You’ve made the decision. You’re ready to buy. Now what?
Buying a home can be a bit overwhelming. There’s so much to think about and do. So, it’s important that you have someone you can trust to make the process as smooth as possible and offer expert advice.
Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians find their dream homes and guiding them every step of the way – from determining what you can afford and showing you homes that match your wants and needs to presenting an offer and closing the sale.
It’s all about helping you find the right home in the right neighbourhood at the best possible price. Below, you’ll find it all outlined in eight simple steps.
To buy a home, you need to be prepared and we are here to help you. Here are a few things to consider:
Which leads to Step 2…
Buying a home is personal and emotional. So the relationship with your real estate agent has to be built on expertise, trust and mutual respect. After all, they will be acting as your eyes, ears and voice throughout the process. They have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests, to be completely transparent and accountable to you. Here’s what a Royal LePage agent will do:
And while your agent will likely be a great source of advice on financing, it is ultimately your responsibility to understand and secure it.
So, let’s move on to financing…
Like many things in life, planning ahead is the key to success. So, you should know the price range you can afford before you start shopping. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
So now it’s time to get out there and find your dream home. Most people start off by having a neighbourhood in mind but a great agent may suggest options that you may not have thought of. Here are some considerations as you set out to house hunt:
And when you finally find the home you can see yourself living in, it’s time for the next step…
You’ve fallen in love. But it’s important that you don’t let your emotions get the better of you when making an offer. Remember, real estate is an investment. Fortunately, your real estate agent is there to help you put together an Offer to Purchase and discuss all the details. Here are a few things you should know:
After agreeing on terms and signing the offer, it’s time for the next step…
In addition to your real estate agent, you will now need to bring in a few pros to help get you to the finish line and make sure the investment you’re about to make is sound. Your real estate agent can put you in touch with these people and make recommendations. Here are a couple of key people you should be talking to:
You’re almost in the home stretch now. Just a couple more steps…
Closing day is the day you officially take ownership of your new home. It’s an exciting time for sure. But there are a couple of details you need to keep in mind before you get handed the keys:
All these costs might make your head spin. But you can take solace in the fact that your real estate agent will be a great help in managing all of this and get you to your last step…
The day has arrived. And there will be as much excitement as there will be sore backs. But you can take the pain out of moving day by planning ahead. Here are some tips for a smooth move:
Congratulations. You’re all moved in. Welcome home!
Whether you’re moving across town, across Canada, or across the world, Atlas Van Lines can get the job done. Royal LePage customers can take advantage of Atlas Van Lines’ exclusive Right Move program.