Buying a property?
If you are looking for a new home, your first home or an investment property, I would be pleased to help you. I believe that the key to success in this, is for us to understand exactly what you are looking for in your new home. This is much more than filling in the boxes on a search form. Anyone can do that. It is about understanding what you want your life to be like in your new home. How will it fit your lifestyle, and how will you and your family enjoy your new neighbourhood?
There are many benefits that I provide when working with you as your exclusive Buyer's Agent.
Why use a Buyer's Agent?
The main reason to use a buyer's agent is so that you have someone whose duty is exclusively to you. If you were to use the seller's agent, as people sometimes do, then you are not being represented at all. The seller's agent represents the sellers not you.
There are other good reasons for using a buyer's agent well before you are ready to write an offer.
What does a Buyer's Agent do?
A buyer's agent works for you, but what do they do? Below is a list of the things that I would do for you as your buyer's agents:
- Get to understand what you need and want in a home.
- Select and suggest suitable properties for you to view.
- Send you listings with full information on the property.
- Make appointments and accompany you to see properties of interest.
- Arrange and take you on tours to view a number of properties in an area.
- Give you information on the real estate market in your chosen area.
- Get you details of comparable properties sold recently.
- Present you with enough information so that you can come to an informed decision on what to offer.
- Draw up legally binding offers for the purchase of your chosen property.
Negotiate with the sellers on your behalf.
Once your offer is accepted we would help you carry out your due diligence so that you can safely remove subjects - or not.
- Finally I will be there to meet you when you move into your new home.
How do you make best use of David as your Buyer's Agent?
The first step is to get in touch with me and talk about your real estate needs. If I am able to help you then we want to know as much as we can about your real estate requirements. You will need to tell me the obvious things: number of bedrooms, bathrooms, size, price range, etc.
I have also found that buying a home is more than just your basic needs. This is a very personal thing - your home is probably your major financial investment, but it is also an investment in your family and lifestyle. So by going beyond your basic needs, I aim to find out about what you want and why. The last part is often the most important. By understanding your motivation I may be able to find something that works for you that you may not have even considered on your own.
Once I have an initial understanding of your needs and wants, I set you up with my Private Client automated email account. This is a great way of keeping on top of the real estate market because you will be seeing new listings as soon as they appear on the MLX which can be three days or so before they appear on the public MLS site. You have already got ahead of anyone who is not using a buyer's agent. Your role is to check these emails to see if any are of interest.
If you are available to see properties during the day, my usual practice when you are actively looking is to take you to the agents previews. This is when new listings are first shown to realtors. By taking you to these, you have another chance to get in and see something before anyone else. This has been particularly useful in our recent hot market.
All of this time spend with you, taking you to view properties or talking over the listings we’ve sent you, gives us a great understanding of you. Often I find that my clients enjoy this process and seem almost sad when it is over and they’ve found their new home.I am pleased to say that many of my clients start off as strangers and become friends by the time they’ve moved in.