Interested in purchasing a home in Metro Vancouver? In case you’ve never purchased a home, below are some tips that will help make your decision for purchasing a house for sale in the Vancouver region. If you want to learn more about the region, you can check out this video series on their youtube channel…

1.Create a List of Priorities

It’s important to know what things you value so you can make decisions based on them to best suit your needs. Only you can truly know what you want in a house so you should take time to write it down. Doing so will allow you to come up with a criterion for which properties you are interested in allowing you to decide which home to purchase more efficiently and faster. It will also give the realtor you’re working with a sense of what to find for you to fulfill your needs, wants and desires. For example, if your interested in raising a family and purchasing a family home near a school, it would be wise to put that on your list of needs higher up if that’s what’s important to you, it’ll let the agent you work with know to look for houses for sale in Burnaby near schools, safe neighborhoods etc., vs showing you houses in farmland miles away from schools.  One suits your main priorities (assuming in this example that’s what they were) while the other one does not. So, it comes to deciding what you want most in your future home and writing it down so you can articulate it or simply evaluate property more accurately. If your a first time homebuyer, that article may help.

2.Work with a local Real Estate Agent

If you’re purchasing a home, often this is at no expense to you whatsoever as its usually the seller who pays the commission the buyers and sellers agent end up splitting. Getting a skilled surrey realtor on your side will help you get access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which includes the listings of virtually every agent in the province which allows you to filter through to get the property you want. They will also aid in the process of negotiating to get you the best price possible, they’ll be able to do so because of their intimate understanding of the market in the area and ability to determine the appropriate market value of a property, and work with you to negotiate the best possible deal. They’ll be the ones going out hunting for deals according to your criteria, playing phone tag with all the seller’s agents, searching relentlessly to find you the perfect property. Plus, they’ll make sure all the legal technicalities of the contract and property serve your best interest as they have a fiduciary responsibility to you (fiduciary meaning they put their interest ahead of your own). More details in video…

3.Make sure to get an appraisal

An appraisal is an estimate of value, the best way to get one done is by getting a professional appraiser to do it. Often, your surrey real estate agent will make sure this gets done so you get a more accurate assessment of what the value of a property is actually worth, which will aid you in making a better decision about which property to purchase and how much you want to pay for it.

These are just some quick tips to help make your purchase easier, more efficient and in accordance with the law to make sure you get the property you want in Burnaby. If you’d like more information on the other areas you can purchase a home in Metro Vancouver like Surrey, click here to check them out. If you’re interested in viewing the homes for sale in Burnaby you can check the listings on the site, and if you’d like to work with a skilled realtor in the area, you can get in touch here. If your looking for a realtor in another area like Vancouver, then click here

How to Begin Searching For Your Dream Home….

How to begin searching for your home…

To start off your hunt for the best home for you, you want to make sure you start by checking the rates. When I say rates, I mean the different averaged for the major factors to take into consideration regarding real estate such as: turnover, average price of a home and the interest rates for financing (if your borrowing). Next, you want to find a great real estate agent to work with as they’ll be doing most of the work for you.

How do you find a great agent to work with?

One way is to simply just call or text them via their number and set-up an appointment. Just let them know what you’re looking for and, more often than not, they’ll assist you. The best way to find an agent is to simply google it. Furthermore, they’ll also assist you in telling the averages for the local area mentioned earlier.