First-Time Home Buyers
You’re buying a home for the first time — and your emotions are probably like a metronome, ticking back and forth between overwhelmed and excited. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’re experts in this field. We do it all the time.
So please sit back, relax, and let us share how (and why) we do what we do.
Welcome to Sold on Chilliwack.
Buying a home is a unique experience. Just like you.
Getting to Know Each Other
The first and most important step involves one word: You.
We are compassionate, intelligent, and resourceful. But none of those qualities matter if we don’t know what’s important to you. Our first step — always — is to sit down and get to know each other.
Attention to Detail
You want to live in a home you love. We want that too.
That might mean you want more square-footage, or outdoor space, a fixer-upper, or a short commute to work and school. We’ll find out which preferences matter to you the most — then we’ll find a home to match them.
The Mortgage Process
Get prequalified and preapproved for your mortgage.
We’ll help you gather and understand everything needed to buy the perfect home when we find it. Plus, we’ll refer you to a trusted and reputable mortgage broker with a fantastic approval history.
The Final Steps
The search. This part involves patience — until it doesn’t.
It’s rare that the first house you see is the one you buy. You’ll learn something new at each viewing. And when we do find the perfect home, we’ll work quickly to submit an offer, arrange inspections, and close the transaction.
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Buying your first home can be insanely stressful. It’s a world of questions you don’t know the answers to. Every step of the way, Kelly was there to provide knowledgeable insight into our concerns; she simplified the process and made it easy for us to understand.
She was considerate of our preferences and limitations and showed us so many places we started to feel bad (even though she said it wasn’t really that many!). Now, we’re in a beautiful place that truly feels like home, and it’s in no small part thanks to Kelly.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a not, Kelly is a fantastic REALTOR® that we highly recommend.
Thanks again for everything.
We moved from Vancouver to Chilliwack and didn’t know the area very well. We were looking for someone who would advise us when we looking at different parts of the city. Not only did Kelly have a deep knowledge of Chilliwack, but she also took the time to understand our situation and long-term plans, as a couple hoping to start a family. She went to bat for us, on occasion even advising us against seeing certain properties that we had found online and asked her about, because she knew that the neighbourhoods were not right for a growing family like ours.
I felt an immediate sense of trust and confidence dealing with Kelly, and always felt that she had our best interests at heart. She went beyond what I’d normally expect from a realtor, handling a difficult seller and a property that needed some significant work. When we all realised that the house would need some repairs, she met with contractors at our request and forwarded estimates from them, conferring with us about the best course of action, all to extremely tight deadlines. She even checked in a few months after the house purchase was complete to check that everything was going well. I have owned multiple properties over the years, and worked with some good realtors. I can say without a doubt that Kelly was the best. We are very happy in our new home, and couldn’t have done it without her.
We knew Kelly Lerigny of RE/MAX Nyda Realty here in Chilliwack as she lived in the same condominium as we did and she knew the building inside out and was a very successful REALTOR®. We were quick to find out how talented she was.
Right from the beginning, Kelly was there every step of the way. From the original listing to loads of information, very well researched data, and a comprehensive package of comps of everything in our area Kelly helped us to decide what our selling price might be. Then she offered to apartment staging consultation services. What a bonus! Next, she brought in an excellent photographer whose work really made us shine on the listing.
Kelly always answered every call and email no matter what time of the day or night it was. We had a sale which we were very pleased with inside a month of listing. All thanks to a great team effort in a difficult time (March & COVID) of the year.
So to sum up, if you are looking to buy or sell a home and you are looking for a team that is knowledgeable, honest, with a high degree of professionalism, and an excellent hard work ethic you couldn’t do better then to give Kelly a call and get her team working for you. We would recommend this team to anyone without reservation!
We cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we had working with Kelly Lerigny. She went over and above and we cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make the whole process go smoothly. We chose Kelly to help us sell our condo because we’d worked with her before (when we bought it) and knew that she brought the experience and knowledge required to understand the Chilliwack market.
She gave us advice on how to get our place ready to sell and helped stage the apartment for some of the best real estate photos we’ve ever seen: they were super professional. When we got an offer on our condo they walked us through the (nerve wracking!) process step by step, made the numbers work and helped to keep us calm on what seemed like a roller coaster of emotions over such a short time!
We would 100% recommend Kelly (and already have!) to our friends and family. Kelly and her team definitely know what they are doing! Thanks again!
We both sold and purchased through Kelly Lerigny and her team. The reason why we chose them is, quite frankly, because we wanted the absolute best and their reputation precedes them. Kelly and her team were gentle and amazingly easy to work with, but also knew when to turn it up and be the tigers that we needed in order to get the job done.
Multiple times they went beyond the call of duty and we saw a lot of value additions that we know are not common…they beautifully staged our house, drawing lots of praise from every real estate agent and prospect that walked through, and they didn’t charge any extra for that service. They helped us get our dream house in an extremely hot and competitive market. There were some hiccups that had nothing to do with them, but they helped us easily navigate through all of it and we can’t imagine if we wouldn’t have had their help! Couldn’t recommend Kelly and her team more!
We met Kelly some 23 years ago when we were in the process of purchasing a property which had many roadblocks. Kelly was able to overcome these obstacles and cleared the road for us to purchase the home. Without her expertise and knowledge of real estate, it never would have happened.
Many years later, we met Kelly at the time we were moving into a retirement community and I asked her if she would look after the sale of the condo that we were living in.
Kelly and her team mobilized their expertise and in no time, arranged our condo show ready. It was put on the market on Friday and it sold on Tuesday. They were so very attentive to the details and preparation of the sale and we had nothing the be concerned about, especially the legal part of it. All was done with a personal touch and everything completed to our satisfaction. Any questions that we had were readily addressed.
Kelly has many years of experience in the real estate field. She is a well-organized professional who will give you a personal touch to your realty needs.
We are so happy that they did our transaction and we do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed.
We have just completed the purchase of our new ‘dream home’ after some months of considering various locations and styles, and what we wanted in a newer home.
It had been close to 20 years since we purchased a home in Chilliwack, and we had Kelly as our agent then. When we had identified a home we liked, we once again turned to Kelly to help us with our offer and purchase.
Our feeling is that generally, any REALTOR® will have a knowledge base and ability to arrange a purchase. But buying a home involves so much more than that. So we look to other attributes. Not only have we established a real trust with both of them, but Kelly’s detailed and ongoing communication provided us with a sense of comfort, and reliability. There was never a question left unanswered, and via a variety of channels – whether face-to-face or via phone, email, text and using their website which provides a timeline and status of your offer and purchase.
Kelly was able to give wise counsel in the negotiations and be there to ensure the house inspections and walkthroughs were all conducted thoroughly. Her understanding and empathy for what we wanted, plus a sense of humour, gave us those valued attributes. We have no hesitation in recommending Kelly as an excellent choice to be your next REALTOR® team.
We were looking for a REALTOR® with knowledge of real estate as an investment but we found a smart, honest, personable and informed woman who we can say unequivocally is the best agent we have ever worked with. We appreciated her candour and knowledge.
Not only was she able to help us with our initial goal of investing in real estate, Kelly and her team have been able to provide practical suggestions and advice on real estate both locally and elsewhere in BC. Kelly and her team are professional, committed to their clients, and make the whole process bearable. We highly recommend them.
Kelly’s high level of professionalism and efficiency actually took me by surprise. I could tell that I was in good hands after our first meeting. Kelly and her team were very realistic and upfront with me, never leading me astray or making promises that they wouldn’t be able to keep, but it became clear that they had a good grip on the market and how to go about getting my house sold as quickly as possible. Still, Kelly never put me under pressure to perform or make things happen any quicker than I was able to, working entirely within my budget and time frame. She took my suggestions or objections seriously and only did what I was comfortable with.
The thing that set Kelly aside from many other REALTORs® was the virtual tour that they set up for my house. She coached me in preparing and staging my house for the photo shoot but also for the public viewings. This took months as I had some serious decluttering to do, as well as some repairs that had to happen first. Again, I never felt pressured by them to make it happen any faster. The day they staged my home professionally was a turning point – they came bearing boxes and bins of decor, throws, pillows, curtains, etc. and turned my home into something that was magazine worthy. I would have bought it myself if I wasn’t trying so hard to sell it!
Needless to say things moved quickly after that. The house sold within 10 days of being listed for the exact price that I was hoping for (and we had priced it with bargaining room in mind). She kept me posted via text and phone calls the entire time and helped me make decisions when I didn’t know how to proceed.
I would highly recommend Kelly and her team to anyone and have already done so to several friends. Thank you again, Kelly!
Heath and I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful service representing us in our quest of buying our new home in Chilliwack. I do not feel that anyone could have handled our cross Canada challenges with the builder any better. We sure “lucked out” with our internet search finding yourself. Not only did we get a beautiful new home but our first friend in Chilliwack.
Please feel free to use us as a reference if wanted, as we are more than willing to share our experience and you can be sure that we will be recommending you to anyone in the market!
Kelly Lerigny was an amazing REALTOR®. She went above and beyond with our purchase. She got all the information to us as fast as she could and was always in contact with us even though we purchased our apartment during Christmas time.
We were referred to Kelly by our mortgage broker, we told her we wanted someone who was honest and going to tell us if there was any problems in certain locations and Kelly did exactly that! She told us what buildings we should and should not look at, and showed us our new home first… it was perfect!
I would 100% go with Kelly again. No doubt in my mind the first REALTOR® who actually understands and listens to what her clients are wanting and needing.