our Home Buying Process

Buying Your Home For The Best Price


When you are considering buying a home, envision your life as you would like it to be in the next six months to a year. What do you see? What does that future look like?

Maybe you need more information before you can accurately envision your future...how much mortgage will you qualify for, as an example, or maybe your decision hinges on other things happening in a certain sequence. I am here to be your real estate information resource centre... not to rush you into making a rash decision.

We will not pressure you in any way; however, don't misinterpret this lack of pressure as a lack of interest on our part. We genuinely care about our clients' needs and our level of personal involvement will increase when you require it...as you become ready to make your purchase!

You will get periodic phone calls from our team inquiring "How is it going?" or "How can we help you?" We are in the real estate business for the long term. We will always give you superior service because we want you to be a lifetime client...not just a client for one transaction.

We are excited about working with you and assisting you in meeting all of your real estate needs. That's the enjoyable part of this business for us.

STEP 1: preparation

INITIAL CONSULTATION

We take the time to carefully listen in order to understand your goals and objectives.


LENDER PRE-APPROVAL

You will obtain pre-approval from a mortgage lender or broker to help determine your price range and ensure we’re ready to act when we find the right home.


ESTABLISH REPRESENTATION

We decide whether our team is a good fit to walk alongside you through the home-buying process.


STEP 2: The search

OUR PART

We’ll search for any current or upcoming properties that might work for you. If you want to move to a specific neighbourhood, we may ask home-owners in that area if they would consider selling.


YOUR PART

You can continue searching online for properties and tell us whenever a listing catches your eye over email or phone so that we can do further digging and see if we can set up a showing.


SHOWINGS

If a property fits your criteria and you want to see it in-person, let us know and we’ll set up a showing time. 


STEP 3: Make an offer

IN-DEPTH SEARCH

Once you have found the house that you want to make your home, our team will search for any relevant information about the property given your situation and preferences.


CHOOSE OUR OFFER PRICE

We take several factors into consideration when determining how much to offer the seller with the goal of getting you the best price possible.


INCLUDE YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS

Purchase price isn’t the only component of an offer to buy a house. We will have the opportunity to choose terms and conditions that reflect your interests and keep you protected in the transaction.


SENDING THE OFFER

Once you are satisfied with the offer, we will send it to the Seller’s Agent. The seller may accept the offer, or make some changes and send us back a counter-offer. If this happens, we will discuss our next steps.


STEP 4: Final Steps

REMOVE SUBJECTS

If the sale has any conditions such as conducting a satisfactory property inspection, these “subjects” must be fulfilled or waived before the subject removal date. A non-refundable deposit of around 5% of the purchase price is typically paid at this time.


DELIVER DOCUMENTS TO LAWYER

Once subjects are removed, it’s time to choose a lawyer or notary to process the transaction. We will coordinate with your chosen lawyer or notary public in order to legally process the transaction. If they need anything from you, they will be sure to contact you. If you are unsure which lawyer or notary to choose, we have some great recommendations.


COMPLETION DAY

The Completion Date is the day you pay the full price and you receive legal title of the property, usually a couple months after the initial contract. Your lawyer or notary will coordinate this transfer of ownership.


POSSESSION DAY

Usually one day after the Completion Date, this is the day you receive the keys to your new home. You can move in now. Congratulations!

satisfaction guarantee

We guarantee that you can fire us and cancel your Buyer’s Agent Contract at any time if you are not satisfied with our service. No hassles. This guarantee allows you to relax, knowing you won’t be locked into a bad relationship with the wrong Realtor. You can enjoy the high caliber level of service that you’ll receive from a Realtor who’s confident enough to make this offer!

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