Our 8 Step Buying Process:
Beginning your home search can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Because of that, our team makes sure that you, and all other potential buyers, understand each of the 8 steps that we take to make the process as easy and painless as possible. By the end of your search, with our support and guidance, you will live happily ever after in your new, dream home.
Meet in person and create a wishlist
Let’s get to know each other! Once you’re ready to work with our team, we’ll meet together for a Buyer Consultation to focus your search and determine what you want and need in a home.
We’ll introduce you to our mortgage specialist, who can help you determine your buying budget with confidence. Be prepared to dig into paperwork during this part of the process such as pay stubs, T4’s, and tax returns. The specialist will do a full review and then tell you what you will be able to borrow in order to purchase a home. This is a vital step in the home buying process!
Listing alerts sent to you based on your criteria
We get to know you — Need to move for a job? Want a shorter commute? Getting married? Having a baby? Need to upgrade or downsize? At this stage in the process, we’ll configure a custom property profile in the Collab MLS system, this enhanced interface will send you notifications about the listings that you’re most likely to be excited about. Be sure to 'like & comment' on the one (or more) that jumps out at you so that we can get you the details to be set for success. We're with you every step of the way.
Schedule viewings and attend open houses
Here’s where the buying process gets really fun! We’ll go to local open houses together and schedule private viewings of the homes that you’ve liked from our listing alerts. We’ll talk about how the home is priced, the quality of the property and location, to assure that we find you the perfect home.
Find the perfect home, evaluate and write an offer
When you’re ready to make an offer, we will confirm the comparable value, any inspections and/or status certificate reviews, all the little details. We'll prepare and present your enhanced offer to the seller along with your unique story. And while everyone loves getting their offer accepted right away, the seller could come back to us with a counter offer, or reject your initial offer all together. We love to negotiate for you, and we’ll guide you through each of these possibilities and exactly how to handle them.
Acceptance, appraisal and inspection
The sellers accepted your offer, and the home is going through final appraisal and any inspections if needed. The appraisal guarantees that the price of the property matches the condition of the property while the inspection makes sure that everything in the home is functioning properly and there are no major issues inside. These are the last steps before the shiny keys to your home are placed in your hand... for good!
Time to close and get the keys
Get excited because it’s time to close on your home! This process includes purchaser visits, meeting with your mortgage specialist, meeting with your lawyer and signing your name (a lot!). We'll be there on the day of closing, to help you pick up keys and cross the threshold into your new home!