How The Best Buy­ers Win

Times Colonist - - Canada - Seat­ing is lim­ited and fills quickly for this pop­u­lar course. For those with­out a Re­al­tor, call 250-477-0921 for details and to re­serve a seat or reg­is­ter on line at www.cou­ve­

In Vic­to­ria’s hot real es­tate mar­ket, many buy­ers are los­ing out on prop­er­ties they of­fer on. Why? What could they have done dif­fer­ently? Is it al­ways about price? Why would a seller ac­cept a lower price? How can you find out what price to of­fer? How can a buyer make a ‘no-sub­ject con­di­tion’ of­fer but still be pro­tected from ma­jor sur­prises later? How do you know there re­ally are other of­fers? How can you find out how many other of­fers there are? Buy­ers have to adapt or con­tinue be­ing spec­ta­tors. Those who suc­cess­fully pur­chased at the begin­ning of last year, may have im­proved their net worth by be­tween $70,000 and al­most $150,000 de­pend­ing on the prop­erty and area. Buy­ers who have lost out when com­pet­ing and those want­ing to pre­pare for a pur­chase of any type of real es­tate in any hot mar­ket, will want to reg­is­ter for the free sem­i­nar, ‘How The Best Buy­ers

Win’, be­ing held at UVic to­mor­row morn­ing. Former build­ing in­spec­tor, builder, developer and pro­fes­sional real es­tate con­sul­tant with Pem­ber­ton Holmes Ltd, Rick Cou­ve­lier, is the speaker. Pro­fes­sional buyer’s agent, Kerry Cou­ve­lier will also be avail­able to an­swer any ques­tions. We haven’t seen a mar­ket like this in more than a decade. Buy­ers need to un­der­stand how this new mar­ket works. Some of th­ese tips may sur­prise you.

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