Buying a home is one of life’s major decisions, so
it makes sense to seek advice from an experienced realtor. But with more
than 6,700 licensed realtors in Greater Vancouver, how do you choose one
that’s right for you?
Start by asking your family and friends about their
home buying experiences using a realtor. Was their realtor easy to work
with and responsive to their needs and questions?
Was their realtor someone they would use again?
Another idea is to check neighbourhood For Sale signs
and get the names of local realtors. By making a point of going to open
houses, you’ll also be able to meet realtors in person and casually
interview them. Even if they don’t work in the area where you want to
buy, most realtors are happy to recommend someone.
Once you’ve chosen realtors to interview, it’s a good idea to draw
up a list of questions to ask each of them. Keep in mind that all realtors
must adhere to a strict code of ethics, statute law (the Real Estate Act
of BC) and a high standard of practice.
As well, your realtor should: