Thinking of Buying?
Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions!
I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and potentially less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that 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. I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighbourhood values well, so I can help you to determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home - To stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you’d like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the “must haves” from the “want to haves.”
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighbourhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighbourhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). If applicable ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
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? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. 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 if you require a mortgage. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.
Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
Thinking of Selling?
I will work for you every step of the way! My combination of skills, experience, and technology ensures that I can sell your home for the highest possible price and in the shortest period of time. I have the tools & proven marketing plan to meet the demands of a highly competitive, modern market.
Internet Marketing: 24 Hours a Day!
My online marketing system allows me to make information accessible 24-hours a day to a global audience, and to respond immediately and directly to each and every prospective buyer. From my website, prospective buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access my site 24 hours a day and view your property listing! Through my Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent by e-mail to every prospective buyer in my database, where your home meets their criteria. Plus it will be e-mailed automatically to future prospective buyers as well. I also participate in Social Media which is a global resource for home buyers.
As soon as you list your home with me, I will enter your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer. Plus, your property will be included in any printed MLS books and I also regularly publish in newspapers in the area.
Pricing Your Home
I will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The way I do this is by generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area. You can complete my online form to get a feel for your home’s market value.
Every Step of The Way
I will be working for you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.
Tim Stanfield has been an award-winning and full-time licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX Kelowna since 2005 and has over 25 years of International Marketing and Public Relations experience.
Tim’s specialty is building long-term relationships with his clients and he believes that excellent service and communication are the keys to his being a successful Realtor. The “proof is in the pudding” as most of Tim’s business has come from past clients and friends.
Tim has called Kelowna home since 2002, prior to that he was in the UK for 5 years but most of his life was spent in the Calgary area. While in Calgary one of Tim’s highlights was being a volunteer Director for the Special Olympics. Tim is currently a Director for the Casa Loma Community Association in order to support the community he lives in.
Tim is passionate about Real Estate and his chosen profession, and he feels extremely fortunate to live in the Okanagan Valley. Tim’s other passions are pets and motor racing. Let Tim help you find your Dream Home!
Jayne Stanfield is Tim’s wife and unlicensed Assistant. Jayne has extensive business administration and management experience and ran her own business for the last 5 years. In the UK Jayne worked within her local community, supporting children and adults with special needs. Jayne is a problem-solver and is very much a “people person” who enjoys working with people.
Jayne & Tim have called Kelowna home since 2002 but Jayne spent all her life prior to this in the central UK.
Jayne loves living in the Okanagan Valley and her passion for the area is infectious!