The process of buying a home is different during COVID – but that’s not necessarily bad news. In many ways, re-envisioning buying and selling a home has accelerated much-needed change in an old-school industry.
The BREL team has always been digital-first and we jumped on the opportunity to redesign our client experience. Our updated approach to helping Toronto and GTA home Buyers is consistent with the BREL values our clients expect and reflects the new safety protocols and requirements needed today. We still:
- Embrace fresh ideas and bold thinking
- Are real and transparent
- Work hard and hustle
- Are responsive and available
- Obsess about the details
- Do the right thing for the long term, putting people over profits.
But these days, we also prioritize:
- Virtual & Digital Before ‘In-Person’
- Safety First
Virtual & Digital + ‘In-Person-at-a-Distance’
We’ve revisited every aspect of buying a home and now offer much of our experience virtually. From an initial consultation over Zoom to at-home househunting and virtual neighbourhood tours with our agents, to digitally signing offers and presenting them virtually, we’ve drastically minimized the amount of physical contact required to buy a home, without lessening the experience.
BREL Buyers still get to see and experience homes in the real world – emotions play a big part in buying a home, after all. We just work with our Buyers to do more upfront work and due diligence.
And when we do meet in person? Our safety protocols call for physical distancing, good hand washing hygiene and personal protective equipment for our agents and clients.
In COVID times, our goal of being part of our clients’ real estate story by creating remarkable experiences hasn’t changed. We’re still here to educate, inform, advise and protect; the mechanics are just a bit different.
Why buy your next home with BREL:
1. Get the power of a real team working for you.
Our Buyers are not only matched with the BREL agent who is best suited to help them, but they also benefit from the combined experience of the whole team. More neighbourhood and building expertise, multiple skill sets, styles and flexible schedules – these factors have taken on even greater importance in the new normal.
2. Negotiation and offer expertise
Nobody wants to unknowingly pay too much for a home or lose a bidding war, and BREL Buyers benefit from our experience helping hundreds of Buyers just like you. We use advanced negotiation and offer strategies to help you get the home you want at the price you want. Every BREL agent is a Certified Negotiation Expert and we’re not afraid to put those skills to work.
3. Our obsession with the details ensures you’re legally protected
Our job is to protect our Buyers’ interests above all else. We lose sleep over:
- Performing extensive due diligence before you make an offer
- Striving for flawless paperwork
- Offering advanced legal expertise for the tricky stuff
- Making sure you always know what’s going on. See our communication guarantees here.
4. No BS, just truth and transparency
We want to make sure our clients buy the right home. As top Toronto REALTORS, we know what’s happening in the Toronto real estate market and we’re not afraid to speak the truth. Is it a good time to buy? What’s the next hot neighbourhood? Is it a good investment?
5. For us, finding the right property is just the beginning.
From the start of your search until long after you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll get the benefit of our partnerships with some of the best home service professionals in Toronto. Our lenders, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, lawyers, movers, painters, handymen and home service professionals aren’t just best in class – they’ve also been vetted for their coronavirus safety protocols and chosen for their commitment to servicing clients virtually, where possible.
We’re here to help every step of the way.