What to Expect When Buying a Home? – Oakland Berkeley East Bay Area

What to Expect When Buying a Home 🏡

So you’re thinking of buying a home and you don’t know where to start. Purchasing a home is most likely going to be one of the largest investments in your life.  You need an experienced professional Realtor to walk you through each phase to ensure your best interests are protected. 

Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak and my team and I work with buyers in the Oakland / Berkeley East Bay Area. I’ve been in the industry for years and I’ve assisted many clients.  Here’s how we help you, first we will make sure you are qualified to purchase a home, you’ll know things like what types of loans you can qualify for and what the full payment will be including the payment, interest, taxes and insurance. Once we know you’re qualified and have been pre-approved, we’ll go house hunting, give guidance, and make sure you’re fully aware about neighborhoods, schools, and anything that could possibly be problematic with the area or home that could affect the value later. Then we help you negotiate an offer in a way that is beneficial for you and the seller. Once your offer get accepted, we open up escrow, have you deposit your good faith money into escrow, and start scheduling inspections and the appraisal.

We are diligent about making sure we don’t miss any contractual deadlines so that we keep your good faith deposit safe and you won’t be at risk of losing it.  It’s super important after the inspections to know what is customary to ask or not to ask from the seller. We will be in constant communication with all of the parties in the transaction to ensure that your best interest is covered and that we can close and close on time. 

There are so many more parts to the transaction I could be here for a few hours telling you, so better yet, give me a call and I’ll become your trusted advisor walking you through step by step and ensuring you make the right decisions all the way until we give you the keys to your new home, and friends for life thereafter. 

And don’t forget, the seller pays my fees so it doesn’t cost you anything to utilize my services but I can guarantee you it will cost you if you don’t have proper representation from an experienced professional who is on your side. Give me a call or use the form below and let’s see how we can get you into your new home. 


I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit. 

Are you also planning to sell your home while on the quest to buy a new one? Why not check out one of my no-obligation, online, On-Demand, virtual Real Estate Seminars?



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