Buying a home in Vancouver is a life-altering decision. Which is why it’s important that before you start your journey you understand all of the steps that will take you from looking to picking up the keys to your new home. Whether it’s a first home, an investment property or a vacation home, Resident Experts will work with you to determine and achieve your home buying goals.
Following a consultation with an expert who will ask questions that will shape the service to follow, we will show you properties that best match your criteria. We will always work to find you the best value within your time frame while providing the most convenience for you as possible.
We maintain an active list of available homes that is constantly updated and have access to listings world wide through Engel & Völkers’ global network.
We also maintain relationships with trusted partners to provide the essential services you’ll require throughout the purchasing process, including finance, insurance, inspections and legal representation.
With us as your Resident Experts, we’ll walk you through each of these steps so you feel as confident as possible.
1. Secure Financing
Start by evaluating your financial situation and budget. You’ll want to get pre-approval from your lender.
2. Define Your Goals, Needs and Budget
Get clear on your goals for your home, your needs in terms of amenities, location and other key factors, and what type of budget you have to work with.
3. Conduct Your Home Search
Then we’ll start looking for the right home for you.
4. Submit Your Offer
Once you find a property you love, we’ll make an offer to purchase. This may be subject to financing, home inspection or approval of documents.
5. Negotiate Successfully
The offer will then be negotiated with the seller either accepting, countering or declining your offer.
6. Close the Deal
This typically takes 5 to 7 business days, if subjects in the contract are not met, the sale will be void. As subjects are met and approved, the buyer must remove them and then they will pay the deposit set out in the contract.
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