Buyer

Are you a first time home buyer trying to navigate the market? Or are you considering buying a house and selling your current one? Dan Plowman Team Realty can walk you through the ins and outs of how to buy a house that is perfect for you and your family! As the #1 performing realty team in Durham Region, our group of experienced representatives can help you with every stage of the buying process, including:

  • Getting started – budgeting, choosing a preferred type of home, selecting a location, and navigating market conditions
  • Understanding mortgage types and terms
  • Searching for the perfect home
  • Making an offer
  • All closing fees, land transfer taxes, and additional costs
  • With the help of the right real estate team, buying a house has never been easier – even if you’re a first time home buyer!

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For First Time Home Buyers

Dan Plowman Realty has a wealth of experience in the Durham Region real estate market. We understand the nuances, market conditions, areas with high appreciation, and more. We’ve also helped numerous first time home buyers find the house of their dreams, within their budget.

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For Current Homeowners

Not your first time buying a house? Our team can help you not only find the new home you desire, but also sell your current home. When you choose Dan Plowman Realty, selling and buying becomes that much easier – there’s a reason we are #1 in sales volumes and transactions for all of Durham Region! Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or you’ve already been through the process of buying a house, Dan Plowman Realty can help.

Call Us Today! (905) 668-1511

Selling your home can be difficult without the right team to support you. If you are searching for a realtor who truly knows how to sell your house to benefit you most, look no further than Dan Plowman Team Realty! Our dedicated team of experienced representatives has been helping families in Durham Region through every stage of the selling process for years. When you’re selling your house, we can help you with:

  • Home staging, photography and virtual tours
  • Comprehensive marketing plans, including online and print advertising
  • Open houses and home viewings
  • Understanding market conditions and navigating the market
  • All aspects of closing the sale
  • With the help of the right real estate team, buying a houseas never been easier – even if you’re a first time homeuyer!

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Why List With Us

Dan Plowman Team Realty will help you understand how to sell your house so that you get the maximum benefit for you and your family. You’ll have over 21 team members focused on selling your home!

21 Team Members working for you

Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc., Brokerage is all about team spirit and working together for a common goal!! This is the reason we consistently rank #1 in Durham for units and sales volume as audited by IMS Incorporated (2010). Our weekly team meetings enable us to gather and discuss what our buyers are looking for and which properties we have listed For Sale. I don’t know about you but I would rather have 21 team members working for me rather than one. “Go Team Go”…Another One Sold!

Deluxe Professional Home Staging

Staging is HUGE!! When potential buyers view your home, they visualize their furniture and belongings in your space; therefore your home needs to be clutter free and professionally staged, placing furniture and belongings in a specific manner in order to create a calming stress free tour.

Comprehensive Online Marketing Plan

Our 11 websites enable us to catch 1000’s of buyers with our intense online marketing plan, therefore it’s best to have your home presented on all of our websites in order to showcase your home to the max!

Guaranteed Weekly Print Advertising

Although the majority of people peruse the internet researching current advertising, there is a large majority of people that prefer the newspaper as well as those who do not have access to a computer and await the weekly newspaper in order to search for their home, for that reason alone we keep a full page section.

Buyer Profile Match

It’s as simple as that, let us match your profile and send you daily updates of exactly what it is you are looking for, whether it’s your 1st home, an investment or a commercial property, we’ll do the leg work for you!

True Virtual Tour – 24 hr Open House

From room to room… the virtual tour allows home buyers to research a little further in the comfort of their home or from out of town, it’s almost like walking through the home without having to take a step inside…

Reverse Offer Program

This is a pro active way of getting your home sold. You have the option as a seller to get that cautious fence sitting buyer off the fence. Within 24 hrs of their 2nd showing you have the option of doing an offer to the buyer.

Communication Guarantee

We guarantee that providing excellent customer service is our #1 goal. Our “Team” believes this is established through listening to our buyers and or sellers needs, providing weekly feedback from prospective clients who have viewed your home and therefore selling your home for top dollar and/or purchasing the house that matches your selected criteria.

Professional Photographer

“It’s all about the presentation” buyers know what they want and you need to give them the visual with professional photos, allowing them to saunter through your home via internet or during the home viewing process with our professionally designed feature sheets… Your home featured on DurhamRegion.com No matter what it is you’re looking for, you can find it on the Durham region website and 9 times out of 10 that’s where most buyers will start their home browsing process…

Marketplace & Marketing plan updates

“It’s all about the presentation” buyers know what they want and you need to give them the visual with professional photos, allowing them to saunter through your home via internet or during the home viewing process with our professionally designed feature sheets… Your home featured on DurhamRegion.com No matter what it is you’re looking for, you can find it on the Durham region website and 9 times out of 10 that’s where most buyers will start their home browsing process…

All this and Much Much More!

Don’t delay, call today for a free consultation and find out how to receive all this and much more!!!

 

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Selling Your Home

Should you buy or sell first? How do you maximize the reach and interest in your listings? Dan Plowman Realty will help you make your house more sellable. Find out how!

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Selling Your Home

There are a million different reasons why people sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: the desire to get as much money as possible from their existing residence as quickly and as hassle-free as possible. If your home is your principal residence, you won’t have to pay capital gains tax on any profits from the sale. If, on the other hand, it is an investment property, prepare for the tax man! So how do you manage? Easy. Do your homework and have a good idea about the neighborhood and type of home you’re looking for. Do an honest evaluation of your family’s needs and budget.

Buy or Sell First?

Buy or sell first? That’s tricky. After all, if you find a purchaser for your existing home, before you’ve found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates can not be negotiated. On the other hand, if you find your dream home before you’ve unloaded your old one, you may be faced with carrying two mortgages for a time.

Before you begin the selling process, really evaluate why you’re moving. Do you have too few rooms, or too many? Has your job moved to another city and you’re relocating? Are the neighbors driving you away? Or are you simply looking for a change? A complete analysis of your current position will set a good foundation for your next home hunt.

Speak to your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty Representative and start your new home search as soon as your existing home hits the market. If you’ve found a home, before you’ve sold your existing one, use “sale of your existing home” as a condition on your offer. If you don’t sell your house within a fixed period of time, you can choose not to go through with the offer. This, however, is a difficult condition for many vendors to agree upon and you may find that you have to forgo your price negotiating power.

Purchasing a home before you sell could be a risky strategy if you’re counting on the proceeds from the sale.

If you’ve found a purchaser before you’ve found your next home, use “purchase of a new home” as a condition when you sign back the agreement. Again, it will only be for a fixed time. Even if you have not found the ideal next house by the time the deal closes, you may still wish to proceed with the offer. As a buyer with a “sold house” you will be in a better position to negotiate price.
Make Your House More Sellable

While we all believe that our home is our castle, our personal tastes may not appeal to everyone. Your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty Sales Representative will work with you to give you an impartial analysis of your home – how it relates to other “competing” homes on the market and how your home reflects current design and style trends. Your sales representative will also take a good look at the general condition and upkeep of your dwelling.

Overall, your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty sales representatives will work with you to position your home on the market so that your sales experience will take place as expeditiously as possible.
Advertise Your Home on MLS®

This service is only available to real estate sales representatives. It is a database of all the homes for sale through sales representatives. Details about your home will be available to other sales representatives searching for homes in your area, in the range of your asking price.
Arrange Showings

In addition to giving your home the once over with a mop and dust cloth, have your sales representative prepare a home feature sheet. This is a one page synopsis of your home that highlights lot size, room dimensions, features and upgrades as well as utility costs and taxes. Prospective buyers will take a sheet and refer to it while viewing your home. Plus, it makes for a great reference sheet when the buyers are comparing properties.

The Open House: This is usually not a pleasant experience. The upside is that you usually won’t have to be there to act as a guide. The downside is that you might have a series of open houses over a few weeks, with people poking through all areas of your home. And you’ll have the constant pressure of keeping your home looking its best.

The Viewing: When an sales representative has a client who is interested in your home, they will first call to make an appointment with your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty Sales Representative. That way you’ll have time for the last-minute tidying. Of course, you can say no if the prospective purchaser wishes to come at an inconvenient time.

During the viewing, make sure you give the viewer and the sales representative a feature sheet and get the sales representative’s business card. Give viewers the freedom to wander around your home by themselves; following them may make them uncomfortable. The sales representative will stay with the prospects to offer some protection against theft or property damage.

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Home Improvement Tips

Improve the chances of selling your home with simple home improvement tips. Make your home more attractive to buyers and make that perfect first impression.

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Here are some simple things to keep in mind that you can do to increase the perceived value of your home and make the perfect first impression.

Exterior of HomeKeep lawns cut
Trim hedges and bushes
Weed and edge gardens
Clear driveway and clean stains
Clean out garage
Power wash home exterior
Touch up paint
Plant colorful flowers

At The Front Door

Clean porch and foyer
Ensure door bell works
Repair any broken screens
Fresh paint or varnish front door
Repair any damages to the door and/or locks

Understand Market Conditions

The real estate market is in constant flux, not only as a whole but in particular areas as well. Knowing what is going on in the overall and local real estate markets will help you understand how these conditions can affect the sale of your home. We’ve designed the following chart to help give you an overview of the three significant market positions. When you meet with your sales representative, ask about the current state of the market.

Buyers Market: The supply of homes on the market exceeds demand. Characteristics: High inventory of homes. Few buyers compared to availability. Homes usually stay on the market longer. Prices are stable or perhaps dropping.
Advertise Your Home on MLS:

This service is only available to real estate sales representatives. It is a database of all the homes for sale through sales representatives. Details about your home will be available to other sales representatives searching for homes in your area, in the range of your asking price.
Arrange Showings:

In addition to giving your home the once over with a mop and dust cloth, have your sales representative prepare a home feature sheet. This is a one page synopsis of your home that highlights lot size, room dimensions, features and upgrades as well as utility costs and taxes. Prospective buyers will take a sheet and refer to it while viewing your home. Plus, it makes for a great reference sheet when the buyers are comparing properties.

The Open House: This is usually not a pleasant experience. The upside is that you usually won’t have to be there to act as a guide. The downside is that you might have a series of open houses over a few weeks, with people poking through all areas of your home. And you’ll have the constant pressure of keeping your home looking its best.

When an sales representative has a client who is interested in your home, they will first call to make an appointment with your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty Sales Representative. That way you’ll have time for the last-minute tidying. Of course, you can say no if the prospective purchaser wishes to come at an inconvenient time.

During the viewing, make sure you give the viewer and the sales representative a feature sheet and get the sales representative’s business card. Give viewers the freedom to wander around your home by themselves; following them may make them uncomfortable. The sales representative will stay with the prospects to offer some protection against theft or property damage.

It simply makes sense to clean up both the interior and exterior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn’t mean you have to undertake major home renovation projects on order to sell your home. With a little effort you can increase the perceived value of your home by a great margin.

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Closing the Sale

The team at Dan Plowman Realty can help you navigate the process of closing the sale, uphold all legal obligations and ensure that the closing of the sale goes smoothly from start to finish.

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Choosing a Sales Representative

Save time, money and aggravation by choosing the right sales representative. Our team has sales representatives who are experts in every location across Durham Region, and can help ensure you get the right advice when selling your home! For more seller information, or to book a free consultation with the Dan Plowman team.

Call Us Today! (905) 668-1511

bgYour Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty representative is a trained professional who knows all aspects of the real estate market. A Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty sales representative will save you time, money and aggravation.

As with purchasing a home, you want to list with the Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty sales representative who is the expert in your location. After all, potential purchasers will be calling this “area expert” to inquire about houses for sale.

There will be a few of them who are knowledgeable about your neighbourhood. Call them up and interview your potential sales representative. You need to feel comfortable with him or her, after all, they will be working for you.
Should You Go With a Non-Exclusive or Exclusive Listing Arrangement?

If you enter into this type of arrangement with your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty sales representative, you are giving him or her the exclusive right to find a purchaser for your home. With this type of agreement, no other sales representative will bring potential buyers to your home, because only the listing sales representative is entitled to the commission. You may consider this type of arrangement in a Sellers’ Market during which time there are more people interested in purchasing a home than there are homes available.
Understand Market Conditions

The real estate market is in constant flux, not only as a whole but in particular areas as well. Knowing what is going on in the overall and local real estate markets will help you understand how these conditions can affect the sale of your home. We’ve designed the following chart to help give you an overview of the three significant market positions. When you meet with your sales representative, ask about the current state of the market.

Buyers Market: The supply of homes on the market exceeds demand. Characteristics: High inventory of homes. Few buyers compared to availability. Homes usually stay on the market longer. Prices are stable or perhaps dropping.

Advertise Your Home on MLS:

This service is only available to real estate sales representatives. It is a database of all the homes for sale through sales representatives. Details about your home will be available to other sales representatives searching for homes in your area, in the range of your asking price.

Arrange Showings

In addition to giving your home the once over with a mop and dust cloth, have your sales representative prepare a home feature sheet. This is a one page synopsis of your home that highlights lot size, room dimensions, features and upgrades as well as utility costs and taxes. Prospective buyers will take a sheet and refer to it while viewing your home. Plus, it makes for a great reference sheet when the buyers are comparing properties.

The Open House: This is usually not a pleasant experience. The upside is that you usually won’t have to be there to act as a guide. The downside is that you might have a series of open houses over a few weeks, with people poking through all areas of your home. And you’ll have the constant pressure of keeping your home looking its best.

The Viewing: When an sales representative has a client who is interested in your home, they will first call to make an appointment with your Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc. Realty Sales Representative. That way you’ll have time for the last-minute tidying. Of course, you can say no if the prospective purchaser wishes to come at an inconvenient time.

During the viewing, make sure you give the viewer and the sales representative a feature sheet and get the sales representative’s business card. Give viewers the freedom to wander around your home by themselves; following them may make them uncomfortable. The sales representative will stay with the prospects to offer some protection against theft or property damage.