Buying Your First Home: The Ultimate Guide | KT Confidential EP 158

On this podcast, episode 158, Adrian and Ariel talk about a recent blog post the Kormendy Trott team posted titled: Buying Your First Home: The Ultimate Guide. This is sure to provide one or two golden-nugget tips to ensure your house hunting is a success!

1. Don’t be afraid of “Bidding Wars.” The negative connotation associated with bidding wars has caused regret for many first-time buyers. As a result, they’re left saying, “I would have paid that.” Go into it knowing your budget, the home’s value and putting your best foot forward.

2. How to find the perfect REALTOR® The world needs to stop using their mom’s, best friend’s, cousin, who’s a Realtor, and part-time at that. Now, I’m not saying they’re not worth considering but do your due diligence. With Social Media at our disposal, it’s effortless to find a couple of local Realtors at the top of their game.

Start by searching hashtags related to real estate and your community, and from there, go to Google. For example, if you live in Oakville, search #OakvilleRealtor or #OakvilleRealEstate –it will certainly provide some insight. Also, do the same on Google. Call, email, DM all of these people and delete people from your list based on the promptness and quality of their reply.

It costs you nothing but a little bit of time.

If you’re looking for help from an AMAZING team of real estate agents or love real estate and want to connect, follow us on IG, Facebook, TikTok and Youtube.

All of that and more on KT Confidential – Real Estate Podcast.


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Episode Breakdown:

00:00 – Intro
01:11 – First-time Homebuyer Guide
03:37 – Emotional aspect vs financial investment
04:38 – Owners manual
07:59 – Mortgage Approvals
28:42 – Deposits
35:05 – Not your forever home
50:51 – Outro


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The founders, Ariel Kormendy and Adrian Trott, started The Kormendy Trott Team, a real estate team based out of Halton region in Ontario, after both being in need of a change from their successful careers in the automotive industry and both experiencing the lack of service being provided in the real estate industry. They kicked off their careers in 2011 and quickly became a top-performing team in the country, ranking 17th of approximately 200 for Century 21 in 2017; as a team of just the two of them compared to much larger teams. They decided that they needed to take their team from being real estate agents in Milton to the rest of the GTA and beyond by expanding and servicing more areas. The team has since grown to have an administrative arm, media department and successful sales team operating a smooth running and successful business. Follow them on social for behind the scenes info, real estate tips, industry secrets and more.

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