Hi, I’m Warren Oberholser. I’m a realtor in the East Bay Tri-Valley area in Northern California. My goal is to help both buyers and sellers get maximum results for one of their biggest investments, their home.
In this BLOG I’m going to show you how you can purchase a home in the Tri-Valley area while you currently live in another state or country, and you don’t even have to visit the property.
Okay, why would you purchase a home without seeing it first?
There can be several reasons, and here are a few my clients have shared with me.
One: Aggressive Seller’s Market
You want to get ahead of this aggressive sellers market by purchasing now.
You want a home in a particular school district for your children.
Three: Move Once
When you move to the city of your choice you don’t want to rent and then buy later. This way you don’t have the stress of moving twice.
So if you’re interested in purchasing a home now while you live in another state or country here are some steps to take.
Number One: Decide what city or cities you’re interested in living in
To get started watch my pros and cons for the Tri-Valley area and for each individual city, this should provide a good overview. You should also watch the cost of living videos I have for each city. If you need a bit of a deeper dive then watch my neighborhoods, coolest areas to live in, and park videos.
Tri-Valley Cities Pros and Cons BLOGS & videos:
- Pros & Cons for the Tri-Valley
- Pros & Cons for Pleasanton
- Pros & Cons for Livermore
- Pros & Cons for Dublin
- Pros & Cons for San Ramon
- Pros & Cons for Danville
- Pros & Cons for Alamo
Coolest Tri-Valley neighborhoods BLOGS & videos
- What are the cheapest Condos in the Tri-Valley?
- Top 6 Coolest neighborhoods in the Tri-Valley area
- Top 5 coolest neighborhoods in the Tri-Valley area with Views
Tri-Valley Cities Cost of Living BLOGS & videos
- Pleasanton Cost of Living
- Livermore Cost of Living
- Dublin Cost of Living
- San Ramon Cost of Living
- Danville Cost of Living
- Alamo Cost of Living
Pleasanton Neighborhood tours BLOGS & videos :
Pleasanton parks and walking trail videos:
- Pleasanton coolest Community Parks and Walking trails,
- Kottinger Community Park & Kottinger Park Memorial,
- Tawny Park
- Vintage Hills Park
Number Two: Reach out to me
At any time during your home buying journey please feel free to reach out to me via text, email, phone, etc, for any questions or guidance, you may need. To better help you please provide what city or cities you’re interested in moving in, when you expect to move here, what type of home do you want, is it a single-family, townhome, or condo, and what is the layout? Is it a one-story, tri-level or two-story?
And then any specific features about the property. It could be a newer home, one with a pool, a large lot, a downstairs property that has a bedroom and a bath, and of course what is the price or price range. With this information, I can put together for you a customized home search.
If you’re planning on financing your offer and you need a loan agent I can provide referrals for you.
What I found to be helpful is to set up a Zoom chat so we can discuss everything in real time. This is usually a great opportunity to get to know each other and helps me better understand your needs.
Once you’ve identified what property you’re interested in writing an offer on I’ll visit the home to take pictures, videos, and notes. With this information I’ll put together a customized video of the property so you can have a better and closer understanding and view of what the property is all about.
As part of my due diligence I’ll reach out to the listing agent to find out what would the seller like to see in the buyer’s purchase contract.
Number Three: Submit Your Offer
So after reviewing all the information I send you and we’ve had discussions on it, if you decide you want to put an offer on the property I will then put together a purchase contract, send it to you, you’ll be able to review it. We can also review it together through Zoom and you’ll sign it electronically using DocuSign. Once I have it back I can then submit it to the listing agent. If this sounds interesting to you and you’d like to know more about my services please reach out to me so we can have a discussion on your particular real estate needs.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Please let me know if you have any questions. Warren
Hello…I work with both buyers and sellers in the Tri-Valley area of Northern California. The Tri-Valley is comprised of 6 cities: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo. To better understand what each city has to offer, I have created a Pros and Cons video and BLOG for each – (Pros & Cons for Pleasanton, Pros & Cons for Livermore, Pros & Cons for Dublin, Pros & Cons for San Ramon, Pros & Cons for Danville and Pros & Cons for Alamo). If you are thinking about purchasing or selling a home, please reach out to me by text, phone, or email. If it is convenient, I can schedule a Zoom chat so we can discuss your home goals. Wishing you all the best on your home journey. Cheers!
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