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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more? Here’s a look at what several industry-leading experts have to say.

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How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers. From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are three tips to make sure you can act quickly and confidently when you find the perfect home. Let’s connect today to be sure you

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Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?

Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and understandably so. To assist in this challenging time, two protection plans were put into place to help support those in need. First, there was a

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Meet Richard Wamsat

Coldwell Banker Realty
Richard Wamsat

Richard Wamsat

Author, Creator, Relentless Innovator of the Real Estate Industry

In 2002 I obtained my real estate license after studying at The California School of Real Estate.  I passed the state licensing exam on my first attempt, later learning that it takes the average agent several tries before passing. 

In 2009 I earned the designation of “Certified Distressed Property Expert” (CDPE) and the National Association of Realtor’s “Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource” (SFR) designation. During the “Great Recession” I helped families who were upside down and owed more than their home was worth negotiate with their bank to either save their home or allow them to sell it.  Many of them had lost their job in the recession, gotten a divorce, or had fallen ill and could no longer afford their mortgages (some had payments that doubled).

I also hold NAR’s “At Home with Diversity” (AHWD) certification which allows me to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of buyers and sellers. With the AHWD designation, you can feel confident in my expertise that transcends cultural barriers.

In 2013 I earned the designation of “Certified Negotiation Expert” (CNE).  According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors both home sellers and home buyers ranked negotiation skills high on their list of important skills when choosing a Realtor. Yet the state licensing exam teaches you nothing about how to negotiate on behalf of your clients. Worse yet, most agents are just winging it.  This is why I sought out The Real Estate Negotiation Institute who’s founder and instructor was trained at Harvard and Wharton.  The principles I learned were similar to what attorneys are taught in order to effectively negotiate for their clients.

In 2015  I graduated to the “Master Certified Negotiation Expert” (MCNE) designation. Putting me in an elite group since less than 1% of Realtors nationwide hold this designation.

Ready to work with me?

I would love to see how I can help you achieve your real estate goals. I work with clients in all price ranges from condos to mansions, and from first-time buyers to seasoned investors.