The purchase of a home is possibly the largest financial investment you will make in your lifetime. Whether it is your first home, or you are an experienced investor, the process can be overwhelming at times. This is where an experienced realtor can guide you through the steps, keeping you in the light, making your real estate journey a pleasant and gratifying experience.
Your first step is to decide on a professional to help you find the home you have been dreaming about. Working with an experienced buyers agent, is really worth considering, since there is a legal responsibility for the realtors due diligence in representing her buyers. A wise and prudent decision would be to have a realtor explain the benefits of working with a buyers’ agent, versus a dual agent (the realtor selling the property). Diane can guide you through….every step of the way.
Choose a realtor that understands your needs..... deciding whether a realtor is right for you.
Questions before hiring your realtor:
Have you lived in Nanaimo for less than 5 years?
Do you know certain areas of Nanaimo to avoid due to higher crime rate?
Do you know of certain plans for wet housing that would dramatically effect home values.
Will you provide market evidence to support the price?
Will you look after closing and possession details?
Will you respond promptly to my calls?
I have been working for over 20 years (on Vanvoucer island) with buyers, which has taught me valuable skills. Although it is primarily about my clients being confident and secure in their real estate choice, it is very much about relationship, to make
the buying journey an exciting and comfortable experience...........in the hands of professional.
My number one goal is to provide each and every client with the necessary information and knowledge required to make a well informed, and confident real estate decision.
Pre-qualify for a loan
This will determine what you can afford, and also let you shop for the best mortgage rate. Lending institutions are very competitive these days, with interest rates around 3%. Being pre approved will enable you to act fast when the right house comes along. The seller would consider your offer before a buyer that has not taken these steps.
Decide what you want..
Whether it be a rancher with 2 bedrooms, or the 2 storey home with 4 or 5 bedrooms. What are your interests?
Decide what things you cannot live without, and the features that would bring you joy in your new home. Be realistic
about what you can afford, and what your budget will allow. Is a fenced back yard important over a brand new kitchen?
The great benefit about Nanaimo, is everything is pretty much a 15 minute drive away. Most is 5 minutes away.
It is a city of convenience, with parks, schools, medical, beaches, shopping, buses and more.......all minutes away.
Start your search
You are ready to begin searching for a property that would meet your needs. I would be happy to send you the latest
and hottest properties on the market. nanaimosbesthomes.com has everything you need to get you on your way.
Let begin today..
Five mistakes first time homebuyers make.
1. Beginning without a budget and no pre approval....set up for disappointment
2. Not researching neighbours, and buying into a neighbour that is not at all suited to your taste.
3. Not viewing all your options, and buying the first home you visit.
4. Buying a property without a building inspection
5. Not hiring a professional, experienced real estate agent to guide you through you real estate buying journey.