Are you looking to buy Real Estate in Calgary?

Buying real estate is an exciting, complex matter and can be especially overwhelming and emotional for the first-time homebuyer.

Do yourself a favor and learn as much about the process as you can before you begin. Never be afraid to ask questions, your Realtor will be a wealth of valuable information and will be happy to answer your questions and assist you.

As a buyer, it usually costs nothing to hire a Real Estate Professional to help you find and purchase a home – your Realtor will likely get a portion of the commission the seller pays to his Realtor. Listen to your agent, but make your own decision. There are many steps to finding the right home, securing the property, and ensuring that you pay a price you are comfortable with. Your Realtor will become your compass in this journey, from the very beginning straight to move-in day.

Here is what you can expect from your Realtor:

Financing

A Realtor knows a lot about the different financing options and he/she also has experience working with the different lenders in Calgary and surroundings. Let your Realtor direct you to someone with financing that’s the perfect match for you.

Searching

You will want to start with a list of properties that closely fit your needs and expectations. A Realtor has access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) System, the largest listing of homes in Canada. Your Realtor will be able to provide you with the most up to date listing information.

Selection

Your Realtor can help with objective information about each property & location. They can also help you answer 2 important questions when you find your new home: Does the property meet my needs? And will I make money when I’m ready to sell?

Negotiating

A Realtor can assist with this sometimes overwhelming process. Once a price is agreed upon, both parties’ Realtors parties draw up a legally binding contract. Trust your Realtor to ensure the legalities are accurate.

Inspection

Your Realtor will suggest that you have the home inspected first, an important step that will give you piece of mind. Recommendations on an inspection company to ensure the property is a good investment.

Closing

Your Realtor, with the aid of your lawyer, will ensure that all parts of the transaction are completed. He/she will be there when you take possession of your home and personally hand you the keys.

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