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where to begin
where to begin

working with a realtor

Finding the perfect place to call home can be confusing and time consuming. The web has made it possible to do a lot of the legwork yourself, but there’s no substitute for an experienced professional. An expert negotiator who knows the market can save you time, money and heartache by helping you make the right offer and playing hardball when necessary.

WHY DO I NEED A REALTOR, OR REAL ESTATE AGENT, TO HELP ME BUY A PROPERTY?

Most real estate transactions involve two different agents. The Listing Agent markets the property and represents the Seller. The Buyer Agent represents the Buyer. The Seller pays the real estate commissions to both agents.

WHY WORK WITH A BUYER AGENT INSTEAD OF THE LISTING AGENT SELLING THE PROPERTY?

Because the Seller desires as high a sale price as possible for their property, and the Buyer desires to pay as little as possible for that property, a Buyer should never depend on the Seller’s Agent to look out for their best interests. As your Buyer Agent, we support your interests while helping you navigate the buying process.

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BUYER’S GUIDE

Request a copy of our Buyer’s Guide containing:

  • The buying process, step by step
  • Offers and negotiations explained
  • Elements of an offer defined
  • The closing process and associated costs
  • Valuable resources

There is no cost nor obligation.

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working with storey collective

why choose to work with us

MARKET ANALYSTS

MARKET ANALYSTS

Our team diligently studies and analyzes every potential purchase (as many as you’d like to see) to provide you with recommendations on optimal offer price, ensuring you never pay more than market value.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

KNOWLEDGEABLE

We have in-depth knowledge of neighbourhoods across the Greater Toronto Area. In 2018, 35% of our clients bought or sold in TORONTO, 25% in HAMILTON/NIAGARA REGION, 20% in HALTON REGION, and 20% bought or sold in PEEL REGION.

CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERTS

CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERTS

As Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE®), our advanced negotiation skills produce better results for our clients. The average percentage of list price negotiated for our buyers is 96%.

CONNECTED

CONNECTED

With a network of industry peers we can refer you to qualified professionals, including real estate lawyers, mortgage specialists, and home inspectors.

RESPONSIVE

RESPONSIVE

 We move quickly in order to ensure that you have access to the newest and best properties on the market and can provide you with access to exclusive (off-market) listings.

DEDICATED

DEDICATED

We are DEDICATED to your success. As part of our commitment to leveraging the right tools to move you towards achieving your goals, our online concierge will help you organize and manage your move.

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BUYER SERVICES

OUR BUYER SERVICES

Meet, Discuss, Pre-Qualify

First, we meet to discuss your needs and wishes and you meet with your lender to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Being pre-approved a) tells you how much you can afford to spend, and b) gives you an advantage when competing with multiple offers.

Profile:

Based on our discussion a prospect match profile is set up; new prospects (listings) are delivered to your inbox in real time.

You select properties you’d like to see, and we arrange viewings at a time that is convenient for you.

Your Future Property’s Market Value:

Once you’ve selected a property, we prepare a comparable market analysis to determine true market value by diligently analyzing comparable sales data and provide you with recommendations on optimal offer price.

Create Offer Terms:

We consult with you to determine offer terms that balance your needs, desires and budget. We then prepare the Offer and present it to the Seller’s Agent via email or to both the Seller and their Agent in person.

Counter Offer:

The Seller may accept or counter the Offer. The counter-offer may be in reference to the price, closing date, or any number of other variables. Counter-offers can volley between you and the Seller until both parties have agreed to terms or either side ends the negotiations.

You provide a Deposit (amount depends on purchase price but typically 3-5%) which is delivered to the Listing Agent’s Brokerage within 24 hours of acceptance of the Offer.

Conditions included in the Offer are either fulfilled (met) or waived (voluntarily removed). If the conditions aren’t met or removed, the deposit is returned within 24-48 hours. If they are, the Offer becomes an Agreement of Purchase and Sale.

Buyer Revisit(s)

We include a provision in our offers that entitles you to up to two revisits to the property before closing, to do things like take measurements or bring in contractors for estimates on renovations, and to be sure the home’s condition and inclusions are intact.

Signing for Your Property:

Your lawyer and lender will contact you to meet for discussion and signatures approximately 3-10 days before closing.

Closing Date:

The day Title of the property is legally transferred from the Seller to you. Title is a legal term associated with the person who has legal ownership of the property. You arrange to pick up the keys, per your lawyer’s instructions, and the property is officially yours.

what others have to say
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

TESTIMONIALS

  • I don't usually leave reviews unless I am very impressed. I am very happy that Marianne was my realtor for... read more

    Jenny K. 7/01/2019

    Marianne is truly an amazing agent. She is not only knowledgeable but passionate about her profession. She acts with integrity... read more

    Samm C. 6/15/2019

    Marianne is literally THE BEST realtor in the business. She's focused, determined and genuine. She ensures that the home is... read more

    Katie M. 7/03/2019
  • I was referred to Marianne by a friend and I believe she was god-sent. Apart from being a stellar agent... read more

    somali r. 11/10/2019

    Marianne is a fantastic agent who ensured that I found my perfect first home. Down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable about the market,... read more

    Carmen Y. 12/05/2019

    Marianne excels as a real estate agent with high emotional intelligence: patient, calm under pressure, provides relevant guidance when required,... read more

    Krista T. 2/10/2020
  • My wife and I worked with Marianne to purchase our first home and really can’t say enough good things about... read more

    Samyam K. 2/10/2020

    I would highly recommend Marianne to anyone who is looking to buy/sell their home. She was very professional, knowledgeable and... read more

    Marianne S. 2/10/2020

    As a first time buyer, I had a lot of beginners questions and sometimes felt in over my head navigating... read more

    Daphne F. 2/10/2020
  • Marianne is the most knowledgeable and dedicated professional I have ever worked with. She is upbeat, positive and truly listens... read more

    Hiral S. 2/10/2020

    We used Marianne Knezovic as our real estate agent when we bought our house. She is professional, knowledgeable and organized.... read more

    Lisa V. 2/10/2020

    I reached out to Marianne because I was having a hard time selling my house and I had already purchased... read more

    Gianni M. 2/10/2020
  • Where do I start? Marianne was wonderful to work with in 2015 when we sold and bought. So we instantly... read more

    Ami S. 2/10/2020

    Knowing what we were looking for, Marianne found us our new home and we were able to see the home... read more

    Jeff L. 2/10/2020

    Working with Marianne was great. She suggested a good list price and my home sold for over asking within 48... read more

    Robert B. 2/10/2020
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