Home-Buyer Interview with Real Estate Agent Bo Kauffmann
When I start working with a new buyer, whether its a home-buyer or condo-buyer, I like to start the process with a personal meeting, during which we discuss a number of topics relating to the real estate buying process in Winnipeg.
We start by taking a look at what type of home the buyer is looking for. We narrow the search down to specifics, such as
Location in Winnipeg
House or Condo
Number of Bedrooms
From this, we next discuss a number of items which directly relate to YOUR needs. Starting with:
You will be receiving all of the latest listings, which will be full of abbreviations and real estate terminologies. We take a look at the listings and I will explain what it all means, and how to read the information.
Whats the state of the local real estate market?
It’s nice to know that Winnipeg is a hot market! Nice….but not sufficient. We need to take a look at YOUR specific market. For example, if you’re buying a condo, your ‘market’ will be different than someone who is buying a house, and different from someone buying a luxury condo, and so on.
Importance of being pre-approved
Most buyers know that they need to be pre-approved. But there is actually more to it than that: being pre-approved by the RIGHT lender is very important. Let’s make sure you’re ready to go, when we find you a great home.
How to write a winning offer
It’s a very competitive market. But there are ways to win these ‘bidding wars’. Or, if your finances aren’t the greatest, there are ways to AVOID the bidding wars in the first place.
Importance of Deposit Cheques
Why do we need to put a deposit down when we buy a home? Is it safe, or could you lose it? We discuss all of these options and possibilities.