Buying a home | What to Expect
I will start by listening to what you have in mind. I will refine your search criteria to educate you about the trade-offs involved in the home buying process. Location, Year Built, Schools, Square Footage, etc. all come into play in the desirability of a home. The more you understand, the smarter your decisions and the better the overall home buying experience.
I explain the logistics of the buying process and how the sale of your current home will fit into the buying logistic so that the process is a smooth one. I then discuss homes and floor plans that you feel best meet your need. I then schedule a field visit to see available homes that meet your need and gather feedback from you on your likes and dislikes so that I can further refine your search criteria. Once we find the right home, I help you negotiate the best price and terms with the seller. I represent you, the buyer, through the course of the transaction.
“I have known Frank Rashid for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in real estate sales and rental property management. His team made every step of the buying and renting-it-out experience as smooth as possible. He has given timely and sound advice for any decision required to keep our property in top condition and our tenants happy. I highly recommend Rashid and his team for anyone searching for an end to end real estate professional service.”
- Turgut Erkul
I had a fantastic experience finding our home with the help of Team Rashid! They were very helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive. Frank Rashid was my realtor and he went above and beyond to help me find the right home. Shopping from out of state, unable to travel due to Covid, and being a first time home buyer, Frank and Durriya were quick to respond to any questions I had, schedule the tours, and worked to ease the stress of the process . Frank is someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. He is definitely the person that a first time buyer appreciates and he is always there and very attentive. He puts you first!
- Maryam Daroudi
“Rashid Realty were helpful from day one. I found a lovely property after searching with them. From the moment the process began, I felt I was in good hands. We were able to make all the deadlines. The road map and timeline was met effectively with no sudden surprises in between. Rashid Realty communicated with me every step of the way. I am so grateful to them and am so happy with my new property. Thank you Team Rashid! I highly recommend them!”
- Vani Neelakantan
“Frank and his team helped us buy our first house in San Diego. Being a first-time buyer, and new to San Diego, we did not know much about the local housing market. Right from our first meeting, Frank was extremely professional and helped me understand the entire process. He connected me to a very good mortgage broker who not only gave us good rates, but helped us close on time despite the uncertainty. Durriya, who is in Frank's team, showed us potential houses. She was always on time, and gave us valuable insights. She helped us craft the right offer that was accepted for the first house that checked all the boxes for us. The inspector that Frank recommended performed an extremely detailed inspection which helped put our mind at ease. In addition to this, Frank negotiated repair credits for us. Despite the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, the team helped us close on an excellent house on time. As a result, I would strongly recommend Frank and his team for any real estate needs in the San Diego area.
- Abde Ali Kagalwalla
“This is our second home buying experience and first home selling experience with team Rashid and kudos to the entire team for helping us all the way from showings, negotiations, paper-work, inspections and closing. We would highly recommend their services to anyone considering to buy or sell a home”
- Gaurav and Heeral Nandola
“We recommend Frank Rashid. He is honest, professional, trustworthy and dependable person who is willing to help his clients in whatever way. We have been impressed in dealing with him. Thank you, Frank”
- Cristina Lazaroiu
“They are very professional, knowledgeable, and experienced in their work. We are pretty new to San Diego moved from Portland last year. We were looking for our first home. Frank and Durriya, both understood our needs and helped us land our new home within 2 months. Having no experience in home buying was nerve-wracking for us but they explained each step to us in detail which made us comfortable.”
- Zahra Ali
“I would like to call to your attention the superior experience I had in both selling and buying my home using the services of provided by Frank Rashid.
After buying my first home, the advantages of using a highly qualified agent became very clear to me. I know that for my next move I wanted someone who could perform flawlessly during the many phases of both selling and purchasing a property.
In Frank Rashid, I believe that I identified that person. I found his work ethic, clear communication style and attention to detail to be very reassuring. Also, his customer service was second-to-none, as every phone call was returned and every question was answered, no matter how trivial, to my satisfaction.
It is my opinion that Frank Rashid is a tremendous asset to your office. He can count on my return business, and a strong recommendation from me to any future potential buyers and sellers.”
- Dave R Downing
“We used Rashid when we were thinking of upgrading to a larger home. He walked us through the buying and selling process and answered all our questions (we had never worked with a realtor before). He was able to identify and understand our requirements and showed us the home we fell in love with the very first time we went looking together! He was excellent throughout the purchase process - from price negotiation to following up on the repair list and we were able to close escrow with minimal hiccups.
He also handled the process of selling our home very professionally. He gave us good advice on how to stage our home and when and at what price to put it on the market. He got us 13 offers in three days (!) and we settled on a sale price well above our asking price. He was aggressive pursuing the sale and we completed the escrow on time.
Rashid sets very high standards for himself and delivers on them. He is very responsive and gets back to you in a timely manner. He is very professional and has a keen attention detail and makes sure every box is ticked and every form filled out. Invariably there will be bumps along the way but Rashid stays calm throughout and gives great advice.
We strongly recommend Rashid as a buying and selling agent and will refer him to all our friends in the area!”
- Arjun Punshi & Devika Kapur
“I would like to express my appreciation for the fine job that Frank Rashid performed as our buying and selling agent. We made an offer on what was to become our new home contingent on the sale of our existing home. The entire process went smoothly for my wife and I thanks to the efforts of Frank Rashid. He sold our house in three days and ensured the purchase of our new home almost immediately afterward. During part of the escrow period I was out of the country but things went so smoothly I had no reason for concern. We were very happy with the price we got for our old home. Frank listed the house for $10000 more than what another agent has suggested. We got the asking price and I am thankful that we decided to go with Frank. I would strongly recommend him as an agent and would not hesitate to use his services again.”
- Bruce and Joy Moore
“I spoke to a few local real estate agents before I decided to go with Rashid for my first time home purchase. Right from our first phone conversation I found Rashid to be very honest, experienced and professional. He knows the area very well and mentioned during our first meeting that we would fit in well into a community where we ultimately ended up purchasing our home after looking around. His logical approach every step of the way is truly commendable and I think unique. Being a first time home buyer I sought a lot of advice from him right from where to place the bid at to negotiating/getting the repair work done and must say that the whole process went off smoothly and I was a 100% satisfied. I highly recommend Rashid for all your real-estate needs and would not hesitate one bit to use his services again. Please feel free to use me as a reference."
- Vivek Rajendran & Suchitra Jagdish
“I have used his services for every real estate transaction that I have done in San Diego because he is knowledgeable, is responsive and gets results. I have known Rashid for over seven years since he was recommended to me by a friend. He is always willing to provide reports that I need and is responsive to every request that I have by phone or email. I like working with him because he is easy to work with and is always pleasant and professional. I will continue to use his services whenever I need a real estate agent or for rental property management services."
- Desi Rosado
“Dear Rashid, After working with you a second time, I wanted to take some time to express my appreciation for your hard work in helping us purchase our new home. You showed us where to find exactly, the type of home that we needed. Once we found the home that we wanted, you gave us the competitive edge that we needed to make sure that the seller would lock in our offer. We appreciate your tenacity in typing up all loose ends and making the home buying process run as smoothly as possible. We are very happy with the decisions that you helped us make.”
George Petropulos and Yasuyo Nishi
“An excellent resource for all your real estate needs. I used Rashid's services in 2006 and have been recommending him since then and will keep doing so in the future. Impressed by his market knowledge and attention to detail. It was as if he was buying a home for himself. He understood our requirements and provided us with the best options available.”
- Purav Desai
“When I started out to look for a house, I shortlisted 4-5 agents based on recommendations and feedback from my colleagues. After interviewing the agents, I choose Frank because of the following reasons:
1) Very prompt in communication - I could just pick up a phone and talk to him directly instead of his voicemail greeting. I would send out an email and would get a response within 5 minutes.
2) Based on Frank's response to my questions, I found Frank to be knowledgable and sincere.
3) Above all, I felt Frank understood my needs very well.”
- Rajesh Roshan
“Dearest Frank, Thank you for all your expertise, high ethical, moral and professional standards. I really do feel I could not have found a more honest, sincere, courteous and patient person as you. I value & appreciate you.”
- Meg Wendel
“I have found you to be sincere, genuine and honest in all your activities. You are a very good listener and derive to a logical and sensible conclusion in all your interactions with me. I have the level of comfort that assures me of no malice when employing your services. Please feel free to use me as a reference.”
- Prashant Pandya
“I worked with Frank first as a Rental House Manager and he was very diligent and on time and met the promises. Based on the relationship, chose him as a Real Estate Agent for purchase of a house. He is patient, punctual, knowledgeable and keeps the interests of his clients in mind. He is a great person to work with. I highly recommend him.”
- Vijay Adusumilli
“When we first met Rashid, We were so impressed by Rashid's calm intellect and guidance, and his professional demeanor that we knew we had found our agent. Even though we were looking to buy in Los Angeles, Rashid researched the area thoroughly and served us better than any local agent had. His negotiations were sharp and strategic, and he had an uncanny knack for fixing potential problems before they arose. I don't think we ever plan on moving to San Diego, but we do plan on using Rashid Realty again for our next transaction! Thank you Rashid!”
- Aamer H. Jamali, MD, FACC
“Frank is a great realtor. First, he helped me purchase my condominium in San Diego in 2004. Then, since 2007, he has managed the condominium as a property manager. He and his team has successfully rented out the condominium almost 100% of the time. Frank is a person of high integrity. He has ly proven himself to be a trustworthy and reliable person. I had a situation with the HOA. Even though this issue was between me and the HOA, Frank spend a lot of his time helping me fight my cause against the HOA. This resulted in a resolution in my favor. Frank is very personable. With Frank, I have always felt that he is a friend rather than a business associate. It is always very comfortable to talk to him, whether it is about real estate or any other topic.”
- Shaukat Anjarwala
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“I've been through eight real estate transactions in the last 13 years, and find your precision, attention to detail and professionalism second-to-none. You certainly earned your commission and our respect...
I am more than happy to act as a reference for your other clients."
- Mark and Ina Lewis
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