Buying your dream home can be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand.
One of my specialties is representing the best interests of St. Thomas area buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.
I will provide you the guarantee detailed in our exclusive Coldwell Banker 22-point Buyer Service Pledge.
If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for St. Thomas to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way
So, when you decide to start your home hunting process, please Contact Me and let's get started!
I am committed to help you acquire the property that’s right for you. I will provide you with the Services as detailed in the following 21-point Buyer Service Pledge. I will listen to what’s important to you, and together we’ll develop a customized service plan that reflects your specific needs. The Ultimate Service for Home Buyers program guarantees our service performance and your satisfaction.
1. Buyer Counselling Session
This meeting is key to learning about your needs, wants and goals. We’ll then do our homework to find the right property for you.
2. Buyer Agency Alternatives
We will share with you alternatives for agency representation that are available to you – Designated Representation, Buyer Brokerage, Seller Agency, and Disclosed Dual Agency – and our representation of your client interests in the different agency relationships.
3. Buyer Representation Agreement
We will present and explain to you the Buyer Representation Agreement and the special services and benefits it offers.
4. Home Buying Process
We will walk you through the home buying process and guide you through every step along the way.
5. Financial Pre-qualification
We will offer to arrange a pre-qualification or pre-approval appointment with a reputable lender to identify your range of affordability and to increase your negotiating strength.
6. Leveraging Our Network
We’re connected throughout the real estate world and will use our network of contacts to help find your property. Our goal is to show you properties, when possible, as they debut or before they hit the market.
7. Property Showing
We will show you properties that meet the criteria you have selected and offer a balanced view of each property.
8. Property Evaluation
We will discuss and review with you features of a property that may affect its current and future real estate value.
9. Property Inspections
We will recommend that you obtain a professional property inspection to address basic construction issues of the home, including electrical, insulation, and heating. We can provide contact information for inspectors, by request.
10. Property Disclosure
We will review with you all inspection reports and other documents pertaining to the condition of the property and answer all questions regarding physical defects of the property which are known to us.
11. Review of Written Seller Disclosure
We will thoroughly review with you any seller’s written disclosure statement to enable you to accept or specify the remedy for each fault disclosed. Remedies for any disclosed faults should be addressed in the offer to purchase.
12. Appraisal Contingency / Condition
We will explain to you the option of adding an appraisal condition to your offer to purchase. *
13. Estimate of Funds Required
We will provide you with a preliminary estimate of closing costs and down payment requirement anticipated in the transaction.
14. Offer Preparation
We will prepare a written offer on the property you choose to purchase, with terms and conditions approved by you.
15. Property Inspection Remedies
We will request in the offer to purchase that the seller remedy the items you specify after your review of the property inspection reports.
16. Negotiation Strategy
A key role in any purchase, we’re effective negotiators who will work hard to get the best price for you.
17. Offer Presentation
We will endeavour to present your purchase offer directly to the seller in the presence of the listing representative.
We will accompany you on a thorough walk-through of the property (if one is provided for in the sales contract) before closing and will assist you in dealing with any problems discovered during the walk-through.
19. Closing the Sale
We will monitor and inform you of the progress of the purchase agreement, including the satisfaction of all contingencies and conditions during the entire transaction.
20. After-Sale Service
We will contact you after the closing to follow up on remaining details or service needs.
21. Service Satisfaction Survey
We will provide you with a confidential survey for the evaluation of our services.
* Some Buyer Services are appropriate only when a Buyer Representation Agreement is in place.