The key to buying an amazing section of Vancouver’s Real Estate is to see the property in person. When there is a property you find online that checks all the boxes of what you want in a property, do not dismiss the property for the simple fact that it does not look great in the photos. Not all images can do the wonderful properties of justice, as the astounding small details will have you in awe.
Be sure to find yourself a Reliable Realtor. It may seem obvious, but taking a risk on such a large investment without an experienced realtor could be costly. Having a Real Estate Expert’s personal connections to properties will only help you with your search for a new home. It may seem like the best choice to chose a Realtor that is a friend, but it is crucial that you chose an expert realtor who really knows the area well.
If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps you’ve checked out a few open houses or called the number on a For Sale sign to schedule a private viewing of that property.
Yes, you can do all of that on your own, if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with your own personal real estate agent.
A real estate agent, especially one who knows the local market well (like I do), can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly for you. During a viewing, your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you might otherwise miss.
When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.