Are You Ready to Buy?
What an exciting time! You may be eager to start your search, but there are a few steps to take before really jumping in. Let us help guide you through the process. Call us to talk about your specific situation and how we can help.
How much can you afford?
The first step would be to set up an appointment with your bank or mortgage broker to establish what your budget is. Meeting with a bank also determines if there are certain income related documents you need to provide or employment verification. Do you work a lot of overtime? Do you have a housing allowance? Are you self-employed? What is your debt ratio? These types of unique circumstances can all affect your financing application and may require more legwork on the front end to ensure a smooth transaction once you’ve found the perfect home and written an offer. Getting a financing pre-approval means that you have taken these steps, your bank has what it needs from you, you have an established budget and now you’re ready to start the search!
Other considerations that can affect your purchasing power and need to be taken into account are property taxes and condo fees. A good banker will let you know your budget taking into account these additional home ownership costs.
Are you ready to search?
Once your budget is established, it’s time for the fun part: The Search.
There are some things that may be easier to narrow down, perhaps location or style of home. You likely know how many bedrooms you need and maybe a garage is a nice to have, but not a deal breaker. There is a lot to consider, but narrowing down your search criteria will get you that much closer to what you are looking for.
We Can Help
In today’s market when scouring the MLS® is commonplace whether you’re a homebuyer or not, and everybody’s neighbour is “an expert”, a licensed agent still plays an integral role in the home search process.
Our real estate team is dedicated to not only helping you find the right home, but ensuring a smooth transaction from start to finish, ending with you in the perfect home. In-depth industry knowledge, skilled negotiations and professional advisement all come at NO COST to the buyer – so why not have the best agents representing you?
Another big benefit, and something often overlooked when having a REALTOR® represent you, is the fact that we have insurance coverage. All agents carry mandatory liability, omissions and errors insurance which are in place to protect you, the consumer.
We understand that no two buyers are alike and we treat each client in a way to best represent them. No scripts, no tinned responses, just your best interest as the driving force to best suit you. At the end of the day, we want what you want, the best house within your budget and a place to call your own. Getting to the end result requires an understanding of the market, attention to detail, skill and persistence, in addition to effective contract writing and negotiations that end in a legally binding contract, and, most importantly, where your interests are protected.
You’ve Written an Offer. Now What?
From the point of making an offer through to condition removals, we will guide you through the financing and appraisal aspects of the offer, and be present with you for the home inspection. Home inspections can be a tricky part of the process, but with the right representation you can negotiate through any setbacks or have your deposit returned to you without risk. We will walk you through every step of the way.
The House is Sold. Will We See You Again?
Once the sold stickers are up, we are here to advise you through the next steps with banks and lawyers until the day comes to hand over the keys! When once you may have considered yourself just a client, rest-assured, we want to be your friends and partners in Real Estate! Helping people find a place to call home is a unique and personal bond that doesn’t disappear once they keys are handed over. We pride ourselves in long lasting friendships and relationships that go beyond the realm of Real Estate.
Choose Florez | Burton for a dedicated, personal and full service Real Estate experience.
We want to be your professional advisors. Get the value you deserve with our team of professional real estate agents.
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