Here you will see how we find you the best homes for sale in your budget. . if you are planning on buying a home in Vancouver, Burnaby, The Tri Cities or anywhere in the BC Lower Mainland you have come to the right place. We will go over our buyer services so you can see how we are able to find you the best possible home within your budget… We focus on your needs, budget and timeline to make it all work for you… Ask any questions….. We have answers!
Purchasing a home is probably the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. We want to make sure that you are prepared and well educated on the process. Going into a purchase fully prepared will help you ensure a smooth transaction and closing. Nobody likes surprises so we will work hard with you to minimize that possibility. Being well educated in the process can help reduce both short and long term costs, which reduces the overall cost of your home purchase.
Before you start make sure you sit down with your lender and arrange for a mortgage pre approval in writing letting you know your guaranteed rate and how long they can hold the rate… This is a critical step and can cause huge disappointment to a buyer because they were shopping over their ability.. When Preparation meets Opportunity…. Amazing things happen!
During our initial consultation go through an exercise to determine what your new home looks like, it’s features and where you would like it to be… We will discuss and determine your needs and wants for your new home. Having all of the correct information will help us to move to your successful purchase of your new home. Most buyers don't understand Agency Representation. Agent representation is simply your business relationship to your agent, spelling out what you can expect. Did you know? The home seller pays the agent commission, not you. You will want to make sure you and your agent discuss your requirements, financing, timing, and open communication channels.
When you are just casually browsing because you are just mildly curious or watching the market any site will do such as realtor.ca or rew.ca.
When you are serious about a home you need a site that has all the listings, has them in real time and has the most information… The best homes sell fast in any market. Big national sites have, on average, a 2-3 day delay on uploading new homes. This can cause you to miss out on many potential deals and stunning homes. You want to make sure you are using a website like ours that updates every 15 minutes! The Internet is only one area to search though. For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are often not online and we often find them just by driving around. Our team ensures that we also list keep a list of for sale by owner (FSBO) homes and also foreclosures… We will also reach out to all other agents on your behalf to see if they have any upcoming listings that meet your needs. We also attend the weekly Realty tours to see the new listings. This will help you get the first view, and first chance to make an offer.
You have found your idyllic home, thanks to the help of our magnificent agents. Before making an offer you should conduct some extra research about the area. The home and price of the home are only one aspect of getting the best deal. To make sure that you get the best possible deal, you will want to look into the potential appreciation value and resale value of the home. In order for you to make the best investment possible, we will look at more factors to find out these values. We do this by looking at the location, schools, home features, future community developments and many other external factors.
Once you have decided to make an offer on a home, you want to make a smart offer. We advise you to make a solid initial offer that should result in a counter offer. If the initial offer is too low, the sellers may not respond, and you could lose respect with them for wasting their time. An offer that is too good, might mean you missed out on possible savings. There are many aspects to an offer besides the price. Work with your realtor and get the information you need to make the right decision for you. Here’s where our negotiation skill com in to pay helping you to get the home at the best possible price. Once we have an accepted offer we will oversee the inspection and work with you to be sure you have a successful home buying experience…
After your offer has been accepted, our team will ensure that nothing is missed during your transaction. We constantly monitor your transaction and make sure you are always kept up to date. From the beginning to the end, we stay in constant communication with you to inform you of any activity or updates. Being proactive instead of reactive during the closing process will help reduce surprise costs and time delays. Being completely prepared for the closing is an easy way to stay ahead of the curve and on track.
Once you have purchased a home you will want to do some things to increase your homes value as well as save money. Be sure to explore “Purchase Plus Improvement” A great way to get some renovations or improvements done with the cost included in your mortgage… Things like new paint, landscaping, and minor repairs will add value and increase your enjoyment of your home. . Adding some energy efficient light fixtures ,new high efficiency water heater and furnace can save lots of $$$ in the long run. Our team will give you tips and insights on what you can do with your new home and point you to people that can help.
When working with us, you are hiring a team of extremely qualified people vs just one agent, for the same price. Our team is exclusive and only takes on a limited number of clients at a time. This exclusivity means we have more time to focus on you and ensure you find your perfect home and don't miss any opportunities. Our systems are in place to ensure the many specialized tasks of buying a home are completed efficiently, effectively, and with a smile of satisfaction. Our greatest compliment is always a referral to a family member, friend or co worker….