KNOWLEDGE IS A GREAT TOOL!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa

 

BUYER BEWARE!

 

Last week, I was contacted by a very nice couple who were being transferred to Ottawa and wanted to purchase a new home.  They did their homework and were so happy that all they needed to do is to view the location and have me (their real estate agent) review the paperwork and its a done deal.

 

So, off to the site we go, and first thing that strikes me is that there are hydro towers running just behind the Buyers property.  So I point this out to them and they say “that’s OK doesn’t bother us”.  I said no, but are you thinking of potential resale.  They said – no its OK.  Then while looking at the model home, I noticed that there was a planned and approved transit way behind the property line – WAIT A MINUTE – I tell my Buyers did you know about the transit way – No was their response.

 

The next bit of news was their neighbours would be a development of condos.  That was the last straw.  They said they could live with the hydro towers, were a little upset with the transit way but the condos – no way.  They were mostly upset with the builder for now providing them with the information.  As I told them, the builder’s representative  works for the builder and if you don’t ask the questions ??????

 

To all the potential Buyers – have someone on  your side – let them ask all the questions to protect your interests.  In the excitement of the moment you might be signing on the dotted line without knowing all the facts.

 

Posted by

Irene Bilinski, ASA
Bilingual Sales Representative

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa

Direct (613) 858-1151
Office (613) 590-3000

www.irenebilinski.com

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Kathy Stoltman
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Irene, this is just another example of why buyers should have their own agent working for them and not deal with the seller's agent.

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Linda Blumenthal
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Good morning Irene.  How very true.  Another example of why buyers should work with a buyers agent.

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