Buyers Information

My Services

I not only offer the expertise, experience and knowledge to guide you through the home buying but I also endeavour to share my love for this place and provide a relaxed, stress-free approach to your experience working with me as your Realtor.

Here is a list of the services I offer all buyers:
  • A complimentary recreation tour around the Comox Valley
  • A list of new MLS listings, matching your criteria, sent to your inbox
  • Provision of MLS stats, market news, industry expert opinion
  • Home showings - available 7 days/week
  • Monthly email newsletters with industry and market updates
  • A long history in real estate sales with strong negotiation skills
  • Expert advice on inspections, building code, zoning, staging, renovations, suites, leasing, new homes, etc.
  • Knowledge of recreation, parks, playgrounds, sports information in the Comox Valley
  • Information on local schools, child care and other health facilities and resources
  • 17 years of experience dealing in residential, commercial and investment properties
  • Hall of Fame sales agent with RE/MAX, the worldwide leader in Real Estate
  • Familiar with current listings and the local Comox Valley real estate market
  • Ability to consult on which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition

Home Buying Process

My top priority is to make the home buying process more pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful than if you undertook the challenge on your own. From establishing financing and organizing inspections to scheduling viewings and closing on the transaction, I will be at your side every step of the way, sharing my knowledge, expertise and experience to ensure you feel confident in your real estate purchase. Below is an overview of the home buying process we will undergo together, should you choose me as your real estate agent.

Step 1: Establish Your Desires In A Home

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home; to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves." 

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider the area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes are you willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Step 2: Get Pre-Qualified For A Mortgage

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call us and we will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

Step 3: Start Your House Hunt

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
I  have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search our listings here at our website.
Randy Devine
CELL: (250) 703-6676
Toll Free: (888) 829-7205
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