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The most important thing you can do as a potential buyer is prepare yourself for what will likely be the largest financial decision you make in your life. Our Buyers Guide is free to download, and takes you through the steps of the buying process.
I had known Steve for a few years through a mutual friend before asking for his help to find a home. At first I was a little hesitant working with a friend on such a big decision, but ever since our first conversation I knew I wasn't going to regret it. Steve is a true professional who puts his client's well-being before anything else. As a National Spirits Ambassador I travel constantly and somehow Steve always managed to make it work. He would stop everything to make sure I could get in to view a space knowing I'd be flying out the next day. He patiently worked with us for months (we are very picky!) exploring all the options, deciding first on the perfect building and once our perfect condo came up, we were ready to attack and closed within 24 hours of it coming on the market! Moreover, I was travelling for work when we closed, and with the tight timelines Steve was generous enough to personally cover the first/last month rent in my absence until I was able to reimburse him when I was back home. Talk about going above and beyond! Our home is perfect…THANK YOU STEVE!
Steven Liambas’ professionalism, real estate knowledge, honesty and integrity made deciding to work with him exclusively in our pursuit for a new home an easy decision, and one I can confidently say was the best decision we made. Steven’s ability to clarify important details, his prudent advice and focus on getting the deal done, made all the difference. Thank you Steven for working so diligently! I very much look forward to working with Steven again in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!
I was introduced to Steven through my former landlord, who he had helped lease out their unit to a friend and I. Over the course of the year of our tenancy, Steven was the acting landlord while the owner was away on vacation. I got to know Steven more over this period and it became evident he is very passionate, and dedicated to his profession. As our year long lease was coming to an end, and it was time to find a new place. I didn't hesitate to think twice about who to call to help me find a place. Steven is someone you can trust with the knowledge and expertise to find the perfect place for you.
Steven was an absolute pleasure to work with! As soon as I told Steven what I was looking for he presented me with multiple options that were spot-on. He understood exactly what I needed and wanted and was able to find me the perfect home. Steven’s knowledge of the market was apparent throughout the process and he was able to give me great advice every step of the way. Steven’s negotiation skills were also a huge asset as I was able to purchase my house under asking price. All around, Steven made the process of buying a home as smooth and easy as it possibly could be!
I initially met Steve through his brother and after one phone call could already tell that he was the honest and genuine kind of guy that I trusted with helping me purchase my first home. Throughout the whole process Steve was patient with me and all of my ideas while pointing out the pros and cons of each. This ultimately helped me purchase a great condo, in a great neighbourhood and for a discounted price. I couldn’t be happier with the result and I’m glad that we were able to make that new connection and friendship for all my future real estate needs and more! 🤝👍🏻
Steven helped me find a condo for the summer. I gave him a preferred specific location, and although it took some time because of availability, he worked extremely hard to find a spot that I would be comfortable in. Ive known Steven for a long time, and he is one of the most selfless guys out there with a work ethic unmatched. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their next home, you wont regret it.
If you are looking for a real estate agent Steven Liambas is the man for you. He sold my house in under a week getting more than we asked. He is extremely professional, personable, and detailed oriented. He staged my home to sell using a dynamic team consisting of not just him but a professional stager and photographer as well. His sales results speak for himself. You won't be disappointed.
As a first time home buyer, I was extremely pleased with the service Steven Liambas was able to provide. During the entire process, Steven was very knowledgeable and was able to match my needs with prospective neighborhoods and condos. At the final stages of negotiations, Steven was able to keep my best interest in mind and give sound advice which helped me land my dream place at a fair price. Anyone who is thinking of enlisting a realtor should call Steven right away, you will not be disappointed!
Steven Liambas was not only the agent who helped sell our previous home, he also found my wife and I our dream home. We are a young family that was expanding quickly, and we did not have much time, putting him in a tough situation. With the utmost professionalism and due diligence, Steven was able to get us our ask on the sale of our house, and the price we wanted on our purchase. Along with being diligent in the process, Steven was knowledgeable, fair and kind throughout, making sure he did not tell us what we wanted to hear, but what we needed to hear in order to get to the finish line. We fully endorse Steven Liambas to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell any home in the future and should anything change, and we would need to relocate, he is the only one we would call.
Steven was the perfect agent for me. He was super well connected on all the hottest deals and naturally seemed to know exactly what I was looking for, so he didn't waste my time taking me to 'dud' locations. I have NO time to waste, and he made it very easy for me to find the right spot in the perfect neighborhood. If you're crazy busy, but also picky like me, then Steven will be the perfect real estate agent for you.
Most people just get on a website like mine and start shopping before they even know what goes into buying a property. The more you know about what you are doing the better experience you will have. Input your email below to download our guide.
A Realtor is so much more than someone who just takes you in showings. The true strength of a Realtor is in the additional value that they bring to the table. Your Realtor should introduce you to the best mortgage broker, lawyer, moving company etc. Your Realtor should know the neighbourhood that you are looking at inside and out. Your Realtor should be an expert negotiator and provide insight into how much you should spend on a particular property.
The biggest mistake that most buyers make is going online and using a “what can I afford” calculator to determine their budget. The first step that every buyer should take when purchasing a property is to sit down with a mortgage professional (not your part time cousin) to determine how much you can afford.
The city is a big place with a lot of properties. The more you focus the better chance you have of finding the best property for the best value. If you try to look in too many places it’s like finding a needle in a haystack and ultimately it will leave you frustrated.
Of course we all want a west facing property with views of the city, a massive balcony, split bedrooms and a massive kitchen island. The reality is if you include too many wants in your search you may be left on the sidelines for a long time. Make sure to properly balance your wants vs needs and be realistic about what’s available.
NOW you can start your property search, and every serious buyer needs to be getting automatic property updates. It’s a crazy competitive market out there right now and buyers need every advantage they can get. Our automatic property updates services makes sure that you get the properties that Stevener most to you delivered to your inbox the second they hit the market. This is 24/48 hours faster than you will see listings on Realtor.ca or most other Realtor’s websites! You can sign up in a couple of seconds by clicking the button below.
Once you find the perfect place you need to move fast! We don’t ever rush our clients, but if you have properly prepared it won’t feel rushed. We know how hard it is to find amazing places and we simply want our clients to have them! When making an offer your Realtor will protect your best interests by including conditions with the offer and negotiating with a maximum price in mind to ensure you don’t overpay or go past your comfort level.
Once an offer is accepted (even before it goes “firm”) you typically have 24 hours to deliver the deposit check to the seller. The deposit amount is negotiated during the offer process but it is typically 5% of the purchase price. If you deliver the check even 1 minute more than 24 hours, the deal is technically void. Moving money isn’t always fast so make sure to have your deposit prepared in advance.
If your offer contained conditions like a finance condition, you have a specific amount of time to “waive” the conditions or the deal will become null and void and your deposit will be returned to you. If you waive the conditions, the deal becomes “firm” a and you are obligated to now close on the property. Neither side can back out at this point.
Your lawyer and mortgage broker will set up meetings with you for a couple of days before closing to sign off on the final documents. At this point your job is to book the movers and get your finances in order. The lawyer will let you know exactly how much you need to bring with you when you meet, but it will include the remained of your downpayment, land transfer tax and legal fees. Once you have done that, you get the keys to your awesome new property!