01. Your Buyer's Checklist
Before we start looking at open houses and scheduling viewings, we get you started with a buyer’s checklist to get an accurate picture of what you really want. This will help us source the best matching properties and it’ll help you get specific about what you’re looking for, saving you time and money. Our buyer’s checklist walks you through the important factors you should consider before you buy, including budget, location, and features.
02. The Mortgage Pre-approval
Getting a mortgage pre-approval isn’t technically necessary to start your house hunt, but we strongly recommend it. With a mortgage pre-approval you’ll have a precise idea of what kind of house you can afford, and sellers will take your offer more seriously. Our buyer’s guide breaks down the main steps within the mortgage application to help you prepare for the process.
03. Our Property Search
We analyze property characteristics like age, roof, windows, water damage, HVAC systems, electrical, and more so you know everything about a potential home before you make any decisions. We’ve represented thousands of property purchases throughout South Georgian Bay, so we know exactly what to look for to ensure you’re getting the most value for your dollar.
04. An Educated Offer
When drafting your proposal, we consider all the factors including the listing agent and their particular style, the current “market”, and the seller and their motivations to come up with a competitive offer. We’ll help you navigate single or multiple offer scenarios, buyer vs. seller “markets”, and every step in the process with your best interest top of mind.
05. Next-level Negotiations
Winning in negotiations is about more than being a “tough” negotiator. That’s why we use effective communication, attentive listening, and proper research to get you the best deal for your home. The way we approach creating your offer is the same way we approach negotiating: we make sure we learn all we can about the situation so that we develop an informed, sound negotiation strategy supported by 130 years of real estate experience.