It truly takes a team effort to help home buyers:
As we approach the end of the hectic spring real estate market in Calgary, many potential buyers of houses, townhouses and condominium apartments are going to their banks to get pre-approved to buy a home. While pre-approval is an extremely important step in the home buying process, I personally do not believe this should be a potential buyer's FIRST STEP.
By the time a buyer takes possession of their new home, there are a number of professionals that have been involved. Since a professional real estate broker has repeated contact with all of these professionals, my suggestion is that a home buyer should START their search by selecting their real estate broker. An experienced real estate broker will have learned which business professionals can provide the best service for their clients (and many more which they will recommend not using).