Buyer's Guide

The Bay Area luxury home of your dreams is just around the corner

While buying a home seems to be less of a priority for the average person in the San Francisco Bay Area these days, there are real estate professionals like Paula Rose continuing to help people find the home of their dreams. Paula has been connecting people with Bay Area homes for over 21 years and has a wealth of industry knowledge. The joy of giving the keys to your home is just as exciting for homeowners as it is for Paula. She takes delight and pride in the journey of finding a suitable property, handling every twist and turn that comes her way with poise and professionalism. 

An experienced guide who can plan the path and anticipate every outcome is key to a successful home purchase. Look no further than Paula Rose when seeking San Francisco Bay Area real estate. Working with Paula ensures you’ll wind up with a phenomenal home where you’ll build lasting memories with loved ones for years to come. Clear communication, careful planning, preparation, and essential marketing resources are integral to Paula’s services.

Now that you have a reliable agent by your side, let’s further explore how to prepare and what you can expect when purchasing a home. You’ll need to consider what you desire in a home and neighborhood and assess your finances. Once established, Paula will use her resources to find you a perfect fit.


Assess your goals

First, you’ll think deeply about the type of property and neighborhood you wish to live in. Do you yearn for a high-rise condo in the epicenter of the buzzing city excitement, or do you prefer a more residential environment where you can raise your kids in a quiet single-family home? Are world-class amenities a priority? Do you need to live close to excellent schools? The more detailed and realistic you are about your expectations, the easier it will be for Paula to find your ideal home.


Get your finances in order

Saving a significant amount of money for a mortgage, down payment, closing costs, and other fees you’ll incur along the way is crucial. In addition to having serious savings, you’ll want to get pre-approved by a qualified lender to determine the type of mortgage you qualify for and how much you can spend on a home. Paula Rose knows many reputable lenders and will gladly help you find a suitable choice.


Find the perfect home

Paula will use her professional network, market knowledge, and real estate expertise to find you an ideal home. Once she has gathered a list, you’ll begin going to showings and open houses. If you still haven’t found the right fit, you’ll sit down with Paula and re-assess your homebuying goals.


Make an offer

Making a compelling offer will be a sinch with Paula’s help. You’ll sit down together to write the purchase agreement, Paula advising you the whole way. Additionally, you’ll take a hard look at your budget, property taxes, and other fees that pop up. If the offer is accepted, you’ll make a good-faith deposit and transition into escrow.

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home.

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Schedule a home inspection

A home inspection ensures that you’re getting the home you paid for. The inspector will check the home’s safety, quality, and overall condition. If any defects that were not disclosed are revealed, you’ll typically be able to rescind your offer and get your deposit back.


Closing time!

Once the offer is accepted and the inspection is complete, all parties with sign the purchase agreement, you’ll make a deposit to the title company, and you can close the sale!


After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams. 

My Testimonials

"Paula walked into my life at a time when I needed her the most and I wasn't even looking for a Realtor®. Probate had to close with regard to my Father's estate before I could sell the house, which wouldn't be for another 6 months. Paula waited pat..."

- Seller

"Well, this was just fantastic. There was an 'aura' that this was going to go well during the first meeting. And it exceeded expectations even of that. There were trials and tough areas to navigate, but we stayed in our "gold zone" and continued to..."

- Josh F.

"It's difficult to decide on where to start when describing Paula. Do I point out the tremendous depth and scope of her expertise in handling all the crucial details of a successful real estate transaction? Or should I highlight her professionalism..."

- Ray L.