Q: As a buyer, do I have to pay a commission to you?
A: No. Even though we work diligently for you, the seller pays us the commission on your purchase.
Q: Why do I need a buyer’s agent? I can go directly to the listing agent.
A: When the listing agent represents you, you may get zero to partial legal representation as the listing agent cannot legally disclose all relevant information to you. This may affect your decision in making a rational offer.
When we represent you as your buyer’s agent, we will walk you through the entire purchase experience, diligently provide and verify all accurate information, advice you on the true value based on recent sales, assist you in making the best strategic offer and negotiate the best price for you.
Q: There are many home search websites. I can do my own searches. What can you do for me?
A: Don’t miss the boat! Most online house searches have a 2-3 day delay before going live to the public. By then, a good property has already been sold. With our instant notification system, you will be the first to get that house information before the public gets it.
Also with our extensive network and connections, we will get you first access to exclusive properties for sale which will not be listed in the public MLS system.
Q: Should I buy first or sell first?
A: Every client has his/her unique situation. With over 25 years of experience, we know what works best for you. Contact us now and we will be happy to help you craft a strategic plan that works to your advantage.
OUR PROMISE TO BUYERS
Let us help you every step of the way. When purchasing real estate in Burnaby or in any city, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, we will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. we will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase of real estate.
I am very familiar with the current homes on the Burnaby real estate market, and we know neighborhood values well, so we can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the “must-haves” from the “want to have.”
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, daycare, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call us and we will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
We Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you’ve been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, we can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search our listings here on our website.
I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. Our top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.