Behind the Scenes

Sometimes it sounds like REALTORS® just parachute in, show you homes, help you buy one and then disappear. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you retain a full time, professional REALTOR® like us there are almost 200 small items we take care of for you behind the scenes. Just to give you a quick idea, here is some of what happens while you are viewing homes, buying one and waiting for closing:

  • Verification of pre-approval
  • Coordination with lenders if required for pre-approval
  • Calling other REALTORS® to see if they have properties that match your criteria
  • Checking the MLS® system multiple times a day to search for properties
  • Calling REALTORS® on specific properties to verify information to benefit you
  • Providing feedback on properties we have seen that may result in changes to that listing
  • Constant contact with your lender to ensure a smooth transaction
  • Preparation of your Agreement of Purchase and Sale
  • Entry of your details into our contact management system
  • Constant contact with the REALTOR® representing the Seller during negotiations
  • Providing proper guidance to you throughout the negotiations
  • Continuing to search for properties while you are negotiating
  • Preparing any counteroffers
  • Ensuring counter offers are received by the Selling REALTOR®/Seller.
  • Recording all additional information required at the time of any Agreement of Purchase and Sale (FINTRAC, Buyer Representation forms)
  • Helping you prepare and deliver the deposit cheque upon successful negotiation
  • Once an agreement has been accepted, providing copies to you
  • Helping you decide on legal representation if required
  • Forwarding appropriate paperwork to the lender
  • Forwarding appropriate paperwork to the lawyer
  • Helping you decide on a home inspector
  • Coordinating the home inspection between you, the Seller and the inspector
  • Coordinating any further inspections that may be required
  • Reviewing the home inspector’s report with you
  • Recommendations for trustworthy contactors to perform any required items
  • Coordinating any appraisals required by the lender
  • Daily contact with the lender to follow progress of loan approval
  • Providing comparable sales used in market pricing to the appraiser
  • Follow up on Appraisal
  • Maintaining contact through the conditional period with Seller, Selling REALTOR®, lender and lawyer
  • Preparation of paperwork required to waive/fulfill conditions
  • Preparation of any amendments to the agreement that may be required
  • Providing final paperwork to lender
  • Providing final paperwork to the lawyer
  • Providing final paperwork to the seller or seller’s REALTOR®
  • Providing final paperwork to a relocation company if required
  • Updating contact management system to reflect closing arrangements
  • Providing recommendations for movers
  • Ensuring there are no changes to the property prior to closing
  • Coordinating any last minute requests from lenders, lawyers, relocations companies or yourselves

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Address:3B-2160 Montreal Road Ottawa, Ontario K1J 0B4

Phone:613-558-8000

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