IT'S REALLY EASY TO GO INTO THE MARKET AND BUY A PRETTY HOUSE IN PRETTY CONDITION.....
we think, however, that you should settle only for the best....in value, location, construction, design and equity growth potential.
GETTING THE CONTEXT RIGHT
Whether you are a first-time Buyer or a seasoned homeowner, we believe your home search should desirably begin by reviewing historical and current marketplace performance, examining how different sectors perform differently, by neighbourhood and housing type. We place a priority on this stage of your project and we like to recommend an initial meeting to do this overview and anaylsis. That meeting is also an opportunity to share information about the buying process.
GETTING THE PROCESS RIGHT
The only way to guarantee good decision-making is to ensure that the process is comprehensive. Any one property or neighbourhood viewed in isolation can look agreeable, but only comparative shopping reveals true value. We counsel our clients to suspend the desire to make early decisions in favour of a relaxed process, examining properties by construction, condition, lot, potential and location. Our emphasis is on "seeing" a property so thoroughly that a resulting decision to buy a given property proceeds from the confidence that only real knowledge brings..
In any home-buying process, the search is naturally limited by the combined constraints of time, agenda, and the existing inventory of property for sale. Good decision making, however, depends on strong perspective. We actively bring the perspective we have gained over decades of Ottawa real estate sales, and, just as importantly, the distilled perspective of all of our clients.
When you buy a home, you’re not just buying a physical structure. You’re buying into the neighbourhood. The most beautiful house in an area you don’t love will never feel like home. What should it be? Family-friendly or party central? Gritty and arty or elegantly gentrified? Do you want lots of parks to play in or cycle in? Are you looking for charming streets filled with intimate cafes? Does the area need to be dog-friendly? Bicycle-friendly? Are you looking for a spot with lots of young families or an area that appeals to boomer retirees? Whatever your needs, we will help you find a home you’ll love – in a place where you’ll feel right at home.
NEGOTIATION OF THE PURCHASE
The negotiation of the purchase, including construction of the offer, is perhaps the most complex part of the process. As many years as we have been doing this, and as many offers as we have written, there are constant refinements we make to our negotiating style and approach on a continuing basis. The art of the negotiation is something we believe that our client should both understand and manage actively with us, and so we make it a priority to begin preparing our client on this subject at the outset of the process.
DOWNSIZING TO CONDO OR RETIREMENT HOME
Overwhelmed? Don't be. We have assisted hundreds of clients to move from house to condo, or retirement home. We help manage the process from start to finish, including the selection of a new residence, and guiding the preparation of the existing home for sale. And we do this with the fullest sensitivity to the personal needs of our clients, and in liaison with their family members, should our clients desire.
FIND YOUR DREAM HOME
BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION
The process of buying and having a new home built is not simply a matter of picking a model and placing an order. Indeed, the issues are vastly more complex, and the potential for mistake often higher than the alternative purchase of an already built property. We have considerable experience in this part of the marketplace. We assist our clients in managing this complexity, from the point of selection of the design and the lot all the way to construction finish, over what is typically a two-year period.