Finding your Real Estate Professional

Finding your real estate professional and deciding who to work with is the first step in your buyer journey.  This is when you meet with and interview agents to see if they are a good fit for you. This is also a good time for the real estate professional to gauge if you are the right client fit for them. We will spend our first call together to learn more about yourself, your needs and to briefly discuss the 3 topics discussed in the video to the right. [Video length:  3 mins, 19 seconds]

~Heather Connor, your San Diego real estate connection

Hello and welcome to our resource page for buyers!

My team and I have compiled numerous resources to aid in your journey of investing in our beautiful community of San Diego. The first resource is the San Diego Buyer Process™ which is a process we created to demystify purchasing in our unique resort community. We outline your buyer process both in the state of California as well as hyper-local aspects of purchasing in our resort community. Should we decide to work together, you will always receive an email with “What Happens Next” so you always feel prepared throughout your homebuying journey. PS: I listed the first three things I think you need to know right now.

    1. Review the Brokerage Disclosure to Buyer.  We are required to send you a copy of this, but you are not required to sign it.  See below for a sample PDF.
    2. Exclusive Right to Buy Contract. This must be signed for us to tour properties together. If you are brand-new to your search and not certain if you area ready to sign an extended agreement with an agent, ask me about our one-day showing agreement. See below for a sample PDF.
    3. Buyer Process™.  There are 5 distinct phases in your buyer process. If we choose to work together, I will always send you a “What Happens Next” resource page so you always feel prepared during your purchase process. See below for an infographic PDF.


*If we decide to sign the Exclusive Right to Buy Contract, here is what we will discuss next:  Custom property searches, including immediate text alerts for properties that closely fit your search criteria.  Looking at homes (both in-person and remote viewings when you are not in-town). We also provide a House Hunting Checklist that you can utilize to keep specific notes on properties you have toured.  We will also discuss open houses and the fundamentals of how to make an offer that will get accepted. If you are gaining a loan, we can also share the 5 Steps to prepare for the Home Loan Process. You may have some specific questions that pop up for your unique scenario, so we can always schedule a call to discuss your specific questions and needs.  Look forward to connecting with you!  ~Heather

HEATHER CONNOR, Team Lead | REALTOR® DRE#02205880 | Broker Associate | MCNE®

Resort & Second Home Specialist® | | 619.333.7412 (mobile)

How to understand a new market?

Caution: this video is best for data geeks. Heather cover’s important market analytics and how they may affect your buyer strategy.

Record Date: 03/28/2024 | Video length: 4 min 21 sec

San Diego Buyer Process™ Resources

Additional Information on All 3 Sections

Contract Samples

Heather Connor