What to Expect from a Real Estate Professional
An Explanation of the Real Estate Process
As a REALTOR®, I don’t take it for granted that you know all the ins and outs of the buying and selling process. I will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect and that’s important, so you’re not faced with any surprises along the way.
An Assessment of Your Needs
One of the first questions I will ask is, "Why are you moving?" We will also explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment or may other reasons), your financial situation and your future plans.
What to Expect From a Real Estate Professional
We Will Develop a Plan to Find Your Dream Home
I will help you identify what you want in your new home. A pool? A garage? An extra room? A particular building design? The kind of neighbourhood you would like to live in? Proximity to schools, transportation and work? There are so many things to consider. My buyer’s guide will help you through the initial process.
We will compare your needs, wants and budget with what is available on the market and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
I can also accompany you as you view houses and help you assess their suitability and value. As an expert on a property, I can provide you with facts about neighbourhoods, structure, things that need upgrading, the condition of the furnace, and so on. In other words, I will work with you to achieve your dream.
Access to Properties for Sale
Multiple Listing Service® or MLS® is an exclusive service accessible only through a REALTOR®, and it can be a valuable tool. Through MLS®, the details of a wide variety of listed properties are made available to us. This can save you a tremendous amount of time and effort in your hunt for the right home.
If you are interested in learning about what is available on the market, please check out my Toronto Listings page, which enables you to preview properties for sale.
Knowledge of Financing Options
REALTORS® have extensive knowledge of the financing choices available to home buyers, their options and obtaining financing at the most attractive prevailing rates and terms. Just ask and I’m sure we can find you the most favourable rates in town.
A Skilled Negotiator
REALTORS® are experienced in arranging fair deals. I will assist in negotiating an offer, acting as a mediator to head off potential conflicts between you and the other party, and draw up a legally binding agreement.
Honesty and Integrity
Most real estate professionals in our province are member of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and only members of OREA can call themselves REALTORS®.
When you work with a REALTOR®, you can expect not only strict adherence to provincial laws, but also adherence to a Code of Ethics. The code is very important to you because it assures you will receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.
Highest Professional Standards
Before receiving a real estate license, candidates must successfully complete an extensive course of study developed by OREA on behalf of the Real Estate Council Ontario. That is only the beginning.
In the first two years of practice, licensees are required to successfully complete three additional courses as part of their articling with an experienced broker. In addition, all licensees must continue to attend courses throughout their careers in order to maintain their license.
About Jethro Seymour
Jethro Seymour, one of the Top Toronto Real Estate Brokers at Royal LePage RES Ltd., Johnston & Daniel Division. Jethro Seymour is a midtown Toronto residential specialist with over 20 years of sales experience in; real estate, marketing, construction and publishing. He has helped many families find homes in Toronto’s great neighbourhoods, and has extensive knowledge of local markets, new home construction, resale home sales, and the condo market. Living in midtown Toronto, Jethro previews many of the homes that come to market for his clients and inventory knowledge. Jethro specializes in Midtown, Davisville Village and Leaside neighbourhoods. For more information, call Jethro Seymour, Broker at 416-712-0767, or email [email protected]