With all the responsibilities of buying and selling real estate, the need for risk management is crucial.
Whether pre-sale or resale, the onus for property evaluation is always on the buyer, although it is becoming more popular with sellers to have their own pre-sale inspection done to ensure that they are disclosing what needs to be disclosed. In today’s real estate marketplace with an overbuilt supply of homes available, sellers will need to proactively prevent objections while buyers can be more demanding and feel more confident.
In an attempt to reduce uncertainty and protect themselves buyers and sellers I am working with will seek my direction. While their responsibility for disclosure or due diligence cannot be delegated it sure can be supported. This regularly involves conducting affirmative investigations of public records and other key informational sources to ensure that all significant facts are discovered. If any uncertainty still exists then professional assistance is recommended.
Buyers looking for an upper hand will often want to prepare themselves. As a public service to buyers I have been offering free seminars called Buyer Beware, and if it sounds scary it is supposed to. This unique real estate seminar will provide you with insights to avoid pitfalls and ways to protect yourself as a buyer.
Buyer Beware upcoming Fall’08 seminar schedule:
7 p.m. Sep. 22 Parks and Rec. Green Room
Port Coquitlam – 604-927-7970
7 p.m. Sep. 24 Public Library Parklane Room
Port Moody – 604-469-4577
7 p.m. October 8 Douglas College Surrey Training Centre
Surrey – 604-588-7772
7 p.m. October 22 Douglas College David Lam Campus
Coquitlam – 604-588-7772
I’d enjoy seeing you there and be available to answer your questions.
Buyer Beware is a Public Service seminar sponsored by Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners Society of BC