With our own homes down the street, our own children enrolled in the schools, and our own lives anchored in the community, our first-hand insight into Toronto’s west end will provide you with tried and true advice when finding the right neighbourhood, school, and home for your family.
How Do We Do It?
Whether you need more space for a growing family, want to be closer to the area’s top schools, or are looking to downsize to a home that better suits your lifestyle, we will provide you with market savvy, neighbourhood knowledge, and the utmost dedication.
Expertise at Every Step
Here is what you can expect when buying a home in west end Toronto with us.
The key to success when buying a home in west end Toronto is preparation, education, and information. You will likely have many questions for us – and we will be here to answer all of them. Ensuring you are comfortable, well-equipped, and successful is our number one goal as we start this journey together.
First, we need to determine what you want and need in your next home. What community do you want to live in? Are you looking for a home close to a certain school, community, public transportation route, or another amenity? What are your must-haves and deal-breakers?
If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions yet, we will provide you with the insight and resources to help you. Our knowledge goes far beyond real estate; from the top after-school programs to where to find the best cup of coffee, we will provide you with a comprehensive education on the top west end neighbourhoods.
Now that we know your wants, needs, and budget, we can start the search to make buying a home in west end Toronto a reality. We will match you with the Red Square team member who knows your target neighbourhood best and will review past sales and complete a market analysis of the neighbourhood to educate you on what you can afford in every pocket of the area.
To help you truly experience a neighbourhood, we will take you on a community tour. We will show you houses in multiple neighbourhood pockets so you have a thorough understanding of what you can afford and why. We will help you determine what makes a sound investment and will honestly and openly share our expertise on every home we show you. We will also give you ample insight into the top amenities, schools, and community highlights, from the locals who know them best.
Whether this is your first time buying or your fourth, if you require financing you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved will help you establish your budget and give you a proper understanding of what you can afford. To get pre-approved, you must:
- Meet with a mortgage specialist or mortgage broker (we can recommend a few for you). They will help you compare rates and terms to determine your optimal mortgage option.
- Find out how much you qualify for by completing an application. You will also need to supply proof of income. With this information, your broker will calculate what you can afford.
- Obtain a copy of your pre-approval to ensure that you are qualified and understand what you can afford.
Our Neighbourhood Knowledge
Want to learn more about west end Toronto’s best neighbourhoods, schools, and amenities? As real locals, we can tell you all of that and more with our neighbourhood guides.
You have found a home you love – wonderful! Through education and open dialogue, we will ensure that you understand the value of your new home very well and know the offer process from start to finish. We will provide a clear and easy to understand version of all documents and contracts so you understand all legal jargon.
We will determine the price, terms, and conditions of your offer. By completing a Comparative Market Analysis and guiding you through the optional conditions, terms, and details, we will establish a fair and strong offer to present to the seller. Your agent will then present and negotiate the offer on your behalf, after which the seller can either reject the offer, countersign, or accept the offer.
Once your offer has been accepted and the price and terms have been agreed upon by all parties, you may have conditions that need to be met. These conditions need to be completed to firm up your purchase. Typical conditions include a home inspection, which we recommend to save you from any surprises down the road. Our team is happy to recommend a home inspector for you.
There are just a few more steps to take before the purchase is done, and we will be there for you during all of them:
- We will send you all of the required offer paperwork, which you will then forward to your lawyer along with the insurance documents and any other purchase documents.
- Your lawyer will advise on and help you coordinate your down payment, Land Transfer Tax, and other closing costs at least a week before moving.
- Plan and organize your moving strategy, whether you are hiring a moving company or enlisting the help of family and friends. We are happy to recommend suppliers to assist you in your move.
- With our handy moving checklist, check off any final tasks including mail forwarding, utility changes, service cancellations, and your children’s school record transfers.
- Keys will be given to you on or before move-in day, and the celebration can begin!
Our Real Service
When it comes to buying a home in west end Toronto, our real service provides an experience that’s above and beyond what you expect from your average agent.Learn More About Our Real Service
If you want an agent that doesn’t pressure you, and that you can depend on to be there when you need them and to give an honest opinion, then we would recommend Karla and Emir!
— Shawn & Cam
Our Real Client Results
Our clients were looking for a bigger home in either Mimico-New Toronto or a smaller home in High Park-Bloor West Village but weren’t exactly sure where or what they wanted. First-time buyers often have a difficult time identifying exactly where they want to live and what compromises they’re willing to make to live in their ideal location. In this case, our clients required an in-depth analyzation of their priorities, thorough neighbourhood tours, and an education on the trade-offs of living in each neighbourhood.Read The Case Study
We loved their approach: honest, professional, detail-oriented, and fun to work with. They made what is normally a very stressful situation remarkably easy.
— Pam & Chris Mahailoff