Buyers

The Lynda Gann Team

The San Francisco East Bay & Tri-Valley Areas are among the most desirable real estate markets We know that navigating the buying process can seem challenging. However, with our expertise, breadth of knowledge, and national network, you are in dedicated and trustworthy hands. We will guide and advise you during every step of the buying process.

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How we support buyers:

  • Provide real-time market insights.
  • Use my knowledge of on and off market listings to find homes that meet your criteria.
  • Share local expertise and tours of the area.
  • Help build your "buyers team" by connecting you with trusted financing organizations, vendors, etc.
  • In a competitive market, we can help get your offer accepted.

Let us show you why we are the right team for you.

Our Proven Success

$65M

In Sales Volume in 2021.

60+

Transactions in the last year.

$1,500,000

Average Sale 2021.

Top 1%

2021 sales Teams Nationwide.

San Francisco East Bay

The Process

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1. Find an Agent

Set up a time to sit down with me to discuss the neighborhoods you’re considering and how I can help guide your search.

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2. Get Pre-Qualified

Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan (unless you will be paying the full price of your home in cash). I can recommend mortgage brokers. Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage broker will determine how much a bank will lend you, which will help determine the price range for your search.

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3. Visit Properties

Now is the time to consider your ideal home’s location and amenities. You will attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Additionally, I will activate notifications for exclusive Coming Soon and Off-Market properties as they hit the market.

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4. Submit an Offer and Negotiate

Once you identify a home you like, you can put in an offer, which is an agreement to pay a certain price for the home. This offer is packaged with a Proof of Funds (POF) and Pre-Approval Letter. Note: if your offer is lower than the list price or with terms not acceptable to the seller, the seller can return with a counter-offer price or acceptable terms, which you can accept, reject, or make another counter offer. I will provide advice throughout.

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5. Attorney Review

Your attorney's job is vital to protecting your interests, and to review paperwork on your behalf. You will want to select an attorney who is familiar with these transactions. I can provide you with a recommended list of well regarded attorneys in the area.

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6. Home Inspections

It is the buyer’s duty to select all desired inspections and determine the overall condition of the property within the agreed timeline and contractual contingencies. You will also review the disclosures and preliminary title report. You may approve or negotiate credits/repairs. Prior to closing, remember to schedule a final walk-thru of the property to verify property is still in acceptable condition and any negotiated repairs were done.

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7. Loan and Appraisal

Organize an appraisal with your bank. Your completed mortgage application with all supporting documentation should be submitted to your chosen lender upon receipt of the fully signed Purchase Agreement. The bank then issues loan approval. Consequently, you'll wire the closing funds with the homeowner’s insurance in place, and then the loan will be funded with clearance to close.

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8. Final Walkthrough

A final walkthrough of the property is scheduled and completed just before closing. The walkthrough confirms that no damage has been done to the home since the time of inspection and that the major systems and appliances are in working order.

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9. Closing

Once all the conditions of the contract have been satisfied, the closing is held. The closing documents are signed, payment is exchanged, and you receive the keys to your new home!

10. Welcome Home!

Congratulations! You are now a homeowner.

Key Terms

Our Compass Tools and Programs Help You Find Your Next Home

Collections

Collections

Collections lets you compare multiple properties—their size, neighborhood, amenities—within a central visual workspace. I can monitor market activity in real time, stay in constant contact, and invite collaborators to join in on our search discussions.

Search

Search

Compass Search can sort by a wide range of features and amenities to pinpoint the perfect home. Plus, discover exclusive Compass listings you won’t find anywhere else and receive real-time notifications of new homes with customized Saved Searches!

Coming Soon and Private Exclusives

Coming Soon and Private Exclusives

What buyer isn’t looking for an edge over the competition? Browse unique properties that are only viewable on Compass.com and discover your future home before it even hits the market.

Find Your Dream Home With Compass

No matter where your move may take you, my national Compass network can help!

In real estate, relationships are everything. My national network of agents covers 45% of the country's population, making Compass a coast-to-coast network of collaborative, hardworking agents. When you're looking to move to a new area, I leverage these local and national connections to make your dream home yours.

#1

Largest independent real estate brokerage.

62

Markets.

25,000+

Agents.

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We Look Forward to Working With You

We go above and beyond to help our clients search for their perfect home, providing guidance and advice throughout every step of the buying process. Together, we'll collaborate closely to find homes that fit your needs, budget, and lifestyle. Working with us means you'll have a seamless experience and be well positioned to make your dream home yours when you find it. We make sure our clients cross the home closing finish line with confidence and ease. Let us guide you home.

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