I wanted to share a quick story with you all, this is why I love doing what I do. I recently I received a call from a first time home buyer who was a referral from a client of mine, love my client referrals. She made it very clear that her and her boyfriend were just starting the process and that they were interviewing agents to see who was the best fit for them. I thought this was a great idea and encouraged them to take their time to find the right agent.
Buying your first home is a huge deal in your life and the experience can make or break how you feel about getting involved in future Real Estate transactions. I told her that even if they didn’t choose me, I felt it was important for them to make sure they found someone who had the time and patience to sit with them and go through the process, and not rush them into buying the first house they see.
Working with the right Realtor the home buying experience should be stress free and fun. After about a week from our first conversation I received a call from her telling me that they chose ME!!!! I was honoured that they chose to work with me and couldn’t wait to get started.
We have already had our first meeting! I took the time to listen to their wants and needs and what they expected from me as well, and let them know what I expected from them. I left that meeting with all the information that I needed to get started on the search for the perfect home. They left that meeting fully equipped with all my contact information, the knowledge of the process of buying a home, the most important being the mortgage approval. I explained the process from this meeting to the final signing at the lawyers office once they had an accepted offer on a house they fell in love with...and let us not forget the most exciting and enjoyable part of the process…..viewing properties : )
I have since set them both up on a search which, gives them listings that match their wants and needs, they are emailed with all new and or updated properties. They then get to filter through the results and select the ones that they want to see, the rest is up to me. We are heading out this evening to see their first 5 properties!! I don’t know who is more excited, love seeing first time buyers looking at homes, so much excitement and picturing themselves in each house, raising their families there. I am honored that they are trusting me in this exciting yet scary chapter of their life and I am thrilled to be part of it!
Reagan Yablonski is a licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX First in Calgary, Alberta. You can get more information about the services she offers by visitingwww.reaganyablonski.com, or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reaganyablonskirealty
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