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Firstly you will be sent an email with links to reviews, info about our team, an attached Homebuyer’s guide, and a link to set up a zoom meeting for the “Home Buying” consultation.

You will also get a link to a questionnaire to fill out before our consultation. This questionnaire will be key for us to have a productive consultation.

Here are the 5 steps


The buying consultation:

  • Discuss your needs, lifestyle, values, and timing.
  • Talk about different neighborhoods, floor plans, and prices for homes that best fit what you are looking for in the cities you are interested in
  • Explain current market conditions and a strategy to get you from A to Z with ease in any given market condition. 
  • Go over the entire process so you know exactly what to expect. We believe in the more you know the more confident you will be and the more confident you are the more you will enjoy the process. 
  • Create a “Home Collection”, this is a curated collection of properties made just for you. It is the best way to collaborate, discuss and save listings all in one beautiful and easy-to-navigate place. During our consultation, we will show you how this amazing tool works.  Buyers LOVE IT.
  • Refer you to vetted local lenders, CPAs, escrow officers, and Insurance brokers.

The “Collection”:

  • The Collection will have: Active, Coming Soon, and Private Exclusive listings that you can see in real-time; meaning if they go pending or sold you will be notified; in other words, you can follow the market closely all in one place.  By the way, Zillow and other sites like it will not have “coming Soon or Private Exclusive listings” you can only access those here. 
  • You are also able to communicate in the collection with me, ask questions, request tours, request disclosures, and see similar homes that have recently sold and similar homes that are coming on soon.  
  • All communication is saved in the collection making it easy to remember what you loved and didn’t love about each home.

Digital Tours:

  • When you are ready to tour properties and have selected the properties in your collection, we will set up a smart digital tour link and send it to you the day before our tour. This tour is SMART.
  • You are able to sync the tour with your phone’s GPS for easy navigation,  and when you sync it to your calendar it will prompt you to stick to our showing schedule. This makes caravaning from home to home easy and timely.  
  • Your digital tour is also connected to your “Collection” so you can make notes after touring each home and be able to look back at all the tours you have been on. This is great to keep track of homes all in one place! 
  • You can also just print the tour and bring it with you on the day of your tour.

Once in Contract:

  • Once you are in contact on a home, you are then sent a timeline of all the sensitive dates so you can easily follow and understand what the next steps are. 
  • Our attention to detail is crucial and we have dedicated transaction coordinators to make sure no ball is dropped, and you are always updated by a call, text, or email. We will communicate with you in whichever your favorite modality happens to be. 
  • We take care of every detail and can recommend vetted Home Inspectors, Roof Inspectors, Pest Companies, Pool Inspectors, Home Warranty Companies, Title, and Escrow Reps, HVAC companies, Handymen, General Contractors, Solar Companies, and everything you may need when buying/owning a home. 
  • A gift of gratitude and a photo opportunity with our pro photographer (an option) on closing day.

After Close VIP program:

  • We do not just disappear after you move in!!! We have a VIP program for all of our clients. This VIP program includes invitations to 4 events per year. March e-waste recycling event, Summer Free movie nights at the Vine Cinema, Spring Ice Cream Social, and Fall Appreciation Party at a local Livermore winery. Investment seminars (coming soon) 
  • We also provide you with a digital “Home Valuation” report twice a year, that way you will always have an accurate idea of the value of your home, and won’t rely on Zestimates or Homebots.  We all know algorithms are just not as good or as accurate as humans when it comes to real estate.  
  • You will also receive a once-a-week “Into the Weekend with Gigi” email newsletter that has curated local events, lifestyle tips, home decor ideas, our weekly blog, and the real estate section. Our clients LOVE this newsletter and thank us for it all the time. 

Why Compass


Collections lets you compare multiple properties—their size, neighborhood, amenities —within a visual workspace. Monitor market activity in real time, stay in constant contact with your agent, and invite collaborators to join in on the discussion.

Bridge Loan Services

Compass Bridge Loan Services provides access to competitive rates and dedicated support from industry-leading lenders, with the exclusive option to get up to six months of your bridge loan payments fronted when you sell your home with a Compass agent.


Compass Search lets your agent filter and sort by a wide range of features and amenities. 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

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

Buyer's Guide Request


Key Terms


Assessment of the property’s market value, for the purpose of obtaining a mortgage and performed by a licensed appraiser.


Certain criteria that have to be met in order to finalize the sale.

Earnest Money Deposit

Buyers in California usually deposit 3% of the purchase price to show that the buyer is serious about purchasing the home. It is usually refundable in the event a contingency in the sales contract cannot be met.

Assessed Value

Value placed upon property for property tax purposes by the Tax Collector.

Conventional Mortgage

A mortgage or Deed of Trust not obtained under a government-insured program such as FHA or VA.

Fixed Rate Mortgage

A loan on which the interest rate and monthly payment do not change.

Closing Costs

Expenses incidental to a sale of real estate, such as loan fees, appraisal fees, title insurance and escrow fees.


This is the investment a homeowner has in their home. To calculate equity, take the market value of the home and subtract any mortgages or liens against the property. The amount leftover is the amount of equity you have in the home.


Money given to a buyer from a seller through escrow or closing.

Home Warranty

A policy that covers certain repairs (e.g. plumbing/heating) of a newly purchased home for a period of time, typically one year.

Closing Statement

The statement which lists the financial settlement between Buyer & Seller, and the costs each must pay.


A neutral third party that handles the transfer of any money during the sale of a home from initial deposit to final funding and closing.

Preliminary Title Report

A report showing the condition of the title before a sale or loan transaction. After completion of the transaction, a new title insurance policy will be issued.

Title Insurance

Insurance to protect the buyer and lender against losses arising from disputes over the ownership of a property.

Recording Fees

Money paid to the lender for recording a home sale with the local authorities, thereby making it part of the public records.
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