Why you need a Buyer Consultation

Has anyone taken the time to sit down with you and explain the home buying process?

You have your pre-approval - now what?  Do you know what to expect?  What comes next? 

Most people start their search online, then once they have found a couple of homes that interest them they will go to a few open houses.  What happens if you like one of those homes?  Can that agent represent you, or are they working for the seller?  How does that agent get paid?  What if you don't like that agent, but you did like an agent from a different open house - can you use that agent?  
These are common questions, and I'm sure you have many more, especially if this is your first home purchase.

  • What are the closing costs?  
  • Do I qualify for the First Time Homebuyers grant?
  • How do the property taxes work if I move into the home in September?
  • How do I use the RRSP's towards my downpayment?
  • How much is a home inspector?  What exactly do they do?  Are they licensed?
  • Is it true in a multiple offer situation the seller will ask for more money than your original offer?  Is it a bidding war?  How does it work?
  • What subjects should I include in my offer?
  • How is the deposit different than the down payment?
  • What if I want to buy a home from a developer?  Can their agent on site help me?
  • How do I make an offer?  
  • How do I know how much to offer?  

These are just a few of the many questions home buyers will have.  Even if you've purchased a home in the past.  Rules have changed.  Taxes have changed.  

You want an agent who is looking after your interests.  Not an agent who is looking after the sellers interest.  One of the first things we will talk about is agency (Who is working for the seller, who is looking after the buyer, and what does that mean to me.)  

I offer my clients a free Buyer Consultation.  We get together in my office for 20-30 minutes.  I explain the costs and taxes so that you know exactly what to expect.  I also provide you with a copy of my guide to the home buying process, and answer any questions you may have, enabling you to armed with all the information you need.

I am here to guide you through the process.  I have taken specialized training and one of my favourite parts of selling real estate is working with first time buyers.   

I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, and less time-consuming and frustrating for you.  I will help you prepares so that the sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, find properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details that make up the actual purchase.


If you are buying - the seller pays for my services - there is no additional cost to you, call me now.  Let's get started!


Set up your personal Buyer Consultation.  (604) 838-1333

Shelley Arding
Shelley Arding
Associate