Sarnia Real Estate Listings + Working with an ABR = Successful Home-Buying
If you want to buy a home you want to ensure success. Successful home-buying can mean much more than just ‘getting a good deal’ or ‘finding a good investment’ or even ‘finding the right home’. Successful home-buying can include all of those things and more. Success can include a hassle-free experience, knowing the home you buy is in the sort of condition you want (or need) it to be. Successful home-buying also has a lot to do with neighborhood, commuting times, school districts, cultural opportunities or whatever else is important to you. Your goal might be simply to get you on the property-owning ladder, to find somewhere to bring up your family, somewhere to live in forever or just a great vacation place that will also bring in rental income to cover all your costs.
The Sarnia Real Estate Board currently shows that there are about 400 Sarnia real estate listings currently available to buy. About 135 of them are in Sarnia and have been advertised in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for anything from one to six months. This number includes apartments as well as single family homes, by the way. Camlachie has something over four dozen homes with at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Bright’s Grove has, typically, about half that number. Look at it from any viewpoint and you can see there is a wide choice.
Many buyers know the ‘must-haves’ for their home, some are fairly clear about the ‘nice-to-haves’ but many only see the ‘must-not-haves’ and ‘don’t-really-wants’ when they spend time in the property and walk out saying “I didn’t realize . . .”
There is a simple way to achieve all of your home-buying goals while you save time, unnecessary effort and minimise hassle. That is to work with a Realtor who has the letters ABR after their name.
An Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) is not just an ordinary Realtor. An ABR has gone through a lot of additional – and continuing – education to make sure of several things that really benefit the home buyer. One of them is to be very clear about the property market, the communities those properties are in and what they offer the people who live in them.
An ABR will spend the right amount of time to really understand your needs, wants and priorities. That way, you will see the right sort of homes as you search for the one that really does meet all of your needs.
An ABR knows how to evaluate properties and will put you in touch with professionals who can address all of the details about the home and the buying process that matter to you. That includes mortgage lenders, home inspectors and, if you want, real estate lawyers. An ABR will explain the forms and contract options to you. They will also be able to cover critical points like how to include contract provisions that will protect you if you have concerns about contingencies.
You want your home-buying to be a total success. Working with an Accredited Buyer Representative is the best way of getting that. If you would like to discuss Sarnia real estate listings and find our more about how an ABR Realtor can be of real service to you, please click here to contact us so we can begin to make sure your home-buying is a complete success.