Buying A Home in Ottawa

What can a buyer expect from Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central?

Buying a home in Ottawa can seem like a daunting task. John King and his Team of licensed Realtors® adhere to the highest standard of professional conduct to help you.

  • We will help find the right home in the right neighbourhood for
    you and your family.
  • We will guide you through the process of preparing an offer-to-purchase and advise you on the proper conditions to include such as a home inspection and financing.
  • We will professionally prepare any offers, ensure they are complete and valid and present them on your behalf to the seller.
  • We will keep you involved and informed throughout the offer process and serve as your representative and trusted advisor in the negotiation process.
  • We will answer any questions you may have about the purchase process.
  • We will sign a Buyer’s Agency Agreement with you that lays out the mutual terms and conditions on how we will work together.

Market Knowledge

Ottawa has a very active real estate market. The resale value of homes is driven largely by local economic factors such as employment growth and demographic changes. Ottawa’s market has been very stable and steadily growing for the past generation.

But the Ottawa market behaves very differently according to price range and neighbourhood. Our knowledge of which markets are hot and which are up-and-coming will help guide your choice of a neighbourhood and a new home. Make sure you have the market
knowledge and experience of the John Team King on your side!

Understanding Your Needs to Find the Right Home

We want to find out what you really desire and need in a new home so that we can advise you on the best neighbourhoods in Ottawa for you and your family.

We typically spend our first meeting exploring your motivations, your passions, your budget and the housing needs of your family. We then develop a search strategy with you.

We target the ideal neighbourhoods and price points that fit your needs, desires and budget. We will send you alerts when new homes come onto the market that fit your search criteria.

Negotiating Skills

Once you have found the right home in the right neighbourhood, you want to buy it at the best possible price and on the best possible terms. Negotiating the purchase of a home can be a VERY stressful experience. It is often one of the largest financial decisions of your life. We will put our years of experience to work, act as your trusted advisor and guide you through the negotiation process.

Negotiating is like any other skill; the more you do it the better you get. John King and his Team have helped more than 1,000 clients successfully negotiate the purchase and sale of their homes!

We will work with you to develop offer-to-purchase strategies that will appeal to the sellers and gain their acceptance over other potential competing offers. We want to make sure you get your new home; but you don’t want to over-pay for your dream.

Knowing the Right Questions to Ask Before Buying

With any home purchase, there can be lots of hidden issues. What’s knob-and-tube wiring? What is vermiculite and is it dangerous? Is the zoning important? What are the different types of foundations? What are the signs of water damage? Do we need/have a shared right-of- way? Have all the required building permits been acquired? What’s a ‘cooling-off’ period and when does it apply? When should I do a formal home inspection and what should I look for?

Experience has taught us what are the most common issues with any home purchase. John King and his Team will ensure you ask the right questions about your new home before you buy.

Referrals to Qualified Professionals

Whether you need a lender, mortgage broker, home inspector, contractor, handy-man, painter, house-cleaner, lawyer or a moving company, we have a list of trusted professionals who can help you with any aspect of completing your purchase and moving into your new home.