Guiding You Through the Buying Process

When purchasing a Whistler property, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to buy the property. Locating the perfect property is not always an easy task and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable. While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home in Whistler easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you faced this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through myriad of details attending the actual purchase. I am familiar with the current homes on the Whistler market, and I know the property values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you even start your search.

 

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a Whistler property is to first ask yourself why you want to buy. 

  • To stop paying rent
  • Vacation home
  • Revenue potential
  • Increase net worth
  • To have a place of your own
  • To downsize
  • To raise a family
  • To upgrade to a bigger house

Next, create a detailed list of what kind of property you would like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."

 

Consider the area or neighborhood:

  • New development or older and settled
  • Walking distance to the local ski hill Blackcomb or Whistler Village amenities

  • Near a particular school zone, recreational facilities or bus stop.

Think about property types: Chalets, townhouses, condos, duplexes.

  • How much space do you need?
  • Consider size and kind of property?
  • Do you want a home with mountain views?
    Do you want a property with lots of sun exposure?
  • Do you want a newer home or maybe an older one to renovate?
  • Do you want a rental suite to generate some revenue and help pay off the mortgage?

The Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

If you are a 1st time buyer or non-resident, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes. Whether you are buying a principal residence, revenue property or commercial property, I can refer you to a mortgage specialist who will help find you the best available financing to meet your objectives.

 

I Will Find the Right Property for You

Once you've been pre-approved, know your wants and needs and what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your criteria by using the Whistler Listing Service (WLS) system to locate them. I have the best possible resources and real estate tools available to help you find any property on the market that match your specifications, regardless of which agent has it listed. You can even search for Whistler real estate listings here at my website.

 

Deciding on a Property

Once a list of potential properties has been established, I will arrange for a convenient time to tour each of the properties. When a property is selected, a contract offer to purchase is prepared for the vendor (owner) of the property.

 

Completing the Transaction

I will help you complete your financing and inspections and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your Whister home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient and successful!