Buying a Home

If you are looking for the home of your dreams, an investment property and everything in between, then I would love to be there for you every step of the way. I can have new listings emailed to you AS SOON AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, giving you that very important advantage that you get when working with a Realtor.

You are under no obligations …new listings will be sent to your e-mail address.

One of them just might be perfect home for you!

Whether you are Up-Sizing, Down-Sizing, a First Time Buyer or an Investor, you will be provided with the tools to make an informed decision as I guide you through the buying process.

What to expect…

The Pre-Consultation

  • Start separate lists for your NEEDS and WANTS.
  • Determine your price range. Ask yourself “what monthly payments can I afford?”
  • Start noting your areas of interest. What neighbourhoods do you like? And your moving timeline.

The initial “No Obligation” consultation

  • We will review your NEEDS, WANTS and Neighbourhoods. These key elements will determine the price of the home.
  • Pre-Approval, this is the time to start talking to a Mortgage Specialist to know where you stand.
  • I will introduce you to the Home-Buying process if you are a first time buyer or review it with you if you are a seasoned purchaser.
  • I will go over The Buyer Representation Agreement – it is crucial for you to be represented properly in your purchase.

You’ve got mail!

  • Once I have established your search criteria and your search is activated, you will receive email notifications of new listings and properties that match your needs. This is a real time system and gives you an advantage over other buyers who are not working with a Realtor.

Let’s start looking…

  • If you see a property that interests you and you want to view it, just let me know. I will schedule a viewing as soon as possible.
  • If I notice a home that I think meets your needs, I will let you know. It is my goal to make the process as easy as possible for you.
  • I will arrange the showing and accompany you.
  • I will point out the pros and cons of the property and always look out for your best interests.

That’s the one…Now what?!

  • You will be provided with a full market analysis of the property. This will help determine the market value for the home.
  • I will analyze the selling circumstances and tell you everything I know about the property.
  • Attention to detail is key when writing the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. I will prepare all the documents and will review them in detail with you.
  • I will suggest a strategy that works and explain some of the possible outcomes.

Time to submit the offer

  • I will present your offer to the seller’s Realtor on your behalf.
  • I negotiate on your behalf and in your best interest, always putting your needs first.
  • I approach negotiations in an honest and informed way, recognizing that the sellers and their Realtor want a positive outcome as well.
  • During the negotiations, I will communicate with you consistently to ensure that you have all the latest information. I will stay in touch with you throughout the entire process.

Sealing the deal

  • If you don’t have a home inspector, mortgage broker or lawyer, I will help you find the qualified professionals that you need and I will work with them to ensure a smooth transaction. I will try to answer any questions that you may have and help to clarify what you hear.
  • I will deliver copies of your Agreement to your lawyer and financial advisor.

Up to and including closing

  • If you have a final walk-through arranged we will arrange that as well as answer any questions or concerns that come up before closing.
  • I will be ready to help you with anything that you may need, like finding movers.
  • Don’t forget to notify the post office, telephone and utility companies.

Now that you’re home…

Stay in touch. I’d love to hear how things are going!