THE HOME BUYING PROCESS
We know how important this is to you, and we have an army of experts to make sure we find the perfect property for your unique circumstances. We know the market and love real estate, and we'll educate you throughout the buying experience. Finding the perfect property is just one way we can help you with your real estate purchase. As real estate agents, we have ongoing access to experts in every related field from lending to relocation.
01. START YOUR HOME SEARCH
SEACH FOR HOMES WHEREVER YOU ARE
When buying a home, start by making a wish list and setting a budget. We can help you choose a lender to get you pre-approved for a loan, and then you're ready to start house hunting. Search for your dream home from any device on our website. You can even compare walk scores, school ratings, and neighbourhood demographics for different listings.
02. GET LISTING ALERTS
BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHEN A PROPERTY HITS THE MARKET
When you save a search on our site, any new homes matching your wish list criteria will be delivered straight to your inbox the moment they go up for sale.
03. SAVE AND SEE LISTINGS
FAVOURITE PROPERTIES AND TOUR HOMES
Click the icon when you find a house you love to save it in your favourites section and let us know you like it. Hit "See This Listing" or reach out to your agent directly to schedule an in-person showing. We're happy to walk you through the home and answer any questions, so you can make an informed decision.
04. MAKING AN OFFER AND CLOSING
WE’RE WITH YOU TILL THE END
When you find a home you love, your agent will help you submit an offer. We are skilled negotiators that know how to get you the best price and value possible. Once an offer has been accepted we'll help you navigate through inspections, appraisals, and closing in a stress free way. We do all of this at no cost to you, the buyer, as we are compensated by the sellers.
Then it's time to get the keys, throw a housewarming party, and make lasting memories in your new home. We're so happy that you trusted us to help you through this exciting process!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
AN EXPLANATION OF THE PROCESS
A REALTOR® will not take it for granted that you know all the ins and outs of the buying/ selling process. Instead, he or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect and that's important so you're not faced with any surprises along the way.
AN ASSESSMENT OF YOUR NEEDS
One of the first questions a REALTOR® will ask is, Why are you moving? A REALTOR® will also explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment), your financial situation and any future plans.
A PLAN TO FIND YOUR DREAM HOME
A REALTOR® will help you identify what you want in your new residence. A pool? A garage? An extra room? A particular building design? What about the neighbourhood? Proximity to schools or work? A REALTOR® will compare your needs, wants and budget with what is available on the market and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
He or she will also accompany you as you view houses and help you assess their suitability and price. As an expert on a property, a REALTOR® can provide facts on the neighbourhoods, the cost of heating, the condition of the furnace, and so on. In other words, he or she will work with you to achieve your dream.
ACCESS TO PROPERTIES FOR SALE
Multiple Listing Service® or MLS® is an exclusive service accessible only through a REALTOR® and it can be a valuable tool. Through MLS®, the details of a wide variety of listed properties are made available to the REALTOR® you work with. That can save you a tremendous amount of time and effort in your hunt for the right home.
KNOWLEDGE OF FINANCING OPTIONS
REALTORS® have extensive knowledge of the financing choices available to home buyers and their options and obtaining financing at the most attractive prevailing rates and terms.
A SKILLED NEGOTIATOR
REALTORS® are experienced in arranging fair deals. He or she will assist in negotiating an offer, acting as a mediator to head off potential conflicts between you and the seller, and draw up a legally binding agreement.
HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
Most real estate professionals in our province are member of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and only members of OREA can call themselves REALTORS®
When you work with a REALTOR®, you can expect not only strict adherence to provincial laws, but also adherence to a Code of Ethics. And that code is very important to you because it assures you will receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.
HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
Before receiving a real estate license, candidates must successfully complete an extensive course of study developed by OREA on behalf of the Real Estate Council Ontario. That is only the beginning: in the first two years of practice, licensees are required to successfully complete three additional courses as part of their articling with an experienced broker. In addition, all licensees must continue to attend courses throughout their careers in order to maintain their license.
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