For the vast majority of Canadians, their home is the most expensive thing that they will buy in their lifetime; it’s a serious undertaking and a huge commitment. So why wouldn’t you work with an expert to make sure that everything goes swimmingly?
A quality Vancouver realtor is the best thing for both buyers and sellers; here are four reasons why:
The Regulatory Landscape
Laws are amended ever year and for a lay person to keep track of all of these ever changing legal nuances (many of which vary as you cross state boundaries) would simply be impossible. But when you live and breathe these transactions on a daily basis you are fully immersed in the legal side of buying and selling property; your realtor can help you navigate the complex legal landscape.
The Things that only Specialist can spot
Choosing a house for sale it's is far more than the aesthetics of the property; it’s far more than the size, the number of bedrooms and whether it has a garden. Realtors are trained to look beyond the obvious and have specialist, local knowledge built up of time and from countless successful sales/purchases.
Would you know about polybutylene piping, which is prone to rupturing, and where to find it? What about the highly combustible FRT plywood which may be lurking in an attic? Your realtor will; use their specialist knowledge to your advantage.
Finding the true value of your home
Realtors understand local markets and how they fluctuate. Websites that estimate the value of your property only have historical facts and figures to work from. Studies consistently show that online only process can be as far off as 35% lower than they should be and that realtors add significant value in terms of sale price to the vast majority of properties.
Negotiation and Contracts
Often this is where the fun ends and the pain begins! And that’s why using an experienced realtor is so important; they take this entire burden on for you and deal with the other parties involved. They’re used to the complex legal jargon and they are used to acting as a strong advocate ensuring that you get the best deal possible.