The Airdrie REALTOR® Hunt: The Buying Side. Looking at homes can be one of the most exciting aspects of real estate. If you aren’t on a tight timeline, it can be a downright romantic experience! Having the right Airdrie REALTOR® by your side is a game-changer. How do you find your Unicorn REALTOR®? Here are some tips!
You do not pay the commission.
Did you know that about 90% of the time (ok, we’re guessing), the Seller is the one paying the commission and the Buyer does not? Yes, there are instances where this is not the case, but it’s infrequent and your Airdrie REALTOR® can guide you through this process. Guess what this means? You benefit from expert advice without having to pay cash for it.
Have your own representation.
Did you know that if a Buyer and Seller are represented by the same agent, that REALTOR® can no longer negotiate on either’s behalf? It’s a conflict of interest. They can’t take sides and they can’t offer expert advice. Having your own representation allows you and your Agent to develop a strategy to get you the absolute best price for the home.
When first starting the home buying search, the list of possibilities can be huge! However, a great Airdrie REALTOR®, like the Natalie Berthiaume Group’s Agents (shameless plug) will quickly narrow that list down. Often we hear people say they looked at 50 plus homes before they chose one. Do you know what we hear when they tell us this? They were confused.
An educated buyer can eliminate properties that aren’t a good fit. An excellent Airdrie REALTOR® can eliminate even more (with YOUR approval, of course). We do the leg work for you. We know certain things that you likely do not. This is why you rely on us! Backing onto a busy road? You may not like that, but why wait until you’re there to find this out? Most expensive house on the block? Maybe not a good fit if you’re planning to sell in the next couple of years.
Another great thing a REALTOR® does is connect you…to everything!
Need a painter? We have one. Carpet expert? Roofing specialist? A straight-shooting Mortgage broker? An honest lawyer (for real)? We have great people and NEVER take a kickback. We want to work with the best, not the ones paying us to refer them. Didn’t know this was a thing? It is.
Looking for that really unique property? We have ways to find it. A great Airdrie REALTORS® gets along with other great Airdrie REALTORS® and we talk to each other! We can often get you into homes before they even hit the market. Sometimes it really is all about who you know.
An Experienced Eye.
A great Airdrie REALTOR® sees things you will miss. We know to look for things and find the clues that would be valuable to you. Messy people? We can tell, even if it’s cleaned up! We look at finishing work, the neighbours, the plumbing components, and the functionality of a home. We see past the staging and can find the real pain points in any home. We’ve sat through countless home inspections and can tell you where the clean-out is, whether the basement is professionally finished, how the grading looks, signs of moisture in places you might not think to look, and so much more.
It’s no joke that you can form a great connection with your Airdrie REALTOR®. Finding one that is sharp, knows the business, and can negotiate like hell for you is magical. If they share your love of dry humour, The Office, and wine, it can be even better than magical.
Contact us now to learn more about our tried, tested, and approved Buying Process! Not sure? Read our reviews to learn more about us! We’d love to help you complete your search for your Unicorn REALTOR®.