Why should you choose the Ray Otten Real Estate Team when buying a house in Ottawa?

Our Real Estate Experience is your Advantage

With decades of experience in the Ottawa real estate market, we are able to provide insight such as the true value of the home based on current market conditions so you can make informed decisions when it comes to buying a house in Ottawa.

Our Reputation as Neighbourhood Specialists

Having lived and worked in Ottawa for most of our lives, we have experienced its changing landscape. Our local and in-depth knowledge of each community, its schools, individual neighbourhood histories, amenities, and more will give you a solid understanding of what each of them can offer you and your family.

Our Proactive and Dedicated Search

We have the ability to provide you with instant notifications when homes that meet your search criteria hit the market so you receive the earliest access to new listings.

Our Personalized Approach

When it comes to buying a house in Ottawa, we take the time to get to know you so that we fully understand what you want and need, so you will only see the homes that precisely fit your criteria.

Our Effective Real Estate Communication

We believe that strong communication is the foundation of our relationships with our clients. We will maintain weekly communication in whatever medium you prefer whether text, phone, or email and of course, we are always available whenever any questions or concerns arise.

Our Policy of Honesty and No Pressure

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and integrity and will never pressure you to do something that is not in your best interest. We will tell you when a particular home is not suitable for you because we want you to help you finding your dream home as well as a valuable investment that will appreciate until you are ready to sell.

Our Expert Real Estate Negotiation Strategy

Our successful experience navigating multiple offer situations and complex real estate negotiations, we will give you the tools you need to make an offer that has the best chance of being accepted.

Our Guidance and Support

We will take the time to explain every detail of the Ottawa home buying process and educate you on the legal and financial aspects, warranties and protections, clauses and contingencies involved in buying a house in Ottawa.

Our Ability to Close on a House

When you have found the perfect home and are ready to move forward, our team will facilitate communication for the entire home buying process from lawyers to mortgage brokers to home inspectors to ensure the deal is completed efficiently and smoothly.

Our Trusted Real Estate Network and Connections

From qualified home inspectors to mortgage specialists and legal advisors, we have a network of reputable, ethical, and professional vendors who we know will provide you with the dedication and high level of service that you have come to expect from the Ray Otten Team.

Steps to Buying a House in Ottawa

We understand that the steps to buying a house in Ottawa can be stressful, especially for new home buyers, so we make it our duty to keep our clients informed and knowledgeable about every aspect of the home buying process.

We want you to feel confident that you have an experienced and trusted team behind you that is protecting your interests and keeping you out of harm’s way so that you can concentrate on your plans to enjoy your new home.

Getting to Know You

The first steps to buying a house in Ottawa begins with understanding you, what you want today, and how that will change tomorrow. Together we will complete our Home Buyer’s Questionnaire that will help you define your wants, needs, price range, and desired locations in order to help us discover your interests and needs so that you do not miss out on any opportunities.

We will explain the Buyer Agency Agreement in detail, which is required by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO). In essence, your buyer agent is legally mandated to represent your best interests to the best of their ability with no cost to you.

In addition, as your Buyer Agent Representative, we can also work on your behalf with “For Sale By Owner” or “New Home Constructions” if you are looking at those options. And if you are considering a new construction, don’t go to a builder before speaking to us. We have valuable insider advice and can also offer you a rebate up to $1,000.


Mortgage Pre-Approval

Our preferred partners are experts in their field and we have had a first-hand experience of the service they provide. They have the pre-qualification programs to assist you in pre-qualifying for a mortgage to ensure that you will receive the best possible mortgage rates and service available.
This guarantees that you will only spend your valuable time looking for homes that you qualify to purchase.


Begin Your Search & View Homes Around Ottawa

The next steps to buying a house in Ottawa will be to launch our detailed High Energy Home Buyer Program action plan. We will enter your requirements into our unique Prospect Matching system, which is linked to the Multiple Listings Service (MLS) and we will locate the top 7-10 homes that best match the features you are looking for.

Our comprehensive software is updated by the minute with the MLS so that homes matching your profile will be sent to you the very moment they hit the market and you will have access to them even before most real estate agents and buyers are aware of them.

We will make arrangements to show you the best homes that meet your criteria. While doing so, we ask that you make notes about what you liked and disliked about the homes so you don’t forget any details. It is important for you to communicate with us so that we can understand even further what you are looking for.


Making an Offer on a House & Conditional Agreement

When you have found the home of your dreams, we will review the Offer to Purchase with you and explain all the conditions and special clauses so you fully understand the entire agreement. We will represent you and handle negotiations on your behalf with your advice and input until a successor agreement is reached.
An agreement becomes conditional when fully signed and accepted. We then ensure all your pertinent documents are forwarded to the appropriate professionals to move forward with a smooth and trouble-free closing. We consider our service to be a concierge service, providing you with referrals to the top professionals in their field, ranging from home inspectors, mortgage brokers, lawyers, etc.


Final Steps – Closing and Moving

When all the conditions in your agreement have been met, we will forward all documents to your lawyer to complete your home purchase. We will always be available for any questions or concerns you may have now or in the future.

You will also be invited to join our Client for Life follow-up program where you are welcome to attend our yearly Client For Life catered party at my home where everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy the personal side of our caring team.

We don’t forget about our past clients! In appreciation, each year our past clients are entered into a contest to win a trip for two to a destination of their choice. *contest rules and conditions apply

You are welcome to use our moving truck for items you may want to move personally and we will refer you to our preferred partners for any renovations or purchases you may require to make your new home truly special.

Would you like to know more about buying a house in Ottawa?

Contact our team today by completing the form below and we’ll get right back to you. Prefer not to fill out a form? Give us a call at (613) 288-2455, or email us here to get in touch with us directly.

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