Selecting an Agent

Do You Have a Personal Real Estate Agent?

If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps you’ve checked out a few open houses or called the number on a For Sale sign to schedule a private viewing of that property.

Yes, you can do all of that on your own if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with your own personal real estate agent.

Your Real Estate Agent Works for You

A real estate agent, especially one who knows the Thornhill market well like I do, can help you find and buy your ideal home quickly and make the entire process go smoothly. During a viewing your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features and potential “issues” that you might otherwise miss.

When it comes time to make an offer your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.

Bottom line: Your own personal real estate agent is there for you every step of the way. At least, that’s how I work with my clients.

What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

When buying a home, you want a real estate agent who…

  • Takes the time to understand your needs and goals, so you have a true partner in your home buying journey.
  • Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark.
  • Has expertise and a track record of success in the Thornhill market.
  • Knows how to find great properties in your price range.
  • Will alert you to new listings quickly so you get the jump on those opportunities.
  • Will advise you on the best price to offer for the home you want.
  • Will prepare and present the offer, and skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, and closing dates so you get the best deal.
  • Will save you potentially thousands of dollars by ensuring you don’t overpay for the property you want.
  • Will recommend reputable home inspectors, movers and other professionals you may need.

Not every real estate agent offers all of these services. My clients say that I do. They also tell me how much they appreciate my professionalism, expertise and accessibility.

Let’s Talk

If we haven’t already met I’d be happy to buy you a cup of coffee and talk about how I can be of service. Call 416-576-6656 now or use this short form.

If you’re selling click here to learn more about the process and how to ensure your property sells quickly for the highest price possible.