If you are like most modern home buyers, you start to research the market by going to www.Realtor.ca and perhaps as many as 11 other websites so that you can scour the market.

When you are ready to start looking at homes you may do one of 2 things: 

First you will ask a friend or a friend’s friend who is a REALTOR® to come out and show you some homes, or second you will call the listing REALTOR® because it’s convenient and if you can make a deal directly, you might be able to squeeze her on commission and pocket the savings yourself.

Honestly you can do better than this.

You should look around for a REALTOR® that is going to add value not only to your home search, but also to the selection and negotiating process too.

Find a REALTOR® that will:

  1.  Walk you through their process. Ask them to describe it to you. We take all of our buyers through a 10 Step Search & Selection Process

  2.  Help you find homes in the hidden market. Our 10 Step process uncovers ALL possibilities. The best deals are often not found on www.Realtor.ca or the MLS system.

  3.  Challenge your assumptions. You might think you know what you want, but a good REALTOR® will test this. Based on our experience you will end up buying a home that is NOT like the one you first had in mind.

  4.  Help you get the best deal. Better REALTORS® will explain the 5 Elements of a Purchase Contract. Better REALTORS® will help you secure your next home on your terms and help you to avoid paying more than you need to.

In the end its your choice. Perhaps go the friend or listing agent route. Or do your homework and ensure you get a better REALTOR® on your side.

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