SoutherN Georgian Bay & Area Real Estate

Buyer Services


By RICK CROUCH, Broker, ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)

MVA (Market Value Appraiser – Residential)

Be Informed. Be Conscientiously Represented.
Be 100% Satisfied.

The purchase of real estate will be for many, the largest investment any of us will ever make.


While every financially significant investment poses risks, the Canadian real estate market offers more opportunities than ever before.   Further, the Canadian real estate market is viewed as being one of the most stable of all global real estate locations and a safe haven in which to invest in property.   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 residential property, it is 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 particular neighbourhood(s) of interest.   It’s also essential that you select a skilled anb experienced real estate broker/advisor such as myself to help you navigate a process that can appear to be a daunting task for the uninformed.

Through my affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, I strive to provide homebuyers with expert advice, accurate market and property information, prompt access to coveted properties and the highest level of service and discretion.  After determining your needs and objectives, I 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 the MLS® system.

Finding and purchasing a home involves a variety of steps and these are fully covered without obligation in our Home Buyer’s Guide.  At the same time, many homebuyers and real estate investors have unique financial, property and personal requirements and or objectives that demand advice from a knowledgeable and experienced real estate broker/advisor with specialized expertise.  These include instances when you wish to purchase the following:

  • A home that is dependent on the sale of another property, such as your current home.
  • Specific types vacation homes like a waterfront cottage property, a ski chalet or hobby farm.
  • A condominium property for full time, recreational or rental purposes.
  • A home for first time buyers looking to enter the market.
  • Secondary and or multiple-unit residential or commercial investment property.

Communication – It begins with listening to you, asking the right questions determining what you ultimately want and can afford then keeping you informed through every step of the buying process.

Affordability – Only showing you properties within your price range and those that offer real value based on current market conditions.

Needs – Showing you properties that match your lifestyle needs and wants in addition to meeting your affordability objectives.

Convenience – Buying property should be a rewarding experience, which too often becomes an emotionally and physically exhaustive ordeal. With my experience and advanced use of the latest technology, I strive to simplify the buying process without compromising the results you expect and more importantly what you are entitled to.

When working with a REALTOR® during the buying process, it is important to understand whether you are a client or a customer. There is a difference!  Let my knowledge and experience, guide you through the intricate purchase process by offering the utmost care, integrity, confidentiality and loyalty to you as my “client.” This will help to ensure that your purchase of Collingwood , Blue Mountain or other area real estate is as straight forward and worry free as possible.

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