Embarking on the journey to buy a home can be both exhilarating and daunting. With the right guidance, however, it can be a smooth and rewarding experience. Introducing the SELECT Buying Process by Tallon Jebb Real Estate, designed to guide you every step of the way.
10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home
- Seller’s Motivation: Why is the seller selling?
- Home’s Age and Condition: How old are replaceable portions like the roof, windows, furnace, hot water tank, and appliances?
- Renovations: How old are any major renovations? Were they permitted?
- Documentation: Is there documentation on work done to the house?
- Water Issues: Are there or have there been any water-related problems?
- Electrical System: What type of electrical is in the house?
- Inclusions: Is there anything that’s NOT included in the sale of the house?
- Market Duration: How long has the property been on the market?
- Property Value: How much is this property worth in today’s market?
- Utility Costs: What are the utility costs?
The SELECT Buying Process Breakdown
Pre-Approval: Ensure you have a valid government-issued photo ID, your most recent pay stub, T4, and a valid letter of employment.
Home Buyer Consultation: Your real estate agent will discuss:
- The buying process in depth.
- Desired property type, features, and price range.
- Address any questions or concerns.
- Provide recommendations on Mortgage Specialists, Property Inspectors, Lawyers, etc.
Home Search: Narrow down your top picks and send your agent the MLS # to arrange private showings. This allows for an in-depth feel of the home and consultation on potential concerns.
Found the Right Home: Conduct due diligence by researching and asking the “10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home.”
Making an Offer: Meet with your agent to fill out the necessary paperwork for making an offer. Your agent will provide recommendations and explain all areas of the contract. Bring your photo ID for identification.
Complete Buyer Due Diligence: Obtain financing and conduct a home inspection.
Final Steps: Once the mortgage is approved and the inspection is satisfactory, sign a “waiver of conditions” document. Upon signing, the sale becomes official. Congratulations!
Post-Sale Steps: Set up home insurance and utilities, finalize legal paperwork, conduct a final walk-through, and receive your keys on possession day.
Your Agent’s Responsibilities
As your agent, Tallon Jebb Real Estate is committed to:
- Understanding your needs and providing the right advice.
- Explaining all necessary forms.
- Searching the MLS for suitable properties.
- Setting up private showings.
- Providing top industry professionals.
- Offering a Comparable Market Evaluation.
- Writing and negotiating offers.
- Protecting your legal interests.
- Ensuring a smooth process until possession.
- Offering post-sale support.
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Understanding Real Estate Contracts
A purchase contract includes elements like inclusions with the home, purchase price, possession date, deposit, conditions, and terms. It’s essential to understand these elements, from the electrical system to the foundation, to ensure a smooth buying process.
Why Choose Tallon Jebb?
Tallon Jebb is deeply passionate about real estate and is dedicated to providing unmatched service. With a rich family history in real estate and a commitment to continuous learning, Tallon has successfully assisted numerous families in achieving their real estate goals.
Our Distinctive Advantage
Being born and raised in Grande Prairie, Tallon has developed a vast network of relationships. This network, combined with a commitment to excellence, ensures that clients receive the best service and resources, from security system dealers to attorneys.
Our Commitment to Clients
We believe in the power of knowledge and are dedicated to educating our clients at every step. Our values of integrity, work ethic, relationships, passion, and consistency guide us in providing unparalleled service.
About Tallon Jebb
Tallon’s passion for real estate is evident in his dedication to his clients and his commitment to continuous improvement. With a deep-rooted connection to Grande Prairie and a vast network of relationships, Tallon strives to create an extraordinary life one day at a time, always prioritizing the needs and dreams of his clients.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to upgrade, the SELECT Buying Process by Tallon Jebb Real Estate is designed to guide you every step of the way. Let’s embark on this journey together.
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