Planning on making a move? Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or an experienced investor, we are committed to guiding you through the buying process. There are many important questions to consider when making a purchase, after all it may be one of the single biggest assets you ever own.
You might have questions like, what can I afford? Should I use an agent or do it alone? Is now the right time to buy? And of course, the big one: Where can I get the most value for my money?
The best way to start answering these questions is to be informed, here is an overview of what the home buying process looks like when working with our team.
Choosing the right REALTOR®
It’s important to hire an agent that you can trust and who will represent you to the highest standards with your best interests in mind. When choosing to work with us, we will be there to help guide you through the many questions, concerns and uncertainties that come with the buying process. We take pride in educating our clients on all aspects of the transaction, ensuring you are comfortable and fully informed on contract law, terms of the contract and the current market value of the property you are considering.Deciding Where and What to Buy
The first thing we will do is determine the type of home you are looking for and what features are “must have’s” or “would be nice to have’s” in a home. Think about why you are moving, do you need more space? Do you want to live in a certain neighbourhood? Invariably, there will be trade-offs, but rest assured we are here to help sort through the options to find you the best house, at the best price and with as many of your wants and needs as possible. Finances
On average, home buyers need a minimum of 5% of the purchase price of the home they wish to buy as a down payment. Once you have that money saved, it’s time to partner with a mortgage broker or financial institution to help find the right mortgage product at the best rate. Need help finding a trusted mortgage professional? We know a few great ones. Check out our easy Mortgage Payment Calculator.
Next, we will set you up with property matches based on your desired neighbourhood(s), home size and budget and will update you frequently on listings that are new to the market or have had a recent price change. Then the fun begins as we schedule showings on all the properties you’re interested in seeing! Start browsing for your Dream Home now!
Making an Offer
You’ve found the one! In order to make an educated offer we will compare active and recently sold listings to determine the market value of the home you are interested in and create an offer that protects you, follows your instructions and matches your schedule and needs. We will present and negotiate the offer on your behalf to get you the home that you want at the price and terms that work best for you.
Closing the Sale
Your offer has been accepted! Now we need to satisfy the conditions in order to finalize the sale. This usually involves performing a home inspection, getting the rest of your personal information and the property information to your mortgage broker or bank, and arranging for the other information that might be necessary, like surveys, water tests and strata documents. We will help you make the necessary arrangements to ensure that the entire process runs smoothly before the deadline and refer you to all the professionals you need along the way to complete the sale.
Our top priority is making sure your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful. Always putting your needs above all else.
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