House hunting is more art than science. Even though a property may check all the boxes on paper, you need to fall in love. This is a long term relationship after all. But what a lot of folks may not consider is that, on some level, you have to fall in love with the homeowners too. And how we treat the homeowners throughout your homebuying process can work for or against the relationship.
Rest assured, we always put your best interests first. It’s our fiduciary obligation to do so. But waging war on a seller never ends well. Your relationship with the homeowner, then, starts at the first showing.
In our experience, one big threat to the real estate transaction is someone we call Uncle Bob
We all have an Uncle Bob who claims to know more about new home construction, old home construction, real estate negotiations, legal issues, and indeed the Alberta Building Code than everyone else. Maybe it’s really your Uncle Bob. Or maybe it’s your bossy big sister. Either way, if you get Uncle Bob-bed during your homebuying experience, your ability to get a great home at the best price is in jeopardy.
You’ll have to watch my video below to learn more about Uncle Bob and how you can avoid being “that buyer” 🙂