Buying a home will likely be the most expensive purchase you’ll make in your lifetime; it’s a serious commitment that has both emotional and financial ramifications for the buyer. Taking all of this into account, why would you not hire an experienced professional to help you navigate these murky and choppy waters?
When you hire a Vancouver realtor they have a fiduciary responsibility to you; this means that they are obligated to look out for your best interests from a financial perspective. They have a contractual obligation to do everything they can to protect you and this is an incredibly important asset to have at your disposal as a buyer.
The legal side and regulatory landscape
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, the transaction involving a property is very different to buying something from the local corner shop.
Every property is different and there are lots of subtle things that only an experience Vancouver realtor will be able to pick out. Law change every year and its part of a quality Vancouver realtor’s role to be up to speed with these so you don’t have to be.
The right home for you
There are so many more factors than number of bedrooms and basic aesthetics when it comes to choosing a home. This is where a quality Vancouver realtor really comes into their own. Would you know where to start with outdated central heating systems? Or FRT plywood? How about polybutylene piping? Local schools and amenities? This is why you need a quality, experienced Vancouver realtor.
It’s easy to get an estimate from an online site; a robot that has never even seen your home, but this valuation will pale by comparison to that of an experience Vancouver-based realtor. Realtors know the local market and have the most up to date sales data (some of which may be their own sales; this is extremely useful).
Negotiations and the dreaded contract
Finding the perfect home is the best part isn’t it? The part that nobody wants any part of is the contractual negotiations. The contracts themselves are often up to 100 pages and who has the time to get to grips with a time consuming technical document like this?
So there you have it; food for thought we hope. Hopefully now you can see the values in hiring an experienced Vancouver realtor.