How we help you purchase a home

The goals are simple: Find the perfect property at the best price in the shortest amount of time.

The process of buying real estate is relatively complex and for this reason many buyers seek the help and professional expertise of a licensed real estate agent.

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    • 1. Assess
    • 2. Search
    • 3. Locate
    • 4. Negotiate
    • 5. Investigate
    • 6. Follow Through

  • 1. Assess

    We assess your needs

  • 2. Search

    We provide cutting edge and unique apps to help find your perfect home

  • 3. Find

    We find and evaluate your potential new home

  • 4. Negotiate

    We'll expertly negotiate a conditional offer, protecting you every step of the way

  • 5. Investigate

    We'll assist in every way we can to ensure the property fits your needs and won't provide too many surprised down the road.

  • 6. Follow Through

    We will do our best to make the transaction proceed smoothly

Our Process


We'll start by sitting down and discussing your needs. We'll establish a search criteria and plan of action to find that perfect property


We'll equip you with the latest desktop and mobile tools to facilitate your property search. We'll inform our colleagues of your needs, and try and find properties before they hit the market. We'll keep an eye on both the MLS system and private sales.


Finally! The perfect property crosses your path. We'll do preliminary investigations to make sure it fits your criteria, and openly discuss our concerns if any. We'll arrange a second or third viewing at times convenient to you. If desired we can arrange for a construction estimate before making an offer.


We can expertly negotiate the sales contract and professionally close the deal. With an Exclusive Buyers Agency agreement in place we are happy to negotiate on your behalf for both MLS and for sale by owner properties.


Every property is unique, and as such the type of investigations required vary greatly. We are happy to assist in pulling permits from city hall, investigating latent defects, interpreting zoning bylaws, getting construction estimates, advising on strata and title issues and providing risk analysis. We utilize a network of professional associates including lawyers, contractors, building inspectors, and mortgage brokers to name a few.


Once you have signed a Contract of Purchase and Sale, we'll do our best to make the transaction proceed smoothly. If problems arise, we'll find solutions. We'll listen to you and respect your wishes.


Many of our clients become friends. We hope to see you at our annual customer appreciation night!

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