Ric Tremaine ~ It's more than a house, it's your home.
Real Estate Philosophy
I understand the emotional impact of what is often the biggest financial decision of your life. My deep personal and professional knowledge of the market, both success and challenges, translates into knowledge that you can leverage. I’m not going to push you into something I believe is wrong – but I will advise if based on my personal experience there may be a better option you can’t vision. No matter what – I will help you make the best decision possible.
To use my decades of experience to help you make the best decisions when it comes to home ownership, to renting or to disposing of property.
Knowledge - I know all sides of the industry. I know renovations also from broad personal experience. From Zoning to By-laws to Taxes to Heritage Preservation and Development – I know the industry. I understand the market as it is today – and these can clarify issues and leverage your offers or your property.
Empathy - I understand what it is like to sell in good times and in crisis. I've been there.
Ethical - I am not willing to compromise my values. My reputation and personal ethics are more important than the bottom line.
Understanding – I will listen and work for your best decision for work, play, live and investment potential.
Vision – My experience helps me see the possibilities in properties that you may not see. I can "optimize" for you.
My Commitment as your REALTOR® by virtue of education and licensing
You’re trusting a REALTOR® with your most valuable possession, your home and your investment. I take this responsibility very seriously, and here’s what I bring, and what I promise you.
REALTORS® are highly trained.
REALTOR® training is so rigorous that candidates often fail the pre-registration courses. Those who do pass must master a long, diverse list of subjects ranging from housing construction to family law.
Your REALTOR® is continuously trained.
I keep pace with the times. All REALTORS® must take continuing education courses to make sure their knowledge on subjects like legal issues and technology are up to date.
Your REALTOR® does everything by the book.
A licensed REALTOR® must be registered under provincial laws that govern exactly how real estate can and cannot be traded. These regulations are your legal guarantee of professional behavior.
Your REALTOR® is an ethical businessperson.
REALTORS® must adhere to the extensive Code of Ethics of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Several provinces have additional Codes of Ethics governing the behaviour of real estate professionals. Your interests must always be put first.
Your dealings with me as a REALTOR® are insured.
For your peace of mind, provincial regulators sponsor consumer protection programs that may require, for instance, that REALTORS® maintain Errors and Omissions Insurance. Often deposits consumers make in real estate transactions are also insured under these programs.
Opportunity for recourse.
Should you have concerns about the professional behavior of me as a REALTOR®, provincial regulators and your local real estate board or association take these matters very seriously and work quickly to resolve any issues.
I have access to the real estate board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
The MLS system is the single most powerful tool for buying and selling a home. It is a complex information-sharing and cooperative marketing network created by REALTORS® to help consumers buy and sell homes.