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…


Scary, eh?

Not really…by the time you get to this point, you should be very comfortable with the choice you have made and you should feel that you have a good overview of the market.

We'll go through all of the terms of the offer, the timing of it and the specific clauses you will need in order to make you happy with the transaction.

We'll discuss the deposit you'll need to include with the offer and the cost of Land Transfer Tax applicable to every purchase.

Okay, now what? As a buyer's agent, we present the contract to the seller's agent, who in turn presents it to the seller. If feasible we will be negotiating with the sellers and their agent at their residence. However, if the seller is out-of-area, negotiation is done from us to the seller's agent, or in a conference call. As top producers, we have a successful career based on negotiating skills. We will definitely be working on your behalf! You can count on it.

There may be multiple offers and there may be counter offers. Time is of the essence as the contract states. A fair offer usually generates a fair response. With 22 years of experience as a top agent in Toronto, there will be no stone left unturned to get you the best possible outcome.

Once your offer is accepted, copies of the offer will be sent to you and to your lawyer and your deposit will (usually) be placed in the trust account of the Seller's listing company until you take possession of the house.

Within a couple of days of acceptance, you will need to provide us with the name of a lawyer who will act for you in the transfer of the title to you from the seller. You may want to ask friends or family members for the name of a lawyer they recommend, or we can provide you with several choices.

If your purchase is conditional on a home inspection, we will have a few days in which to do that. We will be present at the house with the inspector and at the end of the process, you will be given an extensive manual outlining the condition of all of the home's components (roof, plumbing, electrical system, etc.). The cost of this inspection is usually in the range of $400.00-$500.00, payable at the end of the inspection.

On to Step Four...


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