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Buyer Services

Your Coldwell Banker sales representative is committed to helping you acquire the property that’s right for you. We offer a full-service program that may include some of the buyer services listed below and will work with you to develop a customized plan that reflects your specific needs.

We will conduct a buyer counselling session to discuss your needs and goals, and to plan the search for your property.

We will discuss alternatives for agency representation that are available to you as a potential buyer – Buyer Brokerage, Seller Agency and Disclosed Dual Agency – and our representation of your customer interests in the different agency relationships.

We will present and explain to you the buyer representation agreement and the special services and benefits it offers.

We will explain the entire home buying process to you in advance and guide you through every step along the way.

We will offer to arrange a pre-qualification or pre-approval appointment with a reputable lender to identify your range of affordability and to increase your negotiating strength.

We will present your property search criteria to our local Coldwell Banker sales team. Our goal is to present you, when possible, with properties as they debut or before they appear on the open market.

We will show you properties that meet the criteria you have selected.

We will discuss features of a property that may affect its value and future resale.

We will review with you all inspection reports and other documents pertaining to the condition of the property, and answer all questions regarding physical defects of the property which are known to us.

We will thoroughly review with you any seller’s written disclosure statement to enable you to accept or specify the remedy for each fault disclosed. Remedies for any disclosed faults should be addressed in the offer to purchase.

We will explain to you the option of an appraisal contingency/condition.

We will explain to you the option of a home warranty plan to reduce your risk of repair costs when purchasing a property.

We will explain the benefit of obtaining a professional property inspection that may address basic construction issues.

We will provide you with a preliminary estimate of closing costs and down payment requirement anticipated in the transaction.

We will prepare a written offer on the property you choose to purchase, with terms and conditions approved by you.

We will request in the offer to purchase that the seller remedy the items you specify after your review of the property inspection reports.

A key role in any purchase, we’re effective negotiators who will work hard to develop a strategy to deliver terms and conditions acceptable to you.

We will endeavour to present your purchase offer directly to the seller in the presence of the listing representative.

We will accompany you on a thorough walk-through of the property (if one is provided for in the sales contract) before closing, and we will assist you in dealing with any problems discovered during the walk-through.

We will monitor and inform you of the progress of the purchase agreement, including the satisfaction of all contingencies and conditions during the entire transaction.

We will contact you after the closing to follow up on remaining details or service needs.

We will provide you with a confidential opportunity to give an evaluation of our services.