Buying a home is a big decision – whether it’s your first home or your
forever home. There’s a lot more to the home-buying process than
searching online for the perfect listing that checks all the boxes. The key is
being able to shop with both your heart and your head, and knowing how to
differentiate between the two. This is why it pays to have an experienced
real estate agent such as myself in your corner.

Getting Ready to Buy

Before you get caught up in the excitement of searching for the perfect
home, consider the following questions:

1. How much can you afford?

Crunch the numbers and define your budget. By getting pre-approved for a
mortgage in advance, we can go into your home search with a clear
understanding of your true affordability, and a competitive edge when it
comes to negotiating on an offer.

2. Are you set on a specific neighbourhood?

Before you narrow your search down to individual homes, consider what
geographical area is best suited for your lifestyle. Keep the convenience
factor in mind: how close is it in proximity to the amenities you use

3. What are your must-haves?

Put pen to paper (or pull out your phone) and create a list with three
sections: must-haves, preferences, and deal breakers. This will help you
gain clarity and you’ll refer back to it often when comparing homes.

4. Who’s on your team?

Having a team of trusted professionals in your corner to offer expert advice
and guidance will help ensure you make the best decision for your finances
and your future. I can refer you to other reputable professionals as needed,
such as a mortgage specialist, home inspector, and lawyer.

Why Work With Me?

When it comes to buying your perfect home, there are many steps and
decisions to navigate along the way. By partnering with me, you can rest
assured knowing I will:

  • Take the time to educate you on your options.
  • Tailor your search to the homes that best fit your wish list.
  • Stay ahead of market trends and offer professional advice and
  • Connect you with the right professionals and resources.
  • Help you make the decision that is best suited to your unique goals.
  • Negotiate on your behalf and put you in an ideal position when
    making an offer.