It’s time to start the search for a new home, but you may be wondering what comes first? Should you be furiously Googling looking for properties? Driving around seeking for sale signs?
As your realtor team, it’s our role to make the search for your new home as simple as possible. Which is why as we work together, these are five steps we’ll manage so we can find the perfect-for-you home:
- Automatic Property Updates
We have the inside scoop on the newest properties, and we will set up a query on the MLS which outlines your criteria including location, price and characteristics of the home. As matches come up, we will automatically send you emails with the information on that listing.
- Advance Access to Exclusive Properties
In some neighbourhoods, homes are sold within days, or even within hours, of being listed on MLS. Others are marketed and sold within a real estate company’s network without ever being made available to the public. We will arrange for advance access to properties that are represented within their professional and company network.
- Property Tours
Once we have selected properties of interest we will schedule walk-throughs of properties matching your preferences and needs. Depending on availability and your schedule, we may visit one at a time or take an afternoon or evening and visit multiple properties. As you tour each property, you’ll want to carefully assess each property and keep in mind that there are times when you may need to be flexible to get what you want, where you want it and stay within your budget.
- Evaluation of Options
It can be challenging to determine the fair market value of a home and to assess whether it is “good value” for its listed price or for your budget. Variables that impact the value of a home or property include its location, neighbourhood, community plan, proximity to amenities, lot attributes, views, property size, interior and structural condition, construction type, age, unique features, and the state of the local real estate market.
- Private Client Services
Each one of our clients gets access to a special clients-only section of our website which features only the listings you want to see. With the tools in this area, you can create your own personal search on the MLS – the same system that is available to realtors.
Your personalized search will be updated in real time. In other words, if there are any new listings or price changes you will be the first to know via e-mail. You may also be able track sales and off-market listings, while organizing your favourite listings, printing them or emailing them.
Remember, as you search for the right home for you, there are many tools at your disposal, most of all us, as your realtor team. If you’re looking to buy a home, we’d love to chat with you – coffee is on us!
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