Annette Thomas

Vancouver Full-time Professional Real Estate Specialist

"I love what I do and it shows"

  • Cell: (604) 805-5572
  • Office: (604) 684-6155
  • Fax: (604) 684-4155
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Did you know that I work for you for FREE!
 
Up until the time of completion of the purchase you pay me nothing!
And 99% of the time at completion you still do not pay!
Ask me how this works!
(It is incredible to think that you have:
 friendly professional advice, a dedicated full-time market specialist
and proven negotiator working for you, for FREE)

Buying

 

 

I want you to know that I am not simply in the business of real estate, but in helping families fulfill their dreams! In this day and age we just want no hassle information without a sales pitch or hidden strings. How can I be of service?

 

When buying 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 can be fun & exciting, and obtaining a mortgage loan can simplified with the assistance of a professional mortgage broker. Once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the rewards are unquestionable.

While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing your home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own.

 

I will help you prepare so 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.

 

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself whyyou want to buy a home.

 

  

Information for Buyers     

Buyers Checklist 1

  

 

Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific.


Separate the  "must have"   from the  "want to have."  Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target,

 

going from the general to the specific.


Consider which area:

 - City,

 - Suburban neighborhood,

 - Country / Rural

Neighborhood:

 - Older and settled

 - Up and coming

 - School catchment Area;

 - Recreational facilities;

 - Transportation,

 - Day care,

 - Acces to Shopping, Restaurants & Entertainment

  

 

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?
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. There are many mortgage options and mortgage lenders so it is important to compare and shop around for what is right for you. (Remember that mortgage rates are only part of the story, there are also various fees that lenders may charge.)

Select a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for their clients.

  

Information on using RRSPs for the Down Payment on your new home (Home Buyers Plan - HBP) can be used by First time buyers & for buying a home for a related person with a disability.  
CMHC Mortgage loan insurance - information from CMHC        
 
 
Finding 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 (MLX) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.

Home finder form - Fill out the home finder form and I will send you information pertaining to your criteria and property matches

As a value added service to my clients you can now configure, edit and save searches and bookmark your favorites using my Virtual OfficeIf you like the features you can go to my Featured listing page and use the clients and members only link. After creating you search enter your e-mail address and any new listings for your search criteria will be automatically sent to you and if you like them you can save them to your favourites.

My website has the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. 
 

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you with a legally enforceable contract and negotiate the best possible deal for you. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

 

Some of your Questions answered

People often ask why should they use a realtor and my answer is that you have a professional on your side who is experienced in Buying and Selling Real Estate.

 

There are many factors that are involved in purchasing your home:

  • Knowledge of the real estate market and conditions
  • Knowledge of all the processes involved in purchasing Real Estate
  • Network of Professionals and Specialists available to clients
  • Knowledge of local areas, recent sales and comparative market analysis
  • Checklist to help you with all the little details involved in purchasing
  • Help you with your specific needs and making sure each step is followed to make your purchase as stress free as possible.
  • My website is set-up so you can browse listings and save them to your favorites when it is convenient for you.
  • Access to New listings as they are entered into the MLS system

Why hire a professional exactly for that reason ? Realtors are professionals who have had training and experience that they can use to help you find your new home.

I am dedicated to your needs and want to make the process of buying your home a fun experience. I will be with you each step of the way. Helping you with the decisions and arranging for a hassle free experience.
 

Oustanding agents Os results         Realtor R    

 

 
 
Annette Thomas is the answer. I’ve never known anyone to work so tirelessly and still manage to keep such a positive life-affirming attitude.
She talks straight, is uber-thorough, and ever so dedicated to delivering her clients peace of mind (and the occasional hug) as they navigate the waters of real-estate.
Never pushy, always accommodating, she went out of her way time and time again to find what was right for me. And my new home is perfect!
Thanks so much Annette, you’re AWESOME!
 
Steve M. - Yoga Teacher
 
 
Our experience with Annette was and still is simply amazing.
Annette is fun, smart, professional and extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the Vancouver market. We didn't just buy a home with her assistance; we gain invaluable information along the way.
 
She's our realtor till the day she retires!
  
Jason & Ginger
Annette Thomas
Cell:(604) 805-5572
Office:(604) 684-6155
Fax:(604) 684-4155
RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)
#2 - 1012 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 1T7 Canada