buying

Meet in person and create a wishlist

Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to work with our team, we’ll meet together for a Buyer Consultation to focus your search and determine what you want and need in a home.

2Pre-qualification

We’ll introduce you to our mortgage partner, who can help you determine your buying price range with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork during this part of the process such as pay stubs, W2’s, and tax returns. The lender will do a full review and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the home buying process!

3Listing alerts sent to you based on your criteria

Our agents get to know you — Need to move for a job? Want a shorter commute? Getting married? Having a baby? Need to upgrade or downsize? At this stage in the process, we’ll send you notifications about the listings that you’re most likely to be excited about. Be sure to let us know if one (or more) jumps out at you so that we can skip to the next step and schedule a viewing. be there for you every step of the way.

4Schedule viewings and attend open houses

Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll go to local open houses together and schedule viewings of the homes that you’ve loved from our listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the budget will work and make sure that we find you the perfect home.

5Find the perfect home and write an offer

When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will present a written offer to the seller. And while everyone loves getting their offer accepted right away, the seller could come back to us with a counter offer, or reject your initial offer all together. We’re happy to walk you through each of these possibilities and exactly how to handle them. Once the offer is accepted, it’s time to get your financing in order and move forward to the next step!

6Acceptance, appraisal and inspection

The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going through appraisal and inspection. The appraisal guarantees that the price of the property matches the condition of the property while the inspection makes sure that everything in the home is functioning properly and there are no major issues inside. These are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home are placed in your hand... for good!

7Time to close and get the keys

Get excited because it’s time to close on your home! This process includes going through all of the final paperwork and signing your name (a lot!). Don't forget to bring all of the paperwork you’ve collected along the way and your down payment.

8Celebrate! 

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Dave Robles has acted as both a buyer and seller agent for us. He is patient, professional and his guidance is invaluable if you’re looking to buy or sell. His expertise and local knowledge will make your process smoother, faster and easier. The team at Think Real Estate goes above and beyond,  keeping you informed throughout the sale with updates and the information you need.
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Daniel
Dave is an amazing realtor whom we have used multiple times.  We found Dave when we were working with another realtor who wasn't very experienced and wasn't showing us properties that fit our criteria very well.  He was the listing agent for a property we viewed and we decided he should represent us instead of the guy we had.  We made a great decision that day.  He is an amazing negotiator who has always gotten us amazing deals.  We have recommended him to several friends since and they have been very happy with his services as well.  I just went back to him to sell a building to free up some cash and instead of taking the job he managed to show me a different way to get the cash I needed and not sell.  What an amazing guy to sacrifice a commission like that!
We will continue to use Dave for any future real estate needs and we couldn't recommend him more.
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Patrick K.
Dave Robles has acted as both a buyer and seller agent for us. He is patient, professional and his guidance is invaluable if you're looking to buy or sell. His expertise and local knowledge will make your process smoother, faster and easier.
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Dana F.
When I started to think about the home buying process I looked up my local realtors. Dave Robles came highly recommended. He is savvy and passionate about what he does. He works hard to find the best home to fit your needs. Looking for houses in the Pasadena area, could be a daunting task. But Dave helped to make it an easy going, dare I say, fun process! Although I did not end up buying a home (yet!), it is nice knowing what is out there and knowing that there is a realtor who will be able to help and guide me through the home buying process.
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Amber G.
We were very thorough when choosing a realtor to sell our character house. Taking a proactive approach we went ahead and interviewed several agents. The natural winner was Dave Robles. His plan made sense and his experience was unmatched. These competencies made a real difference in our case. Our  house was sold before even being listed. The escrow process had hiccups, but the kind of accompaniment Dave gave us was above average and his capacity to negotiate and represent us was outstanding. I cannot think of a better agent to help you sell or buy you lovely house in Southern California. Simply put, Dave Robles is extremely competent, very experienced, and highly ethical. We are glad he was in our side when selling our beautiful house.
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Danny