Resources for Buyers
( if you are thinking of Selling your cottage or home please scroll down to Resources for Sellers)
As your buyer representatives you can rest assured that we will take the time upfront to assess your wants and needs to find you the property in Haliburton or Muskoka that best suits your lifestyle. We will also be a valuable resource in helping you choose a property that will be a good investment in the long term. You will never feel rushed or pressured and we promise to make it an enjoyable experience.
Sales Representatives with Chestnut Park Haliburton and Muskoka specialize in waterfront properties but we also have a lot of experience in residential and vacant land. We are top Haliburton and Muskoka realtors who have the experience and the local knowledge to help you make an informed decision when buying a cottage or home
What you can expect from us:
- PERSONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT:
The first step is to assess your needs. There are many things to consider when purchasing a recreational property and our personal needs assessment will ensure we find you the perfect property. We have developed a detailed survey that covers off everything you need to consider. No two cottages are alike and it is important for us to understand what features are important to you and what you can do without.
- MARKET EXPERTISE:
We make it our mission to know the area and the properties that are available. For those very few that we may not yet have seen in person, we know the probing questions to ask the listing agent to ensure that the property is a fit to your requirements. We are conscious of how precious your time is and will only show you those properties that are the most conducive to you and your lifestyle.
- PRE VIEWING MEETING
This time is used to discuss with you the pros and cons of these properties, via your preferred method of communication (telephone, email, Skype, messenger live, Go-To-Meeting, etc). Together We will determine which properties warrant viewing. Since most people are travelling some distance to view properties this ensures we make the most of your valuable time.
During these appointments we will give you plenty of time to view the property on your own and will take you through the property and review everything from functionality of the layout to electrical and mechanical systems to help you make the most educated decision possible.
We will take time to review the likes and dislikes of each property to further help define exactly what you are looking for so that we can assist you better.
Once a suitable property is found we will update you on the current market conditions and explain their impact.
We will do a comparative market analysis based on properties similar to the one you wish to put an offer in on.
This will help you determine the actual offer
We will then guide you through the negotiation process so that you get the best possible terms.
We will of course ensure that all appropriate conditions and clauses are included to best protect your interests.
Once the offer is accepted and the sale is final we will remain involved throughout the closing process to make sure everything goes smoothly. We will follow up after the sale to make sure you are happy with your purchase and help deal with any issues that may arise.
We take our role in the closing process very seriously and when you choose us as your buying agent you will know that your interests are represented and you are in the best hands possible.
As a buyer we do ask that you get a pre-qualification from a lender at the beginning of the process. This avoids problems later on.
We know, from experience, that there is nothing worse than putting in the time and effort to find the perfect property and then having the deal fall through at the last minute due to financing difficulties.
If financing qualification are known upfront then we can work within those parameters to find you the perfect property within those defined limits.
Resources for Sellers
Thinking of listing your property in Haliburton or Muskoka? Why choose us?
Choosing the right real estate agent to sell your property is the most important decision you will make in the selling process!
Most real estate agents will offer you a host of services that are essential for preparing a home for sale. How these services are planned and then executed can make a huge difference not only in your satisfaction but in the final price you are able to get for your property.
There are many components to successfully selling a property. Below are what we believe are the most crucial and must be handled with utmost care.
- Pricing Your Property
Pricing in Cottage Country is not an easy exercise. No two properties are the same and there are many factors that must be taken into consideration to ensure you will get the maximum amount for your property. This is one of your biggest investments! We understand that and are not interested in making a quick sale.
- Property Preparation, Staging, and Maintenance
Staging is just not for the city. In Cottage Country you have to take into consideration not just the home but the property. Our team will provide recommendations on how to get everything ready for Buyers without going overboard. Small things like decluttering a home and cleaning up brush and leaves can make a big difference.
- Sales and Marketing
Our comprehensive marketing plan includes print, online, social media, and event marketing in addition to broadcast television via the Cottage Life Network! We do not just put your listing on MLS and wait for the phone to ring.
In partnership with head office we ensure that your property is marketed to a vast audience by utilizing all the tools we have at our disposal. We have tested many different marketing tactics over the years and know what works and what does not work.
- Client Communication
We believe that an integral part of the real estate process is strong client communication. We will keep you updated on regular basis on showing requests, feedback, and all the marketing we are doing to sell you property.
We will also provide you an in depth market report on a regular basis to keep you informed on the market and determine if your property has remained competitive against the competition.