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W2 Realty Team your Trusted Regina Real Estate Experts share a tip on Assembling a Team

The W2 Realty team are Karin Wees and Jen Welykholowa, two very well respected Regina Real Estate Agents from Realty One Real Estate Services Inc. The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life!

When you work with Karin and Jen at W2 Realty, you are getting a team of dedicated real estate professionals working together for your best interest. The W2 Realty team are Trusted Regina Real Estate Agents.

Karin and Jen.... The Regina real estate team dedicated to you making the "right move"

 

Trusted Regina Real Estate Experts tip on Assembling a Team from

their Realty Team Blog.  

 

It Takes a Village…to Buy a Home! Part 2: Assembling a Team 

There are a lot of moving parts in the purchase of a home and assembling a good team that you are happy working with is really important! Of course finding an agent to work with to help you find that home is the first thing you may think about but the “team” also consists of a mortgage broker, home inspector and a real estate lawyer. We can help guide you through that process of prurcahsing in the Regina area and refer you to great qualified people in those industries as well. 

1. First things first, we always recommend that our clients meet with their lender or mortgage broker to discuss the process and obtain pre-approval, for two reasons: 

(1) We want to show you properties that not only meet your wants & needs but also fit your budget. So knowing what that number is before you start the process allows us to focus on the right options for you.

(2) Having pre-approval and a mortgage broker who knows that you are actively in the process of house hunting will help to make the official financing approval more seamless when you have an accepted offer on a property. It is standard to have a condition to your offer to allow a time period for financing approval and the time required is reduced when your broker has a head start! 

You may choose to deal directly with your bank and their mortgage professionals or choose to deal with a mortgage broker. Think of a mortgage broker as a matchmaker….they match up homebuyers and lenders and find the best option for you based on your specific situation. If you choose a mortgage broker, you work directly with them and they act as an intermediary between you and the lender. 

2. We always recommend a professional home inspection be completed on the home you are potentially purchasing so you have the peace of mind of knowing what things you may need to address in the short or long term and can plan for those items in the future.

A home inspection is an objective, professional examination to visually assess a homes’ interior & exterior features and systems. The purpose is to provide the client with a better understanding of the property conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection. The report you receive identifies not only the positive aspects of the home, but points out the defects or repairs (major or minor) that you may not have been aware of. This provides you with the opportunity to budget for those repairs or upgrades and to make an educated decision on the final purchase of the home based on that information provided. Knowledge is power!

  
 
 
3. Choosing a lawyer is the final step in your home purchase process. It's essential to have a lawyer handle all the various legal documents involved in the purchase of a home and we recommend choosing a professional who is experienced in real estate law. We can help you with referrals and get an estimate of all the legal costs you can expect including the land titles transfer fees which are standard in any home purchase.
 

The good news is that when you work with a realtor to purchase your new home we help coordinate and facilitate the transaction from the showings & offer process, the home inspection, and providing all documentation to your mortgage broker/lender and lawyer. We are with you from the beginning of your house hunt until move-in day! Our goal is to help make your home purchase a simple and enjoyable activity.

 

 

If you are starting the process of looking for a home or condo in the Regina area, and have questions, whether it is new or resale, we are here to help.

 

Happy House Hunting!

 

Karin & Jen

Your Trusted Regina Real Estate Team

www.w2realtyteam.com

So make the smart and simple choice today, you see a Trusted Regina realtor is never a risk and W2 Realty are Trusted Regina Real Estate experts!

 

Trusted Regina Real Estate Experts tip on Assembling a Team from

their Realty Team Blog.

W2 Realty Team your Trusted Regina Real Estate Experts share a tip on Choosing your Real Estate Agent

The W2 Realty team are Karin Wees and Jen Welykholowa, two very well respected Regina Real Estate Agents from Realty One Real Estate Services Inc. The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life!

When you work with Karin and Jen at W2 Realty, you are getting a team of dedicated real estate professionals working together for your best interest. The W2 Realty team are Trusted Regina Real Estate Agents.

Karin and Jen.... The Regina real estate team dedicated to you making the "right move"

Here they share Choosing Your Real Estate Agent:  

It Takes a Village…to Buy a Home! Part 1: Choosing your Real Estate Agent

 

 

 

There are a lot of moving parts in the purchase of a home and assembling a good team that you are happy working with is really important! Of course finding an agent to work with to help you find that home is the first thing you may think about but the “team” also consists of a mortgage broker, home inspector and a real estate lawyer. We can help guide you through that process and refer you to great qualified people in those industries as well, and we will talk about that in Part II of this blog.  

 

So first, choosing your real estate agent! The whole point of working with a real estate agent is to have a knowledgeable professional represent your interests throughout the home-buying process, from identifying possible homes to closing the deal. So you want to find an agent who has your priorities and best interests at heart.

  

What things should you consider when you are choosing your agent?  

·    Compatibility: Is the agent someone you would enjoy working with? You’re not looking for a new best friend, but you’ll spend a lot of time with your agent as you view homes, discuss strategy, fill out paperwork, and the myriad of other activities involved in finding & buying the right …or “right for now” home. 

·    Understanding: It’s important that your agent “gets” what you’re looking for in a home. Otherwise, you’ll both waste your time looking at properties that aren’t a good fit for you…that being said it usually takes looking at a few homes to narrow down your preferences and really get a feel for what you are liking…or not! 

·    Availability: Look for an agent who’ll work with your schedule. You don’t want to find yourself missing opportunities because you can never find a common time to meet. That is one of the benefits we offer as a team….sometimes you get both of us but if one isn’t available the other one is. We like to say you get 2 for 1 when you choose the W2 team! 

·    Trustworthiness: Your agent has what we call a “fiduciary duty” to you; that means your relationship is based on trust and confidence. You need to work with someone you trust to deal with you fairly, to keep your confidential information….confidential, and to represent you with both honesty and integrity. 

We would also add to this list that you should feel that your agent will work well in communicating with both the seller of a property when required and the seller’s agent through the process of negotiating a purchase on your behalf. Having good communication skills and a positive working relationship with all parties involved will be helpful in producing a good end result!  

We thoroughly enjoy the process of working with our clients to find the perfect home and we want them to know that we are there to help no matter how long it takes or how many houses we need to see until we find the right one. That’s what you need to feel when you choose your agent! 

 

If you are starting the process of looking for a home or condo in the Regina area, and have questions, whether it is new or resale, we are here to help you make the right move. 

 

Happy House Hunting!

 

Karin & Jen

 

So make the smart and simple choice today, you see a Trusted Regina realtor is never a risk and W2 Realty are Trusted Regina Real Estate experts!

 

 

 

 

 

W2 Realty Trusted Regina Real Estate team tour of Hawkstone Village Regina Townhouses

The W2 Realty team are Karin Wees and Jen Welykholowa, two very well respected Regina Real Estate Agents from Realty One Real Estate Services Inc. The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life!

When you work with Karin and Jen at W2 Realty, you are getting a team of dedicated real estate professionals working together for your best interest. The W2 Realty team are Trusted Regina Real Estate Agents.

Karin and Jen.... The Regina real estate dream team!

 

 

Here is a tour of Hawkstone Village Townhouse project in Regina 

 

 

W2 Realty Trusted Regina Real Estate team tour of Hawkstone Village Regina Townhouses

The W2 Realty team are Karin Wees and Jen Welykholowa, two very well respected Regina Real Estate Agents from Realty One Real Estate Services Inc. The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life!

When you work with Karin and Jen at W2 Realty, you are getting a team of dedicated real estate professionals working together for your best interest. The W2 Realty team are Trusted Regina Real Estate Agents.

Karin and Jen.... The Regina real estate dream team!

 

 

Here is a tour of Hawkstone Village Townhouse project in Regina 

 

W2 Realty Team your Trusted Regina Real Estate team tip on Regina Real Estate

The W2 Realty team are Karin Wees and Jen Welykholowa, two very well respected Regina Real Estate Agents from Realty One Real Estate Services Inc. The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life!

When you work with Karin and Jen at W2 Realty, you are getting a team of dedicated real estate professionals working together for your best interest. The W2 Realty team are Trusted Regina Real Estate Agents.

Karin and Jen.... The Regina real estate team dedicated to you making the "right move" 

 

Here Karin & Jen share a tip on Regina Real Estate - Not quite a buyers market:

 

Here's just another perspective on the state of the Regina real estate market today....it may often weigh in the buyer's favor but to say it's a buyer's market may be too simplistic...it depends on the day and it depends on the property. We have had a number of buyers lately that because of the criteria of their needs & wants there is actually nothing to show them on some days even though we have a high number of listings, so it's not every buyer's market clearly! When there are a high number of listings it creates competition in the market that can affect selling prices so it is more important than ever to be realistic in your listing price and your expectations of the end result. If you are priced properly in the market, the the right buyer will come. Regina real estate is an interesting evolving market and our job is to stay on top of it and make sure we are watching the indicators that can affect our clients whether they are buying or selling. 

Here is some interesting insight from the CTV news...  

 

Check out our persective in this segment for Global TV...

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling in the Regina area and need some help navigating the process, we are here to help you make the right move! And if you are relocating to another centre we can recommend a great agent to help you on the other end as well.

 

Happy House Hunting!

Karin & Jen

So make the smart and simple choice today, you see a Trusted Regina realtor is never a risk and W2 Realty are Trusted Regina Real Estate experts! 

 

 

 

 

 

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