Buyer's guide

Anna’s Buyer’s Guide will take you through the steps of purchasing a property with confidence when you choose  the Anna Oliver Group.

Whether it is the first time or not, finding and purchasing a home will easily be one of the most exciting events in your life! Although there are general steps in the process, it is important to keep in mind that every homebuyer or investor has their own unique situations and requirements. Advice from a professional, tenured, expert real estate advisor to assist with navigating financial, property and personal requirements are necessary to ensure a successful transaction. With The Anna Oliver Group, you have found just that expertise – we are so excited to help you navigate your purchase!

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Step 1 ✯ Prepare

Before starting your home search, it is important to evaluate your financial situation. Review and confirm your budget, familiarize yourself with mortgage options, and secure a pre-approval from your lender. Doing these items in advance will help you conduct your search with confidence and negotiate your desired home successfully.

Step 2 ✯ Search

The Anna Oliver Group will set up instant email alerts to reach your inbox as soon as a property meeting your criteria become available. These alerts are an integral piece of the buying process. It is important that you review the alerts and advise us as quickly as possible of your interest. In highly desirable neighbourhoods, homes are sold within days, or even within hours, of being listed on MLS!

Step 3 ✯ You Found Your Home. Now What?

It is important that you sit down with your realtor to prepare your offer. Real estate laws vary widely from region to region, and it is essential that you protect your legal interests and account for any specific contractual contingencies unique to your area and desired property.

Step 4 ✯ Negotiate

After submitting an offer you should be prepared to negotiate, not just on the initial price, but for all key factors impacting the sale of the home including deposit, inclusions, dates for possession, and deadlines for additional conditions. Ensure you know your budget and requirements prior to submitting your offer so you do not commit to additional costs during the excitement of the process.

Step 5 ✯ Close The Deal

The closing or completion day is the day you take legal possession of your new property. As this day nears, The Anna Oliver Group and lender will monitor the progress of your transaction to ensure there are no last-minute issues. On completion day itself, legal property ownership transfers to your name. The mortgage amount is provided to your lawyer; they are responsible for paying the seller and completing any necessary documentation.