Laurie Gruer, Real Estate Sales Representative

Laurie Gruer
Sales Representative

Sam Simone
Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.
340 Main St.
Picton, ON, K0K 2T0

Tel: (613) 471-1708
Toll Free: 1-877-471-1708
Fax: (613) 471-1886


STEP 1 Getting started...
STEP 2   The hunt…
STEP 3   Making an offer…
STEP 4   Between purchase & closing…
STEP 5   A "moving" experience…


Whether this is the first house you've bought or the tenth, it's crucial to understand the current conditions of the market and the factors which will affect your search and your eventual purchase. Is there an abundance of available listings? Is it a fast market with multiple bids on good listings? - or a more relaxed market with a healthy supply of properties? Our first visit will help familiarize you with current conditions and will, I hope, make you comfortable with the process.

We'll go over the role of a Buyer's Agent and the other forms of representation. We'll discuss the idea of pre-qualifying for a mortgage and I can recommend excellent financial services you may wish to contact. It's crucial that you have this commitment from a lender in order to proceed - and it gives both of us a clear picture of your price range. Moreover, we don't want to know the details of your financial situation. We'd much rather that you shared the details with a mortgage consultant and then came back to me with a pre-approval.

If you're new to the County, this is also the time when we can discuss different neighbourhoods and look at maps of the area, research school areas and identify other features that may be on your wish list.

It's also at this time that we'll explain the "offer process". Even seasoned buyers from other areas may need to familiarize themselves with new terminology and methods. Here's where we can talk about building inspections, potential closing costs, the Land Transfer Tax, and the role of your solicitor in the transaction.

At this time we also like to present you with a selection of current listings and we can begin to compile a list of your requirements. (Insist on a fireplace? Must have a waterfront lot? Are you willing to renovate a fixer-upper?) Narrowing the parameters of your search helps to streamline the process - and reduces the possibilities of frustration down the road.

At this point, you should be ready for Step Two…


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