Buying Guide

Working together to find your home as art.

Local Depth

Every city and neighborhood in Southern California is unique. Unlike the national brokerages, deasypennerpodley understands that Pasadena and Glendora are not the same as Venice, and Downtown is not West Hollywood. With our ownership and our headquarters based in the Southland, we understand both the differences and distinctions within each community, as well as how to celebrate their subtleties.

As micro-area specialists, all deasypennerpodley partner-agents have an intimate knowledge and complete understanding within the neighborhoods they represent. This is critical when determining the appropriate strategies for the purchase of a particular property on the market, or sourcing the perfect home that has not yet been placed actively for sale on the multiple listing service.

Both deasypennerpodley, as a corporation, as well as all of the individual partner-agents are continually involved with local philanthropic endeavors. Being personally and financially invested in local charities, schools, religious and other non-profit organizations, not only makes for a better community – it keeps deasypennerpodley entrenched within the region.



Phase One:

Getting Started

Initial Meeting: Understand your purchase goals and expectations. Learn what is most important to you: design, size, history, features, location, communities, etc. Define a timeline for your purchase. Create a property-search strategy and buy/sell plan if needed. Establish your communication preferences. Explain both our buyer agency and professional responsibilities, including disclosures, loyalty, confidentiality, and accountability.

Market Overview: Provide current insight. Explain market trends, price trends, and current-list-to-offer price ratios. Present competition and multiple offer strategies. Give you the inside track to off-market listings. Discuss short-sale and foreclosure options.

Financial Strategy: Explain the benefits of pre-approval/qualification with a reputable lender. Determine how much you can afford and review your down payment. Talk about the costs and benefits of ownership.

Phase Two:

Searching For Your New Property

Find Your New Home: Search the market for homes that meet your criteria. Reach out to our network for upcoming and pocket listings. Set up desired search areas and notifications. Review selections and provide a comparative analysis on value and other important criteria. Set up showings and view homes together.

Understand the Market: Keep you informed about changes in the marketplace, competition, and interest rates. Modify our plan accordingly and execute.

Phase Three:

Buying Your New Home

Negotiations: Establish preferences for signing and delivery of documents. Identify needed contingencies and timeframes. Implement multiple-offer strategy, counteroffer, or backup positioning. Demonstrate financial strength, negotiate the best terms, and position you to win. Execute the initial contract and secure the property with a mutually signed agreement.

Escrow and Due Diligence: Work with the best service providers — lenders, escrow, and title. Create an expedient, realistic timeline. Manage disclosures, inspections, contingencies, and additional negotiations, if necessary. Engage DPP’s transaction support team. Prepare to close.

Close: Recordation and final documentation. Hand you the keys to your new property and provide helpful information for your transition.

Working Together

A Client for Life

DPP is here for you: We stay in touch, keep you informed, and serve as a resource for all your real estate needs — now and in the future.

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