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Business PhilosophyDoug Hecker has provided quality service to clients throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties. As a native to the Bay Area, Doug has experience and knowledge in all facets of the Northbay real estate market, selling a wide range of properties. With a strong client base of repeat customers and referrals, Doug partners with his clients to use innovative and effective marketing strategies for a successful outcome. Doug works with you to thoroughly understand your needs, and communicate with you on a regular basis regarding the status of your home. Doug's commitment to service, sales, and satisfaction are paramount. Doug strives to deliver the best real estate service to his clients. He believes in a partnership approach as he works with you, with key real estate agents and leading brokers in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Lake Counties. Doug's commitment can be seen in every facet of his service. He has long enjoyed a professional relationship with his peers. Friendly cooperation with fellow realtors is imperative in today’s competitive market. Doug's clients are an active part of a successful relationship. Communication, responsiveness and a diligent understanding of the market are the keys to his success.

Areas of ExpertiseMy Services: I am a full service Realtor. Whether you are selling or buying a home (or both) I make the process as stress free as possible. I work with you and all of the “Team Members”, which include – Lenders, Escrow/Title Company, Inspectors and Contractors, to make your dream become a reality. The following is just a minimum list of my duties to you: Selling: Establish market value of your home and time frames for sale. Recommend any repairs to obtain the best possible price. Develop and implement marketing plan. Review offers and negotiate best price and terms. Maintain flow of information. Oversee escrow period and all deadlines to successful close of escrow. Purchase: Determine criteria for new home. Develop Action Plan. Work with Lender to establish purchase power. Show all available properties within criteria. Prepare and present offer on property. Negotiate best possible price and terms. Schedule all inspections. Obtain pertinent information regarding property. Oversee escrow period and all deadlines to successful close of escrow.

Personal Background

Doug Hecker was born and raised in the Bay Area and has lived in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1971. Doug earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Sonoma State University where he graduated with distinction and was the editor of the student newspaper. Doug began a career in sales shortly after college and soon recognized that his passion for sales and real estate were an innate combination. Naturally sociable, Doug enjoys working with people, and shares a client’s joy when the perfect home is found.

Represented by a brokerage that has been in business for nearly 100 years, Doug Hecker has sold and found homes for clients while making the experience enjoyable, memorable, and as smooth as possible. His professionalism, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of the local real estate market, coupled with integrity and extraordinary client representation, Doug repeatedly earns the trust of satisfied clients as well as his peers in the industry. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an experienced real estate investor, Doug will expedite and ease the home buying process, which can be an overwhelming experience for clients.