8 Steps to Buying your Home

Buying a Home or Real Estate in Powell River?

Buying the right home in Powell River, BC  is one of the most important decisions you can make, and I would like to be the real estate agent that helps you through the process. Are you a first time home buyer? How EXCITING! Or perhaps you are adding to your current collection of rental homes, or maybe you just want a change of surroundings. Whatever your reasons may be, I understand how important these new decisions are, and want to ensure you that I am here to help you find what you are looking for. The first step is establishing the ‘what’ ‘where’ ‘when’ and the ‘how’ much. The ‘how much’ can easily be handled with a  pre-approval from your bank. It is much easier to look for properties that are within your budget rather than spending time and energy on homes that are perhaps not in reach. Once we have established your working budget we can get to work on finding you the perfect home. ‘What’ sort of home are you looking for? Is there a particular area that is of interest? And ‘when’ would you like to make your move? Our buyer-agent relationship is based on trust and confidentiality. Your best interests are my top concern!

How a Realtor Can Help You With Your Home Purchase

Home buying is a complex process that can be daunting. You’ll find hundreds of potential properties advertised on dozens of Canadian websites. But which one is right for you?

With a Realtor, you can find not just a house, but a home. They can guide you through every step, explaining the market, the process and the paperwork. And when it’s time to make an offer, a Realtor can negotiate on your behalf.

Remember, a Realtor works for you and must, by law, look after your best interests. So explore around and learn how a Realtor can help you find what you’re looking for.

numbersDecide on your price range. Use the help that a mortgage broker can provide to ascertain what mortgage amount you qualify for. I work with several excellent, friendly, brokers and would be happy to provide you with their contact information.

Choose which home option works best for you. Would you prefer a standard home with a yard for pets and children? A modular home in a park that offers a friendly neighbour community? A condominium unit with security and no exterior maintenance? Or, bare land that you can develop all of your home and yard dreams on? I would gladly discuss the pros and cons of each option with you!

Begin a working relationship with a REALTOR® you are comfortable with. You should feel confident that your real estate professional has experience and quality client services that you can benefit from. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the market and the process of purchasing a property. I welcome your comments and will take the time to reduce the stress for you; I believe buying your new home should be fun!

Find out what is for sale. I will book appointments for us to view homes so you can get an education about the Powell River market. You will visit a variety of neighbourhoods and get a feel for what works best for you.

Make an offer. Now that you have seen a variety of real estate options you can feel confident with your decision to offer on the one that is right for you! I will prepare the contract for you and ensure that you understand what you are signing. I will include subject conditions to allow you the time to fully research your purchase before you make a commitment. You will never find yourself in a contract that you do not want to be in.

Do a home inspection. It is important to check out all the fundamental features of your new home to avoid unpleasant surprises and costly repairs. I can put you in touch with experienced, licensed, home inspectors.

Begin a working relationship with a REALTOR® you are comfortable with. You should feel confident that your real estate professional has experience and quality client services that you can benefit from. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the market and the process of purchasing a property.

Begin a working relationship with a REALTOR® you are comfortable with. You should feel confident that your real estate professional has experience and quality client services that you can benefit from. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the market and the process of purchasing a property.