Buy a home in Lake Cowichan with Pemberton Holmes
Your local real estate broker in Lake Cowichan, B.C.
Whether you’re a first time buyer, or an experienced home-owner, we strive to make the buying process informative and straightforward. It’s our duty to ensure that you’re making sound decisions with quality information. When you choose to be represented by a Pemberton Holmes Lake Cowichan REALTOR®, you receive these benefits as part of our home buyer services:
- A fiduciary relationship with a duty for us to protect your interests through a legal and regulatory framework of ethics and procedures
- Personal and corporate accountability through compliance with the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Standards of Business Practice
- Full disclosure of our working relationships, the details of your transaction, and a commitment to transparency
- Strict avoidance of conflicts of interest and complete loyalty to the client
- Absolute integrity and honesty in all business dealings
- Privacy and confidentiality in all aspects of our working relationships
- The utmost civility, co-operation, and fairness to all
- Professional, competent service based on knowledge and experience
Our Buyer Services
Your home search to buy a home in Lake Cowichan may begin with a visit to our listing mapping tool. It’s fun and easy to find the homes you want to see in the Cowichan Valley area. Your REALTOR® can provide more detail on a property’s sales history, owner disclosures, and taxes.
When you become a client of Pemberton Holmes, you can receive information on other important factors such as taxes, utility costs, school, and recreation services that could influence your decision to buy a home in a particular area.
To save time, you may want to receive a regular email with new listings that suit to your preferences. If you see something you like, it’s an opportunity to view the home right away. Ask your REALTOR® for more information on our Lake Cowichan home buyer services.
When you’re ready to make an offer, your Pemberton Holmes REALTOR® will write a sales contract that is attractive to the seller without compromising protection for your interests. An offer to purchase shows the seller the price, terms, and conditions that are most favourable to you with an invitation to respond or accept.
Price negotiation is a skill that REALTORS® develop through training and practice. It’s an interdisciplinary skill that involves assessing overall value by examining condition, location, and comparable property sales.
Your REALTOR® is required by law to act with fiduciary duty. It’s the highest standard of care in a professional relationship and it means that we’re looking out for your best interests each step of the way. When you buy a home with Pemberton Holmes, you’ll receive the highest standard of representation in the industry.
Once the sales contract is approved by both parties, the next step is due diligence to make sure you’re getting the asset you’re paying for. A home inspection will reveal condition issues that may influence your decision. The due diligence phase is the last opportunity for a buyer to inspect the property in detail and walk away or renegotiate the price if issues are discovered.
A “clear and marketable” title means that there are no liens or other interests registered against the title for debts or shared ownership with an absentee investor. Your REALTOR® will ensure there are no encumbrances on the title.
Condo buyers will use this opportunity to review strata rules and regulations. Your REALTOR® will help you assess the health of the strata corporation by looking at financial statements and minutes for notices of cost increases or special assessments. You may want to speak with the property manager for additional insight.
The Path to Home Ownership
We offer buyer representation at no cost to you (fees are paid by the seller).
If you want to buy a home in Lake Cowichan, or are thinking of purchasing a home anywhere on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands and would like to use our home buyer services, please email us or call us at 1-800-665-5303. We will be happy to introduce you to a real estate professional in your preferred area.
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