For Buyers

Baby Buy, Buy, Buy

Let's Make You a Homeowner

So, you’re ready to buy a home in the Kitchener-Waterloo area! Maybe you’re a newbie to the process, or maybe this isn’t your first rodeo. Either way, having good representation to help you navigate through it, is key! You can bet your bottom that you will be in good hands through working together with me. 

Here’s what they had to say…

“We want to give a great big thank you to Bailey for her great service of helping us buy a home and sold our home very quickly..2 days. Thanks so much!”

– D & K

how it works...


Tailor Your Home Search

To start, we will sit down together either in person or over the phone to develop a clear picture of your ideal home wish list/non-negotiables, so that I can make sure to narrow down properties that will work for you, without wasting your time. Before we dive too deep, we will make sure to get your mortgage pre-approvals in place.

Teach and Educate

No stone will go unturned. From neighbourhood details, to recent sales activity, to home viewings, right down to the offer process & the costs involved when purchasing a home, I will make sure you are well informed every step of the way.

Showings & House Shopping

I will get you set up with your own personal home search portal, highlighting the goodies & I will schedule suitable times for us to walk through your favs. No matter what it takes, we will find the one.

Negotiate on Your Behalf

If there is one thing that I will not treat delicately when offer time comes, it is your best interests. As my client, I will work to protect & negotiate favourable terms for you, while successfully securing a home that you love.

Share My Network

The first step will always be to get you pre-approved for a mortgage, but there will be other services required along the way. From mortgage advisors & lawyers, to home inspectors & contractors, I’ve either got a guy or will find one for you. Being surrounded by a solid team, means that all your bases are covered! 

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5 Simple Renovations For Your Home

Buyers Guides are overrated. That’s what you have ME for. 

Instead, let me share with you 5 very simple renovations that you could do to your home to bring it into this century, while also adding your own style to it & without breaking the bank. And shocker, you can do a few of these things yourself (make me proud!)

No Pressure

Why Work With Me?

Set Up a No Obligation
property Search

Scrolling through is one thing, but it can be overwhelming and a struggle to keep track of. Let me set you up with your own personalized portal, curating the homes that you really want to see. You will be notified of new listings to match your search criteria as they go live, ensuring that you don’t miss a beat! 

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About Buying Real Estate

Want to learn more about buying real estate in the KW Region? Check out my blog and videos to keep you up-to-date!

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To Love It Or To List It – 5 Simple Renovations to Help You Decide

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Got Questions?

About Buying Real Estate in Kitchener-Waterloo?

I recommend that you get pre-approved with your chosen lender to avoid surprises and disappointment. Understanding your affordability before we begin house shopping, will put you in the best position. It is not a good feeling to lose out on a house that you love because your financing wasn’t in place. Pre-approval requires proof of employment, income and debt verification and a consumer credit check. You will also negotiate and discuss the terms and conditions of the mortgage that you are applying for. If you don’t have a mortgage advisor already, I can refer you to one. BONUS: if you’re able to present an offer to the Seller without a financing condition, it will generally be much more favourable to them.

Absolutely. Joel and I have renovated older homes first hand & have a pretty good understanding of what goes into them. If the house has good bones & is reasonably priced under your budget, it might be worth exploring what the cost of renovations would be to see if you can make it work. Purchasing an older home is a great way to give you the freedom to make it exactly what you want. Will there be surprises? Always. Unless you’re feeling confident, a good way to protect yourself from expensive surprises after closing, is to build an inspection within your offer. 

It won’t cost you a thing, chicken wing! Well, I lied (kinda). In most cases, the commission paid to a Realtor comes from the Seller. Usually it is a percentage that is split equally with half to the Seller’s Agent and half to the Buyer’s Agent. 

Only in the case of a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) where the Seller does not wish to pay a commission to a Realtor, could you then be on the hook. But, this would only be if you Buy that particular home & the details would be worked out between the both of us beforehand to make sure you’re comfortable & each of us have a clear understanding. 

As most things in life do, buying a property is no different. A common misconception (mostly for first-time home buyers), is that you pay the price you offered on the house and that is it. NO SIR! Additional costs you should prepare for within your budget as a Buyer are things like closing costs – including lawyer fees, land transfer tax & property tax adjustments, as well as inspection fees (if needed), home insurance fees, monthly mortgage fees, monthly utility fees, moving & renovation fees. If you plan on new furnishings or replacing appliances/systems right away, these are also things to factor in as well.

A deposit is a form of security for the Seller that holds you as the buyer accountable for completing on the agreement of purchase and sale once the deal goes firm. Depending on the way the contract is worded, a deposit is usually due either upon or within 24 hours of offer acceptance. It is important to note that when an offer is accepted, it is signed under seal by both yourself & the Seller. This doesn’t mean that the offer is then reliant on the deposit before it becomes binding, it means that from the moment it is signed, it becomes binding. As such, you are obligated to provide the deposit to the Listing Brokerage within the timeframe the deposit is due, or you will be in breach of contract. This means that you could be held liable for not only the deposit amount, but also the purchase price amount, if you happen to change your mind. Before submitting any offer, you want to be 100% sure about it – there is no room for Buyers remorse when it comes to real estate!

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