Let Me Help You Every Step Of the Way.
When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. Finding that perfect home is not an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Once you've made the commitment to reach that home-purchasing goal, though, the rewards you can achieve are unquestionable.
Assisting you every step of the way, I'll make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I'll help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale in Surrey, South Surrey and White Rock that match your specifications and guide you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
Having sold homes and properties in South Surrey and White Rock since 1980, I have watched the area grow up and spread out. I can answer or get the answer to all your questions about this area. They would include schools, bus routes, beaches, restaraunts, the border, golf, etc.
Buying a home is a very serious and important decision so our first meeting will focus on your expectations. What do expect from me? What kind of house are you looking to buy? How much do you want to spend? Then I will have questions on your lifestyle, family, work. Its at this time we start building a foundation of TRUST.
Your First Step
Your first step in the home-buying process is to define the reasons why you want to purchase a new home. To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house?
Determine the style of home you prefer and the area in which you'd like to live. Be specific.
Develop a needs vs. wants list. Everyone has a picture of their ideal home. This home would include all the features you not only need, but have long desired. However, when it comes time to buying a home, these desired features constitute additional costs. While it's nice to think about having an artfully landscaped backyard, or built-in appliances, these are usually considered luxury items, which can add considerably to the price of your property.
Begin the list with items you absolutely need like adequate room, garage space and number of bedrooms. How much space do you really need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Basic needs should be considered first. After these have been established, you can consider additional features if you can manage these benefits financially. With such a list in your hands, you're less likely to be caught up in the excitement of the pursuit. You'll have a good idea of what you want, the features within your price range, and whether or not you can afford those additional items.
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Check out the neighbourhoods you're considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children. How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Are there infrastructure projects in development? All of these factors will influence the way you experience your new home, so ensure you're well-acquainted with the surrounding area before purchasing. To learn more about what to look for in a new neighbourhood, please visit my Special Reports section!
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Approval
Once you've narrowed down your list, you're ready to take the next step in the purchasing process: getting pre-approved with a local mortgage broker, bank or credit union. While getting pre-approved may sound daunting, it actually just involves getting an idea of what you can afford. When you're pre-approved, this means that a lender has reviewed your credit history, verified your assets and employment, and has approved your loan before you've found a home to purchase.
In these challenging times its really important to get the pre approval in writing.
Pre-approval gives you substantial leverage: sellers immediately see you as a serious buyer. Not only will you know the exact price range you can afford, but you'll also be able to negotiate a better deal and move more quickly when you see a house you like. Depending upon market conditions, a seller may lean towards an unconditional offer, so you'll have less negotiating power if you have to wait for mortgage approval. Banks and financial institutions have developed many programs catered specifically to home buyers. Once you review your needs and objectives with a lending officer, you'll be one step closer to purchasing your home.
Contact me and I'll be happy to help you select one of the mortgage professionals I work with. They have an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approvals for their clients.
Let Me Find the Perfect Home for You
It is a very time consuming process to view every home available that meets your needs. I can do much of the work for you, by establishing your needs, then reviewing a range of properties and advising you of potential matches. I have my finger on the pulse of housing trends and prices and access to the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate homes in the local real estate market that match your specifications. A comprehensive knowledge of the available homes in the South Surrey and White Rock neighborhood is one of my strongest assets.
Once you've been pre-approved and know what price range you plan to stay within, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs and wants, using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system.
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I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
As a top Realtor with years of experience and a proven track record, it is my job to help you find the the right house for you at the Best Possible Price, with the Least Amount of Inconvenience in a Reasonable Time Period. I will stay with you every step throughout the whole buying and completion of sale process. My goals will be that not only are you absolutely satisfied with your new home purchase but you are totally happy with the professional way I have treated you throughout.
This includes, the initial appointment, viewings of listings, writing the offer(s), negotiating the offer, answering your questions, the home inspection, removing subject conditions and completing the sale.