Let's be frank - you don't need a buyer's agent to find a home for sale. Times have changed, and thanks to the internet, simply finding a home for sale has never been easier. So why should you work with Carmen?
- Professional - Full-time professional Realtor for over 5 years, with extensive experience working in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Acton, and Guelph.
- Certified Negotiation Expert - Designated Certified Negotiation Expert (C.N.E.) from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (less than 1% of Realtors have this designation). Currently working towards my Mastered Certified Negotiation Expert Diploma at RENI.
- Credible - Recipient of Re/Max 100% Club Award for outstanding sales in 2017 & 2018. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University, and prior to real estate, worked in direct sales and marketing.
- Profitable – Experienced professionals will tell you that the best way to protect and grow your equity is to buy well, which means saving you time and money in the process. That is exactly what I do - I know how to buy well. The average Realtor in Peel region will purchase a home for 98%, whereas on average my clients buy the property for 97% of asking. For example, on a property listed for $600,000, my clients save on average $6,000! (*all stats provided by www.redatum.com).
- Data Analysis and Research – I know how to calculate a fair market value range for any home, based on a myriad of factors and trends. Each property of interest is thoroughly analyzed, and a detailed report is provided to my clients to better evaluate their properties of choice. Without such calculations, tools and information, buyers tend to overpay on properties and potentially buy the wrong property. Working with me ensures your interests are protected and your end profits are maxed.
- Expert Community Knowledge – Finding a home for sale is easy, but determining the pulse of a neighbourhood is not. Such knowledge comes only from the experience of living and working within each community, which I have. While properties may look similar as you drive by, each community comes with its own unique qualities, some good and some bad. Often properties are very different in terms of building quality, lifestyle, or demographics. For example, some communities may be better suited for people without a car. Some neighbourhoods may be built with known builder defects, causing homeowners constant headaches and thousands of dollars in repairs. Other streets within a neighbourhood may be prone to flooding, causing structural damage on an ongoing basis. This valuable information is something any savvy buyer would want to know before they make a decision to buy. Not only that, knowing this information ahead of time would save you time and energy on looking at a property that ultimately would never serve you. That being said, realtors are as varied as communities and not all are the same. I know the city like the back of my hand, because I understands how important that information is to my clients.
- Clarity – The first step in buying a property is to know exactly what my clients want and need, which goes way beyond how many bathrooms and bedrooms in a home. Each client has a unique present situation and future goal, often requiring creative solutions to overcome and achieve. By asking specific questions and forming a personal relationship with you, my clarity seeking process allows me to accurately gage where we are headed – and don’t worry if you change your mind. This is a moving target and my clients often find themselves wanting or needing something completely different than they originally planned. Together we prioritize and eliminate your wants and needs, to create a clear picture of your ideal lifestyle and home.
- Personal Sherpa – If you were to climb Mount Everest, you’d want an experienced Sherpa to help guide you. Whether you’ve climbed one time or five times, the Sherpa will still be an invaluable mentor for your journey. I like to think of myself as your mountain Sherpa. Whether you’ve bought a home once before or multiple times, the guidance I can provide as an experienced buyer’s agent would be just as invaluable as the Sherpa on Mount Everest. A quality Buyer’s Agent has been through the home buying process hundreds of times, keeps a pulse on crucial Government Legislation, Benefits and Grants, important Tax Information, unique buying options, critical neighbourhood information, and understands the psychology of buying. I am constantly asking myself “what is the best route for my client?”, and am solely focused on ensuring you achieve the most beneficial outcome possible.