Last year I wanted to see if I should change the way I helped people.
I especially wanted to hear from Clients from years ago - their lifestyle was most likely to have changed. So whenever I spoke to Buyers I asked what they'd change about their purchase. I was surprised that everyone still likes their home. Even people that will probably be moving had no regrets.
"The Listing Broker does not work for you, but for the Seller.
If you want someone on your side, get a Buyers Agent."
If you were divorcing, would you choose your spouse's lawyer to be your lawyer?|
BUYING A HOME ?? YOU SHOULD KNOW YOUR RIGHTS !!
When a Buyer deals directly with the Agent listing the property, the Buyer must sign away his right to full representation.
The Government has provided protection for Consumers yet Buyers often give up their right to have their own Agent.
WHY? It doesn't save Buyers money. The Seller usually pays the commission.
Why settle for less? Why put yourself in this situation?
My clients receive a personalized BUYER'S BOOK which includes:|
A detailed step by step plan to purchase a home.
Money. No surprises! I tell you how much money you will need at different points of the transaction.
Tips for selecting condos, lawyers and inspectors.
Complete list of properties that fit your want list.
Listings updated for your personal needs.
Map of the Real Estate Boards zones.
What you should do to protect yourself.
The strategy behind my actions on your behalf.
Contracts and forms we use. For your protection, I want you to be familiar with documents you sign.
Last minute price check: property comparison.
Writing up an offer. Don't skip the details.
Presenting and negotiating your offer. (strategy)
Removing conditions. Dealing with the paperwork.
Mortgage tips that can save you money.
Moving checklist (numbers and reminders).
Countdown to Moving Day. What to do when.
Buying a home is new to you. I help people buy homes all the time. I can save you time & money.
Here's how I can help you:|
*Falling in love with the "wrong" home can be expensive. I keep you on track.
*I use your price, your preferred payment not the bank limit. You won't be in over your head.
*I can give you down payment alternatives and information on mortgages that will help you.
*I give you a list of actual closing costs.
*I want you to get to new listings first. Otherwise you'll be looking at sold homes. I give you the latest information on new listings.
*I look after you, so you won't be influenced by Agents hired to sell the house to you.
*You won't have to go through newspapers, calling ads that are out of date even before the day they are published.
*You won't spend hours calling on signs, waiting someone to call back to tell you "It's sold" or drive miles looking for "Just Listed" signs.
*You won't waste your time viewing homes that are totally unsuitable or aren't as advertised.
*You won't have to put life on hold; I do your legwork. I sort through hundreds of listings a day.
*You won't worry about making a mistake. I give you the selling prices of similar homes in the area. I will not encourage you to pay too much.
*Why waste time looking if you can't get an accepted offer? I'm experienced at negotiating Purchase Agreements. When you find the right home, I work hard selling your offer to the Seller.
*I make the entire process as glitch-free as possible. I help you handle the details.
My attitude towards helping people buy homes:|
I truly enjoy being a Buyers' Agent. I like helping my Buyers find a home that is good value for their money and suits their needs. I never encourage my clients to pay too much.
I do not sell my clients anything! I work for my clients. I do not use my selling skills against my clients. I use my knowledge and experience to protect my clients.
I can spend a lot of time helping my Buyers with real estate because many of my clients are sent to me by previous clients. That means I don?t waste time "cold-calling" strangers for business.
I work especially hard to make sure my Buyers get to the new listings first - Why look at houses that are already sold?
I do not just show a few houses, write an offer and walk away. I show a lot of homes (houses that fit my Buyers requirements), really work at negotiating good terms for my Buyers and then help with all the details.
Why did Alberta change the Real Estate Laws?|
To protect Consumers. The public was vulnerable because they did not know the truth. They assumed there was an Agent to represent Buyers and another Agent to represent Sellers. Since the implementation of the Real Estate Act, every Albertan has the right to have his interests represented by his own Agent. Loyalties and duties are clearly defined and disclosed.
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