Fall sunflowers and kids sept 2010 061It is the Buyer of real estate that assumes the MOST risk in a real estate transaction. CAVEAT EMPTOR means “buyer beware”. When you work with a REALTOR(R) , you reduce your risk.  Not only are you protected through your realtor’s errors and omissions insurance, but you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are working with an agent who is experienced in the field, bound to a legal code of ethics, has fiduciary obligations and accountability, and is working in your BEST interest.

Growing up in Fernie, and now raising my own family in Jaffray,  while doing most of my personal business in the Cranbrook area, I am very familiar with the East Kootenays.  It is a huge geographical area, and there are several neighborhoods; each with their own micro “real estate climates”.  The greatest challenge buying property in this area, is determining price.  I can you help you determine whether you are paying a fair price for the property you buy.

Another issue, when purchasing in a rural area,  is the complexity of the properties; they are not like the “cookie cutter houses” that you find in the city. Most places have their own well and septic, there are covenants, such as Railway, Hydro, or Interior Health listed on title.  Buying rural properties can require special financing, have different tax implications, and or require contracts written in a non-conventional way as to allow the deal to go through. I have lots of experience with this and I can help you.

As a buyer’s agent my job is to guide you through the buying process, and minimize your risk in purchasing a property. Having been in the area for such a long time, I have a huge networking base, and what this means for you as a buyer, is that I might have more to show you in the way of product, than what you see on the MLS:   For Sale by Owners, Back Pocket Listings and those little gems hidden away off the beaten trail.  I will help you find that perfect property!

Buying a property is typically a once or twice in a lifetime event, and one of the BIGGEST financial investments that you will make. It is important to work with someone that you like, that you trust and that you know will have your best interests at heart!   It is also important to work with someone who is experienced and is competent. Buying a property is an involved process, from searching for and selecting the perfect home to drawing up the contract. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, upsizing, downsizing, or buying recreational, I’ve got you covered. Let me help you.