As a realtor since 2010, I’ve had the privilege of helping many “first time home buyers”. It brings a lot of satisfaction to take them patiently through the process of talking about their “wants and needs”, going house shopping, and eventually writing an offer and seeing them move-in.
Along the way, there’s opportunity to chat about what their mortgage professional might be looking for, for mortgage pre-approval. (letters of employment, pay stubs, bank statements, etc) They will also be talking about open vs. closed and fixed vs. variable mortgages.
As we “house shop”, we’ll be looking at properties that offer good re-sale value, any improvements the home might need, as we seek to find the perfect home for each particular buyer. This step can be very quick, or it can take months or even years. I always promise my buyers I will never pressure them but help gather all the information needed, for them to make an informed decision.
Once the buyer has chosen the perfect home for them, we’ll write an offer … always looking at comparable sales first. If the offer is accepted, we’ll get the paperwork to the mortgage professional, as well as book a home inspection. The home inspector will be looking at everything from top to bottom (shingles, eavestroughs, downspouts, grading, windows, doors, electrical, plumbing, appliances, etc). If financing and home inspection are satisfactory, then we’ll waive those conditions (and any others), and walk through to possession.
The possession process will include setting up insurance, taxes, utilities, meeting with the lawyer, and then eventually moving in. This is the best step of all … handing over keys, along with a gift, as someone now becomes a HOME OWNER!
I would be honored to help sell your home or find you a new one! I’ve been serving Camrose and area since January 2010 with Coldwell Banker Battle River Realty, and can confidently assist you in finding your next home. Camrose is a beautiful city to live in, and I would welcome the opportunity to personally introduce you to the many amenities it offers.
Helping you make the right move.
Testimonials From Previous Clients
We appreciated the “above and beyond” gifts and information, offers of advice, wonderful patience and energy when dealing with our young kids and most of all the warm, personal interactions that made you seem like a trusted and familiar family friend.
We really appreciate your patience in showing us so many homes and for always being just a text away. Your insight was invaluable.
We enjoyed the buying process with you Glenda, and feel that you always had our best interests in mind.
We are so super excited and we would like to highly recommend Glenda Strauss for anyone looking to buy or sell! She went above and beyond for almost 2 yrs for us!
You made the whole buying experience very easy for us, and I can’t think of anything that I would change. We really appreciated the approach that you took, ensuring that we fully understood all aspects of the transaction. Thank you!
Thank you so much for all your help through this process. Buying a home is rather complicated, and you made it seem so much less stressful and just all around a positive experience. It all happened really fast, which I’m so grateful for, and we couldn’t have done that without you!
I was very impressed with your service. You were friendly, knowledgeable, honest and hard-working. I thought you did a great job of clarifying what it was we were looking for and I also liked your questions at the end of the showings to help clarify what we liked and didn’t like.
Thank you so much for all your help and work! You are always a pleasure to be around and it was nice to list the house knowing we could trust our realtor. For sure we would recommend you to anyone, and buy or list with you again if needed!
We had such a positive experience working with you. You always kept in touch with us, to let us know what was going on. I don’t think your phone was ever turned off, LOL.
We were extremely happy with the assistance you provided finding us our new home! The professional service we received from you was wonderful – felt confident and comfortable with all of the help you provided and you’ll be recommended by us in the future!
The whole home buying process was so much better than we expected. Our good experience had so much to do with your teaching expertise, and support. We’re so grateful to have had you on our team.
You are bar-none the best realtor I have dealt with! I drop your name whenever I can because I think you do a fabulous job.
We really appreciated your honest opinion of what we needed to do to get the property ready for sale; and your constant communication with us while it was listed. We were especially impressed with how in touch we felt in the process.
The sale went very smooth and I appreciate you answering all my questions and sometimes twice! I would highly recommend you to anyone…I loved the honesty…the way you staged our home for pictures was very impressive!
It was great working with you; the best realtor I’ve ever worked with! You made me feel like you had my best interests in mind, and that you wanted the whole process to run smoothly. You were knowledgeable, professional & thorough; never missing a beat! I also appreciated that you provided me with feedback from the realtors showing the property.
You were great in the whole process and I would highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling. You always stayed neutral in the negotiations and didn’t pressure us to do anything we didn’t want to.