Born and raised in Stockton, CA, Dean graduated from Lincoln High School in 1991 and went on to Delta College, where he received an AA degree. From there, Dean attended Fresno State and graduated Cum Laude in December 1996 with a BS in Business Administration & Management. Since 1997, Dean has amassed a wide range of experience in Sales, Management, Marketing, Customer Service and Business Development.
Over the years, Dean has built a solid reputation in the Stockton community based on doing business with integrity, standing behind his word, as well as, earning his client’s trust by always putting their needs first. Dean prides himself on being able to teach various financial strategies and concepts and is frequently sought after for speaking engagements. Dean is also an active member of his community donating his time to various non-profit agencies including St. Mary’s Dining Room and University of the Pacific.
Having been married since 2001, Dean enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Radora, and their three children, Aris, Peja and Payton. In his spare time, Dean manages and coaches a traveling softball team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.
When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.
Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.
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