For Buyers

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you can make.  Allow me to help you through the process.  You can count on personal, attentive, patient service, excellent knowledge of the area, great negotiation skills and expert selling strategies that are right for you. I truly look forward to working together.

Buying a Home in British Columbia - RECBC

The Real Estate Council of BC oversees regulation of the real estate industry and is the home of a couple of good online consumers directed resources. I would recommend that buyers in particular will be interested in "Buying a Home in BC".  I do have a few paper copies of this pamphlet if you wish, I will send you one, or you can read it online at the link provided.

Working with a Realtor - BCREA

All buyers and sellers, working with an real estate agent, see this form created by the British Columbia Real Estate Association, and called  "Working With A Realtor".  It details the role and responsibilities of BC real estate agents in their work with the public, be sure to discuss it with your Realtor©.  

The Road to the Dream Home

Let your real estate agent do the searching for you. The best buys aren’t in the newspaper ads; most great opportunities are on "hot sheets" that are available every morning to salespeople with access to MLS information.

An agent’s job is to:

Provide information on the property and the area​

Negotiate a price and terms that are agreeable to both buyer and seller

Help arrange a source of financing

As a homebuyer, you must work with your agent to find the home that’s right for you. Communication is key - tell your agent what you want, and be specific.

Offer a detailed description of your property needs and wants. If you will absolutely not consider a house without a hardwood floor, say so. And if air conditioning is a "nice to have" rather than a "must have," communicate that, too.

Be specific about where you want to live. If you refuse to live outside a certain area, it might take longer to find you a home, but your agent will know not to waste your time with anything not in your chosen neighbourhood.

Tell your agent what you can afford. He or she can help you get a pre-approved mortgage so you know for sure what your price range will be.

Communicate your likes and dislikes for each property you see. It will help your agent narrow down the possibilities.

Commit to one salesperson.

- Respect and perform the terms of the purchase agreement.

- Keep an open mind. Agents know about those charming little areas that you’ve never even heard of. You might find your dream home in a completely unexpected place.