It is not always very easy to buy or sell a home. It can be a real hassle to handle a property transaction alone, especially when you are a novice or a new resident. It is a no brainer that you should look for experienced West Vancouver real estate agents who can help you at every step of the transaction process. Read and know about 5 important qualities that your realtor should possess, in order to ensure a smooth property purchase or sale process.
Fluency with technology
Around 80% potential consumers turn online for home purchases these days. You should best find an agent who is tech-savvy and has a set of modern web-based tools which can make communication easy and quick. Most realtors have their own websites and online software programs which allow them to get notifications about every online listing about specific localities in Vancouver. They can help quicken the search process for you, by sharing information, photos and videos of properties with you.
It is a good idea to find a real estate agent who is CRS (Certified Relocation Specialist) trained, so that all your needs can be met easily. If you are intend to buy a plot and construct a brand new house or renovate an already existing home to stay in, you need a realtor who specializes in the same.
Fluency in other languages
It can be really useful to find a realtor who is also trained in languages other than English, if you are from another country and are more comfortable in another tongue such as Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Arabic or Chinese.
The agents should have proper license to operate in the area and also stick to the NAR (National Association of Realtors) Code of Ethics. A West Vancouver realtor who is affiliated with the NAR gets constant training and updates about the newest trends. This makes them capable of offering the latest advice and recommendations on real estate purchases.
A realtor might have all the positive qualities and yet lack proper negotiation skills to help you get a fair deal. It is a good idea to check online reviews and feedbacks on the agent and also talk to some of his past clients to know whether the negotiating skills of the realtor are excellent. With a great negotiator, you can always be assured of emerging a winner with your property transactions.