Buying a home on the Sunshine Coast

As your professional Sunshine Coast Realtor, I promise to make the process of buying a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook the challenge of navigating today's market on your own.


My comprehensive real estate services include:

  • Helping you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, often before they hit the market
  • Assisting you with the myriad of details and documents needed during the sales process to ensure your investment is protected
  • Establishing you as a preferred buyer for sellers so your offer is prioritized
  • Utilizing my professional knowledge of neighbourhood values to ensure that your potential investment is reasonably priced 

As a Sunshine Coast local, I also visit all of the new homes for sale in Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Gibsons, and Roberts Creek every week, before they hit the market, in order to obtain and communicate new prospects to my clients.



STEP ONE

Brainstorming your Ideal Property

 
Before we get started, it’s important that you prepare the answers to some important qualifying questions for us to discuss, to help facilitate a seamless process. 

When preparing your responses, it’s helpful to be specific and separate the “must haves” from the “nice to haves”



Why do you want to buy a property?

  • To stop paying rent and instead, start building equity?
  • To have a place of your own?
  • To raise a family?
  • To entertain business associates?
  • To move into a bigger home?

What kind of home would you like and what area do you want to buy your home in?

  • What area of the Sunshine Coast would you like to buy in? (Roberts Creek, Gibsons, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour, or an island)
  • What type of community would you like to buy in? (families, retirees, couples)
  • What type of neighbourhood would you like to buy in? (older, sparkling new, a particular school zone, recreational facilities, and other facilities such as transportation, day care, library, stores, and entertainment)

What style of home are you looking for? How much space do you need?

  • Do you need a one-level home or are stairs ok?
  • What kind of style and property size are you looking for?
  • Do you want a newer home? A fixer-upper?



STEP TWO 

Get Pre-Qualified

The next step in your purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage broker which can be done easily over the phone or in person in just a few minutes.
Getting pre-qualified gives you the following advantages:

  • Helps to determine your budget cap so I can narrow down your potential properties to speed up the buying process
  • Gives you the upper hand in multiple-offer situations which are quite common in today’s market

Are you looking for the perfect mortgage broker? 

Contact me and I’ll refer you to a mortgage professional who has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for her clients.



STEP THREE

Our search for the perfect home

Now that you’ve brainstormed your perfect property and are pre-qualified for a mortgage, the next step in my professional real estate process is to help narrow down the properties that fit your needs by utilizing the Multiple Listing Service System (MLS), along with my personal connections.
I will help you navigate this step by:

  • Providing exclusive resources and advanced communication systems to help you locate homes that match your specifications (including the search feature that’s available here, on my website!)
  • Assisting you in completing your financing, inspections, and closing

My number one priority is to ensure that your home buying process is pleasant, cost-efficient, and most importantly, successful. 

Did you know?

As a buyer, you don’t pay me as my commission comes from the seller. This means that I don’t get paid unless I find you something. This is just one of the many reasons why I’ll hustle for you!

Let me help you find your next home 

Randi Thomas

Sutton West Coast Realty

655 School Road  Gibsons,  BC  V0N 1V0 

Mobile: (778) 834-6156

Phone: (604) 886-3031

coasthomesbyrandi@gmail.com