We Help You Buy a House in the Bay Area’s Ultra Competitive Market
What is Your Home Buyer IQ?
What is a Buyer’s Agent?
Licensed buyers agents do more than take you on house tours. They protect your interests during negotiations and the closing process. They spot red flags, refer professionals like inspectors and mortgage brokers, prepare paperwork, and seal the deal.
Who Pays the Buyer’s Agent Commision?
Buyers typically aren’t asked to pay an agent commission fee. Instead, the buyer’s agent and seller’s agent split a commission that’s technically paid by the seller. (Buyers pay indirectly, in the sense that commission fees are factored into a home’s asking price.)
How Does a First Time Home Buyer Get Started?
Buying a house in the Bay Area isn’t daunting if you know what’s coming. Start by interviewing REALTORs® to find a buyer’s agent you vibe with. Then follow Abio’s step-by-step first-time buyer’s guide to purchasing a home.
You need experience on your side when buying a house in the Bay Area’s extra competitive market. Abio’s REALTORs® are skilled negotiators who are especially fluent in East Bay real estate trends and know how to write winning offers in a multiple-bid environment .
Abio agents are experts
- Nimble negotiators who are on YOUR side every step of the way
- Connected and respected in the real estate community, which gets us early access to new listings and a reputation among seller’s agents that we’re honest, fair and attractive to deal with.
- Focused on helping buyers spot red flags, as well as see a property’s potential
- Knowledgable about financing resources
Abio agents are open
- We’ll always tell it to you straight. No B.S. or confusing jargon.
- No high-pressure tactics to convince you to spend more than you can or want
- Bay Area real estate moves fast, which is why we’re available exactly when you need us.
Combined years of experience
What it’s like to buy a house with Abio
"I had an unexpected opportunity arise to look at a house. Abio got back to me immediately, got me started on a quick turnaround pre-approval process, met me at the house, and were ready to support me through the entire process."
Aequa M. — Oakland, CA
"Abio performed beyond expectations to bring our home purchase to a close. This is our 10th home, so our judgment of Abio's superior capabilities includes a lot of past comparisons."
Kathleen B. – Alamo
"Nicole and Cam helped us with our first home purchase here in Oakland. Having relocated from the East Coast recently, and being first-time homebuyers, we had very little experience with the market or the process. Cam and Nicole were referred through a friend, and we couldn't have been happier. They did a great job guiding us through the process, setting realistic expectations while making every effort to accommodate our needs and budget. They were both extremely responsive and great about communicating clearly, and were never pushy while at the same time helping us to stay focused and make attractive bids."
Daniel M. – Oakland
"Tomi Thomas was a wonderful find my husband and I were nervous 1st-time buyers. She guided us through every phase of the confusing process of house hunting (I knew nothing!). She went out of her way to meet with us on OUR schedule when we needed to meet. And, didn't let us get discouraged in a competitive market if a bid got turned down."
Tammy P. – Berkeley, CA
"I would like to recommend Julianna for her extensive knowledge, honestly, and professionalism. She helped us find our dream home. It was hard because we bought at a time when everyone else was buying too. Julianna always looked out for us, she wrote multiple offers and even when we lost hope she kept positive and never gave up on us."
"Cameron and Nicole are the best! We were new to the market in Oakland and they made us feel comfortable we were making a good decision. They guided us toward the right neighborhoods, and went above and beyond to give us recommendations on restaurants, bars, shops, etc nearby. We felt they really understood who we are and what we were looking for."
Mike B. – Oakland, CA