Choosing to buy a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a complex ordeal that requires a lot of planning and of course, having a great Agent with expert local knowledge is key! Here is our simple Step by Step Guide to Buying.
Get a Pre-Approval
It’s important to set goals when starting your search & knowing what you can afford is a key factor. Therefore, if you need help, please ask me! I have some great mortgage partners.
In order to get to where you want to go, it’s important to look at your timelines. Some things to consider are whether you’re in a fixed-term lease, whether holidays will affect the future possession date and whether the property is occupied or vacant. We can discuss average possession day periods & how best to leverage your options so that you are in the best possible position.
The time has arrived for our first initial meeting (whether in-person or virtually). In addition, we will discuss all of your wants, needs, hopes & dreams…because, why not? Do you love a bungalow or a two-storey? Is a busy street a deal-breaker? Are you planning for children and because of this, are schools important to you? Our team has over 100 specific questions that we ask our buyers in order to really drill down exactly what style of home and what Airdrie neighbourhood will be the best fit for them.
Set up Search
Now that we’ve established our criteria, we’ll want to set you up on a search through our Pillar9 system that leaves no stone unturned. From there, we’ll review the local listings together & ensure they match what you are looking for.
This is the fun part! Together we’ll pound the pavement and see if the Airdrie homes we viewed online match what we discover in person. Like online dating, some homes look better in pictures than they do in person! And others may not be quite as photogenic, but we connect with them in person. Our team is also known for throwing in “wild card” listings that we curate for you and surprise you with. It makes the house hunting experience feel like a really positive adventure.
Write an Offer
At this point, you’ll be feeling educated enough to write an offer. This is when things get really fun! We will be there every step of the way to guide you and ensure that you are strategically positioned to get your dream home for the best possible price!
In conclusion, we truly pride ourselves in helping our clients find the absolute best home that is right for them. We are locally based in Airdrie and we know the communities inside and out. We work hard, research a ton, and do the leg work so you don’t have to. We are also armed with a ton of amazing resources and are always happy to point you in the right direction.
Let your Airdrie real estate search start today!