WORK WITH ME

For Buyers

Buyers...

I've got your back!

My personalized approach to understanding client needs is a major component of guiding you through the buying process. Each person and situation requires a different undertaking, all whilst holding the same high level of care and duty. Thanks for taking a look at my page and I hope you enjoy learning more about me and the home buying process!

Here’s what they had to say…

“I have dealt with many realtors over the years and I wanted to say that I was extremely impressed with your work and knowledge! You’re very good at what you do! Everything was handled so efficiently i was shocked!”

– Tina Ward, Buyer

how it works...

THE BUYING PROCESS

01
Pre-approval

Not only does getting written pre-approval let you know how much you can spend on a home, it also lets you lock in a rate potentially saving you thousands of dollars. Ask me who I recommend if you don't have a trusted advisor!

02
Where & what

A buyer's consultation is a great starting point. Let's discuss your preferences, budget, and desired location. We'll narrow down options, explore neighbourhoodsand identify properties that align with your goals.

03
Searches & Showings

I will set you up on an email search that will send you all the properties that match your criteria. Once you have selected some properties you like I will book the showings and we will head out and see them!

04
Offer time!

I will conduct a market analysis to determine the market value of the home so you can make an informed decision on how much to offer. Then we will discuss terms, deposit amount and dates. Be prepared, this can be a quick moving process.

05
What to expect before closing

Congratulations! I will take care of sending your lawyer all the documents for your closing. You will need to make sure you can attain house insurance, your financing is approved by your lender, and then you will set up movers, "change of address" for mail, and get ready to change utilities to your new address.

Must-Have Guide!

5 Ways To Negotiate Better When Buying in Greater Victoria

Pricing is just one of the ways to make your offer shine, find out the other key components sellers will find your offer more appealing than others! 

A little about me…

What makes working with me different?

Set Up a No Obligation
property Search

To initiate the no-obligations property search, please provide your specific preferences, such as location, budget, bedroom/bathroom count, and property type. Then you will start receiving any active listings that match your criteria directly to your email. 


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Got Questions?

Questions About Buying Real Estate in Victoria?

While real estate markets can fluctuate up and down, generally, homes in Greater Victoria have shown to greatly appreciate over time.  The statistics for Victoria show that home values double every ten years! Of course if you only have your home for a year or so its possible the market could have fluctuated down, so I always suggest trying to hold onto your home for at least 5 years before selling to see a greater equity earned. 

The value of an older home versus a new home depends on various factors, including location, condition and personal preferences. Older homes may have unique charm and established neighbourhoods, while new homes often come with modern amenities and energy efficiency. Consider your priorities and goals to determine which of the two may be better suited for you and your loved ones needs. 

A mortgage broker is a professional who acts as an intermediary between borrowers and lenders during the mortgage application process. They help borrowers find suitable loan products and connect them with lenders. Mortgage brokers work with various lenders, including banks and financial institutions, and they aim to secure the best possible terms for their clients. 

To prepare your home for sale, consider the following steps:

  1. Clean and Declutter: Ensure your home is clean and clutter-free. Cleanliness enhances appeal, and decluttering helps potential buyers envision the space.

  2. Minor Repairs: Fix any minor issues like leaky faucets, peeling paint, or squeaky doors. Attend to any visible wear and tear.

  3. Enhance Curb Appeal: First impressions matter. Improve the exterior by maintaining the lawn, trimming bushes, and considering a fresh coat of paint if needed.

  4. Neutralize Decor: Neutral colors and decor make it easier for potential buyers to visualize themselves in the space. Consider repainting if your current color scheme is bold.

  5. Depersonalize: Remove personal items like family photos and distinctive artwork to allow buyers to imagine the home as their own.

  6. Stage Rooms: Arrange furniture and decor to highlight the functionality and flow of each room. Proper staging can make spaces more inviting.

While a home inspection is not mandatory, I highly recommend getting one when buying a home. A professional home inspection can uncover potential issues with the property, and also provide valuable information about the in’s and outs of the home. Like I always say, you would never buy a car without checking under the hood, so don’t buy a home without the the proper due diligence either!

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