Whether you are purchasing your first home or condo or your “forever” dream home or condo, the process of buying Toronto real estate can be time-consuming and stressful without the help of a knowledgeable full-time real estate agent. By providing valuable industry information, professional advice, strong negotiation skills and first class customer service, I am able and happy to assist you with finding the right property while making the process as simple and as stress-free as possible. Some of the items for you to consider when embarking on the property buying process is included below. Feel free to contact me with any questions your may have about the buying process and to discuss how I can assist you with finding the perfect property.
The first step to finding the perfect property is knowing what it is that you need in order to make you happy at the end of the day. Take into consideration the different property types available throughout the city and determine what property type would suit your specific needs best.
Finding the right real estate agent can be a challenging endeavor. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident with your agent, and that your agent listens to your needs and expectations and has a true understanding of the goals you are trying to achieve. It is always best to ask a prospective agent to explain their approach of dealing with the buying process. Make sure to confirm that their methods, work ethic and knowledge align with your expectations and that they will continuously update you throughout the buying process.
Take the time to plan ahead by researching different mortgage lenders and mortgage options and obtain a pre-approval from your lender of choice. Mortgage pre-approval will assist with making the property buying process less stressful and put you in a better negotiating position when you find the right property. If you need assistance with choosing the right lending institution for you, ask your real estate agent for some recommendations.
In order to be in the best position for negotiating and securing the property of your choice, it is beneficial for you to have your deposit prepared and available prior to making an offer. Make sure you move any money you may need to in order to be able to provide a certified cheque or bank draft. You can expect to provide a deposit of at least 5% of the offer price. The deposit must be submitted to the listing brokerage within 24 hours of the offer being accepted so make sure your funds are prepared. Even better, have your bank draft or certified cheque prepared before submitting the offer.
In addition to your deposit, you will need access to additional funds to cover your closing costs, which can include legal fees and disbursements, moving expenses and land transfer tax (municipal & provincial), you can calculate LTT HERE.
As your real estate sales representative, I’m available to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have before, during or after the real estate buying process. My goal is to ensure that you are comfortable, confident and informed at all times.
Contact me today to discuss how I can assist you with purchasing the right property for you.
We have worked with other realtors in the past, but our experience with Braden set a new standard of excellence in both customer service and professionalism in the industry. His commitment to help you find the perfect home was clearly demonstrated through making himself available to answer all our questions, providing us with the latest information on available properties and opportunities, and showing us the properties that met our needs. He provided excellent advice on both the purchase and selling processes. Braden was also hired to sell our home and he threw everything behind getting the job done (amazing marketing materials, videos and outreach through social media and the broad connections provided through the Christie’s International affiliates). He helped with preparing the home and providing solid advice on the sale approach. Overall, an amazing experience. I definitely would recommend him to represent any buyer/seller as he goes above and beyond to get the job done and done well.
Braden worked tirelessly to get us into our first condo. He was always available to take us to showings and in the end we purchased a condo that was on the market for only 7 hours thanks to Braden’s quick work. He’s also personable, professional and calm. We felt that he provided us with sound, reasonable advice and his knowledge of the market is extensive. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Braden.
I recently used Braden to sell my property. Braden was extremely professional and reliable. He was always available to answer questions when needed. I was especially impressed with the way Braden marketed my property by creating one of the best custom promotional videos I have seen for my property. Braden’s passion for real estate, his first class customer service and his unique marketing approach helped me sell my property for what I believe was a record breaking number at that time. I highly recommend using Braden for all of your real estate needs.
I definitely recommend Braden. He helped us sell our condo in five days, for over our asking price. Prior to that, he spent almost every evening with us over the course of three weeks to help us find a new home. His knowledge of the contracting industry enabled us to gauge what kind of work might be needed to fix a place up, and how that might affect our offer. Braden was incredibly dedicated and is someone I would certainly use again.
Braden is a model real estate agent. His professionalism and diligence is unparalleled. I have had the pleasure of working with Braden for the past two years and have been more than happy with the properties he has helped me find. I would highly recommend him to friends or anyone else looking for a real estate agent here in Toronto.
If you like your phone calls and texts returned within 30 minutes, having all of your questions answered clearly and professionally combined with a personal and calm approach then I would recommend giving a call to Braden White ….It was a very positive experience.
I had the most positive experience with Braden as my real estate agent. I felt relaxed throughout the entire process because he was on my side of the ring. With Braden, I found a great rental in the very first day of our search. Bigger than expected within my price range, in the neighbourhood I wanted, with a beautiful view of the city and amazing amenities. We saw the place and closed it with a couple days. It’s only because Braden was so energetic and committed to me as a client that we were able to get the unit. I couldn’t be happier, and I’m so thankful for all the time that Braden put into my deal. He’s not just an efficient agent, but a thoughtful negotiator. A process that could have dragged on for weeks, happened in the blink of an eye. Thank you Braden!
I usually don’t write online reviews, but given Braden’s unsurpassed professionalism, sound advise and market experience I felt compelled to post.
Braden sold my downtown Toronto condo well above my initial estimate and in record time. He was able to achieve this because of the number of tools and resources available to him, from his team who sent emails informing me of visits from potential buyers and their agents, to the amazing photographer who made my unit sparkle and shine.
Then, he found my dream home! He knew I wanted it the minute I walked through the door. But before we bid he did his due diligence: he looked at upcoming construction projects, local amenities and complied a list of comparables so that the amount I bid put me ahead of the others, which it did, and now I’m home.
Braden is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and professional. If you called or emailed him he would respond promptly. He’s a wizard with the paperwork and made the whole process of finding a condo easy and stress free. 10/10 would use him again.
Braden is extremely professional, accommodating and easy to work with – would 100% recommend!
My husband and I needed to find a new rental property as our property owner’s son had decided to move into the unit she owned. This happened 3 months before our wedding, and as you can imagine, we were a little stressed. Braden eased our concerns, patiently showed us numerous places in Toronto, within our price range, and desired neighbourhoods. He was responsive, understanding quick and personable.
Within two weeks we found the perfect spot and we couldn’t be any happier. His guidance throughout the whole process was so appreciated and we are so thankful to have worked with him. Again, would 100% recommend without a doubt.