Why work with a broker to buy your home?

In today’s market, there are any number of ways to buy a property, whether on your own, with the seller’s broker, or with the help of your own a professional broker. Here are a few reasons why we believe working with a broker is your best bet

Buying a property is a big deal, likely the biggest investment in your lifetime. Why go at it alone? Teaming up with a professional broker means you will be better informed and better represented on the market.
Brokers not only have access to detailed information on the broker database Centris, they also have the experience and knowledge to analyse all of this market information and make sense of it for you.
The network of brokers in Montreal, although broad, is tight-knit. It is not uncommon that a deal will be closed before being publicly announced, through brokers who are able to efficiently match their buyers’ and sellers’ needs.
Making an offer on a property goes beyond knowing what price to choose, including occupation dates, possible repairs and maybe even conditions regarding co-ownership. A broker will help you put the best offer forward.
Typically, there is often a negotiation with one or sometimes multiple buyers during the purchase of a property. In working with a broker, they will ensure that your interests are best represented, all the while keeping in mind the seller’s objectives. In a good negotiation, both sides should come out feeling like they got a good deal.

Why work with Martin Desjardins?

So you’re sold on the idea of working with a broker, maybe you’ve even met a few by now. Who is going to work best for you? Here are a few reasons why we believe Martin Desjardins has an edge on the competition

Unlike most brokers, Martin completed a university degree (in Commerce) and is a Chartered Broker, having completed extensive training with the OACIQ, which only approximately 24% of brokers in Quebec can claim.
You will never catch Martin losing his cool, showing up for a listing late or misrepresenting you or your property. When working with Martin, no matter how busy he may be, you will get the impression that you are his only client. Check out his video blogs for an idea of his approach – what you see is what you get!
Scouring the newspaper and driving around looking for “For Sale” signs to find a home, while not useless, are only a small part of the equation in purchasing a property. Martin has a deep understanding and enthusiasm for maximizing today’s digital marketing tools to find the right for you.
Authentic neighbourhood knowledge: If you are looking to buy a home in Mile End or Outremont, it will interest you to know that Martin has been living in the neighbourhood for nearly 10 years, and has been a homeowner for XX years. His close ties, both personally and professionally, give him a strong network, as well as an authentic understanding of buyer and seller needs in these neighbourhoods.