See What’s Out There
The hunt is on! Time for you and your REALTOR®
to find that perfect home.
Read all about it
Start reading real estate ads in local papers, or visit REALTOR.ca.
Let your REALTOR® know what you like. Visit areas you’re considering
and get a feel for them. Make note of the surrounding schools, shopping
and recreational areas. Keep an eye out for not-so-great things like
large industrial areas, railway tracks and airports. Visit during the
day and at night. Also, take a look at YEGisHome.ca to learn more about communities, search real estate listings,
discover new places and events, and keep up with all the latest news.
Open Houses, come on in
Open houses are a great way to see inside the homes of your potential
neighborhood. The hosting REALTOR® probably knows the local market
inside and out and will be happy to answer the questions that are bubbling
up inside you– don’t be afraid to ask!
House hunting with your REALTOR® – hunting smarter
If you’ve been very good, you’ve armed your REALTOR® with
your dream home desires. Even if you’ve just talked about it,
your REALTOR® knows what you’re looking for.
Welcome to the wonders of REALTOR.ca
REALTORS® run an incredible research tool called the Multiple
Listing Service® (MLS® System). You can view information about properties
listed in MLS® Systems across the country at REALTOR.ca,
the public advertising portal. Your REALTOR® will start sending you
listings of potential homes right away. You’ll be amazed how fast
and easy it is to zero in on your favourite few homes.
Work from a short list
If you and your REALTOR® have done your homework and used MLS® System listings
to scout ahead, you only need to visit a handful of homes to make an informed
and wise selection.
Stay objective when visiting potential homes
Walking through a potential home is a thrill, but try not to lose your
head. Don’t let a giant kitchen island or swanky hot tub distract
you from your real goal, finding a home that meets all your needs and
fits your budget. Good luck and happy hunting!
Next step: Sell Your Current Home