Buyer's guide

High Level Guide to Buying

I acknowledge that purchasing your dream home is one of the biggest investments of your life. I take great care by providing the best service and guide you through the buying process so my clients make the right investment. Learn more on our buying process below.

01. One on one with Shawn

Getting to know you is a key step in this journey. My goal is to understand your needs, wants, desires and expectations. What is your motivation to buy? What price range? What is your timeline to move? Where would you like to move? What features are you looking for? What are the non-negotiables? In this one on one, we discuss what’s important to you and ultimately agree on guiding principles and rules of engagement.

02. Determine Affordability

Getting an early start to find out what you can afford is extremely beneficial for you. A mortgage professional will help analyze your financial health to measure your qualifications – this includes pulling your credit report. The outcome of the process will give you an idea of how much you can borrow comfortably. Make sure you get qualification for the loan.

03. Understanding the Market

With today’s market conditions, it’s important to educate you on the current market dynamics, supply and demand, trends, metrics and most importantly knowing recent activities within a neighborhood, the timing and seasonal considerations of purchasing a property.

04. Choose a Neighborhood

Selecting your desired area is an important step of your journey. Let’s work together to find your dream home!

05. Finding a Dream Home

Finding your dream home is one of the most exciting part of the process! Together, we browse and review listings, attend open houses, arrange showings to narrow down properties of interest in the desired neighborhood. I network with agents globally to uncover new and off-market properties that best suit your requirements. Did you know that our website is connected to a search engine? Click the drop- down menu located at the top right button and select “Home Search”. You can create your own login to customize your search.

06. Offer Preparation & Negotiations

Part of my best-in-class service is to prepare an offer on the property you’ve selected. We take extra care in reviewing all documents and more importantly highlight your strength as a buyer. We negotiate to optimize price, terms, handle objections and accept/counter offer to protect your interest as a buyer.

07. Offer Acceptance & Fulfill Conditions

Upon acceptance of your offer, we execute the agreement and meet deadlines to fulfill all conditions (if any). This is a critical step in the process where we take extra caution and conduct our due diligence on all terms and conditions like property inspection and financing and provide a list of tried and true venders. I will conduct a buyer’s visit to do a final walk-through prior to closing.

08. Closing

On closing day, we finalize all legal documents including confirmation from your mortgage broker and the title company to transfer title from seller over to you. Once written confirmation is received, you obtain your keys, celebrate and welcome you to your dream home!

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Client Success Stories

"My wife and I moved from the mainland to Sidney in 2017 to enjoy a less hectic city lifestyle for a beautiful seaside community as we have found in the Town of Sidney and the surrounding area. Since building our first home in 2017 we have transacted in excess of $6.5 million with Shawn and the Chace
"Shawn has been outstanding to work with in every regard. We truly appreciate it. I recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
"I would recommend Shawn. Kind, quick to response and through. He helped me get the job done and keep me informed about all the happenings."
"We are repeat clients from our first purchase in Sidney three years ago. I found Shawn to be professional, knowledgeable, patient and efficient while being friendly and approachable. There marketing and photos were very effective and I would highly recommend Shawn as a realtor. I would not hesitate
"Shawn has a respectful and approachable demeanor which made our house-purchasing process truly pleasant. We appreciated his steadfast approach, and his knowledgeable guidance was especially helpful in those moments when the buying process became emotional. He was willing to work collaboratively and
"Working with Shawn to purchase our new home was a pleasure. He is always professional, available and very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in. Shawn provide good advice on the homes we were looking at and understood what we needed in a new home. It took us a while to find what we wa
"We recently purchased our new home with Shawns' support and expertise. We found Shawn to be very professional, knowledgable of the community and the current real estate market. Without Shawns network and abilities, we are not sure we would have been able to arrange to complete the transaction in a