Did you know that there are over 100,000 realtors in Canada, so finding the Vancouver realtor for you can be a daunting task for anyone! Choosing the wrong agent can change what should be a positive step in your life into one of the most negative, draining experiences of your life.
With such choice come with the option of selecting some truly great realtors too however; ever realtor will have their own specific skill set and value adding techniques, so here’s a rundown of what to look for in a realtor and how to select the right Vancouver realtor for you.
Check them out!
A great place to start is seeking recommendations from family and friends; if you can’t trust their judgement then whose judgement can you trust? The internet is also a great source of reviews and recommendations so get Googling and also check out Social media properties for honest reviews and feedback.
Always meet your agent in person and come armed with as many pertinent questions as you can think of. Find out about their experience level in your neighbourhood; how many houses have they sold in this area? What will they do that is different? What will their strategy be? How do they approach negotiations? Pay particular attention to how they make you feel as well as the actual answers you get from them; you have to feel comfortable with them and this is a good time to listen to your gut.
Unique selling points
Find out if your agents have one. Do they specialise in one type of property or area? Do they have more experience? Do they offer more competitive rates? Do they have extra marketing resources? Find out!
Constant contact and review
Once you’ve chosen your Vancouver realtor you should keep them under review and continually manage their performance. Many realtors will put the work in initially to win you over but then move on to the next client when they have secured you. Make sure you stay on top of them and demand the best possible service.
Yep. We’re back to your good old gut; your intuition, your feelings your Spider-sense...