by Calgary Realtor Diane Kelly
Buying Your Dream Home in Calgary
a home in Calgary or anywhere else for that matter is it
important to work with a realtor? Why not go it alone?
So let's say you do decide to go it alone. You
find the perfect home and you want to make an offer. You contact the
sellers, and tell them you just LOVE their home, and you want to buy
it. So what's next. You put in a offer. Do you just verbally tell
them what you want to offer, or do you make them an offer in
Okay so let's say you just commutate verbally
with them. You agree on a price. Now you have to make it all legal.
You need to get a lawyer to write up your contract. Wonder how much
they will charge you for that?
Now what about conditions in your contract?
Did you ask for a home
inspection? You do want to know that your new home is
structurally sound and that there is no mould in the basement. The
roof may need a bit of fixing, there could be many things that could
cause you a problem. You'll need to find a home inspector, hopefully
you pick an inspector that is known to do a good job.
Now because you're dealing directly with the
seller sometimes things can get a bit emotional. The sellers has
told you everything they're including with the sale of the home. But
now they've changed their mind about a couple of items, and maybe
they'd like to change the possession date too. It's getting a bit
messy now. I bet you wish someone could take care of this all for
Well that's where your realtor comes in. Your
realtor will take care of your offer for you. You and your realtor
will discuss what you want to offer, what your conditions are and
most importantly, your
realtor will be protecting your interests at all times. Your
realtor will know home inspectors, mortgage brokers, lawyers in fact
every professional you need to complete your purchase. You realtor
can arrange the home inspection for you. Your realtor will negotiate
with the seller's realtor on your behalf to get you the best deal
and the best terms, without all the emotions.
Make it legal. Once you've decided on a
lawyer, your realtor will make sure that all the paperwork is sent
to the lawyer's office. All you have to do is turn up to meet the
lawyer with your best signing hand, and of course the funds to close
your purchase off. Then it's all done. You just wait for your
possession date. And your realtor is still there with you right to
the end. Because if there's a problem, you want a professional by
your side to smooth everything out if needed.
Buying a home with or without a realtor. What
do you think?
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