If I was standing in a crowd of home buyers, I’d be able to pick out the first-time buyers every time: They’re the ones with huge smiles on their faces, and almost vibrating with excitement!
Buying your first home is one of life’s great “firsts”, and I’m always thrilled and honoured when I get to be a part of that experience. When you buy into the real estate market for the first time, you’re taking a big step forward: At the same time, you’re making a financial investment in your future, but you’re also starting the process of laying down roots and saying “this is where I belong”. It’s a brand new, exciting chapter of your life, and some of the largest smiles I’ve ever seen have been when I hand over that first set of keys on possession day!
If it’s your first time buying a home, teaming up with the right REALTOR® can make or break the experience. Not only do you need someone experienced who understand the market, but it’s important to work with a REALTOR® you like and can make a connection with. Someone who you feel comfortable spending hours, evenings, or even entire days with, driving around and looking at homes. Someone you trust to be honest with you when it’s most important, to stand up for your best interests at the negotiation table, and who shares your excitement about buying your first home.
5 Reasons You’ll Love Working with Sonia
1. REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker in One!
As both a professional REALTOR® and a licensed mortgage broker, I can literally help through the entire process, something that’s pretty rare in the industry. The world of mortgages is often one of the most confusing parts of buying your first home: Open, closed, high-ratio, fixed-rate, variable rate… how do you know where to start?
Being a mortgage broker in addition to a REALTOR® means I have a full and complete understanding of the entire buying process, which my first-time clients find invaluable. In addition to helping you pick the right home, I can also help you decide which mortgage is right for you and your financial situation, and help walk you through the pre-approval process.
2. We’ll Have Lots of Fun!
Buying your first home is exciting! And it should be! The last thing you want is to work with someone who isn’t as excited as you are about this next great chapter of your life. Real estate isn’t just a job for me, it’s one of my passions, and it’s because I love helping people have great experiences in the real estate market and being a part of that excitement. I want your first time buying and selling real estate to be a fun, positive experience that gets your life as a homeowner off to the best possible start. When you work with me get ready to have a good time: There will be lots of laughter and smiles for sure!
3. I’m a Friendly Tiger
I’m known as Sherwood Park’s real estate Tiger for good reason, but everyone who’s worked with me knows I’m a very friendly one. I pride myself on being approachable, a good listener, and I’m available for phone calls, questions, text-messages, or emails 24-7. I’m here to help you through the process of buying your first home, and if there’s something you don’t understand or aren’t sure about, you never have to worry about whether it’s a “good time” to ask. My years of experience and in-depth understanding of the real estate and mortgage industry are at your disposal, any time you need to draw from it. Whether you’ve got a question or need some advice, my door is always open.
4. I’m Always on Your Side
Remember: I’m your tiger. That means I’m always on your side and looking out for your best interests, no matter what. The thing about tigers is we’re extremely loyal: Once I’ve created a personal connection and relationship with someone I care about, I’m your steadfast supporter. I won’t let you get in over your head, try to sell you something you can’t afford or that doesn’t meet your needs, or push you into making a decision you’re not ready to make, and I’ll also stand in front of anyone else that tries to push you around. Tigers use their claws to protect the people they care about, and that’s you!
5. Friendship: Make a Relationship That Lasts
There’s a reason people want to work with me over and over again, and it’s because somewhere along the way during that first buying or selling experience, we became good friends. Part of my passion for real estate is my love of people: Meeting new people, making new friends, and creating long-lasting relationships. I’m not looking for a fast sale and a handshake, I want to get to know you! Your dreams, your plans for the future, your personality, and the lifestyle you want for your family. And you know what? By becoming friends we make an even greater REALTOR®/Client team because friends communicate openly and honestly, and they trust one another to have each other’s back.
Our relationship doesn’t end on closing day, or on possession day, or even after you’re moved in, because friendships last long after a contract is over.