Buying a Home in Campbell River with Terri
I am an expert in helping you find the perfect Campbell River home, recreational property, or real estate investment. I will provide the information and assistance you need to make an informed decision. This web site is a very small part of the service I provide to my buyers. Give me a call! I'd love to help you with your purchase.
Assess Your Needs
I will take the time needed with you to determine the type of Campbell River home you are looking for; the features that are important to you and the price range you are comfortable with. Some buyers know exactly what they want and some are still exploring a number of options. Helping you explore your options and come to a decision is part of the process and an enjoyable part of my job. I will discuss my commission and how I get paid openly with you and I’ll go over the costs of purchasing a home so you'll know exactly what to expect.
Provide Market & Purchasing Information
I will give you the information you need about the market and ensure you are informed about the process and the contractual legalities of purchasing a home. You set the limits, provide direction and make the decisions. I share my knowledge, training and experience. I am responsible for protecting your interests throughout the buying process and I take pride in doing it well.
Provide Property Profiles
I will provide you with information on properties that are listed for sale through the MLS® system that match your criteria, REGARDLESS of the company they are listed with. You let me know if there are other homes you are interested in and I will gather information on them for you, too. This includes homes outside your criteria, or ones offered for sale by the owner or a company that doesn’t use MLS®. I am licensed and trained to sell you ANY home that is for sale in our market area and can even knock on doors of homes that are not for sale if you are interested. Want the information delivered to you via email? Prefer paper? No problem, I use both and will go over the information with you, too. With the information provided and a quick drive by, you will be able to identify homes that you are interested in viewing. I will book appointments to view the homes and go through them with you. Your honest reaction to the homes we view helps me narrow the search. Weeding out homes you’ll never buy makes house hunting in Campbell River a lot more enjoyable and less overwhelming. Some buyers find what they are looking for quickly and others need time to make their selection. I will let you set the pace and I will keep looking until you find your home.
Communication – A Two Way Street
I will contact you regularly with information on new properties, price changes, changes in market conditions, interest rates or other information that may affect your decision-making process. By keeping you informed, I will ensure you are able to act quickly when it is to your advantage. Contact me at any time.
Develop a Negotiating Strategy
Once I’ve found the home for you, I’ll do a little more detective work. Together we’ll take a closer look at the house, discuss what you want included in the offer, review the features of the house, how long it has been on the market and any previous sales or pricing history. I will provide as much information as I can on the home and may have questions for the seller’s REALTOR®. I will then plan our offer strategy.
Accessible REALTORS® – not Secret Agents!
I make every effort to be available when you need me. Contact me using text, call my cell phone, use my office paging system, my toll free number, or email me. If you haven't heard back, something isn't working, so please call again. On the rare occasions when I am unavailable, a knowledgeable, ethical REALTOR® will be covering for me. It is important to me that you feel you are getting the time, attention and information you need. Let me know how I am doing! Your honest feedback on the service you get from me, or from any REALTOR® covering for me, is always appreciated.
Write the Offer
There are numerous legalities involved in writing an offer. I will construct an offer that will reflect your intention and protect your interests. I may discuss the need for building inspections, title searches, property disclosures statements, wood stove certificates, septic inspections, requests for documents or other items specific to the property or your needs, to be included in the contract. Remember, price is not the only issue.
Negotiate On Your Behalf
For many buyers, negotiations are the most stressful part of the buying process and when emotions run high, it is sometimes difficult to absorb the information I am giving you. My training and experience really pay off here. I will be in close contact with you throughout the negotiating process. Two-way communication is imperative at this point and I expect you to ask for clarification anytime anything is unclear.
Once I have an accepted offer, I will have a number of days to do an in-depth investigation of the property so that you know as much as possible about the property before you make the final commitment to purchase. I will work with you and the other people you’ve chosen to work with throughout this process, like your bank and your lawyer. This can be a hectic few days, but you can count on my support and assistance through this process.
I will continue to work with you to resolve any issues that come up between the subject removal and the time you actually get possession of the property. My last official duty is to provide the keys to your new home and, if possible, walk through the house with you to make sure everything is as you expected. Please remember that I am only a phone call away if problems arise or you have any questions.
I will keep in touch after the sale. It’s a pleasure to chat once in a while and find out how things are going. I love hearing from you, too, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and let me know how you’ve settled in once all the unpacking is complete! If you decide to move, or know someone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, or looking for investment, commercial or recreational property in our area, I will be here. If you or someone you know is leaving the area, I can help you find a REALTOR® in the new location. I also really appreciate any feedback or suggestions you’d care to give me on the service I provided. Call anytime.
Your Commitment to Me
REALTORS® only get paid when they sell a property. If another REALTOR® writes the contract, I will not be compensated for all the work I have done for you. I put my commitment to you in writing. Please take the time to talk to me about the services you require and the level of commitment you are willing to make to me. There are a number of areas we should talk about before we get into the buying process to ensure you get the services you need and I am compensated for the work I do.