My job is being with people when they are making life changing decisions. Watershed moments, if you will.
Getting married, divorced, kids being born, kids moving out, downsizing, upsizing, relocating for love or employment…. being there to bounce things off of, or to provide “the voice of experience” when decisions are being made, that’s what I do. People make these huge choices in very different ways, some by feel, some by logic and some others use “the force”. Another interesting aspect, is the dynamic of couples. They get the information to form an opinion and come back with a collaborative decision…. usually better, but occasionally in conflict. At the end of the day, people who are pure logic decision makers do not always make the best decisions, it is actually more difficult for them, as there is no absolute choice. My job here is to understand my clients wants and needs and to help guide them so they can trust themselves! People who are all feel and emotion, need to be protected from their lack of analysis by making sure there are checks and balances in place, such as inspections, appraisals and financing clauses. These are very important business considerations not to be overlooked. However, the best buying decisions are ultimately emotionally based. if you really like the property and you can see yourself living there, trust it, but apply common sense and sound business considerations to the decision.
Is it a good property? Get an inspection.
Is it a safe neighbourhood? Look at the Edmonton Police Service website for neighbourhood crime stats.
Can you afford it? Make it subject to financing and the bank will do an independent appraisal.
I love my job, and I have been party to in excess of 2000 property sales, all watershed moments in their own way. I help people make sound buying and selling decisions every day. If you need to make an important Real Estate decision, give me a call, I can definitely help!!