Don't depend on blind luck to find your new home - enlist the services of a real estate representative; one who specializes in the sort of property you would like to buy.
Here's what to expect.
I 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.
"Why are you moving?" I will explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment), your financial situation and any future plans.
I will help you decide where you want to live and what type of house is best for you. There are plenty of housing options available in the marketplace - new homes, resale homes, townhouses, condominiums. Let me help you choose the one that best suits your current and projected lifestyle.
It's all part of getting to know you so your purchase will be handled to your complete satisfaction.
I 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?
I will compare your needs, wants and budget with what is available on the market - and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
I will also accompany you as you view houses and help you access their suitability and price. I can provide facts on the neighbourhood, the cost of heating, the condition of the furnace, and so on.
In other words, I will work with you to achieve your "dream".
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.
I have a current knowledge of the financing choices available to home buyers - and there are many of them, an often confusing array. At your request, I will assist in evaluating mortgage options and obtaining financing at the most attractive prevailing rates and terms.
I 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 contact.
Buying a home can be an exasperating and time-consuming experience. But not if you enlist my services. I understand the market, know exactly what is available and can match your needs and budget to your new home efficiently and effectively.