Buying a home

What do you want? Let’s start there and walk it back. Whether you’re looking for a condo or townhome, a detached home in Brookswood or an acreage in south Langley, I can help you navigate through the choices. Each one of these properties brings with it a distinct investment advantage and risks specific to the property type.

Obviously, your price point will have the biggest impact on your choices and knowing what you can afford for a monthly payment is where you start. Usually clients have this sorted out before we meet but not always. I can point you to an excellent mortgage broker (realtor of mortgages) so you can get that squared away asap before getting too involved in the search.

Most of my clients know exactly where to start the hunt. Gone are the days when realtors controlled the listing information. Buyers are more than capable and willing to search online for what they want. So, what do they need me for? I would say my value relates to the following:

  1. Provide daily new listings as they hit the market
  2. Someone to open the front door to these listings
  3. Someone to provide feedback regarding the location, condition, and price
  4. Someone who can prepare an offer strategy given all the parameters we’re working with
  5. Someone to prepare the offer, negotiate, and communicate
  6. Someone to act as a steward for their side of the transaction through to delivery of keys

If I was buying a home, I would want know that my realtor has my back, that they are asking the questions I don’t know to ask.   

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