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Why Buy With A Platinum Agent

Why buy with a Platinum Agent?

Using a Realtor When Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

One of the questions we often get asked is: Should you use a Realtor when buying a pre-construction condominium?

The answer is a definite "YES."

This is especially important in the pre-construction industry. In fact, you should work with a Realtor who is particularly knowledgeable in the pre-construction market, also known as a Platinum Agent.

If you're thinking about buying a pre-construction condominium, you've probably already heard this term. This is the number one piece of advice we tell our family, friends, and co-workers who are looking to invest in condos in the GTA: connect with a Platinum Sales Representative.

By working with these specialized professionals, you will get valuable information that is required prior to investing, and you'll get first access to pre-construction projects, floor plans, incentives, promotions, and VIP pricing. These are just some of the benefits that Platinum Access can give you.

Why You Should Buy With A Platinum Agent

Key Points

What Is Platinum Access?
Why Choose a Platinum Agent
How do Platinum Agents Receive Priority Access?
The Stages of Platinum Access
Who Do Platinum Agents Work For?

What is Platinum Access

A Platinum Agent is a special type of real estate agent specific to the pre-construction industry. This type of agent is approved by the developer and will give you first access to pre-construction projects in the earliest rounds of selling. Furthermore, they will also provide you with access to the very best floor plans, as well as incentives, promotions and VIP pricing. This can allow you to maximize your return on investment at the earliest possible time, which can be invaluable and enable you to potentially build your wealth sooner.

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What Can a Platinum Agent Do for You?

What Can a Platinum Agent Do for You?

Let's start by saying that Platinum Agents like us at GTA-Homes have usually been working in the real estate industry for years and are now dedicated to one market only: the pre-construction condo market. This is a specialized area of real estate, so Platinum Agents like us eat, sleep, and breathe the world of pre-construction. Sounds a little obsessive? Maybe. But that's how much we love our work.
A good Platinum Agent is able to get all the details on future developments in the GTA because they've spent years building relationships with the region's top builders and developers. This means that you, the client, get to be first in line and reap the benefits of this special relationship.

A skilled Platinum Agent can provide you with access to many incentives, including the following:

  • The lowest pricing
  • The best units & floor plans
  • Advanced guidance on buying in top-growing neighbourhoods
  • The latest real estate information and analysis

All of these factors can make a significant difference in helping you get ahead faster.

Access to the Lowest Pricing

One of the most outstanding benefits of buying a pre-construction condo with a Platinum Agent is that you get access to the lowest pricing.

If you wait and buy a condo unit while it's in construction, the price has often gone up significantly from the pre-construction phase. During pre-construction, developers need to sell about 80% of their units to be approved for further financing from a bank. For this reason, they price their pre-construction units lower in order to attract investors. Makes sense!

Once a condominium is fully built, the price of units goes up. So, buying a condo early on gives you the chance to access the lowest pricing for a brand-new suite in a highly-coveted urban location.

It's also important to remember that when you purchase a pre-construction condo, you're investing in a property years before it is built. Developers conduct deep research and analysis in order to decide where to acquire land and build. Their proposal to build must be approved by the local municipal government before they can start selling, which is an important step.

Because of this, pre-construction condos are built in areas witnessing significant growth. You won't find your condo in the middle of a forest! Pre-construction condos are built in areas primed for future prosperity in growing locations near developing transit systems.

Access to the lowest pricing.

Based on historical patterns, your Toronto-area pre-construction condo could very likely accrue in value significantly as the years pass. In fact, your unit could even be worth a lot more than what you bought it for by the time construction is completed. By getting in on the action early with a Platinum Agent, you get access to the lowest price possible.

Access to the best units and floor plans.

Access to the Best Units & Floor Plans

By partnering with a Platinum Agent during the pre-construction phase, you can also get access to the best floor plans. But aren't all floor plans good? Yes, but some may provide you with a better investment opportunity than others.

Depending on your budget and the demographics of the area you are investing in, a certain size unit may be better to invest in than others. Your Platinum Agent can help you discover the condo floor plan that best suits your needs.

In addition, by partnering with a Platinum Agent, you get access to a premium selection of suites early in the buying process. By the time a condo development is built and units are released for sale to the general public, many of the best condo floor plans have already been purchased by other buyers. This includes corner units and those located on top floors with sweeping views and higher values.

Condos with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms are also popular, especially in downtown locations. To access the best selection of floor plans possible, it's important to act early. A Platinum Agent can help guide you to the best floor plans so you can maximize your investment.

Guidance on Where to Buy in Top-Growing Neighbourhoods

Like with any other product, you want to make sure you're buying from someone who knows the ins and outs, right? This is especially true for real estate, which is the largest investment many people will make in their lifetimes.

A Platinum Agent can also help you find the best location when investing in pre-construction condos. It's well known that certain cities and neighbourhoods have homes that retain higher selling prices than others.

Our team has studied the latest information on transit growth across Ontario, and government plans that indicate where the population is expected to grow. This is done by following the 25 Urban Growth Centres identified by the Province.

These Growth Centres are preparing for growth by investing in transit, retail, schools, green space and commercial space to create complete communities that will attract a wider population and encourage employment growth. This means that investing in these areas will increase the value of your investment because as the population grows, many newcomers will want to live in these areas.

Agents can also cross-analyze regions throughout the GTA and listen to investors' long-term goals to provide leading advice on where to invest in a pre-construction condo. By working with your budget and goals, our team can curate a list of condo projects that will give you the best opportunity to receive the highest return on your investment.

Whether you're interested in investing in Downtown Toronto or in outlying areas that are primed for growth, we can help guide you through the process for the best results.

Access to the Latest Real Estate Market Information and Analysis

A skilled Platinum Agent is also up-to-date on current real estate market information.

At GTA-Homes, we have provided our clients with access to in-depth market statistics that include the following:

  • Prices
  • Developments
  • ROI’s
  • Population growth
  • Employment growth
  • Average household income over time
  • Vacancy rates
  • Average household size
  • Rental rates
  • Resale appreciation rates
  • Average resale price
Access to the Latest Real Estate Market Information and Analysis.

Our Platinum Agents help investors decipher what these statistics can mean for their condo investment. Our team also has access to real estate reports, among other top-level resources, that provide deep insight into the local economies and real estate markets in Ontario. This information is passed on to you for the maximum benefit. No more guessing or wagering in the dark. It's all there for you to review so you can make your best decisions.

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The Best Time to Invest in a Pre-Construction Condo

So, when is the best time to buy a pre-construction condo? The answer to this is as soon as possible. Why? Here's a look.

The pre-construction world involves many stages of development before finally coming up with the results of a fantastic, brand-new condominium. From buying land to sketching out the first architectural drawings and raising funds to complete the project, there's much involved. And you, as an investor, play a key role!

The financing process is an integral part of the journey. Here's how it happens

The Platinum Difference

1. When a developer decides that they want to build a condominium, they need to go through a series of steps before they can start the construction process.
2. First, they need to get funding from the bank. The only catch to get the funding is that the developer needs to sell approximately 80% of their units in order to be approved for further financing from the bank. In line with this, they price their units to sell in this stage, offering the lowest pricing.
3. Their first step is to open the units for their friends and family, but it would be crazy to think this method will account for all the sales that they need — that's where we come in!
4. Our Platinum Agents have spent years building great relationships with developers, so when they need to sell more units, they rely on Platinum Agents.
5. Platinum Agents are made up of a few of the top-performing agents in the industry.
These select agents have unique relationships with the developer. Not just any realtor is approved to sell units at this stage! This means your Platinum Agent is highly skilled and experienced and the best there is to offer. They can give you access to the lowest prices and some of the best incentives from the developer, which can be a major benefit to the buyer.

6. To sell these units, Platinum Agents spread the word by contacting their buyers/investors and hosting investment seminars and sales events. Platinum Agents are committed to representing the buyer and will go through the different options available in the development and neighbourhood that best suit the needs of the buyer.
7. By purchasing a pre-construction condominium unit with a Platinum Agent, these buyers are able to get their first choice in units, floor plans, and more, and all for a reduced price. That’s the Platinum Difference!

Investors play a key role in the financing of pre-construction condos, and without them, condos in the GTA wouldn't be built. The developer's reliance on investors creates a reciprocal relationship with a win-win scenario you can benefit from.

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Questions About Projects in This Area?

By dealing with a Platinum Sales Representative, you can feel safe with the knowledge that you have hired a seasoned real estate agent who knows the pre-construction market and can offer a wealth of advice. With early access to information about up-and-coming projects throughout the GTA, they can help you compare prices, neighbourhoods, and floor plans to determine what kind of condominium will be the perfect fit for you and your lifestyle.

One big bonus here is that Platinum Agents like us don't work for the developer; we work for you! This means we have your best interests in mind. And the best part? Hiring a Platinum Agent doesn't cost you (the buyer) a penny because the builder pays those fees.

This means we're free to select the right suite from our comprehensive database that will suit your needs. Whether you're a first-time buyer, a downsizer, or looking strictly for an income property, we've got you covered!

Despite all of these great qualities, perhaps the most important reason to work with a Platinum Agent is the ability to get early access to projects before sales centres are open to the public. This means that you get first access to the inventory and the best possible choice of floors, views, and unit layouts at the best price possible.

By the time sales centres have their official grand opening and are available to the public, many units are already sold and prices have increased significantly.

At GTA-Homes, we don't stop once you sign your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. We help you throughout your entire investment journey. This includes helping you get your mortgage pre-approved, connecting you with a pre-construction lawyer, maintaining contact with you once your final closing date approaches and providing additional services, including leasing your unit and helping you find the right tenant. With our full roster of services, your needs are cared for from start to finish.

What Incentives Do I Get If I Buy With a Platinum Agent?

Here Are Just a Few Great Incentives That May Not Be Available to Buyers Working With Other Agents:

  • First Platinum Access & Pricing*
  • Promotions*
  • Special Extended Deposit Structure*
  • Free Assignment Clause* (The right to assign your unit before closing)
  • Caps On Development Charges & Levies*
  • Right to Lease (Permission To Lease During Occupancy)
  • Free or discounted parking and/or locker
  • Saving Thousands before the Registration Phase & the Grand Public Opening

Another notable advantage to working with a Platinum Broker is their freedom to recommend and compare multiple options. They can point out the positives and the negatives in each unit you’re considering, including any potential problems with the floor plan or the unit's location. They can tell you which projects have a better price per square foot in a given neighbourhood. They’ll provide you with information about the developer, which is particularly important when you’re looking at buying something in the pre-construction phase. They can even inform you about other development proposals for the neighbourhood and how they may impact the new suite you’re buying. There are so many reasons to go with a Platinum Agent!

Are You Investing in a Condominium in the GTA?

Are You Investing in a Condominium in the GTA?

If so, this is when a Platinum Agent is most valuable to you.

With a wealth of experience, they can provide everything you need to make an informed decision about your investment. They can tell you which floor layout will get you the most return on your investment (ROI) and which areas will get you optimal rental rates.

We are knowledgeable about Toronto neighbourhoods, which is important because certain statistics could drastically influence your investment choice. For example, we can tell you if it’s better to buy a one-bedroom unit for a particular area because of the high population of single professionals, or whether a three-bedroom suite is preferable because the area has started to attract young families.

We can provide you with all the data you need to make the right decision, including ROI numbers for particular neighbourhoods and how they compare to other projects that are being built, sold, or proposed.

We can also give you an estimation for the building’s appreciation rate, as well as recommendations for rental prices and how they may contribute to your monthly carrying costs and annual net cash flow. You’ll learn about your total annual return on your investment and for how much you can possibly sell it in the future.

Successful investments start with an in-depth market analysis that includes informed choices regarding location, prices, accessibility and suite layout. Platinum Sales Representatives like us at GTA-Homes can provide you with all that and more.

Get the Platinum Difference

A seasoned broker will guide you through every step of the buying process, which is somewhat different in a pre-construction purchase. We are well-versed in pre-construction purchase agreements, so when you’re signing the Agreement of Purchase and Sale with the developer, you can feel confident that your document has the right clauses and that the agreement and incentives have been negotiated with your best interests in mind.

We’ll guide you through each step during the 10-day Cooling Off Period and coordinate the closing costs and details with the right pre-construction lawyer. We will explain how HST applies to your purchase and how to determine whether you are eligible for any HST rebates. Need assistance getting all the mortgage requirements completed? We can help you with that too.

If you’re buying an investment property, we can help you navigate the leasing process as well.

Register today to attend our online seminar to learn more and connect. Whether you're seeking passive income, creating generational wealth or saving money for retirement, now is the time.

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Get the Platinum Difference with GTA-Homes.

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Please Note: The Platinum Access events are not open to registrants under a buyer agency contract with a realtor. If you are currently working with a realtor, please advise us and we will remove your contact information from future mailings.

* This limited time offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. This offer may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Certain conditions apply. This offer is only valid for sales signed during a particular and specified time. Please see Sales Representative for full details. E. & O.E.

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