We are VERY proactive when it comes to sharing the listings that fit your criteria (outside of the automated emails). The best properties go fast so it is important you work with a team that understands that.
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Whether it’s the first time you are thinking of making a real estate transaction or your tenth, We treat you like a first time home buyer to make sure you have all the necessary information before making your best decision.
Buying a property is definitely a big deal as it is a very large purchase. Our clients never feel overwhelmed by those thoughts because we provide all the detailed information including the total cost of ownership. Below are a few FAQs we usually get:
No ! The seller pays us a commission as per their listing agreement with their agent. The commission is usually a small percentage of the purchase price.
Yes! You will need guaranteed funds (bank draft or certified cheque) to hand in with your accepted offer within a day of acceptance or on offer night. The deposit is not a set amount but because it shows financial security, a higher deposit can work in your favour.
Absolutely! When going to open houses, the listing agents will ask you to sign in and that allows them to inform your agent (us) on all activities on the property.
Contact us and we will schedule the showing for you!
Most showings are scheduled between 9am and 9 pm. However, in some cases there may be some restrictions in place and in those cases, we can only visit during the specific times identified by the seller.
We always suggest that our clients go to offer presentations with us because timing and understanding the process is very important. After we sign all the paperwork, We will present the offer to the listing agent and their clients. If they request any changes, we can quickly re-sign the updated paperwork and hand it in. Once everyone has agreed to the details, the offer is accepted.
A house sells in competition when there is more than one offer and in those situations we always share our experiences and provide multiple recommendations to make sure you make your best decision.
A bully offer is an offer presented before the set offer date. If you engage in a bully offer, you are “bullying” the listing agent to look at your offer because you don’t give them a lot of time to respond. The offer price is usually well above the listing price to give the seller incentive to take it before looking at all other offers presented.
It is an offer that has been accepted, but is not technically ‘complete’ because it has to fulfill certain ‘conditions.’ These conditions can be financing conditions (to confirm the buyer can get a mortgage for the purchase price), home inspection (a home inspector will walk the buyer through the condition of the home), and status certificate (for a condo and reviewed by the buyer’s lawyer). In competing offers, conditions can deter sellers from accepting the offer. This is because the offer is not complete until the conditions are met. If they are not met, the buyers can walk away from the deal.
It depends! We usually recommend home inspections for all detached homes, townhomes and some condos. Home inspections provide information on whether there are any required work or repairs to be done after purchasing the property (i.e. repairing the roof, purchase a new furnace).
As soon as we put in an offer, you should have a lawyer in mind. We can always recommend lawyers that we’ve worked with. The lawyer can look over status certificates (for conditional offers) or can answer any legal questions about your purchase.
If your deal falls through because a condition could not be met, a waiver is signed by both parties. This is an agreement that the offer will not close and the deposit will be returned to the buyers (without penalty).
As part of our initial conversations, we review all extra costs associated with buying. Some of the extra costs include legal fees, disbursements, title insurance, HST on CMHC premium, Land Transfer Tax, as well as moving costs.