Once you've determined where you want to live and how much you want to spend on a home, did you know that the rest of the buying decision is up to 90% an emotional one? That's why showhomes are decorated the way they are!
I want you to love the home you're going to buy, but I don't want you to love it unconditionally until you have all the facts.
A well-staged and tastefully-decorated home can have an alluring effect on you. It can make you fall in love with it, overlook its faults, pay too much and cause a severe case of Buyer's remorse!
Once I've listened to what your buying objectives, goals and timelines are and we've determined the price range that we will be shopping within, we'll set up a plan that gets you what you want.
With each house we look at, I'll point out the positive and negative things that you should be watching out for in a home. Things that could pose a problem for re-sale value, become a maintenance headache or cost a lot of money to rectify. This way, by the time you find the absolute right home for yourself, you'll find that you're a lot more objective and informed.
When you think you've found the perfect home for you, we'll approach the buying decision from three different stand-points: 1) Yours: The home feels right for you, fits your needs, is in a neighborhood you want to live in and it's within your price range. 2) Mine: I'll let you know all the pros and cons of the home so you'll be fully aware of its positive and negative attributes. I'll fully inform you as to what it's value actually is, and let you know the potential advantages and disadvantages you may have down the road when it comes to resale. 3) The Inspector's: An inspector will give us a more intimate knowledge of the home you're interested in that goes beyond the perspectives of the home's practicality, location, emotional appeal and market value.
After weighing all the pros and cons, should you wish to make an offer to the sellers, I'll make sure that you get the absolute best deal possible (negotiating is my favourite part of the process!).
We'll insert the appropriate conditions into the offer so that you're fully protected just in case things don't go as hoped. Before we finalise the deal, we'll also have an inspector scrutinize the home, searching for issues from a structural-integrity and maintenance point of view. The inspector will check for signs of water damages, foundational problems, electrical hazards, plumbing issues, insulation levels, code violations and other items related to maintence like windows, shingles, grading and such.
If you, myself, the inspector and the bank all give a thumbs-up, then that's a good sign that this is the right home for you. From that point, we'll go ahead and bring the deal to a successful close. If, after our due diligence, you decide it's not the right home for you after all, then we'll regroup and continue our search!