While every financially significant investment poses risks, the Canadian real estate market offers more opportunities than ever before. Whether you are an experienced real estate investor with a sophisticated and diverse portfolio, or a first-time homebuyer contemplating the purchase of your first home, it’s important to educate yourself on the latest economic and real estate market trends, the basics of the home buying process and to understand the unique local market trends impacting your neighbourhoods of interest.

It’s also essential that you select a skilled and experienced real estate advisor to help you navigate the process. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada provides homebuyers with expert advice, accurate market and property information, prompt access to coveted properties and the highest level of service and discretion. We offer skilled and authoritative assessment of real estate opportunities, as well as exclusive access to some of the best properties on the market — many of which may never be available to the public on MLS.

The Home Buying Process

Step 1: Secure Financing
Step 2: Define Your Goals, Needs & Budget
Step 3: Select Your Realtor®
Step 4: Conduct Your Home Search
Step 5: Submit Your Offer
Step 6: Negotiate Successfully
Step 7: Close The Deal

Click to view our informative Home Buyer’s Guide.

This Home Buyers’ Guide provides a general overview of basic essentials you need to understand in order to navigate today’s real estate market. To receive full-service support and real estate advice tailored to your needs, contact us to schedule a personalized and complimentary consultation. We are always happy to help.

Finding and purchasing a home involves the general steps outlined below; however, most homebuyers and real estate investors have unique financial, property and personal requirements that demand advice from a real estate advisor with specialized expertise. These include instances when you wish to purchase a:

  • Home that is dependent on the sale of another property
  • Vacation home
  • Canadian property from overseas
  • Property located outside of Canada
  • Secondary or multiple investment property
  • First home