Making The Next Step Easier
Doing anything for the first time can be overwhelming. At Realand, we are here to make buying your first home one of your most memorable experiences. Our goal is to sit down with you to learn all of the details, such as your budget, "must-haves," location, style, and many other items you may never have considered. We don't stop at that; we are with you every step, including until closing the sale.
Experience & Knowledge Matters
The benefits of working with a licensed realtor, especially a Realand one, are one of the most critical aspects of buying a home. Having experts from the real estate industry helps to make the process as seamless as possible. As a top-notch brokerage, we can compile all your information into our internal system so you will never miss out on a new listing. Having advanced knowledge of properties before they are publicly available makes buying your first some that much more enjoyable.
How It Works – 5 Easy Steps
Home Buying Process
If you’re able, it’s almost always better to opt for a mortgage than pay rent. Property listings, neighbourhood research, market conditions, and comparable pricing are among the factors to consider when purchasing.
Create a Home Hunting Plan
You’ll team up with an expert realtor who’s committed to your needs. We select a professional from our team who understands the area you’re looking within. Our real estate experts are familiar with schools, shopping centres, future development plans, and work in the community. Once this has been established, we’ll lay out a plan to keep the process running smoothly.
Receive Financing Consultation
Talk to your bank or mortgage advisor to get pre-approval, see how much you qualify for and determine your down payment. Realand can also recommend a mortgage professional to assist.
Complete Home-Buying Journey
We will set you up on a new listing portal to get email alerts for properties of your interest as per your criteria. Expect customized searched listings, city file research, and complete property information to make the onsite home shopping more fun.
Negotiate and Fulfill Your Purchase Contract
Now you have zero down on the home you wish to purchase. We will facilitate the entire negotiation process by writing an offer, offering a price recommendation along with a counteroffer, handling a multiple offer situation, and getting you an accepted offer. We see to all due diligence to ensure your purchase contact is fulfilled accurately.
Throw Your Housewarming Party
Congratulations! It is now time to enjoy your dream home.
At Realand, we take great pride in our unwavering commitment to becoming the leader in Canadian real estate, which includes providing our clients with the best possible experience.
To continue our pursuit of becoming a top-ranked brokerage, we have created a Home Purchasing guidebook to help get you going on finding the perfect home. In this guide, you will find:Get A Home Buying Guide
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Common Real Estate Questions
Frequently Asked questions
Is it essential to get pre-approved for a mortgage?
It's easy to get overwhelmed when looking at houses, and not knowing what you are pre-approved for can often add extra stress. With a fast-paced market like the Okanagan, it's essential that you don't waste time looking at houses that may not be within your budget. With interest rates constantly changing, being pre-approved, you can lock in a guaranteed interest rate for 120 days, making it one less thing to worry about when deciding on your perfect home.
Realand works with a group of preferred partners, including mortgage specialists who can provide you with all the ins and outs of buying a home as it relates to your finances.
What is the fee to work with Realand Realty to buy a home?
We value our clients and the relationships we build with them. At Realand, we provide our services free of charge, and all costs are covered by the seller, just like it is across the industry.
How do I get started with my next step to buying a home?
When you are ready and feel informed about the buying process, contact one of Realand's trusted Realtors® to set up a meeting. From there, we will work alongside you to find your dream home.