Negotiating to get a great deal for first time buyers.
We were first time buyers in a fierce Toronto market, armed with every penny we had, yet facing the worry that it still wasn’t enough to buy what we want. With such a huge commitment looming, we didn’t want to settle for anything less than (at least the potential for) perfect.
Angela was a God-send. She understood our unique needs within a home, knowing we had a lot of studio equipment to house in a basement, and she helped us so much through the process. She held our hand through the first few viewings, helped us discover really what was important to both of us, and observed our reactions to certain properties. No viewing was wasted. Even when we knew we didn’t like a house, she asked us what we did like about it, and asked us to pinpoint exactly why this one was wrong for us. She kept us level-headed, and reminded us what was important to us, stopping us from elaborating our wish list. She helped us realize what was a need, and what was a luxury. She then encouraged us to move on and keep looking when we were uninspired but getting impatient, and didn’t let us ‘settle’ for anything. We took her advice and held out, and boy, was it worth the wait!
The perfect property came on and off the market so quickly that we were the only ones to view it! She worked her magic and managed to negotiate a price UNDER asking, when the house was already on the market for lower than a similar property in the same complex! Unheard of in this market! We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw it, because it didn’t only tick all our ‘needs’ on our wish list, but had some added bonuses too.
Angela was everything you would want your Realtor to be: Personable, patient, understanding, and more than anything else: on our side. She really went the extra mile. She fought hard to get us what we wanted, and as a result, we ended up with a perfect house for us, and the deal of the century! We can’t thank her enough and we are immensely looking forward to moving in, and inviting her over for a glass of wine in our new home.