As first time home buyers, we were feeling overwhelmed by the entire process, and weren’t quite sure how to successfully understand the current housing market in the GTA, and what we needed to do to find the best home for us and our new baby. Our Realtor, Greg, was referred to us by a friend of our family, so we knew we would be able to trust him, but what we didn’t know was all the ways he would go above and beyond for us throughout the entire process.
At our first meeting, Greg came to our home prepared with information about the current housing market in the GTA, and clearly explained all of the things we should know, and that would help us better decide on where to focus our search. He got to know our family, understand our list of wants, and always maintained an open mind with regard to what we considered our perfect home.
As most Realtors do, Greg loaded our preferences into a database that would send us current available listings each day. In addition to that (which most realtors don’t do), Greg would comb through each one, keeping all of our wants in mind, and would provide specific feedback regarding those he thought would be the best fit. Given his extensive knowledge of the housing market, costs associated with renovating older homes, and the neighbourhoods in which we were looking to buy, every home he chose was definitely worth looking at.
Greg would meet us at the homes we were interested in, was extremely flexible with his time, and never made us feel rushed. He was very honest about any renovations/updates that would need to take place, and could tell us what type of costs we would be looking at. At no point in the process did we ever feel pressured. In fact, if during the visit Greg felt that the house would not be a good fit, he would let us know, and would explain why.
The amount of accessibility we have had to Greg, and his response time have been outstanding. We have had a million questions during our search process, and he was able to answer all of them. In several cases he would reach out to his network of contacts, and would get back to us with information.
We are so happy and excited to have found the home we know will be the perfect place to raise our son, and live in for many years to come. We are currently in the process of renovating as we purchased an order property, and Greg has remained involved by way of providing us with trusted tradespeople, providing advice when needed, and following along with our progress. He is as excited to see the finished product as we are!
There were so many details to look at as we went through the process of finding a home, including: deciding on an area that fit our needs and how to be a buyer in a market that seemed to have way more buyers than sellers. Working with Greg made the process seem easy, and we feel like experts now. We can't thank him enough for sharing his knowledge and making this such a great experience!