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Why Work with a Realtor?


Blog by Rebecca Permack | April 5th, 2013


WHY WORK WITH ME TO PURCHASE YOUR NEW HOME?

Recently I was asked by a potential client what my role as a Realtor is when assisting people to buy a new home.  They wanted to know what my responsibilities are and what tasks I perform.

This is a bit of a difficult question to answer, as it requires me to definition when my "job" starts and ends.

MY KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT

These particular buyers have been using my "services" for some time, utilizing the information I have worked hard to compile on my website and the search I set up for them when they first started to look for their new home.  I have also been here - ready and willing - to answer any questions they have had about the area and the homes on Burke Mountain, at no cost to them.


So you could say that in their case, my role as a Realtor started months ago.

 

MY CONNECTIONS

When it comes to purchasing a brand new home here on Burke Mountain, depending on the builder, I have relationships with many of the sales teams and can leverage those relationships for your benefit when it comes to things like negotiating purchase price, lowering the required deposit amount, being "first on the call list" when new homes are released, etc.  I represent your interests as "The Buyer" and can explain the contract terms to you so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

MY EXPERTISE

A new home contract is significantly longer and more onerous on the buyer, and if you have no representation when something goes sideways, you are on your own. You may not realize that many of the sales teams in the show homes are not licensed Realtors and will barely explain the terms of the contract to you.  This is a huge investment, and considering that for a Buyer, working with a Realtor is absolutely FREE, the question is why wouldn't you want that?

 

I MAKE IS EASY FOR YOU

I also make sure all paperwork is forwarded to the right legal professionals so that nothing gets missed - you just have to show up at the lawyer's office to sign off on your purchase.  I create a checklist for you and keep you on track to make sure all of the necessary tasks of your home purchase are taken care of - providing you with contacts for home insurance, gathering any documentation your mortgage broker may need, etc.  

In the case of a resale home, this would also include reading all of the strata minutes and flagging any issues for your attention, arranging a home inspector, and generally being here to answer your questions and support you in the purchase of your new home.


IT'S IN YOUR BEST INTEREST

At the end of the day, a lot of what I do is intangible, but at the same time invaluable.