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Buying a home can be a very exciting and memorable experience. In addition, buying a home is likely the largest transaction you will ever make. It’s a long-term financial commitment for you and your family. As a home buyer, you need an agent in your corner, fighting to make sure you get the home of your dreams and for the best price.
A Buyer’s Agent
A buyer’s agent represents you exclusively in a real estate transaction. However, using a real estate agent does not increase the cost of the transaction. The buyers and the sellers agents split the commission equally, which means you get some personal value from the commission dollars you pay.
A buyer’s agent is an expert in their field; they know the area, the neighbourhoods, the builders, and the available homes for sale.
With this knowledge, they help buyers sift through the inventory of real estate for sale to find those homes that best meet their needs, saving considerable time and effort. Your agent will also navigate the precarious nature of appraisals, inspections and negotiations, and help you find the home of your dreams at the right price.
If you're planning on buying a fixer-upper, having an agent on your side can help you avoid the many pitfalls involved with these types of transactions.
Merenda Real Estate is the perfect buyer’s agent to help you purchase a new home. Our agents serve as your personal and trustworthy guides to finding property in Toronto, Ontario and the GTA.
Founders David and Darren Merenda have a well-earned reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction. Their extensive knowledge of the GTA is invaluable to buyers who are searching for a home. They are skilled at negotiating and networking, and are well-versed in market shifts, cutting-edge architectural designs, property development, as well as building styles and trends.
To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today at 416-240-SOLD (7653).
As your personal guides and trustworthy agents in Toronto, Ontario, and nearby areas, we strive to give you the best of the best when you want to buy a home in Toronto or elsewhere. In the years that we have spent in the industry, homebuyers have always asked us, What do we need to do when we buy a house? Our dedication to helping buyers find a home led us to develop the following step-by-step guide that organizes and simplifies the process of buying a home.
Step 1 : Decide What to Buy
Step 2 : Hire an Agent
- Jot down some names and numbers that you find on “For Sale”
- Ask friends and family for a recommendation
- Visit one of the local offices in your area
Step 3 : Find your Home
One thing to keep in mind is your down payments. This is a percentage of the total cost of a home that you’ll need to pay. The more money you put down, the more you’ll save on monthly payments and cost of borrowing. Another important aspect is getting pre-approved for a mortgage. When the lender approves you for a mortgage, it gives you an idea of how much you can afford when buying your new house.
Keeping these things in mind, you are free to go window shopping!
Step 4 : Make an Offer Now
Not only is it about the price of the house but you have to carefully look at the other details included in this sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also be specified in the offer.
If there is something in the offer that doesn’t satisfy the seller, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get a price that you think is fair.
Step 5: Close the Sale
Congrats, welcome to your new home! You’re all ready to move in!