Buying | SO&Co.

You want a great space in a bustling neighbourhood. A smart investment. A home that will grow with your family. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned pro on the hunt for bigger and better things, or an investor looking to add to your portfolio, we have a smart 7-step strategy for finding your perfect property.

01. Let’s talk.

Tell us what you’re looking for – we’re listening. We’ll start off by sitting down and discussing your objectives, preferred neighbourhoods, timelines and more. Are you a renter thinking about putting down roots? We’ll go over the pros and cons of all the options. Are you curious about the future potential of a neighbourhood? Don’t know whether to buy first or sell first? We’ll advise you on that too.

02. Organize

Getting your ducks in a row early means you won’t end up scrambling when you find the property you want to buy. We will help you arrange financing and choose a dependable lawyer and inspector – you’ll always have several people to choose from to ensure they’re a good fit.

03. Open up the Buyer Toolbox.

It’s got all the tools you need for searching homes, including a custom-designed app that lets you contact us directly when you see a listing you like. We will set up a Listing Alert search tailored to your preferences to ensure that you’re the first to see new listings as they are posted. Our website also gives you direct, up to the minute access to all TREB listings.

04. Show and tell.

When it’s time to hit the road, we prequalify the listings you’ll like, and set up showings at times that work for you. We don’t just show homes – we analyze, offer feedback, and give our unbiased opinion. We’ve seen thousands of properties, so we can look past great staging to point out the deficiencies – and we can also see beyond outdated finishes and see future potential.

05. Honest analysis.

When you’ve found a property you like, it’s time to take a closer look. We will review comparable sales, give you detailed feedback, see if it meets your needs and figure out its long-term potential. Our goal is to ensure that any decision to buy is an informed one.

06. Make an offer.

Whether it’s a multiple offer scenario or a single offer, we will guide you through and negotiate for a result that’s in your best interest. We will carefully prepare the offer, explain clauses/conditions, and establish an offer presentation strategy – ensuring you get the property you want. Our strong reputation streamlines negotiation and helps when approaching agents on the other side. We will never push for a quick sale. It has to be right.

07. Wrap it up.

Once your offer has been accepted, it’s time to dot the “i”s and cross the “t”s. We’ll make sure all conditions are fulfilled, send all the paperwork to the right people, and do everything else necessary to ensure you have a smooth, successful closing.