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1 A ST SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 5K9 Debbie Miller,Realtor Accredited Buyers Representative Certified Condominium Specialist Cell: Website:

2 Table of Contents  Our Company  About me  Preparing for Home Ownership  Buyers Representative  Understanding Agency Relationships  The Buying Process  Understanding Market Conditions  Buyer Notification System  Communications

3 Our Company The Real Estate Company is a Calgary based business since 1999 with more than 200 associates. Our Realtors are dedicated to ensuring your individual needs are met, and your investment is protected during your buying and selling process. The Real Estate Company – It’s What we do.

4 About Me: Education Real Estate Associate Course Certified Condominium Specialist Accredited Buyer’s Representative Human Resource Certificate Legal Assistant Certificate

5 A little More about Me Although I was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, I have made Calgary my home for the past 30 (yep I am that old) years. I am married, (22 years) and have two grown daughters,(21 and 19). We also have 2 cats and a dog and live in a wonderful community where I feel blessed to have great neighbors and friends. That is important when family is on the other side of the country. I believe that donating your time is the greatest gift you can give. I worked for 5 years in a Non Profit Aboriginal Agency and experienced working with the disadvantaged on a daily basis. I believe that everyone should give back. I have been a member of my community board for the pass 13 years and have held many positions. I have also held numerous volunteer positions within the school, Girls Hockey Calgary, the Calgary Food Bank etc I love watching hockey, especially the Flames and love being by the water. Ocean, lake it doesn’t matter.

6 Steps to Prepare for Home Ownership 1.Decide how much home you can afford. 2.Develop a wish list of what you’d like your home to have and prioritize the features on your list. 3.Select three or four or 10 neighborhoods you’d like to live in considering your personal needs. 4.Get a preapproval for you mortgage through a mortgage broker or your bank 5.Determine if you have enough money saved to cover closing costs and down payment. Closing costs include taxes, legal fees, etc.

7 Buyer’s Representative Q: Do home buyers need the help of a Buyer Representative? You bet!! When buyer’s work with a Real Estate Professional who is 100% loyal and committed to them, chances are that the entire home-buying process will go smoothly, with a higher level of buyer satisfaction. The buyer’s representative must act in accordance with the best interests of the buyer. More other thing to remember is the Real Estate commissions are paid from the proceeds by the seller. Q:What is a Buyer’s Representative? Simply it is a Real Estate Agent who is working for the buyer’s best interest. A Buyer’s Representative allows you the advantage of personal representation, independent counseling, loyalty, confidentiality and trust. On the other hand, while helping you present an offer and then negotiate and close a transaction. Q:What properties can a Buyer Representative show us? A buyer’s representative can show you every home listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and For Sale by Owner (FSBO) properties. Additionally, a buyer representative can show you a builder models to select your won, brand new properties and unlisted homes

8 More Buyer’s Representative Q:Will a Buyer’s Representative disclose more information to us? Yes!!! A buyer’s representative’s fiduciary responsibility is to you, she can be more forthcoming with any negative aspects about properties that you are investigating for purchase Q:Does a Buyer’s Representative make decision for us? No. As your personal ally, advocating your best interests, a Buyer Representative is obligated to provide you with maximum information about buying a home, each step of the way. That means disclosing specifics about location, property values, offering price, negotiations, counteroffers, contingencies, financing and the entire closing process. Armed with such vital and detailed information, you will be thoroughly prepared to make decisions that are right for you and your family

9 Understanding Agency Agency is a relationship established when two parties agree to have one party act on behalf of the other. The Canadian Real Estate Association required us to have written acknowledgement. Agency owes the client duties which include: Loyalty, Confidentiality, Full disclosure, Obedience, Reasonable care and skill, and full accounting. The client owes the Agent, compensation and complete disclosure 3 Types of agency: Sole, Transaction and Customer Status.

10 The Buying Process Initial Meeting and Consultation Now that you have chosen a specialized buyer representative, the first meeting is important in building a trusting relationship with you representative. During this consultation, we will discuss market trends, buyer representation and all elements that you desire in a home. Now, through good communication, honesty and confidence, we can work together to find the perfect home. Pre-Approval An important aspect when starting the process of buying a home is to meet with a lender and get pre-approval. Your buyer representative can put you in contact with a lender, if you desire, who can give you information about your approval and also explain some of the financing options available to you. The Search Once we have determined the type of home you are looking for and the community you would like, it is time to start the search. Your buyer representative will find suitable homes through the MLS System and begin to show you homes that fit your criteria. We will then view several of these homes together. You, as an educated, informed buyer will eventually find your new home.

11 More Buying Process The Offer This is a Big Step!! When you find your dream home, you should present a competitive offer immediately. Your buyer representative has extensive experience in contract negotiations. She will ensure that you get the home you want for a fair price. Once an offer is made the seller can do three things: accept, reject or counter the offer. The Accepted Offer When the seller accepts your offer, you will have what is called a pending offer. You want to make sure that every detail is handled accurately and immediately. We will ensure that your home closes properly and on time. Inspections and Final Detail Final details are handled and inspections are performed to ensure the sale is finalized. Home inspections, financing and if buying a condo, Condo documents are to be reviewed

12 Understanding Market Conditions Market ConditionsCharacteristicsImplications Buyers Market The supply of homes on the market exceeds the demand High inventory of homes. Few buyers compared to availability. Homes on the market longer and prices tend to be reduced More time to look for a home. More negotiating leverage due to fewer potential offers Sellers Market The number of buyers wanting homes exceeds the supply or number of homes on the market Smaller inventory of homes. Many buyers. Homes sell quickly. Prices usually increase May have to pay more. Make decisions quickly. Conditional offers may be rejected. Balanced Market The number of homes on the market is equal or close to the demand Demand equals supply. Sellers accept reasonable offers. Homes sell within an acceptable time period. Prices generally stable More relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable number of homes to choose from.

13 Buyer Notification System  Once I have your criteria, I search the Multiple Listing Service daily to find properties that match your criteria.  Once a match is found, I send the data sheets for that property to you, by .  This allows you to look at properties on your time and to review all of the details of each property.  I am available by phone at or via my or website  So you can easily send me an if have any questions or would like to make an appointment to see a specific property with me.

14 Communication !!! Now that we have determined an approximate price range and arranged possible financing, we can start looking for homes that fit your needs, wants and desires. Remember, communication is vital during the home search period. The more I know about what your dream home entails, the faster I can find a perfect match. If you drive by a home for sale and are interested in information regarding the property, TELL ME! If while viewing a home, you see a feature that you really like, TELL ME! If there is a feature that you truly dislike about a house, TELL ME! If there are any questions regarding anything while viewing homes, ASK ME! Remember, as your Buyer Representative I strive to be an extension of YOU. I am working for YOUR best interests. Not only is the home search period an education for you as to the market and the homes available, but it’s also an education to me as to what your needs are. Negative feedback will not offend me, but rather allow me to utilize my time and efforts effectively. Now that all lines of communication are open……… let the search begin!!!


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