Testimonial from a Happy Client
Friday Aug 31st, 2018
I just love helping people find their next home. What I love even more is hearing that I've done so in a way that leaves them satisfied with the entire process. The following testimonial came from a valued client. Harjit Birdi had quite an experience dealing with other realtors before contacting me. When I met him I knew that I could help remove the negative stigma he had towards some of my “peers” in the industry. After successfully helping Harjit in his search, I was blown away when he sent me the testimonial he created. I knew I just had to share it with all of you.
In Harjit’s words,
“I started my home search in July 2014. Initially, I focused on new construction homes and around September 2014 I moved my focus to include resale homes. I connected with Sonia Sinclair by chance in April 2015 as my disappointment with the previous realtors grew manifold.
Before connecting with Sonia, I had worked with more than 10 realtors. As we progressed in our quest for a resale home purchase, I came to know that she had won the Bungalow in Whitby I had lost using another realtor in a multiple bid scenario. You know you have to change a realtor when you receive the listing and the home is already sold by the time you view the home and you keep on missing bids on homes due to lack of proper strategy. Bidding wars can be agonizing and you are bidding against a group of competitors and are blind to what the other Realtors are willing to bring to the table.
Here is why I chose Sonia. If you know these reasons, you will be prepared for your next multiple bid situation.
Core Focus on Region
A great realtor will focus on a particular region (e.g. the Durham Region) and not all over the Greater Toronto Area. Focus is key to winning as many other realtors continue to indulge in making offers all over the GTA and see what sticks on the wall.
Needs and Wants
Sonia will narrow down your needs and wants early on by having a conversation with you. There is no point in viewing homes that do not suit your needs and wants. This alone will save you tonnes of money.
Comparative Market Analysis
For all you quantitative geeks (that includes me too), Sonia will provide you with the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Report without asking for it. This will give you a proper range for the home prices in the area for similar homes that have been sold in the past. And she will provide her valuable insight to the numbers on the paper.
Values Your Hard Earned Money = No Emotional Bidding
This is where Sonia is extremely helpful. She values your hard earned money and prevents you from indulging in emotional bidding. She will work with you to define a walk away number. Her criterion for emotional bidding is:
1)If it is the home for you
2) has everything you should need and want
3) you can afford to pay more.
I stress on the part "you can afford to pay more". By the way, you should never run after a bus, train or a home. If one goes, another will be on the way soon.
In a market where you no longer purchase a home, but rather win homes after bidding, you need a strategy to win as opposed to merely throwing out offers to purchase. I would rather not disclose her winning strategy here and let you experience it yourself.
Get your Pre-Approval and know your budget in advance. Don’t lose hope if you do not win the home on your first try. And there is no dream home unless you build it yourself. Just focus on your needs, wants and let Sonia "The Superwoman" guide you along the way to this journey towards home ownership.”