Benefits of working with the Tonkinson Team
Buying property is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it has long-term financial ramifications. Oftentimes, this process can be frustrating and time consuming, and requires the buyers learn about market pricing, home inspections, mortgages and other legal documents.
With the Tonkinson Team, we make the home buying process easier on our clients because our agents are work hard, are highly trained, experienced, and motivated. Buyers can rid themselves of any concerns of agents who may be unskilled, inexperienced, or just there to collect a pay cheque. We also have a home stager/interior designer and a licensed contractor on our to help our clients with post-home purchase questions or issues, including suggestions regarding potential improvements and finding ways to make your home functionally and aesthetically pleasing to fit with your personality. These are only a few of the great services we offer our clients.
If you have a moment, please take a look at our great services included when you purchase with the Tonkinson Team below. Please click on the link to learn more about each of our services.
Great Service We Offer For Our Buyers
The Tonkinson Team is committed to providing exceptional service to its clients. We invest time, energy, and money in all our clients. Below are the top grade services the Tonkinson Team offers to each of our buyers.
Enhanced Market Knowledge
Finding the right property, paying the right price, and closing on the property of your choice are the most important elements to a successful real estate transaction. Our buyer consultants have enhanced market knowledge within their specialized areas and neighborhoods. Our agents are required to regularly monitor and tour the areas in which they specialize. Before we permit our agents to work outside of a core area, they must demonstrate specific knowledge of those areas because we believe that localized knowledge is paramount to a successful transaction.
As a client, we will match you to one or more of our buyer consultants who are specialists in your community, or quadrant, of interest. Moreover, our agents work together to find the best house for you because they are motivated by your satisfaction and our perfect purchase program.
Access to the entire Tonkinson Teams market insight and connections
Found in 1996, the Tonkinson Team has seen the best and the worst of the Calgary Real Estate Market. To stay up to date on market trends and to prepare for upcoming economic forecasts, our team has weekly meetings to share what has happened with past clients and what to continue doing and what to improve. We also meet with an economist monthly to receive a forecast of the Calgary real estate market.
With a team made up of different age groups and backgrounds we have a profound market insight into Calgary and surrounding areas. Additionally, as being of the top teams with RE/Max iRealy we have extensive connections with other top agents in the Calgary area. Oftentimes, top agents share their upcoming listings with the Tonkinson Team before the properties go on the market. Furthermore, after being around for 20 years, the Tonkinson Team receives incredible clout and name recognition when submitting offers for their clients.
As a client, you will have access to the entire Tonkinson Teams market insight, connections, and off-market listings.
Detailed Negotiation and Deal Structuring Advice
The home buying process is not simple. There are many intricacies involved and only the best agents can understand the complexities and use them to their clients’ advantage. At the Tonkinson Team, our knowledge and expertise give us the ability to weave through the home buying process and negotiate the best purchase price for our clients.
To ensure that our clients receive the best service, all of our buyer agents are required to undergo formal training in the art and science of negotiation. Our buyer agents are trained by our real estate coach Danny Griffin, a top realtor from Boston and CEO of the Real Estate Classroom. His education to our agents provides them with the necessary analytical skills perfect for negotiating and deal structuring.
As a client, our buyer agents will work with you to understand your specific circumstances, needs and financial situation. Prior to making an offer on a chosen property, we will have a detailed negotiation and deal structuring discussion with you. In our experience, being prepared, anticipating the seller’s actions, and having a negotiation plan prior to submitting an offer often put our clients at a great advantage, particularly in multiple offer situations.
Persuasive Offer Presentations
Listing agents and sellers consider many factors when reviewing offers. Certainly, the offered price and terms are important, but other intangible factors weigh in the analysis as well. For example, the professionalism and reputation of the buyer agent and the organization of the offer tend to indicate the likelihood of a smooth transaction. The Tonkinson Teams agents pride themselves on putting forth persuasive and powerful offers. From personal delivery to the material presented, everything is top quality.
Superior Understanding of the Contract
A contract, once executed by the buyer and seller, is legally binding on both parties. Knowing the terms in the contract and its meanings are important. Clients should not accept “you have to speak with a lawyer” when asking agents basic real estate legal questions. Case law supports the position that real estate agents are expected to understand and explain the legal consequences of a real estate transaction to their clients. Agents should be expected to know the ins-and-outs of the contract and all of its implications, particularly since they are paid very well from the sale of a home.
With the Tonkinson Team, all our buyer agents are required to undergo formal training on the purchase contract – both in-house and through external sources. In fact, we believe that it is simply not enough for an agent to know and understand what the contract says. What sets a great agent apart from a good agent is knowing what the contract doesn’t say, how it can be changed, and what risks are being assumed. The ability to utilize the real estate contract as a tool for better results further sets us apart from our competitors.
As a client, our buyer agent will work with you to answer questions relating to the contract and how best to use the contract to increase the chance that your offer will be accepted at the best price.
Post-Home Purchasing Assistance
The Tonkinson Team goes above and beyond standard real estate transactions. We dig deep into the buying process with our clients to help alleviate the stresses of home buying. With such philosophy, the Tonkinson Team provides our clients with assistance both before and after a home purchase. As a client, our home stager and licensed contractor can help you with any changes you would like to make. We will also provide you with special pricing from our preferred vendors.
The Tonkinson Team’s clients receive 3 free hours of staging and interior design services from our professionally accredited stager and interior designer. With years of experience, our designer will help you plan and design your new home. For example, our designer could make suggestions regarding potential improvements, find styles that fit your personality, transform your home living space with the furnishings you already own, and find ways to make your home more functional and aesthetically pleasing.
With most home purchases, some home repairs are needed either before or after moving into the house. In order to allow our clients to comfortably settle into their new home, we provide a free consult by our licensed contractor.
Advantageous Pricing from Preferred Vendors
Due to our high volume of home sales, we have negotiated special pricing with many local vendors. More importantly, many of these vendors have worked with us for several years, so we feel confident in their integrity. As such, they are responsive and trustworthy, always putting our clients’ needs before others. There is no markup or other referral fee from any contractor who works with the Tonkinson Team's clients; all savings are passed on directly to you.