How We Help You - Buying A Home

Moving You Forward
Peter Schneider, Brenda Milmine, Ellie Schneider & Debbie Thomas
The Take Me Home Team
Real Estate, It's Who We Are
"Together we have spent over 50 years making home ownership dreams come true."
As your team of full time Real Estate professionals, we are committed to high standards of integrity and honesty. Making your Real Estate dreams and goals a reality is our passion.

You come first.

We will keep you informed every step of the way. We strive to create a low-stress experience through ongoing communication, knowledge and expertise.

We are your unfair advantage.

Waterloo Region has been home to all of us since we were children; it is not just a territory for us, it is our roots. When it comes analyzing local market trends we provide the ultimate hometown advantage.
Meet The Team
Moving You Forward
Peter Schneider
Peter is highly experienced in his field with over 35 years experience as a Realtor in Waterloo Region. Preceded by his father and grandfather before him, Real Estate is in his DNA.

Peter has achieved some of RE/MAX's highest awards and has sold over 2000 homes during his career.

As an expert in Kitchener Waterloo's Real Estate market, and the local community, Peter has insight that other Realtors cannot offer. You can trust that there isn't a situation Peter hasn't handled, ensuring a smooth transaction from start to finish.
Brenda Milmine
Getting to know you, your needs, and your family, is something Brenda values. Helping people own Real Estate, feel connected to their community, and build wealth is what gives her purpose.

Born & raised in Waterloo Region, Brenda has helped countless families during her 14 years in Real Estate.

Brenda has a background in marketing, and a designation as Accredited Buyer Representative. She truly understands Buyer needs and motivations, and knows how to market your home to find the right Buyer.
Ellie Schneider
Ellie values greatly the trust her clients place in her. She strives every day to exceed your expectations.

After 10 years working locally as a dental professional, Ellie made the decision to pursue a career as a Realtor and follow in her father-in-law's footsteps. As someone who has always strived to provide caring and attentive service to her clients, Real Estate is the perfect fit.

Since beginning her work as a Realtor in 2020, Ellie has provided honest, hardworking service to all her clients through the buying and selling process. Always putting you and your goals at the forefront.
Debbie Thomas
Debbie has been our full time Client Care Coordinator for over 20 years. She skillfully manages client relations for our team.

Debbie eagerly provides top notch customer service to ensure the most positive experience for you through your move. Our clients have always expressed their appreciation and enjoyment working with her.
Client Testimonials
Brenda is a hard working and dedicated realtor who has helped us purchase our first and second home. She provided us with honest and helpful feedback through both the home buying and home selling process. She listened to our needs and helped us find our forever home! We loved working with Brenda so much our first time buying that when it was time to move and sell our first home, we knew without a doubt to ask Brenda for her help again!
Ellie and Peter were terrific to work with, we couldn't have been more fortunate to have their support as they helped guide us through finding our home! During pandemic times and at the point of a very lively housing market. Happy to be their clients - and grateful for their friendly and professional approach.
Adrienne & John
Hillary and Gabriel
Our Approach
Deciding to make a move is a big decision.

It's a decision for change, a new lifestyle and a new beginning. We understand how important it is to ensure that you don't just find a new home, but a new community; one that matches the life you want to live.
We spend the time to understand you ; to not just find the right home, but to help you transition into the new life you are ready to step into. We've made it our professional mission to know Waterloo Region inside and out, to create a seamless process and to find the home you deserve at the price you want.
We Put Your Needs First
It starts with you.

Every person is unique and it's our job to understand and communicate the possibilities that match both your circumstances and dreams.

We'll conduct an extensive interview and bring our expertise of every neighborhood you wish to explore. We spend the time to get to know your goals, your dream home, and your ideal community in detail.

Being there for you every step of the way

Buying a new home can be an overwhelmingly complex process. We're here to make it easy, seamless and stress-free.

Count on us to carefully manage every detail, explain each step and ensure you are constantly up to date so you can keep running your life without worry.
What to Expect
  • Dedicated team to support the process from start to finish
  • Clear, strategic plan to acheive your goals within your desired timeline
  • Customized communication plan, based on your style and preferences; our team is available to you 7 days a week
  • A proven system with in-depth expertise covering market analysis, comparable properties and price negotiation
We interview you to understand your unique wants, needs, and preferences to effectively match you to your ideal home. Next, we connect you with a trusted Mortgage Professional to secure your financing budget.
You start with browsing online homes we suggest that fit your preferences and budget. When you select homes that excite you, we go see them in person. While on site, we expertly guide you through assessing if the home fits your needs, wants, neighbourhood goals, condition, and budget.
Guiding you through the complexities of preparing an offer, protecting your interests, then negotiating on your behalf.
In-depth Interview & Mortgage Prequalification
The Home Search & Previewing Listings
Negotiation & Closing the Deal
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Transparency & Expertise
The details may seem daunting, but with the right expertise and support, we'll help you acheive your dream with ease. We offer clear explanations of every aspect of the transaction and provide the transparency and information that you need to make each decision along the way.

Understanding Market Conditions
  • Multiple offers, bully offers and how to negotiate
  • Number of days on market (stats)
  • Exploring homes in your price range available
  • Differences between a buyer’s market, a seller’s market, and a balanced market

Financial considerations
  • Mortgage Approval Process
  • Legal Fees
  • Home Inspection
  • Title Insurance
  • The Deposit
  • Land Transfer Taxes
Legal Partners
If you are in need of legal representation, we work with one of the top real estate lawyers in the city.

Award winning Real Estate Law Firm Paquette Travers has over 40 years experience representing buyers and ensuring the process is seamless, pain-free and clearly explained every step of the way.
Mortgage Specialist
If you are about to go into negotiation on your dream property, it's critical you are pre-qualified for a mortgage in advance. Deals move fast and the last thing you'd want is a delay from a financial institution.

Our partner, Alison Lopes with Dominion Lending Centres, offers an in-depth review of your financial situation and will help you to pre-qualify for a mortgage at the best-of-market rates.
How We Give Back
Two of our favourite local organizations to support are St. Mary's Hospital and The Food Bank.

St. Mary's Hospital

We proudly support St. Mary's Hospital, located in the heart of Kitchener. It is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
St. Mary's Share the Love Campaign highlights all the different ways the community has supported the foundation and the hospital. #StMarysShareTheLove!

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

We also proudly support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region which, channels our community’s energy so no one goes hungry. Through community partnerships, they obtain and distribute emergency food from our neighbours for our neighbours.
Get in touch with us
Peter Schneider
Brenda Milmine
Ellie Schneider
Always Just a Call or Click Away!