that special home
Rob will help you find
Top 10 reasons to work with Rob when house hunting
Your best interests are upheld
Rob focuses his energies on representing, promoting and defending your best interests. He constantly thinks about how to serve and benefit each valued client. Looking out for people during the home finding and purchasing process is Rob's greatest passion.
You'll receive new listings 1 HOUR after they're listed
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recently introduced a service that automatically emails brand new listings to buyer clients no later than 1 HOUR after each listing hits the market. For example, if an agent loads his or her new listing onto TREB servers at 10:05am today, TREB will automatically email it to Rob's buyer by 11:05am, same day. In a market where many competing buyers wait eagarly for new listings, Rob gives you an advantage by setting you up on TREB's high-speed buyer platform.
Rob will show you an unlimited number of properties
Some agents show only 10 or so properties to their buyers, then pressure them to purchase. Rob will show an unlimited number of properties to his buyers until the client says, "Rob, let's stop looking because I want to buy this one", or "Rob, I don't want to view anymore homes because I can't find what I need in my limited price range" (some buyers prefer superior features of more expensive properties but can't afford the prices). Either way, Rob will show homes of interest to you with no obligation or pressure to buy.
Rob points out property flaws and potential pitfalls
Rob points out character flaws and deficiencies of properties he shows. You don't want to pay a certain price for a home, only to learn that you should have offered less because your home inspector noticed the furnace or roof shingles need replacing, etc. Rob's trained and experienced eye will uncover many major and minor flaws BEFORE you decide whether to submit an Offer!
Rob does extra research into matters of concern
Ronald Reagan applied a Russian proverb when dealing with the Soviet Union: "trust, but verify!" That certainly applies to real estate. Rob doesn't take the word of the seller or seller's agent regarding essential underlying issues with the property or area without researching it himself. Furthermore, Rob will look into any other concerns you may have. Making informed decisions is extremely important before buying.
You'll never be pressured or manipulated into buying
Rob does not apply high pressure sales tactics on his buyers. You won't hear Rob say things like: "You're not going to find any house better than this", or "You'd be crazy not to make an Offer", or "I know it doesn't have a master ensuite like you wanted, but you can use the shower in the basement". Giving biased advice, rushing the client, not disclosing negative information about the property or area, and using old-fashioned bullying techniques is NOT what Rob does. Trying to make buyers buy something they don't want is not only bad business, it's incredibly rude and disrespectful.
You'll receive SOLD listings of homes from any neighbourhood
Buyers are often curious to know what homes have sold for in certain areas. Buyers are especially concerned with the sold prices of properties surrounding the home they want to buy. Rob will email you all the sold listings from any number of communities upon request. More importantly, he'll email every listing that sold over the past few years that compares to the property you wish to purchase, including a complete MLS history (past sales) of the property under consideration.
Rob drafts Offer clauses to protect & promote your best interests
Years of experience has given Rob the ability to draft custom clauses in his buyer's Offers to protect them against harm, defective property issues and other potential hazzards. Some properties have unique or challenging aspects that require special clauses to address specific concerns. Designing clauses with contractual remedies to protect you from possible negative outcomes is something Rob takes very seriously.
Rob negotiates aggressively on your behalf
Negotiating is the fun part for Rob. He enjoys taking sellers to their limits to ensure his buyers get the very best deal possible. He's developed tried and tested techniques to obtain many concessions for his buyers. No one can guarantee the outcome of any negotiation, but Rob will do everything possible to bring the seller down in price and obtain terms and conditions favourable to you.
Rob manages everything from Offer presentation to closing day
Rob takes care of his buyers before, during and after the Offer is accepted - right up to and including closing day. Each home purchase agreement requires attention to various details, conditions, time sensitive issues, home inspections, financing, and the fulfillment of various steps before closing. Rob manages these important follow-up items so you can enjoy a stress-free experience. If glitches arise because of the actions or inaction of other parties, Rob will work tirelessly to resolve all issues to your complete satisfaction.