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Home Buying Guide: The Benefits of Working With A REALTOR®.

Why use a Vancouver REALTOR® when you buy a home?

The benefits of using a REALTOR®: A Vancouver REALTOR® will make buying a home easier, help you avoid common pitfalls and make sure you get the best value for your money. Vancouver REALTORS® are experts and have information about the community where you want to buy including schools, shopping, community centres, parks and great coffee places. Vancouver REALTORS® understand market trends, assessments, taxes, zoning, transportation, financing and more. When you hire a REALTOR® they will represent you and promote your interests. Click here to read How REALTORS® earn their commission.

As a buyer, your Greater Vancouver REALTOR® will:

  • help you decide the type property you need and can afford
  • help you find properties for sale and will make appointments so you can see them
  • explain all of the forms used in a real estate transaction
  • help you prepare an offer to purchase
  • present your offer to the seller and negotiate on your behalf
  • recommend professionals such as notaries, lawyers and certified home inspectors.

How do you find a Greater Vancouver REALTOR®?

  • Ask family and friends for referrals
  • When you see For Sale signs, phone or email the REALTOR® and interview them
  • Go to open houses in areas in Greater Vancouver where you want to live to meet local REALTORS®
  • If you’re relocating, ask a local REALTOR® to recommend a REALTOR® in the new area
  • Use the Find a REALTOR® tool on this website

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