Buying a home made easy

Finding your dream home starts with the right agent. Learn more about my process and advice for buyers below

Simple and effective process

Step 1
It begins with us discussing your goals & needs. I’ll be there to consult you to make sure we are prepared for the next step.
Step 2
Next I take the information we discussed and begin the property hunting! I will guide you throughout the entire process.
Step 3
We find your dream home that best matches your needs. I will negotiate to get you best best price and terms!

My advice for you

Tip #1

Mortgage pre-approval

Applying for a mortgage pre-approval is a critical step in purchasing a home. It helps set the stage for what's to come. Starting with getting an idea of what you can and cannot afford. Having a pre-approval also provides leverage in the buying process. Sellers for example, will see you as a serious buyer. It helps set you apart from other buyers and will also play a big role in the negotiation and therefore obtaining a better deal as it reduces the risks of not being approved for a mortgage.

Tip #2

Determine your needs versus wants

Identifying what you find to be critical in the decision making process can be quite difficult but imperative. For example: is being close to schools more important to you than a view? Do you prefer owning a newly built property over a smaller finished area? You get the picture. Taking the time and steps to define your needs versus your wants will not only help us find you the most suitable home but will also make the purchasing process more enjoyable!

Tip #3

Understand the costs

There are many expenses involved within a real estate transaction. They vary between buyers and sellers.  The following are some fees related to buyers:

  • Property Transfer Tax > Government Calculator
  • Goods & Services Tax (only newly built properties)
  • Legal/Notary Fees (varies $1200-1,500)
  • Home Inspection (varies $500-$1200)
  • Property Tax (varies)
  • Mortgage application (varies $500)
  • Zero real estate commission fees
Tip #4

Find the right real estate specialist

Real estate is one of the largest transactions that takes place in our lives. It is imperative to work with a knowledgeable and professional agent who has your best interest in mind. A good agent will have great communication skills, will educate and guide you throughout the entire process. You should never feel like you are being pushed into a sale. A smooth real estate transaction starts with the right agent who cares and understands your needs.