Essential Calgary Home Buying Tip No. 4: The Offer

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There are five essential tips to for buying a home in Calgary, and today we’re on number four.

Check out the three previous steps here: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3.
Step four is the offer on the home.

A couple of things to note about making an offer on a single-family home or a condo - we want the offer to be as clean as possible. This means we don’t want a lot of terms and conditions. That said, there are a couple standard terms that I always have in my purchase contracts with my clients, like a walkthrough 24 hours prior to possession, a home inspection at the buyer’s expense performed by a licensed professional to the buyer’s satisfaction, and other things depending on the state of the home. These can be things like carpet cleaning.

A couple of standard conditions would be financing, as well as the home inspection. We never recommend going in without any conditions whatsoever. If you have an agent recommending that you go in without a financing condition or make an offer without a home inspection condition, I’d suggest that you walk away immediately, regardless if you’re competing for the property. You don’t want to deny yourself the opportunity to get out of a contract if something happens along the process.

Finally, determine what the possession day will be. It’s always negotiable. We want to be sure we’re working with the seller to achieve a possession date that’s going to work for everybody. Then there are other components to the contract like deposit and down payment, and then the offer itself.

Hopefully, this gives you a better picture of the offer! If you have any questions, make sure reach get in touch with us soon. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Welcome to our new clients! Thank you so much for working with us. We’re so happy and grateful to have you on board with us. Because you might not know already, we offer a few different, unique services in the surrounding community.

We run a sales brokerage with 12 experienced members. In fact, it’s the only team-based brokerage in Calgary. We provide you with top-notch service you can’t find anywhere else in the area.

Additionally, we run an in-house mortgage company called MortgageLine. It hosts a team of seven talented professionals that work together for clients’ borrowing needs. For instance, we can help you refinance your home and pull the equity from it. Perhaps you need to be prequalified for your next property.

We’ve helped dozens of clients in the area. We’d love to help you, too! If you have any real estate questions, give us a call or send us an email. Let’s talk soon!

Do You Want to Become a Calgary Homeowner?

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We have a great program here in Calgary for people that are thinking about becoming homeowners. We call it our Tenant Transition Program, and it’s geared to create homeowners out of our tenants.

We have a wide breadth of service here, and to qualify for this program you need to have a Realtor, and you need to get qualified for a mortgage. What we do in the Tenant Transition Program is to let you out of your lease at any point in time without any charges or marketing fees. You will also not have any additional obligations towards the balance of your lease.

Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not!

You will have to work with one of our Redline buyer representatives to help find a home, and you have to be qualified through a Mortgage Line mortgage associate.

This is our way of giving back to you4. We want you to be educated as a homeowner and fully understand the responsibilities of being a homeowner.

Many of our tenants have gone through this program and they are now happy homeowners. Owning a home is so much better than renting, and homes are unbelievably affordable right now!

Please don’t hesitate to talk to us about this program. We would love for you to find you a good place to call home!

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Redline Is There for You When You Need Us

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My name is Darren Langille and I’m the CEO of Redline Real Estate Group. I know this is our first interaction together and you reached out to us because you are looking to buy or sell in Calgary. I just wanted to give you a quick little overview of how we do things here at Redline and how we like to align ourselves with clients like yourself.
A typical real estate brokerage or Realtor will be there to help you buy, sell, or invest in your next home. What we know at Redline is that when you have decided to do this, you’re making a major life decision and will be undergoing a major life transition. We want to help you with that.

I hope that statement alone resonates with you because it shows the depth of which we care. Whether you’re buying your first home, second home, downsizing, upgrading, or investing, we get it. We know this is a huge decision and I want you to know you have a company here at Redline real estate group that is invested in this decision. If you have any questions, please reach out to me by phone or email. I hope to hear from you soon!

We’re Here for More Than Helping You Buy or Sell

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My name is Darren Langille, CEO of Redline Real Estate Group. I wanted to send you this message for a very specific reason. I know you’re in the market to buy or sell a home in Calgary, and that’s a big deal to us. The typical company will be there to simply help you buy or sell. We look deeper than that.

When you’re looking to make a move like this, you’re undergoing a major life transition. We see this transition as more than just a transaction. We see it as our responsibility in helping you through this transition, and it’s something we take to heart.

I hope this message resonates with you. It’s the first we’ve had together, but I hope it shed some light on your perception of how we help our clients here at Redline. Have a great day, and I look forward to talking with you soon.