Peter Colls

604.220.2269
Peter Colls
Cell:604.220.2269
Office:604.684.6155
Fax:604.684.4155

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Buying

Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
 
Interested in another Realtor's listing? No problem...call or email me with the street address WHEREVER it may be and I will get back to you quickly with all the details as well as my opinion as to value location etc at no obligation to you.
 
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
 
I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."
 
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
 
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
 
Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.
 
I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings, or the ENTIRE VANCOUVER/Fraser Valley/ Vancouver Island MLS LISTINGS here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.
 
To Summarize:
  1. Help you determine which home is right for you
  2. Review guidelines that financial institutions use to determine what price is right for you
  3. Qualify homes to allow you to preview those which best meet your needs thus saving you valuable time
  4. Prioritize, visit and evaluate, with you, the homes you’ve selected to preview
  5. Explain offers-to-purchase and other legal documents so you can make informed decisions
  6. Provide signed copies of all legal agreements and other papers to you and your lawyer after all negotiations
  7. Help arrange selected financing and explain the entire financing process to you
  8. Keep you totally informed of all activities from contract ratification to closing
  9. Devote over 20 years negotiating experience and almost $200,000,000 in sales volume to find your new home.

 

To Assist You in Saving Time, Effort, Stress and Money When Buying A Home:


Have You Ever Seen A For-Sale Sign In Front Of an Interesting Property And Wondered About The Asking Price.  

 

You hesitate to call on the "for sale" sign because you don't want real estate agents calling insecessantly.

 

If you see a home that interests you, just jot down its address and call Peter or E-Mail him the street address.


We'll find the listing (no matter which company has it listed) that same day on our Multiple Listing Service Computers. We'll email a detailed listing sheet with all the details for you - no hassle, no cost, and no obligation.

 

We can even keep you up to date on all new listings that match your criteria, from all companies, as they become available!

 

We feel that true real estate service begins first with furnishing you with the factual information that you need. Information that you want, when you want it, unfiltered and unscreened. Without cost or obligation.

 

Sit Back. Relax. We'll Put Our Computers and Award Winning Experience To Work For You!

If you're checking out the real estate market by calling on real estate for-sale ads or driving around and calling on signs, you will probably miss out on the perfect property because many listed properties don't have for-sale signs, and many brokers never have open houses.

 

Tell us exactly what you want - the price, the location, the style, and whatever else you find important. We'll put our experience and computers to work for you. You'll know about new listings the day they are entered into the MLS computers. This is often 4 to 7 days before other buyers know about these homes. If you specify what you want, and it's out there, you can have that information the same day it appears – even before most real estate agents are aware of it!

 

Decide Which Homes YOU Want To See - And When You Want To See Them!

After you see exactly which properties are available for sale, there may be some that prove interesting. If you would like to see them inside, just let us know. We'll make arrangements for you to tour any home, anywhere, at your convenience, no matter which real estate company has it listed.

 

When showing a home, we promise to never make you feel under any obligation. It will be a pleasant, guilt free, learning experience. That's the way we do business.

 

If you would like to make an offer on one of the homes you see, we'll help you prepare the offer and negotiate in your best interests as YOUR agent – all for no cost to you.

 

Peter offers over 20 years of negotiating experience for your benefit.