Persistence is the key...........
the right property, at the right price, can be a time consuming
challenge. Persistence is the key to success in any real estate
transaction. This is the overwhelming reason for choosing Mary McLean to
work with you.
Mary Mclean and
the Sutton office staff be working diligently on your behalf. Mary also enjoys the professional co-operation of almost 50 other realtors, who
make up Lethbridge's largest real estate company, Sutton Group Lethbridge..
As your real estate agent,
my focus will be on getting
you the perfect home at the best possible price. I will work hard not only
in finding you potential new homes to see, but also keeping you informed
of the entire process as we move forward. As your
Lethbridge real estate agent
and an expert in the local
market, I'll negotiate the best price and terms for you, as well as answer
your questions in detail. My legal fudiciary duties as a licenced
realtor®, are to representing you to the best of my ability, not the
seller. This will assure that my expertise in the Lethbridge real estate
market will be used in your best interests during the entire process.
Regardless of how you
spend your day; working, golfing, shopping or relaxing, you can
rest assured that Mary will diligently seek out all properties
which could be suitable for you. Mary will search for homes by... Reading
all homes for sale ads; driving through selected neighbourhoods; calling
for sale by owners; contacting expired listings; checking company listings;
searching other real estate office listing and checking the Lethbridge
Real Estate Boards MLS system. Undoubtedly, our Premier Buyers computerized Home Finder
Service is the ultimate way to track down that elusive perfect home -
learn about it now.
How to avoid the most common buyer
for a new home
is an emotional experience. It's also time consuming and comes with a
myriad of details. Some buyers, caught up in the excitement of
buying a new home tend to overlook some items. Their home purchase turns
into an expensive process. These errors generally fall into three areas:
- Losing a dream home to another buyer
- Buying the wrong home
When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you can be sure to avoid
these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home
Bidding without sufficient
What price do you offer a seller? Is the seller's asking price too high?
Is it a deal? Without research
of the market and comparable homes, you could lose thousands of dollars.
Before you make that offer, be sure you have researched the market. Mary
McLean can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based
on market conditions, and the condition of the property and neighborhood.
Without knowledge of the market, your offer could be too much. Or worse,
you could miss out on a great buying opportunity.
Buying a mis-matched home
What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple. Yet, clearly
identifying your needs
bringing an objective view to home shopping, leaves you in a better
position. Sometimes, home buyers purchase a home that is too large or too
small. Perhaps they didn't consider the drive to work, the distance to
school, or the many repair jobs waiting for completion. Plan ahead. Use
your needs list as a guideline for every home you view.
Before you sign any document, be sure the property you are considering is
free of all encumbrances. As part of their services, our realtors can supply
you with a copy of the title to ensure there are no liens, debts,
undisclosed owners, leases or easements. Also, your lawyer will ensure
that you do not assume somebody else’s liens.
Before the purchase is completed, an updated survey is essential. This
report will indicate boundaries and structural changes (additions to the
house, a new swimming pool, a new fence which is extending a boundary
line, etc.). Unless otherwise indicated , it is the responsibility of the
seller to pay for a survey and provide a copy to the purchasers and their
lawyer as a term of the sale.
For $300 - $500 a professional inspector will conduct a thorough
inspection of the home. This way, you'll have an idea of the cost of
future repairs. Most home inspectors will provide information on the
maintenance of your home to avoid costly future repairs. Make the final
contract subject to a favourable report.
Shopping without pre-approval
It only takes a few days to get financing pre-approval. When you are
shopping for a home, this gives you more power. A seller is more likely to
consider an offer from a serious buyer. Mary McLean will be happy to make
recommendations on a selection of reputable mortgage brokers.
Remember additional costs
Besides the funds for the purchase of a home, you will need funds for
items such as loan application fees, insurance, legal fees, surveys,
Rushing the closing
Before you sign, ensure that all documentation clearly reflects your
understanding and conditions of the transaction. Has anything been
forgotten? Don't rush. You could lose money or even the sale. Our realtors have the knowledge and experience to protect you.
will be happy to assist you in shopping for the best home at the best