Hiring a First Time Home Buyer Specialist in Vancouver
In Episode 2 of the Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Guide we talked about how to figure out where to buy. Once you have decided on neighbourhood, it’s time to select a Realtor.
How Much Will it Cost Me to Hire a Buyers Agent?
Nothing!? Yes, 99 times out of 100, a Buyers Agent is paid a finders fee by the Sellers Agent if the Buyer that is working with the Buyers Agent purchases the Sellers Agents listed property!
Furthermore, the Buyers Agent you hire is REQUIRED to disclose to you the Buyer in writing the amount they are getting paid by the Sellers Agent. To learn more, check out this great video on Buyers Agent Remuneration Disclosure
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Meeting a Realtor in action is very good way to interview. Visit an Open House held by Realtors you’re interested in is a great low pressure way to meet them and see if you click. Ask lots of questions!
This is what you should be looking for in a Realtor:
- Demonstrable Local Knowledge, experience, and results (i.e. Sales of Listings in the area)
- Professional – Complete Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability.
- Good Attitude – Answers calls and emails promptly & politely, has a good relationship with other Realtors and other colleagues
- Good Reputation – If you Google them or ask people in the know and bad things are said about the person you’re thinking of hiring, think again.
- Motivated – They should be keen for your business and work hard for it.
- Up to date web based research tools for Real Estate
- Works full time as a Realtor in the area of interest
If you don’t find a Realtor with the above process or you don’t have time to find one, feel free to give me a call at 604-763-3136 or EMAIL ME.
Looking for a Realtor outside Vancouver?
I have a great network of good Realtors across North America that can help you with your search.
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