Whether you’re buying your 1st or 14th home, hiring a seasoned professional to guide you through the ever-changing marketplace will pay off in dividends.
Your first contact with the Real Collective will cover the intake process: discussing representation, agency relationship, talking about what you can afford and what you feel comfortable spending, your dreams, wants, and needs in your next home, how to coordinate viewings, the offer process and associated paperwork.
Representation isn’t show and tell.
Agency is the most important factor to us, it’s in our name: Real Estate Agency Leaders (REAL) Collective, the simple idea that we act for our clients as if we were acting for ourselves. Your agent will owe you fiduciary duty, which is a commitment to act in the best interests of another person or entity. Specifically, care, obedience, accounting, confidentiality, loyalty, disclosure.
During your very first meeting you and your agent will decide if you’re a good fit to work together. You’ll notice the professionalism, listening skills and compassion that all our agents bring to their client relationships.
We typically go from home to home, unlock the door, turn on the lights and tell you all the things we don’t like about the home based on what’s important to you. Neighbourhood and home issues will be flagged. We tell you all the things we don’t like and never push you into a purchase, but rather protect you along the way.
How Much Can You Afford?
Real Collective REALTORS® deliver results. Homes come in every size, style and price range. Knowing what you can afford at the beginning of your search saves you time and disappointment later on. The following calculations outline the process financial institutions use to determine how much you can afford.