Buyers Guide

Photo of Deborah Cooper South Surrey Realtor

I’m a Real Estate Professional with a difference.

As your dedicated partner I’m with you every step of the way. I’ll guide you through the complexities of buying a home, and my goal is to make it a truly enjoyable experience from the moment you start your search to the day you move in.

Keys to the new house | Realtor Deborah CooperI care about finding the right home for you. From getting to know you and understanding exactly what you’re looking for, to assessing the market, guiding you through the paperwork (including the strata documentation if required), and preparing a winning offer. I’ll take the stress out of your search for the perfect home.

Along the way I’ll recommend trusted professional partners such as lawyers or mortgage brokers, negotiate with sellers on your behalf, and ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned money. As a resident of South Surrey for over 20 years, I put my knowledge of the area’s neighbourhoods, schools, shopping and communities to work for you.

Let’s work together to find the home of your dreams.

When you’re ready, I’ll be there to help you start your search and guide you through the complex process that will lead to your new home. Below I’ve outlined the typical steps involved in purchasing a new home.

Identify your team

You’ll need plenty of support on the journey to your new home. From lawyers to mortgage brokers and moving companies, I can connect you with the people that will make your buying experience a successful one.

Secure pre-approved financing

Financing is always a big part of the puzzle when buying a home. I’ll assist you in finding the right professional to secure the right financing terms for your specific situation and the pre-approval that will set you on the road to a successful home purchase.

Define your dream

It’s important that you know what you’re looking for. I’ll guide you through a systematic review of what’s most important to you – your must-haves and nice-to-haves – to guide your search for the perfect home. [Find Your Dream Home…]

Search for your home

With your wishlist in hand, you’re ready to start looking at homes. I’ll screen potential properties and present you with suitable options for your consideration as well as setting up a custom MLS search to identify properties that meet your requirements. I’ll then help to arrange appointments and accompany you to viewings.

Negotiate a deal

There will be a point during your search when you find “the one”. This is when we’ll sit down to take a detailed look at comparable sales and price trends for the area and determine your offer. I will present your offer directly to the seller and selling agent and negotiate a sale at the right price and the best terms for you – always with your best interests in mind.

Final paperwork and moving in

With a deal signed, you’re almost home. I will guide you through the process of closing on your new home – taxes, insurance, legal fees and more. By making these final stages as simple and stress-free as possible, we’ll leave you enough time and energy to plan your actual move in. [Closing costs and moving…]

I’m always ready to talk

Whether you’re raring to go or taking things slow, it’s never the wrong time to get in touch. I’m happy to chat on the phone or meet for a coffee to discuss any questions you may have about buying home.

Interested in buying a home? Let’s talk. Call me at 604-531-1111 or complete our online form.