Phyllis will not take it for granted that you know all the in's and out's of the buying/selling process. Instead, he or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect - and that's important so you're not faced with any surprises along the way.
Assessing Your Needs
One of the first questions Phyllis will ask is "Why are you moving?" and will also explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment), your financial situation and any future plans.
Phyllis will help you identify where you want to live and what type of house is best for your needs. There is plenty of housing options available in the marketplace - new homes, resale homes, townhouses, condominiums. Phyllis will help you choose the one that best suits your current and projected lifestyle.
It's all part of getting to know you so your purchase will be handled to your complete satisfaction.
Targeting You Dream Home
Phyllis will help you identify what you want in your new residence. A pool? A garage? An extra room? A particular building design? What about the neighbourhood? Proximity to schools or work?
Phyllis will compare your needs , wants and budget with what is available on the market - and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
Phyllis will also accompany you as you view houses and help you assess their suitability and price. As a knowledgeable agent, Phyllis will provide facts on the neigbourhood, cost of heating, available transportation and services in the area.
In other words, she will work with you to achieve your "dream."
Access to MLS
The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a database of available homes in the region. This database instantly alerts Phyllis to new properties that meet your search criteria. This is a tremendous time saver and greatly facilitates your search for the right home.
Phyllis has a current knowledge of the financing choices available to home buyers - and there are many of them, an often confusing array. At your request, Phyllis will assist in evaluating mortgage options.
A Skilful Negotiator
Phyllis will assist in negotiating an offer, acting as a mediator to head off potential conflicts between you and the seller, and draw up a legally binding contract. She remains active in the transaction, keeping you informed to closing day.