For most people, buying a house, a condo or any other property represents the biggest investment of their life. With myriad of factors involved, such as research, visits, offers, negotiations and counter-offers, not to mention commercial, legal and financial details, this process is far from simple, especially when one is going through it for the first time. As such, the professional services provided by a real estate broker contribute to the success of each step of the purchase transaction.
As a buyer, the client will incur no real estate brokerage fees, as these will be borne by the seller. So, why forego such a service? The real estate broker will facilitate the buying process, taking charge of each step, while serving as an advisor and seasoned negotiator. The buyer will be guided through every step of looking for a house, condo or other property, as well as the transaction itself, thereby guaranteeing peace of mind.
Each real estate broker boasts a broad field of expertise, which any property buyer can appreciate. Through their real estate brokerage training, they have access to several tools and an excellent network of contacts to properly advise their clients. As a financial advisor, building inspector and notary, a real estate broker leverages its network to facilitate every transaction, and can also provide many useful details on properties for sale.
Furthermore, their objectivity and expertise will be a boon during visits. Indeed, they will be able to remind buyers of their search criteria at all times, as well as any property details to check on before producing a promise to purchase. As such, despite emotions that may arise during the buying process, clients will be properly guided to an informed decision.
Teaming up with a real estate broker when buying a house, a condo or any other property, also means benefitting from full protection under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, which stewards the profession and protects the general public.
The reasons for buying property vary widely from one person to another. It is therefore extremely important to discuss your individual needs with your real estate broker before visiting a property.
Before making an appointment with your real estate broker, draw up a list of the factors important to you and determine your individual needs such as locality, price, type of property, number of bedrooms, surroundings, public utilities, and so on.
Check with your financial institution to find out how much you can afford to carry as a mortgage and have the loan amount preauthorized. When will come the time to look for the best mortgage opportunity, i will be really there for you with my multiple great quality contact.
Once you have analysed your individual needs, talk to your neighbourhood broker. If you are moving out far from my working sector, I will be able to refer you to a professional broker in the area of interest to you.
Here is a checklist to use each time you visit a property. It will help you compare the various properties you visit and more easily come to a decision as to which property is best suited to your needs.
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