Home buying can be a daunting and complex process. But with a REALTOR® at your side, it doesn't have to be. Remember, a REALTOR® works for you and is there to look after your best interests.

So take a few minutes and learn how a REALTOR® can help you find what you're looking for.

  • RE/MAX® REALTORS® cooperate well with other REALTORS® in the process of buying a home.
  • RE/MAX® REALTORS® prefer to work as a buyer-broker while assisting you in buying a home rather than as a Sub-Broker of the REALTOR® who is working for the Seller. We want to work for your best interest, not the Seller's. Most corporations request we represent their employees as buyer-brokers. They know sometime in the future they may be buying your home when you transfer again. Buyer-brokers help keep their relocation costs down because their employees have made smarter purchases. Things a RE/MAX® REALTOR® can do as a Buyer-Broker that they can not do as a sub-Broker:
  • Prepare and interpret market analysis done on the property you are buying. (Determines if the price and terms of the listed property are correct)
  • Analyze and compare the "Pluses and minuses" of different properties you are considering buying.
  • Discuss the salability of different neighbourhoods. (What neighbourhoods hold their property values better.)
  • Tell you any information discerned about the motivation of the Seller.

Most new home developments use REALTORS® to market their properties. These REALTORS® encourage other REALTORS® to bring their Buyers to the developments and will pay normal co-op and buyer-brokerage fees. You, the Buyer, will pay no more for using an RE/MAX® REALTOR® who represents you than using an area representative or REALTOR® who represents the Seller.

When looking at homes, we always want to be with you. We know there are times when you just want to drive around and get a "feel" of the neighbourhood. We recognize this. Should you go into an open-house or model home without your RE/MAX® REALTOR®, you may jeopardize your representation and may obligate yourself to additional out-of-pocket fees. So, should a model home or open-house look so good that you just have to go in, please tell the Seller's REALTOR® that you are working with us. Most, but not all, REALTORS® will honour your right to representation. Sign in and make sure you put your RE/MAX® REALTORS® name down with yours. If the Seller's REALTOR® does not allow you to have your own representation, walk away and come back with your RE/MAX® representative at a later time.

*source: howrealtorshelp.ca