced real estate agent to educate you and guide you through the exciting process of purchasing a home. Gretchen has her finger on the pulse of this market and has many years of experience with working with move-up buyers, real estate investors, downsizing buyers and first-time home buyers.
Why work with Gretchen?
1. Inventory Knowledge
Once your search area is determined, Gretchen will create a custom search for you. Gretchen will preview new listings to determine whether a home is a good fit and also whether it is priced reasonably for the current market. For up-to-date local market information, click here.
2. Local Knowledge
Not only does Gretchen provide her buyers with real-time MLS updates, but she also has lived in South Santa Clara County for over 30 years. Therefore Gretchen knows this area extremely well. Buyers often have questions about the communities: “How do the schools compare?” “What is perchlorate?” “Is it windier in certain parts of the valley than others?” “How is it that I can live in a certain area of Gilroy and have a shorter commute than some parts of Morgan Hill?”
3. Competitive Offers
Gretchen’s number one goal is to get you the best possible price on a home. She reaches out to the listing agent to understand the seller’s motivation so that you can present a competitive offer with additional terms (timing, financing, contingencies, etc.) that will make your offer the most attractive while negotiating the best possible price for you.
4. Professional Reputation
When you work with Gretchen, you are in the very competent hands of an experienced agent who will guide you through the transaction with intelligence and professional integrity. Gretchen has a great reputation among her fellow Realtors. This is important when she presents your offer to listing agents – they can rest assured that Gretchen knows what she is doing and can see the transaction through to a successful close.
Gretchen will keep you informed every step of the way. From market updates to the escrow process, she is never too busy to answer your questions. Gretchen is always there to help you interpret the contract, seller disclosures, inspection and title reports, and all the other facets involved in purchasing a home.
6. Negotiation Skills
Through her many years of negotiating real estate contracts, Gretchen has developed techniques to get her buyers the best possible price on their target home. With her knowledge of the local market, she can ensure that the offer you submit is competitive and not over fair market value.
7. Full Service
When you work with Gretchen on purchasing a home, you get to work with Gretchen. She doesn’t hand you over to an assistant or a buyer’s agent. She is always there for you throughout the entire transaction.
8. Intero Real Estate Services
Gretchen is backed by Intero Real Estate Services which has #1 market share for closed sales in the entire Bay Area. Intero first opened its doors in October 2002 and the Morgan Hill office, where Gretchen works, was the very first of its offices. Gretchen is an Intero Founding Member from that first day in October 2002.
Remember, usually the easiest part of the home buying process is finding the home. The real challenge begins when you want to put in an offer. That’s when the work begins and you want an experienced, knowledgeable and reliable Realtor representing you!
To see a few of Gretchen’s testimonials from past clients, click here. Gretchen is more than happy to provide you with names and numbers of past clients for their verbal recommendation.