I'm originally from the United Kingdom, where I worked in Sales & Marketing within the hospitality industry. I went on to spend 6 years working onboard cruise ships where I had the wonderful opportunity to travel all over the world. It is onboard where I met my wife, originally from Port Alberni, who easily convinced me to leave the big city of London, England, and move to picturesque British Columbia. I consider myself very fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where I take pride and enjoyment in my business. Real estate is one of the most important and satisfying purchases in our lives. Whether you're buying or selling a home, finding the right agent is half the battle. To ensure a good experience, you need to work with a professional who knows the area well and can help you negotiate the best possible price.
My Personal Commitment
When I joined the real estate industry I made a commitment to ensure my clients were treated to exceptional service and complete satisfaction throughout the entire process. Whether it be buying a new home or selling your home my personal guarantee is to ensure you are completely satisfied from start to finish and beyond. Hard work, honesty, integrity, timely communication and knowledge are just some of the qualities I will bring to the table each and every time you deal with me.
Let me help you every step of the way.......
Buying a Home:
When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Selling a Home:
My combination of skill, experience, and technology ensures that I can sell your home for the highest possible price and in the shortest period of time. I have the tools to meet the demands of a highly competitive, modern market.
My online marketing system allows me to make information accessible 24-hours a day, and to respond immediately and directly to each and every prospective buyer. From my website, prospective buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access my site 24 hours a day and view your property listing! Through my Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent by e-mail to every prospective buyer in my database, where your home meets their criteria. Plus it will be e-mailed automatically to future prospective buyers as well.
As soon as you list your home with me, I will enter your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer. Plus, your property will be included in any printed MLS books. I also regularly publish in magazines and newspapers in the area and send out direct mail pieces to potential buyers.
When you think about it, there are several other homes for sale competing with your home. I will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The way I do this is by generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area. You can complete my online form to get a feel for your home's market value.
Scott Handyside - for all your real estate needs. Serving the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New Westminster. Log on to my website for the latest market updates and reports.