For Buyers

Wes Jamison’s Resource For Home Buyers
In Langley, Surrey And Abbotsford.

Helpful information to guide you through the selling process in the Fraser Valley.

The secret to successfully selling a home in is to be as informed as possible. This helps you make sound decisions and protect the integrity of your investment. This page is a good starting point if you are selling your Langley, Surrey or Abbotsford home. Also, please feel welcome to email Wes any questions you might have, or he’ll be happy to set up a no-obligation meeting to discuss your unique situation. Wes is happy to see if he can help, you won’t be obligated to work with him. To order any of the following complimentary reports for sellers, just check the box to the left of the title and click “Send Me” at the bottom. You will then be prompted to enter your mailing information. Wes will send you the report(s) of your choice once he has received your request.

5 Easy Steps to Home Ownership, the Right Way

Before you buy a home, you want an agent who knows the area, advises you of all the options in your best interest and works as a full-time real estate agent. You don’t want the selling agent to be advising you. There’s a big difference between a buyer and a seller agent in a negotiation.

Step 1: Buyer Consultation Appointment – A Team Effort

pic_buyersWes created the Jamison Real Estate Team System to help avoid the costly, stressful and time-consuming pitfalls of home buying after learning about “other agents” real estate transactions which left home buyers and sellers a legacy of debt and hardship for years. Not our style!

Our team includes experts on staff and reliable connections to all the other professional services you’ll need through the stages of buying a home. The Jamison Real Estate Team includes:

MacDonald Realty – Wes Jamison & Phil Hayes

  • Conveyancer and Administrator
  • Technical Support
  • Access to trades and services
  • Free consultation and expertise
  • Reduced stress and cost

Let us show you how to approach buying a home safely and easily. Call Wes directly at 604-857-4880 or complete the contact form (at the bottom of the page) so we can help you move to the next step toward home ownership.

Step 2: Preparing Your Finances – Getting Pre-Approved

You will need to make a mortgage application early on. Any application you make will need to be accepted, not only by the banks or the lender, but possibly by the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation* (CHMC) or GEnworth.

We have Mortgage Brokers and specialists working with us that make this process easier and more successful for you than going to your local bank. The failure rate at bank branches is much higher than a with a mortgage broker, so we make sure we get you set up right the first time. Especially for first-time home buyers.

*CMHC is the government entity which insures your mortgage against default. Your lender needs to know how to present the information to CMHC. If your application is turned down by either CMHC or GEnworth (a private insurer), you may never own a home until you have 20% or more as a down payment. So lets avoid that and do it right the first time.

Take advantage of equity increases when you own a home. When the market goes up it can become out of reach very quickly if you don’t already own, OR you could make alot of money in equity gains if you do own. Where do you stand? We’ll walk you through the steps to get a pre-approved mortgage.

Once we know the amount of money you can mortgage, we’ll look at every option.

This includes:

  • Price comparisons in the area you want to own
  • Resale
  • Offers and negotiations
  • Inspections
  • Title searches and much more …

Step 3: Customized MLS Searches – First Right of Refusal

With search access to all the information on the MLS, you’ll get much more than a public Realtor.ca MLS search. Our team matches your criteria to the continual feed of new listings based on the following criteria:

  • Property Address
  • Taxes
  • Room Sizes
  • Lot Size
  • Days on the Market
  • All MLS Pictures …

Once we’ve set up the initial search, the system will automatically send you an email when a new listing – matching your search criteria – comes on the Realtors MLS. You get ”first right of refusal” before almost everyone else sees it if you so choose to act on it. You may even avoid a price competition for that dream home.

Step 4: Making an Offer – Made Easy

Drafting a Contract of Purchase and Sale is a process involving complex terms and conditions We will help you make an offer with legal wording that both protects and promotes YOU, the buyer in your best interest. We explain what the Law of Agency is and the part it plays in negotiating your offer.

Another crucial part of the offer process is knowing the trades and services – like home inspections, accountants and legal services – you’ll need to help you make a safe buying decision.

Step 5: The Closing – The Purchase & Sale

This is where you get to move in, but, before you do, there are more things to know. During the closing of the purchase and sale of any contract when buying a home, there are a number of details to oversee. You need mortgage specialists, lawyers, documents, keys, trades and services, access to market information, etc… and we can get you through it easily.

This can be a stressful time if you don’t have competent service providers you can count on. Let my team provide you with a smooth, stress-reduced and risk-managed transaction.

Home buying and selling can be a positive and rewarding experience for you when handled correctly. By calling me directly at 604-530-4111 or filling out the online contact form below you’ll have all the experts you need in one place to save you time, money and avoid costly mistakes.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Wes Jamison

P.S. We specialize in ”Newbies”! See our Video Testimonials to find out what past clients say about working with the Wes Jamison Team!

A full buyer’s consult with Wes will help you avoid the “deadly mistakes” first-time home buyers often make! Don’t let this happen to you. We have helped many buy and sell real estate in Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey and surrounding areas for nearly 16 years.

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