Why a REALTOR® / The REALTOR® Difference

Why a REALTOR®
Maybe you're buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you're selling your old home to move to something new. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists might be a REALTOR®, who’s responsible for making the transaction as easy as possible for you.
The REALTOR® Difference
However, not every licensed or registered broker or salesperson is a REALTOR®. To be a REALTOR®, the agent must be a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). And to be a member of CREA, an agent is expected to be:
Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®. It's your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service.

Read more about the REALTOR® Code.
Knowledgeable about developments in real estate: A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.
Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.
Access:  REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.
Benefits of a REALTOR®
Whether buying or selling a home, you can trust that your REALTOR® will ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally. You don’t have to worry about the details – your REALTOR® can take care of them for you. You can get advice from someone with an intimate knowledge of the local housing market. And you can count on the help of a professional who has committed to serve with integrity and competence.

Wally Buczkowski

Wally Buczkowski

Broker
CENTURY 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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Best Real Estate Team in 2015 !

Markham Economist & Sun Readers voted Wally Buczkowski & Kimberly Clark Best Real Estate Team in Markham & Unionville for 2015!
This Readers Choice nomination is a wonderful accolade in itself. The recognition from the community is very much appreciated and allows us to give back through charities, church, volunteerism and our local Markham-Unionville Rotary Club. 
Thanks again to all of our supporters and to 
Paul Baron, our Broker of Record at Century21 Leading Edge Realty who helped us make it happen! 
See us in print on page 22 of the March 17, 2016 Economist & Sun special edition.

Offering on a Property Explained

Offering on a Property Explained

There are six key components to the elements of an offer. They are:

Price

Depending on the local market conditions and information provided by me, your Real Estate Professional, the price you offer may be different from the seller's price.

Deposit

Your deposit shows good faith and will be applied against the purchase of the home when the sale closes. As your Real Estate Professional I can advise you on an appropriate amount.

Terms

Includes the total price offered and the financing details. You arrange your own financing or ask to assume the seller's mortgage, especially if it has an attractive interest rate.

Conditions

These might include "subject to home inspection", "subject to you obtaining financing", or "subject to you selling your property".

Inclusions and Exclusions

These might include appliances and certain fixtures or decorative items, such as window coverings or mirrors. These items, known as chattels would remain in the house.

Closing or Possession Date

Generally, the day the title of the property is legally transferred and the transaction of funds finalized.

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