Buying Real Estate
Purchasing real estate is often the biggest transaction we make, but it doesn’t need to feel that way! With a first class client centric approach, Maggie is collaborative, hardworking and professional to provide a customized plan to help you maximize your returns and move into the property of your dreams.
1) Meet your financial advisor
Before starting to search for your dream home, it’s important to evaluate your financial situation, establish a budget, understand mortgage options and secure pre-approval from your lender. This will help you conduct your search with confidence and negotiate your desired home successfully. We recommend to meet with your bank or a trusted mortgage broker.
2) Meet with us
When meeting with us, it’s important to clarify your budget, personal property preferences, and any anticipated life changing decisions that might lead to new lifestyle requirements. These changes may impact the purchase of your home. Plus, we want to get to know you so we can best serve you in the search for your new home.
3) Work with us
We are committed to one goal: to make your real estate transactions smooth and worry-free. We pledge to tend to every need throughout the home buying process to ensure a positive experience for you. You can expect insight and information about the market with proactive communication and ongoing consultation.
4) Starting your home search
As your real estate advisors, it’s our role to make the search for your new home as simple as possible. We have the inside scoop on the newest properties as well as advanced access to exclusive properties through our Engel & Volkers network. Once we have selected properties of interest we will schedule walk-throughs of properties that match your preferences and needs.
5) Evaluation of options
It can be challenging to determine the fair market value of a home and to assess whether it is “good value” for its listed price or for your budget. We will provide a detailed comparable market analysis to give you insight into what similar properties in the neighbourhood have sold for to help you make a more informed decision.
6) Submitting an offer
An offer commits you to legal and contractual obligations as soon as the other party accepts it. As your advisors we will ensure that the you are protected, and the specific contractual contingencies that are unique to your situation and desired property are represented.
7) Offer Negotiations
After submitting an offer, we should be prepared to negotiate, not just on the initial price, but on all key factors impacting the sale including subjects, deposit, inclusions as well as dates for completion and possession.
8) Closing the transaction
You can expect insight and information throughout the closing process to ensure successful completion.
We are here for you every step of the way. Our service is always personalized to your needs with proactive communication and ongoing consultation. We have a broad network of trusted industry professionals to help you with everything from notaries to handymen. At our initial meeting, we will go over the above steps in depth so we can navigate the real estate market together with confidence and ease.