Advice For First Time Home Buyers From Experienced Fraser Valley Realtors

Kim PhillipsFirst Time Home Buyers

If you’re considering buying a home for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by the number of realtors working in your area. Maybe you went online and looked up “top realtor near me” or “top langley realtors”. It can be difficult to even know where to begin. With the sheer number of realtors licensed in the Lower Mainland, you may also have someone in your circle that you know that has offered to help you on your home search. So how do you choose the right person or team to represent you in your purchase?

Our team specializes in serving buyers and sellers in Langley, Cloverdale, South Surrey and beyond. As you will soon read below, not all realtors offer the same level of service, qualifications and experience.

You should think carefully about who you hire to represent you in your transaction. The truth is, the majority of realtors only do a handful of transactions per year. This means that their market knowledge, community knowledge and general experience may be lacking. When it comes to one of the most important purchases of your life, you deserve the best possible representation and a team of agents working in your best interest. 

As you may have seen and heard in the media, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Market changes very quickly. For example, the Langley housing market can change drastically within the span of a few days. We wish we were joking, but it’s true! 

This is why agents who do less volume may not be as up-to-date with the changing market. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, you need to have a team that knows exactly what’s going on in TODAY’s market and not three months ago.

Experience, Knowledge and Support

Our team has been in the Top 1% of Real Estate Teams in the Fraser Valley for the past four years and voted “Best Realtor®” by the Cloverdale Reporter for the past five years. With 100+ five star reviews on Google, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. 

Professional Guidance From Start To Finish

As a first time buyer, you will likely have lots of questions and concerns about purchasing your first home. That’s great! It’s always our number one priority for our clients to feel comfortable and educated through every step of the process. We offer a number of resources to help you feel empowered from start to finish. This includes digital resources, Buyer & Seller printed guides, videos and more.

A Dedicated Team at Your Service

Not only do we have three dedicated agents working full-time on our team, Kim Phillips PREC, Reiko Munro PREC and Rosemary March, we also have a full-time Client Care Manager available to assist you. We offer a hands-on and attentive approach when it comes to working with our clients.

Premium Services at No Cost To You

We pride ourselves on delivering a premium real estate experience and believe that all of our clients deserve the highest level of service. Additionally, as a buyer you pay no costs for our services and our commission is paid by the seller. Although we are paid by the seller, our loyalty and fiduciary duty is with you. This means we are working for you and always looking out for what is in your best interest.

The Services We Provide For Buyers

During the buying process we are here to assist you every step of the way, relieving some of the stress that can come with finding the perfect home. We provide the following services:

✔️ We determine the type of property you are looking for, and if needed, set you up with a mortgage broker/bank who can help you calculate what you can afford.

✔️ We set you up on a custom search so you are notified the minute a new listing hits the MLS system.

✔️ If unable to find a suitable property on MLS, we seek out unlisted properties through knocking on doors, mass unaddressed mailouts to particular neighbourhoods and posts via social media.

✔️ We schedule in person viewing of all prospective properties.

✔️ We inform you of current market conditions and provide information about the community.

✔️ We explain all forms used in a Real Estate transaction, and prepare the Contract of Purchase and Sale so you fully understand every aspect of the process.

✔️ We present your offer to the Seller and/or selling agent and negotiate on your behalf.

✔️ We recommend any other professionals that you may need such as home inspectors, lawyers/notaries you may need.

So when you’re ready to start looking for your first home, give us a call. This is a pivotal milestone in your life and you deserve the best Langley realtors by your side every step of the way. Let us be your guides!

Get in Touch with Us: