Thinking Of Buying A Home?

Buying Strategy

Selection

Finding the perfect home for you means first listening to your needs. Then I will use all my resources and connections to find your home. I have extensive connections which allow me access to properties that are not open to the general public.

Inspection

I have very high standards in regards to the professionals that I work with to qualify your home. When we get done vetting your home you will know the good the bad and the ugly about every inch of the property you are considering to buy.

Negotiation

I use inspection results, market data and bid strategy to get you the property you want at the best price possible. I consider myself a master of negotiation. My clients do as well.

What Clients Are Saying

Don’t just take it from me, let my customers do the talking!

“I have known Ahmed Mirza for 24 years. I bought my first home through him on Tremaine (Hancock Park adjacent). He found me a great property and negotiated an exceptionally good deal for me. It was a foreclosure property with at least 10 offers on it but through his sincere, friendly, convincing and persistent personality – he bonded with the listing agent and as a result got my offer accepted. Ahmed was efficient and on top of the transaction till the end. That purchase really changed my financial life as the equity built up so quickly. ”

John Skalicky

“Ahmed is a great realtor. He helped me buy one single family home and two apartment buildings in the past five years. Two of the three properties were in highly desired neighborhoods with many bids/offers to match. His unique trait of polite persistence, honesty and accessibility placed me in the winning spot both times. He also has good instincts on which listings to go for and understands the balance between desirability and price throughout the city of Los Angeles. I trust him exclusively, I will use him again to aquire more properties in the future.”

Dr. Shu

“Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Ahmed Mirza. I would highly recommend him to everyone. We were new income property buyers. I sent numerous online searches to Ahmed, he never disregarded what was sent, instead he patiently educated us each step of the way through our hundreds of questions, he was patient and professional through it all. He recommended the lender we went with, not sure we could have done any of this by ourselves and he had a great interaction with the seller agent. He is amazing! He continues to follow up with us today, keeping us informed on changes to the market, whats available in our desired area. If you’re buying a first, second or income property, you can’t go wrong with Ahmed. We are in the process of looking for a second income property and have already reached out to Ahmed to start the process all over again.”

Sarah Gibbons

Frequently Asked Buyer Questions

What home can I afford?

That depends, of course—on your income and other financial obligations; plug them into realtor.com’s Home Affordability Calculator for a ballpark figure. And do it before you start shopping. If you see houses you love outside your price range, it opens you up to disappointment. Meet with a lender to get pre-approved for a home loan. Pre-approval makes you much more attractive to sellers. In competitive markets like Los Angeles, you can lose your dreamhouse more than once if another buyer has a pre-approval letter and you do not.

Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?

Yes, you can—but it’s the real estate equivalent of walking a tightrope. If you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, you overextend yourself financially; if you sell before you buy, you might need to rent awhile before finding a new place. But there are ways to do both at once, and one option is to instate a “sale contingency” in your contract. This means you only agree to buy a home if you can sell the one you’re in. The only downside is if your seller doesn’t agree (which is possible if they want the timing set in stone).

How many homes should I see before making an offer?

This is entirely up to you. While home shoppers these days can look at hundreds of homes online, they only make the journey to check out 10 homes on average before they put in an offer. Some people find their home within hours of hunting. For others, it takes months. If you want to streamline the process, it can help to hone in on a particular neighborhood you really like; that said, if you feel limited by your options, it may be time to expand to surrounding areas. My best advise in this competitive market is: when you know it is the right one; strike fast and stop second guessing. There is probably someone else looking to buy the same house and if you stall, you will miss it. I have seen it happen too many times.

What do you think the seller will accept as a fair price?

As a rule of thumb, knocking 3% off the list price won’t break the deal. If it’s been sitting on the market for months, you can offer below that, but you never really know how low a seller will go, as they all have different motivations for selling. This is really a matter of strategy. Each sale is different and fair price depends on many factors. I use my 29 years of experience in transactions to get you the best deal based on all of the factors involved in the home purchase.

How do I know if the property is a good deal?

The best way is to check out comps—what similar properties are selling for in the area. The other important tool is inspections. You need to make sure you understand what all the strong points and weak points of a house are. You need to hire professionals to do this correctly. It pays off in the end. You do not want to get stuck buying someone elses problem.

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If I didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop me a line anytime.

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