Do Your Research:
Before committing to any neighbourhood or home, see what’s available. There may be places where you can find information about local areas for you and your family. Try looking through local real estate newspapers. Other ideas may be visiting open houses in areas where you want to live, and taking the time to walk and drive around your ideal community.
Also, when doing your research, consider the type of home that would best suit your needs, lifestyle and meet your budget – are you raising a family and prefer a townhouse in the outskirts of the city as opposed to a condo in the city centre? Or, is a suburban single-family detached home more appropriate? Would a resale duplex be more affordable than a brand new condo in your desired community?Spend time considering your needs first, and then look into your wants – many times, this is directly related to how much you can spend.
How I Can Help:
- Assist in determining your price range based on your needs and wants.
- Help you compare homes and answer questions about the communities you’re interested in;
- Offer feedback on the mortgage process, and how much you can afford;
- Give you access to information and features of the MLS® System not available to the general public;
- Research and preview homes, so no time is wasted on places that do not meet your criteria and budget;
- Make appointments and accompany you in viewing homes;
- Offer a list of contacts for related services you may need, ie: lawyer, mortgage broker, home inspector;
- Negotiate, on your behalf, during the buying process, to ensure your interests are being served;
- Put together a legally binding contract;
I am a member of the London and St Thomas Real Estate Board, Ontario Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association.