June 1, 2020

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Imagine you have a major project at work, you have to deal with home schooling and you still need to deal
with groceries, laundry and dinner. Whoa! That’s a busy life. Can you still find and buy a new home with such a
tight schedule? The good news is, you can. In fact, there’s plenty you can do to save time.

Consider these tips:
• Get specific about the home you want to buy. Think about property type (for example, “two
story, detached”), number of bedrooms and bathrooms, special features, etc.

• Target areas you’d like to live in. This will avoid trips to see listings in areas that aren’t a good fit
for you.

• Get the financing arranged. You’ll be able to shop for a new home with more confidence when you
have a pre-arranged mortgage. It will also make your offers stronger.

• Make seeing homes a priority by putting it on your schedule. Look at pictures and watch
virtual tours carefully to help narrow down the number of homes you need to visit. Try to
block time on the weekend, and ideally one or two evenings a week, to view homes without
other distractions. During COVID-19 it is highly recommended to take all safety precautions including                            wearing a mask and not view properties with children.

• Get all the information you need when viewing a property. Take notes. Ask questions. Thoroughly
explore the home, yard, and neighbourhood. Get enough information to make a decision without
needing to see the home a second time.

While these time-saving tips can help, the best way to find a home on a busy schedule is to work with a good real estate agent. A good agent has tools to help you find your perfect home from the comfort of your house.

Want more advice on buying your next dream home? Call Angela Cristini today 416-315-2500