Looking for the perfect new home can be a daunting task. Between searching online, visiting open houses and reviewing countless listings it’s remarkably easy to feel overwhelmed. In what part of town should I live? What type of home would be the best fit for my family? How can I be sure that I’ve seen everything that might be a good possibility? How do I present an offer? How much should my offer be? How can I be sure I’m getting the best price for the house I want? What am I missing? Enlisting the help of a trusted realtor as your Buying Agent will put your mind at ease and relieve the worry and confusion. More importantly, you have qualified, expert and exclusive representation through every step of the home buying process.
How Can a Buyer’s Agent Help You?
There are several reasons to use a Buyer’s Agent, but the most important reason is to have exclusive representation for the purchase of a property. When buyers decide to use the Seller’s Agent for representation, they must realize that they are not being represented. To be clear: the Seller’s Agent represents the best interest of the seller, not the buyer.
When considering purchasing a property, Buyers should always use a Real Estate Agent to ensure that they are represented and protected. It’s also FREE! The Buyer’s Agent is paid from the commission charged to the Seller by the Seller’s Agent.
Top Ten Reasons You Should Use a Buyers Agent:
10. Education & Experience
Chances are that you may not know everything you need to know about real estate in Vancouver, so why not hire a professional that does! In the long run, by finding the right Buyer’s Agent (with the right expertise), you will save time, money, and frustration.
9. Neighbourhood & Product Knowledge
An important first step is to understand exactly what you want in a home. As your Buyer’s Agent, we help you narrow down a specific criteria to ensure your needs are met based on your budget, space requirements, and areas of interest.
We can also provide all the relevant information about specific buildings, proximity to amenities, and the general character of the neighbourhood.
8. To Arrange Tours & Showings
As your Buyer’s Agent, we can arrange for you to view properties and set-up tours. We can also accompany you during showings and guide you to ask the right questions.
7. Market Conditions Information
As a Realtor, I’m very sensitive to market trends and market variables and can offer expert advice, as well as provide current market data on your areas of interest.
6. Price Guidance
When you find that perfect property, we can complete a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), including active and sold comparables, to best determine the property’s actual market value. As your Buyer’s Agent we present all the essential information and offer sound advice to help you decide what to offer on a property.
5. Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality
As your Buyer’s Agent we effectively and strategically negotiate with the Seller’s Agent on your behalf while acting as a buffer between you and the Seller. With our experience, we know where to begin negotiations, and how to leverage certain terms and conditions, to help reach your desired price. Remember! A Seller’s Agent always represents the best interest of the seller. Ensure you have representation to protect your interests!
4. Legally Binding Contracts for your Protection
A Buyer’s Agent can draft contracts that protect your interests in the transaction and ensure important subjects are in place for your safety. Contracts can be biased and overly complicated documents. A Buyer’s Agent has the experience and resources to explain the fine print and draft contracts that will protect you should there be an unforeseen issue related to the property, the Seller, or financing.
3. Professional Networking
As a Realtor, I’m constantly networking with other professionals, many of whom provide services related to buying and selling properties (Home Inspectors, Mortgage Specialists, Real Estate Lawyers/Notary Publics, Accountants, Interior Designers, Handymen, etc.). Once you have an accepted offer, we can help connect you to professionals they trust and provide background information to help you make a wise selection.
2. Subject Removal…with safety in mind!
Once your offer is accepted and you are comfortable with the agreement, as your Buyer’s Agent we go through all the essential processes to help you safely remove subjects. Or, alternatively, we’ll advise against subject removal should a problem with the transaction arise.
1. It’s FREE!
Buying a home can often be a challenging and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be! As your Buyer’s Agent, we understands the process and can facilitate your transaction, as well as educate you on the finer points of real estate and provide encouragement and support along the way.
But, the best part: there’s no cost to you!
So What’s the First Step?
Education: Do want to know the latest market conditions, or find out about and preview the newest listings, in the neighbourhood you want, 48 hours before everybody else? By signing up below for our free email listing notification system, we’ll get the information to you as it happens and without any obligations.
Consultation: Having the right information is vital when buying real estate. We help clear the fog, guesswork and confusion out of your search, while educating you on the latest market conditions. The clear aim is to identify what’s most important to you in a new home, budget, neighbourhood and unique preferences. From this point, we can develop a realistic home buying plan and clearly identify the best new home prospects for you to review.
Home Tours: From our discussions, we know have a much better idea of the types of homes your interested in, the neighborhood’s you like and your needs. We can then arrange exclusive viewings, in a guided tour of homes, which fit your requirements, budget and schedule. This should take no more than a couple of hours and you’ll have a much better idea of what’s available in your price range and what preferences are most important to you. To arrange a tour, complete the form below, or give us a call.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect home, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below, or give us a call at +1(604) 512-6899 and put us to work!