How to Buy Real Estate in Vancouver
Buying real estate is a very exciting experience. This is especially the case for first time buyers. The buying process consists of educating yourself on the process and engaging the advice of a Real Estate Agent to guide you.
The education process begins with examining your needs in relation to your ability to achieve those needs. Buyers must learn about the products available, their capability to pay for it, and how to negotiate effectively to acquire it.
The entire process is aided most effectively when the services of a Realtor are used. Realtors are licensed real estate professionals with the skills, experiences and resources to help buyers achieve their goals. Realtors are trained in the process of serving the public for their real estate needs and are guided by a strict Realtor Code of Ethics of The Canadian Real Estate Association.
As a Buyer, your Realtor will:
Help you determine the type of property you need and can afford.
Help you find available properties and make appointments to view them.
Advise you about market conditions and provide information about the community.
Explain the forms used in a real estate transaction and help you prepare an offer to purchase.
Present your offer to the seller and negotiate on your behalf.
Recommend other professionals, such as certified home inspectors, lawyers, notaries, mortgage brokers, and so on.
Help you understand “agency” relationships in real estate.
When you work with Team Andruff, we recognize that you like to do your way. That’s why we use techniques to blend our skills and resources to complement the interests of our buyers. Using your specifications, we daily scan the market and communicate properties of interest via emails, fax or mail drop. We are always watching the market and communicating.
As your interest in properties becomes refined, we arrange tours to view them. As the process continues, we provide our clients with complete histories on chosen properties so that detailed information is available for the clarity of sound decision making.
Finally, having conducted hundreds of negotiations, we provide strategies to aid our clients’ acquisition of the property. This can be a very tense phase of the acquisition process. It really helps you, the buyer, to have a seasoned professional team acting for your best interest.
If have other questions, check out our FAQ Section, which also contains a glossary for real estate terms. For more info on the buying process, read "What Can I Afford?" or the very popular "10 Critical Mistakes."
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