When it comes to finding Edmonton homes for sale, preparation is key.
If you’re unsure about where to begin, take a look at our four key factors to consider when browsing real estate listings – this will help your eventual REALTOR® to find homes that fit within your lifestyle and budget! Let’s dive into the step-by-step guide to buying homes in Edmonton.
Iron Out Your Budget
Firstly, be sure to get granular with your budget needs. We recommend obtaining a pre-approval for a mortgage before moving further down the buying path.
Aside from the initial budget requirements, buyers should also prepare for the subsequent costs to ownership: repairs, renovations, and replacing appliances and tools. You do not want to max yourself out completely and be “house poor”…which is again why pre-approval is the best first step.
Drill Down On Your Needs
While it’s tempting to browse online and look at all of the new homes for sale in Edmonton, it’s important to use your time wisely! Be sure to make a list of your non-negotiables when it comes to your home.
Factors like your work commute, required number of bedrooms, floor plan, and type of home should be top of mind when creating your list. For more information on what to keep in mind before buying a home, take a look at my post on what to consider when buying a home.
Once you’ve defined your needs, you can easily view homes for sale in Edmonton Here. This page makes it easy to filter by neighbourhood, the number of bedrooms, and other items on your list of non-negotiables.
Consult with a REALTOR®
A qualified and meticulous real estate agent will be invaluable for those either buying or selling. A REALTOR® will leverage their expertise to ensure that your best interests are kept in mind when looking for Edmonton homes for sale.
When selecting your real estate agent, here are a few best practices to keep in mind:
- When scoping out agents in Edmonton, be sure to evaluate their online presence. Look at their social media and browse through their website. This will give you an idea of their depth of knowledge.
- In that vein, use Google as a resource to find unbiased online reviews for most established REALTORS®.
- Conduct an interview either over the phone or in-person to evaluate whether your prospective real estate agent is the right fit for you.
Being very communicative with your realtor about your needs will not only make your search less overwhelming, but it will also help your REALTOR® find relevant options that get you closer to your dream home!
Don’t Forget The Home Inspection!
This is a critical step! Once you’ve found your dream home and submitted a successful offer, we enter into the condition period. This, in a nutshell, means that before the sale is finalized, certain conditions need to be met. One such condition is a successful home inspection.
A home inspection will address any structural, electrical, or plumbing issues that aren’t often obvious to the layman. While it isn’t an opportunity to renegotiate, it is an opportunity to either request repairs be made before you take possession of the property or fairly reduce the price to allow for the repairs to be made yourself.
Contact Jeneen Today
Are you looking for a new home? I’m happy to help! I’m Jeneen, and as one of Edmonton’s top REALTORS®, I want to work with you to find your new dream house or make that upcoming home sale as smooth as possible.
Contact Jeneen by phone at (780) 904-4240 or via email at email@example.com.
Hi, I’m Jeneen Marchant!
I’m here to help you find you during your next Real Estate transaction. Home ownership is a beautiful thing and I love seeing my buyers happily opening the door to their new home on possession day. I also get great satisfaction from helping my sellers get the best price possible for their home when it is time to move on to another property.