REALTOR®. TEACHER. FRIEND. GRANDMA
Darlene Repka-Smith is an award-winning Realtor® with Grassroots Real Estate Group Ltd.in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She loves working with first time homebuyers and newbie investors and believes education is power and applies this to home buying and selling.
She is also CEO of The Real Estate Academy where home buying and home selling courses are offered and has mentored several Realtors®. At last count she has volunteered for 27 organizations since she believes one must always give back. Darlene is business partner to her son Yuri, mother to teacher Katelin and Gramma Dar to Rylan, Grady and Kelby.
Darlene looks forward to working in the hi-tech but grassroot office of Grassroots Realty Group Ltd. She believes her contributions will be experience, knowledge and mentorship. She loves helping Realtors newer to the field since there is no formal way to get mentorship. She enjoys the youth and what they can teach her too. She swears she will never retire since real estate is the best gig around.
When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions. The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable. I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase. I am familiar with the current homes on the market, know neighborhood values well and can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search. Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."