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Whether you’re looking for your primary residence, a vacation home or investment property, you want to work with an agent who is experienced, responsive and takes their fiduciary duty to represent your interests seriously. That’s where I come in.


I’ll provide you with clear and prompt communication to keep you informed and a step ahead of each timeline and requirement throughout the process.


I am committed to helping you make smart real estate investment decisions. Please contact me so we can get you moving in the right direction.

                                                                                  Tamara Z




Should I have representation? How much will it cost?

When I sit with buyers for an initial consultation, I stress the importance of having their own advocate. When a buyer goes directly to the listing agent without their own representation, it is usually the case that either the buyer is uninformed of advantages of having their own agent, or they believe there may be some benefit to allowing the listing agent to represent them as well.

There are many reasons a buyer should have their own agent (and not the same agent as the seller).


Here are a few:

  1. In almost every situation, the buyer’s agent is compensated by the listing brokerage and there is no cost to the buyer.

  2. The listing brokerage was hired by the seller to represent the seller’s best interest. By law, the listing agent has a fiduciary duty to represent the seller’s best interests.

  3. Negotiations between the buyer and seller can continue throughout the transaction; price, terms, repairs or credits, and any number of fine points. How can the buyer expect the listing agent to negotiate the best possible terms for the buyer when they already have a fiduciary duty to do so for the seller?

  4. A buyer’s agent will typically be that voice of reason and independent opinion when it comes to the deficiencies or downsides of a property. A listing agent who wants to get the property sold may not be so forthcoming in pointing out flaws or negative characteristics the buyer should be made aware of.

  5. Sharing confidential information with your agent can be key to getting terms and conditions that work best for you. Buyers who choose to allow the seller’s agent to represent them might find it difficult to be candid with, and put their trust in the listing agent when the agent also represents the seller.

The bottom line—work with an agent who is advocating just for you. It won’t likely cost you a dime and you’ll sleep better knowing your agent is advocating just for you. You deserve it!


Downtown San Diego with the Bay


  • Complimentary Buyer Consultation

  • Financing Referrals

  • Experienced and Reliable Inspection Services Referrals

  • Neighborhood Insight and Information

  • Resources for Investigating Schools, Area Crime Stats, Demographics, etc.

  • Customized Property Search Direct from Local MLS Service

  • Access to a Huge Agent-to-Agent Network

  • Potential for Advance Knowledge of Upcoming Listings Not Yet Advertised

  • Current Market Statistics and Comps

  • Up-to-date Market Information and Trends

  • Worldwide Agent Referral Service

  • Expert Guidance Through the Transaction Process

  • Certified Negotiation Expert (Negotiation Skills and Tactics)

  • Green Certified (Energy Savings & Sustainability Training)

  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (Expertise to Meet Seniors' Unique Needs)

  • Step by Step Guidance Throughout the Entire Transaction Process

If you’re like most people, you’ve spent time searching the Internet for information before reaching out to a real estate professional.  In my experience, much of your time would be saved by calling me early in the process. I’ve guided many Buyers in their journey and I look forward to helping you as well. Contact me today, and let's get you on track.


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