BUYING & SELLING YOUR HOME
Let us help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, we will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. We will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
Our team is always familiar with the current homes on the market, and we know neighborhood values well, so we can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call us and we will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
We Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, we can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
Homeward Bound Team has the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search our listings here at our website.
We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
We will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. Our top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.
We will work for you every step of the way! Our team's combination of skill, experience, and technology ensures that we can sell your home for the highest possible price and in the shortest period of time. We have the tools to meet the demands of a highly competitive, modern market.
Homeward Bound's Unique Automated Internet Marketing System Online Presence: Available 24 hours a day!
Our online marketing system allows us to make information accessible 24-hours a day, and to respond immediately and directly to each and every prospective buyer. From our website, prospective buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access our site 24 hours a day and view your property listing! Through our Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent by e-mail to every prospective buyer in our database, where your home meets their criteria. Plus it will be e-mailed automatically to future prospective buyers as well.
• As soon as you list your home with us, your home is entered in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer.
• Your home is added to the “Hot New Listing” page that goes to all RLP Realtors at the onset of the listing.
• Your listing will go on to the VREB Realtor’s ML programme and Hot Sheet
• Your listing will be added as a feature listing on our website. Our Assistant is specifically hired to take care of all website listings and answers all inquiries immediately. We are notified of every inquiry and we send out further information.
• The listing will be added to the RLP website.
• Kiosks at Mayfair Mall and Canwest Mall – Colour large boards will be made of the listing and added to each RLP kiosk.
• Plus colourful window displays, social media marketing and more.
Pricing Your Home
When you think about it, there are several other homes for sale competing with your home. We will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The way we do this is by generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area. You can complete our online form to get a feel for your home's market value.
Every Step Of The Way...
Remember, Homeward Bound Team will be working for you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.