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Buying with Blue Elephant

If you’re looking for an unforgettable buying experience, you’ve come to the right place.

The property buying process.

Educate yourself! Download our buyers guide.

The most important thing you can do as a potential buyer is prepare yourself for what will likely be the largest financial decision you make in your life. Our Buyers Guide is free to download, and takes you through the steps of the buying process as well as introduces you to the professionals you will need along the way.

Get ahead of the competition with automatic property updates.

The most important service that any serious buyer can sign up for is automatic property updates. It allows you to get access to listings days before Realtor.ca and makes sure that you don’t miss out on the properties that matter to you.

Download our app for an amazing mobile experience.

Neighbourhoods are as unique as the people that live in them. To find your perfect hood, check out our neighbourhood pages for information on current listings, local entertainment, schools, transportation and more.

Get automatic property updates.

The most important service for any serious home buyer…automatic property updates.

 

If you are searching online you are getting listings up to 48 hours later than other buyers, plus if you stop searching for a day you could miss out on the perfect property. Sign up for automatic updates and have properties delivered to your inbox the second they hit the market!

Sign up today to get property updates.

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The most important part of the buying process is educating yourself.

Everything you need to know about buying, in a conveniently downloadable form. Includes questionnaires, checklists, FAQs and third party contacts to ensure you fully understand the process from start to finish.

10 steps to purchasing a property

1. Download our buyers guide and educate yourself on the process.

Most people just get on a website like mine and start shopping before they even know what goes into buying a property. The more you know about what you are doing the better experience you will have. Input your email below to download our guide.

2. Choose the right Realtor.

A Realtor is so much more than someone who just takes you in showings. The true strength of a Realtor is in the additional value that they bring to the table. Your Realtor should introduce you to the best mortgage broker, lawyer, moving company etc. Your Realtor should know the neighbourhood that you are looking at inside and out. Your Realtor should be an expert negotiator and provide insight into how much you should spend on a particular property.

3. Sit down with a mortgage professional.

The biggest mistake that most buyers make is going online and using a “what can I afford” calculator to determine their budget. The first step that every buyer should take when purchasing a property is to sit down with a mortgage professional (not your part time cousin) to determine how much you can afford.

4. Focus! Choose a neighbourhood.

The city is a big place with a lot of properties. The more you focus the better chance you have of finding the best property for the best value. If you try to look in too many places it’s like finding a needle in a haystack and ultimately it will leave you frustrated.

5. Create a list of wants vs needs. (checklist in our buyers guide)

Of course we all want a west facing property with views of the city, a massive balcony, split bedrooms and a massive kitchen island. The reality is if you include too many wants in your search you may be left on the sidelines for a long time. Make sure to properly balance your wants vs needs and be realistic about what’s available.

6. Start your search with automatic property updates.

NOW you can start your property search, and every serious buyer needs to be getting automatic property updates. It’s a crazy competitive market out there right now and buyers need every advantage they can get. Our automatic property updates services makes sure that you get the properties that matter most to you delivered to your inbox the second they hit the market. This is 24/48 hours faster than you will see listings on Realtor.ca or most other Realtor’s websites! You can sign up in a couple of seconds by clicking the button below.

7. Make an offer based on comparables.

Once you find the perfect place you need to move fast! We don’t ever rush our clients, but if you have properly prepared it won’t feel rushed. We know how hard it is to find amazing places and we simply want our clients to have them! When making an offer your Realtor will protect your best interests by including conditions with the offer and negotiating with a maximum price in mind to ensure you don’t overpay or go past your comfort level.

8. Deliver the deposit check.

Once an offer is accepted (even before it goes “firm”) you typically have 24 hours to deliver the deposit check to the seller. The deposit amount is negotiated during the offer process but it is typically 5% of the purchase price. If you deliver the check even 1 minute more than 24 hours, the deal is technically void. Moving money isn’t always fast so make sure to have your deposit prepared in advance.

9. Waive any conditions.

If your offer contained conditions like a finance condition, you have a specific amount of time to “waive” the conditions or the deal will become null and void and your deposit will be returned to you. If you waive the conditions, the deal becomes “firm” a and you are obligated to now close on the property. Neither side can back out at this point.

10. Close the deal with your lawyer and mortgage team, and get the keys!

Your lawyer and mortgage broker will set up meetings with you for a couple of days before closing to sign off on the final documents. At this point your job is to book the movers and get your finances in order. The lawyer will let you know exactly how much you need to bring with you when you meet, but it will include the remained of your downpayment, land transfer tax and legal fees. Once you have done that, you get the keys to your awesome new property!