I would like to relate to you my positive experience using Wendy Fuller of Remax as our buyer agent. As first time homebuyers Wendy Fuller was able to make the purchase of our new home very pleasurable. I would highly recommend Wendy Fuller to any family seeking to purchase a new home.
We had done some investigation into buying a new which included attending a Remax New Home Buyer seminar held by Thomas & Sally Cook. Although the seminar provided valuable information we did not feel comfortable with the buyer associate that had been “assigned” to us by Thomas & Sally Cook.
As we had learned in the New Home Buyer seminar, we set out to find a buyer agent through referrals and an interview. Several family and close friends had referred us to Wendy Fuller as a buyer agent who understood the Real Estate market in the area of Scarborough that we were seeking to purchase a new home.
Wendy graciously agreed to meet with us on a day that we both had off work, Good Friday at our request. Becoming our Buyer Agent was Wendy’s to win or lose during the buyer agent interview. Wendy did an excellent job walking my wife and I through the home buying process, indicating where she would add value to experience. Although I had done investigation into the Home Buying market for some time, for the benefit of my wife and reassure myself, I asked Wendy to explain all aspects of the Home Buying process as though we had no previous knowledge.
Wendy reviewed with us how to read and understand the real estate MLS listings so that we could start looking at the types of various properties available. Wendy indicated that any review we did was only to educate ourselves and she would be reviewing the MLS listings herself.
Before Wendy left our apartment, had lots of information to read and she had setup a brief MLS profile for our to preliminarily review available properties in the area of Scarborough that we had selected. Wendy indicated that the MLS listings were only to acquaint us with the type of available properties near the price range that we had selected.
Wendy left indicating that we would start receiving emails from her in a day or two that contained MLS listings that were similar to the home requirements that we had provided to Wendy. The next day we received an email from Wendy as promised with a much narrower list of properties.
Within a few days, Wendy was able to take us around in the evening to see several homes that had selected from the MLS listings. From that first evening, Wendy as able to quickly understand what we desired in our new house. Wendy provided us the next day with MLS listings, which fit both our feature list, and the feedback that we had given her from the home viewings.
During our home viewings Wendy helped us to understand what to look for in buying a new home, where potential costs would be incurred to make repairs and a rough estimate of the cost.
Once we had selected the house that we wanted to make an offer, Wendy reviewed with us again the process of making the offer and the conditions that we should attach to the offer. Wendy’s knowledge of the area of Scarborough, and her experience assisted us in getting our offer conditionally accepted by the seller at a price below the MLS listing. After several attempts, Wendy was also able to negotiate a more favorable closing date, which assisted us with our move from our apartment.
Although I had already received a mortgage pre-approval letter from my bank, I was not happy with their mortgage products or the level of service that I was being provided. This was a big purchase and we wanted personal service that would present our needs. Wendy was able to recommend to us an excellent Mortgage Broker, Arpad Komjathy of Dynamic Mortgages. As with Wendy, Arpad graciously agreed to meet with me at our apartment. Arpad was able to articulate very well the various mortgage products that we might be interested in based upon my requests. Arpad did an excellent job in ensuring that I understood any risks and benefits associated with the mortgage products that we were seeking. The key was flexibility, and Arpad was able to find a mortgage product that fit my flexibility requirements while providing the best rate. The mortgage approval went through very easily with Arpad’s assistance. Allowing us to remove the first condition of our offer. Although, we had the mortgage approved, through Arpad’s efforts were able to make changes to the mortgage right up to the closing date.
One of the conditions that we placed on the home offer was a home inspection, since we were new homebuyers we asked Wendy to recommend to us a home inspector that she had worked with before. Wendy was able to recommend to us Bob Pearce of Grassroots for our house inspection. Both Wendy and Bob walked me through the house inspection from top to bottom, outside to inside. Bob provided us with a very detailed home inspection report. To our delight, there were no major defects in the house so we were able to remove that last condition of our offer.
Since we were new homebuyers we asked Wendy to recommend to us a real estate lawyer that she had worked with before. Wendy was able to recommend several real estate lawyers in the Scarborough east area. We selected William Tatham of Tatham, Pearson Barristers & Solicitors. Thanks to Wendy and Bill the transaction of purchasing the house went without a hitch, and we got the closing on the busiest real estate closing day of the year.
Wendy stayed in communication with us the time from the offer being unconditionally accepted right up to our move in date. Wendy came a visited our new home shortly after we moved in, and provided us with a very nice house-warming gift.
I would highly recommend Wendy Fuller to anyone seeking to purchase a home whether they are new homebuyers or experienced buyers. Wendy’s experience and care to her clients is top notch. Wendy goes that extra step to make the home buying experience pleasurable, and gives you that personnel attention.