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It's Your First Time

Make It an Easy One

It’s your first time buying a house, and you’re overwhelmed. That’s understandable: between the home search, the showings, the paperwork… the list goes on. How do you get through it alive?

Here’s the truth: as a first-time buyer, you’re at risk of making common mistakes. Maybe you settle for the wrong home. Maybe you overpay? 

Don’t get us wrong: it’s entirely possible to have a great first-time buying experience. That’s where we come in!

We’re bursting with information, and our main goal is to fill the gaps in your knowledge so you can finally enjoy that first night in a home of your own.

Step-by-Step Process

#1 Finding the Right Home

So many homes on the market, but only one is the best one out there for you. Your search starts online, and then moves into showings, where your specialist buyer’s agent will advise you on each home’s intricacies. No pressure here: take all the time you need.

#2: Making the Offer

You’ve found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! Now it’s time to make an offer. Negotiations can be especially tricky as a first-timer, but that’s why you have a buyer’s agent at your side. We’ll make the offer and negotiate with the listing agent on your behalf, so you can get the best price possible.

#3: Sealing the Deal

Your offer was accepted, and it’s time to move in!.. well, almost. Before the big day, there is important paperwork and legal documents that need to be addressed. Your buyer’s agent will handle most of this, but you’ll be kept in the loop: as a first-timer, experience is priceless!

First Time’s the Charm with The A-Team

Tom helped me buy my first house. He single handedly ensured my offer got accepted and got me the perfect place. He went above and beyond to get me this house and I couldn’t be happier with it! I would honestly recommend him to anyone because I’ve experienced him really caring for his clients in the most sincere way. And the best thing is that he’s HONEST. And that’s something you need when buying your first home or even a second or third...to make sure you are in the right place to buy a home and to be practical about it, I really appreciate that. There are realtors who just want you to buy a house and then there are realtors who understand that home-buying is a personal experience and genuinely want that for you. He’s that person. You won’t be disappointed!
amna nadeem
amna nadeem
00:24 24 Sep 19
Tom from the A-Team was amazing! Tom helped us purchase our first home. He was very professional and friendly. He really took the time to understand what our wants and needs were. We were able to buy our dream home at an amazing price, all thanks to Tom. Tom goes above and beyond your expectations. We hit a snag in our negotiations and he was able to figure out a away around it. Thank you Tom. We could not have asked for a better realtor.
Alison Jones
Alison Jones
00:52 14 Sep 19
Great experience buying our first house with Tom. He was patient and understanding and gave us more time than we deserved. Ultimately, we ended up in a great place for a great price. Thank you, Tom!
Matthew Ready
Matthew Ready
23:33 16 Jul 19
Great experience buying our first house with Tom. He was patient and understanding and gave us more time than we deserved. Ultimately, we ended up in a great place for a great price. Thank you, Tom!
Matthew Ready
Matthew Ready
23:33 16 Jul 19
It was a snowy day in February of 2019 when I first met Erin Ogren in the Safeway parking lot as she was parking her "wrapped" A Team car. The A Team at Remax had been recommended to me by some friends who had sold their house successfully through them. Since that first meeting Erin has been the most attentive agent I have ever used. Today's housing market is a difficult one to navigate and Erin suggested strategies that were ultimately successful within 3 months of listing with her and the A team. I can enthusiastically pass that same recommendation on to anyone who wishes to list their house in Fort McMurray.
RJ Yule
RJ Yule
14:26 15 Jun 19
Denise Hildebrand is something else! I'm so happy we were put in touch with her way back over a year ago. She has helped us every step of the way, and if there was ever a house that we wanted to see, it was that day that we were in it. She is an over-the-top realtor and I can't say enough about how much we loved her. One of my favorite things about her is that she would always make sure to point out the negative aspect of every home. She's really wanted to make sure that we are going to be 100% okay with it - the good and the bad. Never once did I feel like we were bugging her or that we were an inconvenience to her. I honestly always looked forward to seeing her and really enjoyed spending time around her! She loved our kiddos and treated them just as her own as well which to me speaks volumes about who you are as a human being. She told me today that she would stop by if she was ever in the area, so that takes a little bit of the sting away haha. So if anyone is ever in the market to buy a home, Denise Hildebrand is your girl!!
Kirsten J. Stevenson
Kirsten J. Stevenson
04:09 29 May 19
Tom is an excellent realtor. He is very knowledgeable in regards to the Fort McMurray market. He was able to find the perfect house for us. And all in time for our new little arrival - which was very important to us. He went above and beyond after the final sale. We would recommend him to our friends and family. Thanks Tom!
Lindsay Marie
Lindsay Marie
16:45 14 May 19
Tom helped us become educated on everything when purchasing our first home. There was no stone left unturned and we felt very confident with our final decision. The A Team has true integrity and keeps to honesty to 1000% in all aspects. Thanks guys.
Sydney Mills
Sydney Mills
01:25 09 May 19
After attempting to sell our home several times we were recommended to try Breanna and we are so glad we did! She took the impossible job of selling our home and did it in 19 days! Her honestly and professionalism is like no other. If you are looking to sell your property in Fort Mcmurray, hands down Breanna is your girl. Thank you so much again for your hard work we appreciate it more then you know.
We had an absolutely fantastic experience this year both selling a home and find our Fort Mac forever home. Both Brianna and Tom are excellent listeners as well as communicators. Some words I would use to describe them would be: honest, hardworking, reliable, knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy.Brianna is extremely professional while at the same time made us feel comfortable, at ease and like we were dealing with someone who truly had our best interests at heart. She made selling our home fast and easy!Tom is on his game when it comes to trying to find the right house for you. He was knowledgeable, quick to respond/communicate and honest. We found the house that was perfect for us in record time and for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend using The ATeam to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell their home. We would use them again in a heartbeat!
Alishia Harris
Alishia Harris
03:32 06 May 19
We listed our home with the A-Team and couldn't be happier with our Realtor Erin Ogren. Erin was extremely professional at all times, She kept in touch with us after every showing and advised us of the positive and negative feedback of our property. Erin was always helpful throughout this whole process from the very first consultation to the final sale. We would highly recommend Erin and her team.Mike and Shelley Bodie
Shelley Bodie
Shelley Bodie
22:24 30 Apr 19
Just bought our first house with Heather and we can’t say enough positive things! The whole experience from start to finish was exactly what you look for when buying a house. Thank you so much for helping us! We would recommend you guys to anyone who is questioning it!
Makenzie Corcoran
Makenzie Corcoran
22:03 21 Mar 19
What can I say about Tom and the A-Team that hasn't already been said....When I met Tom, it was bromance at first sight. It was in that moment that I knew I had made the right decision by choosing Tom and the A-Team to help me purchase my first home.Being new to Fort McMurray, I really don't know anyone or anything about this beautiful city.Tom took the time to welcome me and introduce me to the area before even thinking about helping me with my search because that's who Tom is. He truly understands the stress that comes along with uprooting one's life and deciding to plant roots in an unfamiliar place.He made sure to present me with all possible options and never pushed me to make a decision I was uncomfortable with.Dealing with Tom is like dealing with a family member or a friend that has become family. He always has your best interest in mind. That is what made this experience exceptional, I wasn't dealing with a Realtor, I was working with family.Thank you Tom for everything you have done and for making me feel welcome and happy to call Fort McMurray home!! This city is blessed to have you as a part of it!!
Waseem Khourieh
Waseem Khourieh
01:47 15 Mar 19
Tom went above and beyond our expectations as a realtor, if not for him we would not have found our future home. Through out, Tom made buying our first home together a great experience and we're forever grateful
Ryan Chaffey
Ryan Chaffey
03:37 12 Mar 19
Tom was AMAZING! He totally found us our forever home. Even when we were a little unsure he reminded us why we choose the home we did. He was more than willing to answer all our million questions and was very patient. I have nothing but good things to say about him. He made buying a home for the first time very comfortable. Thank you so much!
Nikkol Marie Cash
Nikkol Marie Cash
15:07 01 Feb 19
As a first time home buyer, working with Tom took any stress and worry away, right from the start. He took the time to personally get to know us, and then knowing our situation, he took care of our needs and wants and found us the perfect home. As well as being professional, Tom was compassionate throughout the whole process, even after we moved in. With follow up calls and visits, he checked up us to ensure we where happy and satisfied with our purchase. Every step of the way, we were made to feel like we were always Tom's only client and his top priority, and his patience with us was much appreciated. This all made for a pleasant and smooth buying process and transaction. Tom is highly knowledgeable in what he does and his customer service exceeds expectations. Thank you Tom and your team for taking care of us and making use feel like not only a valuable customer, but valuable people. I highly recommend Tom to look after any and all of your real estate needs. The A-Team is your first and only call for buying or selling a house in Fort McMurray
Kris Jackson
Kris Jackson
16:38 12 Jan 19
We bought our first home with the help of Tom and the A-Team in October. Tom was recommended to us by friends who had recently bought their first home. Tom took the time to get to know us as first time buyers; understanding our wish-list and our budget. He worked around our schedules as we are a couple that does both shift work and Monday-Friday, never hesitating to meet up with us at 9 PM several times. Tom has an in-depth knowledge of the economy and local housing market, and provided us with a new insight into both. It took 21 showings to finally find the house we love, and Tom's patience, sense of humor and professionalism never wavered throughout. He kept us informed and involved in each step of the buying process. He patiently and honestly answered any question we had along the way.The A-Team makes buying a house in Fort McMurray a smooth and enjoyable experience. We would never hesitate to recommend the A-Team to anyone for their real estate needs! PS Tom also makes the best Millionaire's Shortbread!
Lindsey Powell
Lindsey Powell
00:45 12 Jan 19
We bought our first home with the help of Tom and the A-Team in October. Tom was recommended to us by friends who had recently bought their first home. Tom took the time to get to know us as first time buyers; understanding our wish-list and our budget. He worked around our schedules as we are a couple that does both shift work and Monday-Friday, never hesitating to meet up with us at 9 PM several times. Tom has an in-depth knowledge of the economy and local housing market, and provided us with a new insight into both. It took 21 showings to finally find the house we love, and Tom's patience, sense of humor and professionalism never wavered throughout. He kept us informed and involved in each step of the buying process. He patiently and honestly answered any question we had along the way.The A-Team makes buying a house in Fort McMurray a smooth and enjoyable experience. We would never hesitate to recommend the A-Team to anyone for their real estate needs! PS Tom also makes the best Millionaire's Shortbread!
Lindsey M
Lindsey M
00:40 12 Jan 19
Fantastic company to hire for selling or buying a home. Really willing to go above and beyond for buyers and sellers and do as much as they can to help out. Special thanks to Tom in helping us buy our first home. We bought a new build and had a lot of issues throughout the build with the company, but he was always available to help guide us in the right direction and help us out. Would definitely recommend, especially for first-time home buyers who need a little bit more guidance and help.
Jennifer Sine
Jennifer Sine
23:24 11 Jan 19
I worked with Erin Ogren on purchasing my very first home. Every time I texted her she always responded in a timely manner. She set me up with all the necessary information and tools as she walked me through the entire process of the purchase. Not only just looking at homes. She was very honest about each place we viewed good or bad and accommodated my requests and she was always a very positive support throughout the process. She was always upbeat, positive, and never acted like a salesperson and more like a friend in the making and who was just with me looking at homes. The A Team works together as a supportive network and when Tom Albrecht stepped in momentarily he was a great support, answered my questions ( I always ask a lot of questions) and he was there with me when I took possession of my new home and made it a special experience and awesome day. If your looking for a great experience buying or selling your home then look no further and look to the experience of the A Team. They really make you feel like a part of their family.
Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
04:20 28 Nov 18
I was pretty critical of the relevance of real estate agents in this age of “online everything” when entering into selling my home via an agency. Please allow me to share my experience: When viewing homes listed thru non-agent companies, I found the experience uncomfortable. When a homeowner is touring you thru their home that they are trying to sell, you really can’t discuss what you like and dislike with your spouse. It feels too personal. You have to smile and nod as they explain the intimate details of why there are stains in the carpet, etc. If the house just doesn’t “feel” right, you feel obligated to continue touring their home. With agent listed homes, the house is vacant and if it doesn’t work for you, you leave. Tom was fantastic, with running interference in these situations and when touring agent homes, you get the pertinent details you need. Tom learns about you to really establish your needs and wants, often helping you to really sort what features are critical to your new home selection.Now for selling, I listed my home with Aaron. He ran me thru the market, made the necessary adjustments and provided suggestions on pricing. I wanted to list a little higher than what he suggested but he did as I asked. Two weeks later the house sold for almost exactly what he suggested we list for. He works in the background and deals with any issues that come up. He required very little attention from me. We had a bit of a rushed situation for the house we bought which requires certain processing times for banks and lawyers, but Aaron quarterbacked the situation with perfection. That brings me to the final thought. Tom and Aaron made it very easy and stress free when selling our old house and buying our new house. I trusted them to get the job done and they did. In Fort McMurray, people work multitudes of different shifts and lead busy lives when not working, the last thing you want when selling and buying is more stress. I could have probably saved some expense by selling it myself, but that would add stress and take time that I don’t have. Between work, kids activities, etc. my time is in great demand and short supply. The last two years have been stressful enough so I wasn’t keen to invite more stress into my life. Talking with others in town it seems my service level from Tom and Aaron was far and above what they experienced with other agents. I’m very grateful for these two fellows, and they have proved to me that real estate agents are still very much relevant.
Jason Hordichuk
Jason Hordichuk
20:03 22 Nov 18
This has been our 4th time using a realtor to purchase a home. Tom has been by far the greatest one yet. He was able to come up with suitable options through his knowledge of the market and what we stated we wanted. And he went to bat like none had before. We purchased 4 months ago, and he still keeps in touch through texts, newsletters and community events. Best choice we could have made!
Joshua Hanemaayer
Joshua Hanemaayer
02:16 21 Oct 18
9 months after first review: due to work relocation we needed to sell our home much sooner than we had originally thought. The A Team to the rescue! Breanna's marketing strategy and professionalism in handling our individual needs was just superb.We needed to sell our home in short timeframe and we sold it on the very last day for a great price in a uncertain market. Without the help of Breanna and The A Team we truly don't think we would have accomplished this goal. We have now seen both sides of how the A Team opperates their business and I have to say they have gone above and beyond in every aspect to meet our needs.Thank you Breanna and The A Team!!!
Josh Boojakes
Josh Boojakes
13:23 27 Sep 18
We had the pleasure of meeting Tom several years ago when he represented clients buying our previous home. We were impressed with his extensive market knowledge and decided to approach him to find our ‘unicorn’ home in Fort McMurray. Unfortunately after an extensive search (seeing many, many properties), we were unable to close a deal before being moved out of town. By this time we had seen the amazing marketing strategies employed by The A-Team and so...Enter Breanna, the sellers agent who went above and beyond in the care and attention to detail in getting our home listed and sold within 20 days! She is also an excellent plant-sitter, if you happen to leave one behind by accident. �We were extremely happy with the level of service and knowledge displayed by both sides of The A-Team, having had the opportunity to work with both buyers and sellers agents, and are looking forward to one day returning to Fort McMurray - The A-Team will be our first call.
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Robinson
01:41 25 Sep 18
When my husband finally convinced me it was time to buy our first home, we knew we needed someone who could find exactly what we wanted, while at the same time keeping us calm through this experience. Tom’s warm and welcoming manners put even this nervous first time home buyer at ease. But, don’t be fooled by his easy going nature and warm smile. He believes in getting the best for his clients and will stop at nothing to make that happen. His dedication to his clients will have him working for you even when he should be taking a vacation. Tom called or texted on a regular basis to be ensure that we knew every step of the way what was happening. He supported us through all steps of the purchasing process, up to and through possession day. Tom’s commitment to his clients and love of the city of Fort McMurray makes him an amazing realtor to work with as he not only will help you buy the right home, but he will reinforce what it is you love about this city. His compassion and integrity are second to none, which is a quality you need when making a purchase of this magnitude. When dealing in real estate in Fort McMurray there is only one correct choice and that is Tom Albrecht and the A-Team.
Cherie Phinney
Cherie Phinney
03:13 10 Sep 18
Our family would like to take the time to thank Breanna and the A Team. Our family waited 2 long years to get our home rebuilt, but during that time we moved on and started a life elsewhere. So like many others we wanted to sell our home as fast as we could. Breanna made that possible and our house sold in just 53 days! It was a smooth experience, all our questions were answered and we were never left wondering, we would recommend the A Team to anyone selling. Thanks again.
Stephanie Healey
Stephanie Healey
23:52 20 Aug 18
We had a wonderful experience working with Denise to find our dream home. As a first time home buyer with lots of questions, Denise made sure the process was clear and easy for us. I would absolutely recommend Denise and the A Team if you’re looking to purchase or list your home. Thanks again Denise!!
Melanie Dearden
Melanie Dearden
22:54 01 Aug 18
My husband and I worked with Tom to purchase our first home. Tom was extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and incredibly generous with his time. He was always available to answer any questions and he always provided a professional opinion. Also, his ability to connect us with other key players in the industry (broker, lawyer, and inspector) made each step of the process happen seamlessly. Tom made the home buying process for us as painless as could be expected. I truly believe that his expertise was a huge asset to us during the entire process. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking to buy a home.
Lorna Gillis
Lorna Gillis
01:24 26 Jul 18
Our family would like to thank Erin Ogren for all she has done for us! Being a first time buyer, there was so much information and so many steps involved in the process, honestly there was no way we could have did this without her help. Especially being so far away, living in southern Alberta, Erin basically took charge of the entire process for us, we gave her our complete trust and she did an amazing job!! We got a great house, on a great price in the exact location we wanted. We were very comfortable, talking with Erin felt more like talking with a family friend. I could call or text her anytime day or night (and often did) and I knew I'd get an answer almost immediate. I would highly recommend Erin, she definitely went above and beyond, we cannot thank you enough for your hard work. Loved the housewarming gift as well, very thoughtful, cheers!!
Ron Emisch
Ron Emisch
16:21 20 Jul 18
I cannot even begin to describe how grateful we are to Erin Ogren of the A-Team! She has went above and beyond in our quest to return to Fort McMurray! She not only helped us find the perfect home in Parson's North, she made sure everything was done for us from afar while we were in Newfoundland planning our return to the city! We gave Erin our complete trust to help us buy a home and we are so very happy we did. From FaceTime chats to late night texts and early morning texts (time change oops!!), she was always, always on our side. She spent her time doing all of the things we would have done had we been here, and we are forever grateful for her amazing dedication to our family! To say we love our home is an understatement! We absolutely adore it!!! It's so perfect for our family and Logan is loving backing onto the park, and I am certain that Lennox will adore it when he's big enough to chase his big brother!!! Thank you will never be enough and I cannot say enough amazing things about her service and dedication to her clients! Thank you again for everything you did for us and to help us end the commuting life and have our family under the same roof again!!!
Christina Park
Christina Park
01:34 04 Jul 18
Tom Albrecht and his team are seriously one of a kind. We are so fortunate to have met Tom and we will be forever thankful for his support throughout the process of buying our first home! We know without a doubt that we would not have been able to secure and buy this home without Tom's knowledge, patience, persistence, guidance, and friendship. Thanks again for everything Tom and the rest of the A-team! - Natasha, Derick, and Brady
Natasha Thesen
Natasha Thesen
01:17 04 Jun 18
My wife and I are so very thankful to Breanna and Tom for their hard work, patience and understanding during the two year period it took to rebuild and sell our home in Fort McMurray. I’m not sure we could have made it through the very difficult period in our lives without them. They dealt with our lawyer and builder during the whole process under sometime difficult circumstances and always kept us informed in our absence and were there for us 24/7 when we had concerns or questions or just wanted to vent. Anyone would be hard pressed to find any team that could go beyond the lengths that the A Team went for us and I don’t hesitate for one second to recommend them to anyone looking for a great real estate team. We shall always remain thankful to them for all their hard work and dedication to us as clients.
Jim Wood
Jim Wood
19:37 25 May 18
Aaron did a great job selling my home. I had two offers within two weeks and he took the time to explain the market, with no pressure of choosing him as a realtor. He was always there to provide advise and recommendations. Would definitely work with him again to help sell a house.
Sheena Nixon
Sheena Nixon
13:10 17 May 18
We could not be more thankful that we chose to go with Erin on the A-team to buy our very first home! Erin helped us filter out what we were looking for, she showed us some great house. When we decided to take a break and put our looking for a home process on hold. Erin was so understanding and kept in touch with us for those months that we weren’t actively searching. When we were finally ready Erin made a huge effort to find and show us homes that we loved. She was so patient with us, we weren’t really sure what to do since this was our first house and she went above and beyond for us. We had a bad experience at the lawyers and bank so I am extra thankful that we had such a supportive Realtor that we could trust and who really had our best interest in mind. Erin you are truly the best and we couldn’t be happier with our home! You would be lucky to have her on your side, we love you and thanks for always staying in touch!!
Jenna B MacDonald
Jenna B MacDonald
19:00 06 May 18
We met Breanna in December of 2017, when after viewing one of the A-Team’s amazing sale videos, I decided we had better take a look at the home in person! While we didn’t end up purchasing that particular home, it set things in motion for us to sell our current home and purchase our next. It really was a no-brainer when it came to deciding to list with The A-Team, Breanna’s listing presentation inspired knowledge, confidence, and a complete sense of trust. Thanks to the A-Team’s awesome marketing skills, we had a ton of interest and even a couple offers early on, but we put our trust in Breanna and ended up selling our home at the perfect time, for the perfect price! Thank you Breanna, for making the sale of our home as stress free as it could have been, it truly was a pleasure working with you!
Jen Penny
Jen Penny
00:15 19 Apr 18
My husband and I worked with Denise to buy our new home in Fort McMurray. From the start we were thrilled with her ability to understand what we were looking for, our must haves, and things we didn't like. Often she was more aware of what we did and did not like well before we were. Her dedication and patience to find the perfect fit for us made the entire process enjoyable - it took A LOT of home showings. Once it came time to make the offer, due to the type of sale, it was complicated and Denise helped us navigate with support and information. Highly recommend Denise as your realtor for your next purchase or sale!
Erin Chadwick
Erin Chadwick
13:53 15 Apr 18
We couldn’t be MORE THANKFUL that we chose to go with The A-Team to help us purchase our very first home!!! Our relator, Denise, went above and beyond for us! She was so extremely patient, understanding and knowledgeable throughout the entire process!! She was very accommodating and showed us many homes, and guided us through 3 offers... With the 3rd one being the charm �of our brand new home in Abasand that EXCEEDS all of our dreams!!! Thank you so much for everything Denise!! I will be recommending you all across town!! ���
Carissa Ziegler
Carissa Ziegler
00:03 14 Apr 18
We have bought and sold a number of times in both Calgary and Fort McMurray. I have completed the buy/sale process independently, with a discount realtor, and regular realtors. Previous experiences with full cost realtors have left me disappointed and inspired me to take the risk of doing it on my own. Timing and location forced me to seek out a realtor for my last purchase. I was fortunate to find the A-Team. The experience from beginning to end was great. Tom understood my our busy schedules and used all of our time to the upper most efficiency. We got the perfect place for us at a great price. I have never had a home purchase go as smoothly as this one. Needless to say, I would definitely recommend Tom (we already have) and I would absolutely use the A-Team for all future real estate needs in Fort McMurray. Thanks Tom!
Sarah Clark-Pickett
Sarah Clark-Pickett
21:01 21 Mar 18
We couldn’t be happier we chose to go with the A Team. Our Realtor was Erin and let me tell you, we are soooo happy with how amazing she is! She is very knowledgeable and made the process 100 percent stress free. She took the time to listen to our wants and needs and showed us exactly what we were looking for! She went above and beyond what was expected from her. We’re so appreciative of everything she has done! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much! We love our new home �
Cherise Lynn Seaboyer
Cherise Lynn Seaboyer
04:27 18 Mar 18
We could not be more thankful that we chose to go with the A-team to buy our very first home. Our first meeting with Erin we did a buyers consultation and we were both blown away on how educational it was. we could tell right off the bat how honest and genuine our realtor was. Unfortunately we had a minor setback and had to wait a couple more months to buy a home , so we put our looking for a home process on hold. Erin was so understanding and kept in touch with us for those few months that we weren’t actively searching. When we were finally ready Erin made a huge effort to find homes that we loved. Well she certainly did a fantastic job because we bought the first home we seen and completely fell in love with it..we did look at other homes but nothing compared. Then the dreadful day of putting an offer in and going back and fourth. I’m so thankful that we had a supportive Realtor that we could trust and who really had our best interest. Erin you truly made this entire experience enjoyable and not stressful in the slightest. We are over the moon happy that we found the home of our dreams and it would not have been possible without our amazing realtor from the A team
Chelsea Pellerin
Chelsea Pellerin
02:22 21 Feb 18
Erin is professional, informative, and patient. During our time working with Erin we never once felt pressured to purchase. Erin goes above and beyond, she even measured our windows so we could order blinds! Erin’s schedule is very flexible. With my fiancé’s work schedule, she made sure to accommodate it every step of the way! Erin even got our home inspector to come after hours to accommodate us. She keeps you updated through the whole process and answers any and all questions you throw at her! We can’t thank her enough for finding our perfect home!
Taylor Blair
Taylor Blair
17:24 10 Feb 18
I am a first time buyer and Tom was the most patient person I ever met in my life. The whole process started slow due my own insecurities, got a bit faster in the middle of it and in the end Tom and I were in the same pace. Everything happened that way because Tom constantly advised me on several things, allowing me to build my own knowledge and even discover myself on this new real state world.After a lot of set backs and unsuccessful offers, we finally found a good place and Tom diligently worked towards the success of the purchase. He constantly checked with me, constantly advised and shared his thoughts and constantly offered help for whatever I needed! From contractors to lawyers, he made my first purchase a breeze.I have nothing but positive things to say about Tom and if you are uncertain about hiring him... I suggest you meet him at least once and let him work his magic. It really works!
Nikolas Zetouni
Nikolas Zetouni
00:50 05 Feb 18
My boyfriend and I just purchased our first home and had the pleasure of working with Erin. She was so helpful and always looking out for our best interest. The whole experience was amazing, we would recommend anyone looking to buy a home to The A-Team!! Erin, thank you again for finding us our perfect home 🙂
Michelle Kehoe
Michelle Kehoe
21:40 02 Feb 18
Working with Tom at the A team exceeded any of my expectations. As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away Tom was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with me to determine what would be a good fit for me. He even recommended a lot of things I should be looking at which I greatly appreciated.Tom was willing to meet me even if it was out of his way as I was busy with work. He was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level even though I was on a very tight budget I truly believe his expertise’s is why I own my new home that I love! I would’ve ended up with something I didn’t like if it wasn’t for him and this is without exaggeration.
Lisa Lis
Lisa Lis
05:36 30 Jan 18
This wasn’t our first house purchased but it was the very FIRST time dealing with a buyers agent/ Realator that was truly looking out for our best interests and respected our decisions and was loyal to us!! We truly felt taken care of and recommend anyone looking to purchase or sell with the A team quick response time and always available. Toms super smart and fun to visit with!
Holly Dewhurst
Holly Dewhurst
03:25 29 Jan 18
Erin was amazing to work with. She really made sure I knew exactly what I was getting in to and spent the time to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. She was great about working with my (ridiculous) shift schedule and helping me the whole way through. Thank you so much!
Shania Wright
Shania Wright
00:24 25 Jan 18
After being recommended by close friends to use The A Team for our first ever home search I could not be happier with the outcome. Our agent, Tom Albrecht, has been one of the most genuine, kind and honest individuals i have had the pleasure having work for me. With Tom I felt like I was working with him to learn and find the right property, not being lead to simply buy something and be on my way. Professional with a personal touch would be the best way I could describe it to anyone. Tom was honest and upfront from beginning to end and without a doubt in my mind was instrumental to us getting the best deal we possibly could for a home that we love.If you or someone you know is looking for a home and is unsure of who to choose as an agent I highly recommend choosing The A Team - you will not be disappointed.
Josh Boojakes
Josh Boojakes
22:00 09 Dec 17
Dealing with Tom with the A-Team was an awesome experience, going into the process of buying a first home was very nerve-racking. Tom made it very easy and guided me along the way with ease and made it a very fun and exciting process!
Tyler Campbell
Tyler Campbell
21:49 07 Nov 17
From the moment we first had contact with the A-team we felt relaxed about the experience of finding our new home. We wanted to find the perfect family home to raise our two young boys in and Erin succeeded in helping us do just that! Erin was professional but still very personable and approachable. She took the time to ensure she knew exactly what we were looking for in a home. She was great with our kids; Spending time with them as we took our time looking around houses or paying attention during home inspection. Erin was very knowledgeable about the housing market and she was open and honest about anything she may suspect or know ensuring that we made the best decisions possible about buying our home. Once we found our home Erin went above and beyond ensuring everything fell into place for us right down to measuring windows for blinds, where to get the best deals and websites for purchasing furniture. After loosing our house in the wildfire this is our happy ending and we believe Erin played a huge part in making our house hunting dreams come true! If you are in the market to find your dream home we highly suggest contacting The A-team to have an all around excellent experience. Thanks Erin!
Natasha Locke
Natasha Locke
16:30 01 Nov 17
My girlfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Tom and Erin with the purchase of our first home. And I don’t think we could have picked two better people to work with. They were very patient and caring when dealing with all of our first time buyer questions and always replied or called us back within minutes. They made us feel like we were the only clients they were working with even though there plates were extremely full. Thank you for all your hard work guys!! 🙂
Drew Fraser
Drew Fraser
16:22 28 Oct 17
Working with the A Team was fantastic. They answered every single one of our first time home buyer questions, and made sure we were well taken care of. Erin, is a considerate, lovely lady who made the experience a lot less stressful for a worry wart like me. Thank you so much for all your help! �
Amanda Lewis
Amanda Lewis
15:21 28 Oct 17
Tom Albrecht helped me find the perfect house and then fought tooth and nail to get me the best price!! Honestly a pleasant experience dealing with the A-Team through and through. They are first class in market knowledge and will back it up with the effort to close the deal.Have recommended to all my friends!!
Lukas VC
Lukas VC
17:37 05 Sep 17
I had the pleasure of working with Denise to purchase my home. She was so patient every step of the way and it truly felt to me as if she didn't find her job as a realtor "work". Denise was so available with any questions or concerns I had. Even though it was my first home purchase, I knew every step to take and when to take it. Thanks to Denise the entire process was stress free!
Brittany Sweeney
Brittany Sweeney
12:36 16 Aug 17
I was very impressed with how quickly our home sold. I give most of the credit to Aaron and the A- Team. The movie of the house and the pictures were professional quality. A lot of people viewed the movie and pictures within the first 24 hours and I believe we had around 10 showings within the first two days. I am highly recommending Aaron and the A-Team to anyone who is selling.
Gerald Lichti
Gerald Lichti
22:56 03 Aug 17
We first met Tom Albrecht over a year ago when we started laying out our home buying plan and because we came from a different country with different rules and procedures, as expected, our questions abound not to mention our worries and financial status. Do we have enough machinery to begin with? When we laid down all our weak points to Tom, he patiently and courageosly embraces them all regardless of who we are and what we have at that time.Fast forward, words cannot express how grateful we are to have Tom as our agent, for helping us out in finding our dream home. Tom's patience is beyond measure! Great man indeed! Other agents might have given up on us but he choses to stay and without his positive influence we might have given up as well. We sincerely thank Tom and The A-Team for bringing us to a place we can finally call "OUR HOME".�. We highly recommend Tom and The A-Team. Cheers to our #canadiandream-Rommel and Emelita
Karissa Sherine
Karissa Sherine
05:35 29 Jul 17
My boyfriend and I worked with Paul Cairns with the A team to purchase our first home. Paul was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and honest when it came to assessing the quality and value of each property we viewed, the strengths and weaknesses of each potential house, and in guiding us through the negotiation process. He was more than happy to accommodate when we felt we needed just one extra viewing, and was respectful of the budgetary restraints we set when we decided to start looking at properties. In the end, we are in a home we absolutely love and feel great about the purchase we made. We are appreciative of the time and effort that Paul put in as our realtor and would not hesitate to recommend him to any friends or family. Thanks Paul!
Megan Martin
Megan Martin
18:01 06 Jul 17
I want to thank Aleaha for helping me find my first home! Eventhing was smooth sailing! Thanks so much 😍😍
Alyssa Rhyno
Alyssa Rhyno
05:42 17 Jun 17
We used Paul Cairns to help us find a house and he was everything you would expect from the A-Team. Paul's wealth of experience, as well as his friendly personality and calm demeanor really helped us throughout our search. He was available in the evenings after work, and although I know he was busy with other clients, it always felt to us that we were the only ones. During the later stages of our purchase when Paul was on vacation for a few weeks, Tom checked in at least a few times a week to see how things were going and to ask if he could help in any way. This is the way businesses should treat their customers and the A-Team isn't just a marketing term, it's the real deal with these guys. So Paul and Tom, thanks for all your help, and dedication to your customers, I would recommend you guys to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Jason Ouellette
Jason Ouellette
15:29 01 May 17
I am actually getting the keys to my first home in a couple days thanks to Aleaha and Tom. You my dear are a gem! It's been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and Tom! I can't thank you enough for all you've done and patience with my endless questions. 🙂
Trent Reardon
Trent Reardon
04:44 20 Apr 17
Highly recommend the A Team!! Sold our lot in no time! Easy to deal with and very honest and down to earth people! Thank you for the amazing service! Looking forward to dealing with you again in a couple of months when we put our second property for sale 🙂
Sead Zukanovic
Sead Zukanovic
04:13 15 Mar 17
For prospect clients who are reading this, you can't JUST rely on your Realtor to do everything for you. Just a disclaimer: do some research yourself. If you are looking for down-to-earth, helpful, fun, and knowledgeable Realtor, who aims to release your stress (the only thing missing was massage service, maybe?) - then call Tom. He made me feel like I was his only client. I give Tom 5-stars because he is an awesome guy. He did make me feel comfortable throughout our time together. We had fun looking at houses, we literally ripped the pages of the houses we did not like and kept the ones that we liked. He gave me the advice that I asked for. As a first time buyer, I needed all the advice I can get. He wasn't pushy in giving his biases; I actually had to ask for it. Everything was clear and he took time to really get to know what I wanted before just blindly showing any house that I asked to see. His videos are awesome; it makes you see the houses better than any pictures. I just love the guy, I hope we can be friends forever!!Maybe this is a Tom review because I only really worked with him, but in any case, 5-stars!
TJ Carabeo
TJ Carabeo
20:47 23 Feb 17
I started the hunt for my first home in Fort Mcmurray just a little over a month ago. Denise and I started viewing a bunch of homes in a short period of time, she always stayed within my criteria when looking at properties and she was always available! Even though I know she has many clients, she made me feel like I was her only client! Denise is super fun to work with and makes the home buying process a breeze. Within no time at all we were able to seal a deal on a home I love! The hardest part was waiting on everything to go through, but you never have to wait on Denise; she's on the ball! Thanks so much Denise for helping me get into my first home.
Randy Giffin
Randy Giffin
14:20 08 Dec 16
I first heard about the A-Team during the evacuation, they were ones that were helping with keeping people updated. After that I contacted them though Facebook, Breanna never stopped marketing my house, if you were looking for a house in Fort Mac you probably saw my house a couple hundred times or more.
Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark
02:27 06 Dec 16
I had the privilege of working with both Tom and Paul to purchase my first home. Both were incredible at really getting to know me and what I was looking for. I know that the A Team's expertise and experience resulted in me getting the maximum value for my new place! Both Tom and Paul were extremely responsive to all of my questions. I would highly recommend the A Team for anyone looking to buy in Fort McMurray!!
Daelan Davies
Daelan Davies
03:58 22 Oct 16
When i finally decided to sell my home I called a couple of realtors but when I met Tom and Brenna they were very confident they could sell my home which gave me the confidence I needed as the market was not the best for the price range of my home. I loved the video they did, it was so professional and my friends and family thought it was awesome also. I was very happy to have them show my home and they worked very hard with the video and brochures and going door to door on my street. Brenna was always available if I had questions, I never had to wait any length of time for her to answer my call or text. I have to say I would highly recommend them to anyone and Thank you Tom And Brenna for your hard work and dedication to sell my home. You have made my week you truly are the A Team and the only team to call. Thanks again
Just purchased our first rental with the help of the A-Team. Denise was our agent and we can't say enough good things about her. Always responded to my calls/messages fast! Provided guidance when needed and networked with the selling agent to make the transition as smooth as possible. She is just a genuine person and a real sweetheart. Would definitely recommend her for any of your real estate needs!
Bryan Routhier
Bryan Routhier
03:00 13 Oct 16
We just bought our first home with help from Tom. He worked with us through a number of challenges that ranged from the basement in our to-be home flooding right after we put in an offer to our month-long camping trip which left us with very little cell reception and even less Internet access. Despite the circumstances, we felt that Tom made the transaction feel incredibly easy and stress-free. We can't recommend them highly enough!
Angela Zeinstra
Angela Zeinstra
21:15 03 Oct 16
I first met Tom when the A Team was just starting up. He came knocking door to door in our newly developed area to introduce himself as he also lived nearby. I continued to watch them grow on social media. When the time came to list our home I knew we had to use them. They went above and beyond what I had experienced in the past when selling a home. A very thorough market analysis and explanation of where they felt things were going. They explained in detail how a price is determined for a home to go on the market and provided numerous comparables. This is important - many people, myself included always compare to what they feel is a similar home and wonder why the difference. I felt very comfortable using them. Breanna was always available no matter how little the fear or concern. She was a shoulder to listen to these concerns and maybe even the odd tear. I would highly recommend them!
Simply the best! When we thought there was little hope of selling our home in the FM market, we met the A Team. We contacted Paul and he brought the team together to start our journey. Tom and Breanna are young, fresh, professional, and have bags of integrity, innovation and energy. They explained everything so clearly and we all understood the challenge. Then came the video, the video that excited us and made us sad at the same time. We were leaving our beautiful home, that we had put our hearts and souls into but we saw it for what it was - an amazing home and opportunity for someone else to enjoy. Thousands of people watched it! Again and again, because it was quite simply, awesome. The A Team helped us get our confidence back. But that was just the start. The hard work came after that, and then the fires. It hasn't been easy and at times it has been extremely stressful but thanks to Breanna's relentless hard work for her clients (Tom is not a bad stand in 😉 we successfully negotiated a sale. If you need a great realtor, don't go anywhere else. This team is the A Team!!On a personal note - Tom and Breanna - you are simply the best. It took us a few years to find you but we are so glad we did. You knocked it out of the park right from the start with the video - we knew at that point, things were going to be different with you. We felt like you cared, probably because you really do. Don't change, no matter how hard it gets - stay true to yourselves and do what you believe in, because more and more people will see the difference you make! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts 🙂
Louise Melvin
Louise Melvin
19:05 29 Aug 16
Roses are redViolets are blueI recommendThe A Team to you!Thanks for helping us buy our first home here in the Mac! You're awesome Tom!!
Trista Ross
Trista Ross
06:26 14 Aug 16
Not to sound like I'm stealing this review, but we also first met the A Team at an open house with Breanna. She approached us in a way that no other realtor had, and actually showed care for what we were looking for, rather than seeing us as another client that she could sign like almost every other open house we had been to. Breanna put us in touch with her awesome husband Tom and the rest is history. Tom knew that after the evacuation that the market would be hot so he wasted no time in returning to town and helping us secure our first home. I would seriously recommend The A Team to anyone looking to buy or sell here in town.
Mason Ross
Mason Ross
06:20 14 Aug 16
My husband and I first came across the A team when we walked into one of Breanna's open houses. I can honestly say it was one of the most well organized and professional open houses that I have been to. When we decided it was time for us to start looking for a home we met with Tom. Tom is incredibility knowledgeable regarding the market. He gaves you all the resources and information to make the best decision for yourself. Tom is definitely the most patient realtor on the planet. He is always easy to get ahold of and happy to answer all of your questions. He definitely has his clients best interest at heart. I highly recommend The A team to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Suzette Mckell
Suzette Mckell
04:33 06 Aug 16
Given our situation, Ann and I could not have asked for a better experience in buying our first home with help from the A-Team! Our trust in Tom's expertise and professionalism is what allowed us to take advantage of a short window of opportunity and buy our house site-unseen while on the other side of the country!!Eating dinner in our beautiful, fully fenced backyard while the dog runs around happily is the "cherry on top" of the house that I love more everyday! Thank you so much Tom and the rest of the A-Team! You guys are the best!
Sean DeVouge
Sean DeVouge
15:56 18 Jul 16
Brianna ....we can't thank you enough for selling our house in 21 short days.....the smile on your face every time we saw you we knew then we made the right decision by having you as our relator...thank you again. "YOU GUYS Rock"
Roxanne Lush
Roxanne Lush
18:39 16 Jul 16
As sellers who were absentee, we were a bit worried about the distance and consequences of being so far away (including time zones), but Breanna kept us informed on every viewing of our property, and ensured we got detailed feedback within a very timely manner. We received the buyers offer within weeks of listing our home with them and would definitely recommend the A-Team. They (Tom & Brenna) were professional, courteous, ethical, very informative, and overall made this a very positive experience. Job well done!!
Lynn Piercey
Lynn Piercey
18:05 13 Jul 16
The A-Team has been amazing, from the first phone call to the sold sign hitting our lawn... Tremendous service! They know know exactly how to sell a house in every market (including an evacuated one). Incredible, knowledgeable, on task... Amazing team!
David Murray
David Murray
02:27 16 Jun 16
My wife and I were already pretty sure that we were going to use the A-Team to buy our first house when we happened to drive by one of their open houses. That's how we first Breanna who brought Tom over to meet us and our little journey began. Tom did an excellent job of explaining the entire process to us, gave us great advice all the way through and used an approach to home buying that blew our minds. It wasn't at all what we were expecting but he definitely raised the bar on our expectations. I always felt Tom was ready and available to assist, he did a fantastic job of working around our schedule and making efficient use of our time. We've been at our new house for just over two months now and I still catch myself standing in the full open concept main floor,that I so badly wanted, smiling and happy. If you're tired of living in a dark and depressing basement suite, like we were after 4 years, go see Tom and the A-Team and step up into the light. You won't regret it!
George Jennings
George Jennings
14:57 24 Mar 16
As a seller during this tough period in the Fort McMurray real estate market, The A Team (Breanna and Tom) were able to sell my home in 37 days. The decision to sell was a tough one for my family, but the A Team took into consideration our emotional state during the enrire process and always represented our interests with excellence. In addition, they consistently went above and beyond their normal duties. Given, the current market we are happy to have chosen realtor's who only accept an "A" for everything they do and focus on delivering results. Breanna can always be reached by text, phone and email. The client is constantly updated and is never left to guess what's happening. At the same time the A Team always seek feedback during the process and not after the fact. I have no hesitation in recommending the A Team to my friends and family! Their name is truly representative of the service you receive, nothing but the best!
Marc Vedantprakash
Marc Vedantprakash
16:21 12 Mar 16
The A-Team Fort McMurray has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I had the great opportunity to work with Paul Cairns who was incredibly poised, professional, extremely knowledgeable and took his time with me as a first time home buyer. From the initial listing I saw posted on Facebook to closing, he was my go-to for any and all questions I had. I highly recommend Paul Cairns and can't wait to work with him again in the future. Thank you A Team for setting the bar incredibly high and being so so patient with a rookie home buyer. I'll be sure to tell everyone I know about my great experience and that you guys are truly the best. Sincerely, a very happy new home owner - Kelsey
Kelsey Stefanizyn
Kelsey Stefanizyn
00:31 09 Mar 16
It was really nice to find an agent like Tom who really took time explaining to us the home buying process in details. The checklist helped us a lot to be organized. Tom also gone beyond his duties by helping us to move some of our heavy furnitures and also answered our questions regarding condo docs. It was a great experience for first time home buyer like us. Thank you!
Lordinio Dizon
Lordinio Dizon
20:42 05 Feb 16
Tom and Breanna were excellent throughout the entire selling process. First time selling my house and instantly put myself at ease. Always informative and in contact, would not hesitate to recommend them.Brian and Nina
Brian Lai
Brian Lai
07:24 29 Jan 16
My husband and I are proud new home owners thanks to Tom from The A-Team! I met Tom almost two years ago when I came up to Fort McMurray. I was immediately impressed with Tom's knowledge and professionalism. He explained the market, the house buying process and provided lots of information for my husband and I to consider when deciding where to start out in Fort McMurray. My husband and I decided to rent first but became friends with Tom and Breanna, and were there for the launch of The A-Team.We continued to keep in touch with Tom about the market and Tom was patient, and we never felt any pressure to buy. When we finally decided to start the home search after almost two years, it was clear to us that we wanted to work with Tom.As new home buyers, we relied on Tom for his experience and his ability to clearly explain new concepts, which for us, was everything about buying a home. Tom listened to what we wanted, and understood what was important for us, and was the one that found us our house! Tom was readily available via call or text, often after working hours when my husband and I were home. Throughout negotiations, Tom kept us up to date on what was happening, and was there for us during the exciting waiting period. Tom took the stress out of buying a home and made it fun! I am very happy with my experience with the A-Team. I would recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home.
Theresa van Warmerdam
Theresa van Warmerdam
00:00 05 Nov 15
Couldn't have asked for a better experience or agent to work with!! Paul did an amazing job and we were all impressed with how he took a personal interest in listening to us and help us in making our dream come true. Thank you Paul and the A-Team!! We not only got a good price but a beautiful place to call our home. You have earned the right to be our first choice always!
Ayesha Khan
Ayesha Khan
00:23 02 Nov 15
As a first time home buyers, the process can appear to be tough, challenging and very competitive. Enter the A-Team and specifically Tom Albrecht, professional buyer’s agent.It was a pleasure working with Tom Albrecht; he provided personalized and professional assistance to our family throughout and made helpful suggestions to make the process smoother. Tom is easy to work with, a great communicator, and available for phone calls, texts, and/or emails. Tom carried out his responsibility in a superb and excellent manner. We feel very fortunate to have Tom Albrecht represent our family.I would highly recommend Tom Albrecht as your real estate agent for many reasons; the most important would be his commitment to his clients, his flexibility and his honest assessment of the local real estate market.
Dave Faber
Dave Faber
05:10 14 Oct 15
I've known Tom for around 2.5 years now and Breanna since she joined him on the A-Team. In that time Tom has helped guide me through 3 purchases and on each of them his wealth of experience, detailed knowledge of the market (especially in the recent turbulence it has been experiencing) and strength as a realtor have been invaluable assets.I have watched him grow and develop over the years until he and the A-Team could truly call themselves world class real estate agents. The man I knew 2.5 years ago ran predominantly on a high energy model, these days he still has that energy and will still put in as many man-hours as are needed to get the job done to a quality that meets his exceptional standards however that youthful exuberance is now also tempered by experience gained through countless transactions and supported by the all star team that he's been building.Tom likes to call me his 100% investor client and as an investor and as an investor dealing in real estate is not a game to be trifled with lightly. It is a war with 3 key ingredients needed to ensure I can get the house I'm looking for at the best price possible. Knowledge of the terrain is critical and Tom is constantly trying to stay ahead of the pack in terms of seeing how world and local events are impacting our local housing markets. Speed is another critical element of ensuring I get the deals I'm looking for and Tom has always been able to deliver expert advise to ensure that time is never a constraint when I'm making my offers. Finally Tom brings with him an irreproachable philosophy that his clients are first and foremost on his mind and he will do his utmost to ensure that your expectations are meet and exceeded and that your interests are always top priority.
Daniel Forrest
Daniel Forrest
18:45 13 Sep 15
We've officially purchased our first home and we would have never been able to do it without the A Team ! If your looking for someone who is going to be completely honest about any and every question that you have, available whenever you need them, patient (even when things get stressful and you take forever to make a decision lol), show you as many listings as it takes for you to find your home, put your needs/wants first and mainly go above and beyond what you hoped for then I recommend you call the A team!! Couldn't be happier with our new home and we have the A Team to thank for that 🙂 Thanks again for making this an amazing experience for us !!
Christine Watton
Christine Watton
19:09 28 Aug 15
Wow what a team! You guys have made us feel so at ease and took away the stress I was feeling about selling and buying. Your dedication, hard work and honestly is top notch. We made the right choice with The A Team, so exited for the days ahead! And wow the video with the time, effort and quality you did was beyond anything I imaged!! Thank You both so much!!
Connie Chippett Benson
Connie Chippett Benson
05:35 16 Jul 15
Slept amazing our first night in our home. Such an amazing feeling to wake up go out on my front lawn with a fresh coffee knowing that it's mine all that hard work for the last year finally paid off. A big thank you to everyone that came and helped with the move still lots to do but it's coming along nicely. A huge thank you to the a-team we came into this not knowing what to be expecting. Me and Ashley were the blind leading the blind. Every question we had no matter what the time of day or night they were right there to help and answer our call. Thanks a-team for making this experience an amazing one. Highly highly recommend the a-team to anyone buying or selling there home.
John Haas
John Haas
16:20 02 Jun 15
The a-team helped us buy our first home !! We couldn't have done it without them !! Thank you for everything you've done for us .. Words couldn't describe how happy & excited we are right now ! You've made our dream come true - our Happy ever after ! We highly recommend the A-Team :))
Ashley Haas
Ashley Haas
19:31 01 Jun 15
Tom helped me buy my first home. Great expirience incredibly professional. It was a ton of fun!
Eric Wright
Eric Wright
04:35 19 Feb 15

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    First-Time Home Buyers Glossary

    Closing Costs

    Closing costs are, simply put, the costs associated with the purchase of a home. These costs include appraisals, lawyer fees, and insurance.

    Pre-Approval

    A pre-approved mortgage means that a lender has checked your income and credit score, and determined you qualify for a loan. This is a great first step on your journey to your first home!

    Down Payment

    The amount of money you pay upfront when you buy a home. The amount varies based on the price of the home and your credit history. As a general rule, the higher the price and the lower your credit score, the higher your down payment will be.

    CMHC Fees

    The term used to describe the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) mortgage default insurance, or the extra payment included in your mortgage if you paid less than 20% down.

    Mortgage

    A loan, typically from a bank, that you’ll use to buy your home. The loan is secured by your new home.

    Home Inspection

    An examination of the condition of a home before you buy it. Inspections are crucial if you want to be sure your first home is in good shape!

    Condo Fees

    Want to make a condo your first purchase? Condo fees are regular payments made to a condo association for maintenance of the building. Condo fees increase with the size of the unit.

    Title Insurance

    An optional insurance policy that protects against future discoveries about a property. Title insurance comes in handy if you find problems after your home purchase (like a lack of building permits or illegal underground storage tanks).

    Eric Dunham

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    Eric is a mortagage specialist with over 15 years of experience in the field and helped over 1000 clients to buy their dream home during that time. We recommend talking to him about your mortgage needs.

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        Disclaimer: The A-Team is a team of associates at Walsh Real Estate (2010) Ltd o/a RE/MAX® Fort McMurray, 9919 Biggs Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H 1S2. Each office is independently owned and operated. The licensed associates are Tom Albrecht, Breanna Albrecht, Denise Hildebrand, Aaron Chalmers, Heather McCandless, and Rita Sobkowich. Eric Dunham, mortgage specialist with RBC®, is not affiliated. We also recommend Amanda Stuart at TD Bank® and Mariam Fawaz at Mortgages for Less®.

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