Buyer's Home Purchase Guide

There's a lot to do to help you find your new home.  Here's everything I will do for you.  
  • Private Consultation to assess your needs
  • Comprehensive home buyers guide
  • Market statistics relative to your interests
  • Our personalized service guarantee
  • Explanation of legal documents/forms
  • Assist with pre-approval for financing
  • Set up a personal website for your property search
  • Locate suitable properties for you to view
  • Preview appropriate properties/ HD video tours if permitted or Skype real time viewing for out of town clients
  • Search MLS and FSBO websites
  • Canvass areas of interest to generate opportunities for you
  • Research future development in desired areas
  • Meet with colleagues weekly to keep attune to new listings which may interest you
  • Coordinate appointments to view properties with you (24hrs notice recommended)
  • Strategic tour of city, community and amenities if you are new to City
  • Pick up keys if required to view/preview properties
  • Provide transportation to view properties (including adequate liability insurance)
  • Provide detailed description of each property and point out positive & negative attributes during viewings.
  • Re-assessment of your needs every 30 days
  • Obtain utility and energy costs on prospective homes
  • Provide history of area and land use/terrain prior to development if available
  • Provide demographic, employment and economic development information for the City/Town of interest
  • Provide password protected access to our website which provides area resources, FAQ's, video's and important information and resources needed when buying a property
  • Confirm legal status of second suites and obtain all necessary documentation of same
  • Consult with ESA, EPA, TSSA, Fire Department, Municipalities, other Associations and applicable legislation as required to protect your interests
  • Verification of pertinent details of prospective properties (property tax, utilities etc)
  • Provide history of subject property prior to drafting an agreement
  • Conduct market data research to prepare accurate representation of the market/conditions prior to drafting an offer
  • Prepare a thorough analysis of value prior to drafting agreement of purchase and sale
  • Teranet Search of selected properties and the supply of an indepth report on neighbourhood including; assessment, demographics, dom¬ inant market group, neighbourhood sales index, population, house¬ holds, socio-economic stats.
  • Advise and consultation on structuring offer based on circumstances "ie. Multiple Offer/Estate Sale/Power of Sale"
  • Draft agreement of purchase & sale & applicable schedules (as often as required to secure a property that meets your needs)
  • Ensure all proper contingencies are in place to protect & promote your interests (ie. Fixture & Chattel protection, disclosure statements, surveys..)
  • Check with zoning, building codes, building permits (Township of City) to verify standards & continued use permits as required
  • Present offer to the seller and/or the seller representafive in person wherever possible on your behalf
  • Maneuver with the self-represented seller on your behalf to secure your best interests (*often labour intensive & elevated professional risk)
  • Negotiate counter offers until final acceptance Coordinate home inspection Attendance at home inspection
  • Re-Negotiate (if required) to amend agreement and/or terms to satisfy deficiencies after home inspection
  • Draft/Revise/Review/Analyze Waivers, Notice of Fulfillments, amendments and other legal paperwork associated with purchase and sale agreement(s)
  • Follow up with conditions/terms in the agreements; draft all related paperwork
  • Coordinate and assist with other specialists on your behalf as may be required (ie. Well & septic inspectors, rodent/pest inspectors, home insurance companies, financial institutions, energy audits, air quality tests, UFFl, Radon Gas, Fuel Oil tank removal and/or testing etc.)
  • Forward all legal paperwork to Lawyer & Lender on your behalf
  • Take up to 3 water samples on your behalf
  • Submit paperwork to the Public Health Unit on your behalf to obtain results
  • Forward results of all applicable tests, inspections or required documentation to fulfill contingencies to you, your lawyer & lender within the time limits required
  • Order status certificate if required & forward to lawyer, follow-up with same until condition satisfied
  • Obtain survey if available
  • Accept & deliver deposit cheque & receipt
  • Manage file from acceptance to completion
  • Arrange final walk through prior to closing
  • Attendance at final walk through
  • Trouble shooting if any issues arise at final walk through
  • Alert lawyer on your behalf if holdbacks are warranted, or renegotiate if terms have not been met in the agreement
  • Access to team of professionals such as; home inspectors, engineers, trades, contractors, lawyers etc.
  • Referral to a Realtor in most Cities across Canada & US if you require a referral to sell your home
  • Letters/Faxes/Couriers to your lawyer, lender & other professionals relating to purchase
  • Long distance telephone and fax charges
  • Cellular phone charges & toll free calling
  • Available on Closing Day
  • Post-closing follow-up
  • Negotiate issues on your behalf after closing
  • Carry professional liability insurance (Ertors & Omissions)

*not all services may be necessary or available for your particular transaction


Ken Small

Ken Small

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 First Canadian Corp., Brokerage*
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