Searching for Your Dream Home
Once you have a good idea about your finances and “must-haves” for your new home, you’ll need to shift your focus towards searching out that one home that best balances your wants and needs, without blowing the budget.
Online MLS Property Search
Purchasing a home in Metro Vancouver can often be a complicated process, riddled with intense competition from other eager homebuyers. Using the most cutting-edge tools, we can single out the best homes for you in the least amount of time. My Customized MLS Listing Search Engine, allows clients of mine to comb tens of thousands of listings across public MLS (Multiple Listing Service) listings, the MLXchange Realtor network, my internal sellers/contact database, unlisted exclusive Realtor listings, and property assignments in a quick, efficient, and thoroughly comprehensive manner.
You could be missing out on dozens of relevant listings each week if you are dependent only on Internet web searches or Realtors with outdated search tools for your data. After all, why limit yourself to sifting through the same listings data that everyone else already has access to? It’s strongly to your advantage to work with a professional who’s ready, willing, and able to “dig a little deeper” using their broad industry connections and find you those truly exceptional homes!
Ready to start your home search now? Use our Online MLS Property Search Tool to see what homes are currently available for sale in your area.
Looking for a more comprehensive search? Contact Neil to request a Customized MLS Listing Search Engine consultation.
The Power of Updated Data
How do you remain one step ahead of the rest on your property search? By our Real-Time Listings Update Service. Harnessing the power of real-time data collection allows us to deliver new listings matching your search criteria direct to your email inbox days before the listings show up on the public MLS (realtor.ca) and other sites. Having the data first allows you to research and view properties miles ahead of the competition!
As part of my commitment to ensuring your home buying success, I insist that you are always armed with the most comprehensive facts and information before making any major decisions. From detailed reports with specifications, photos, zoning maps, view corridors, and floor plans, to comprehensive, transparent pricing estimates on your homes of interest, I am only happy to move forward if you are 100% comfortable doing so. This carefully assembled information often overlooked by other agents will empower us to decide whether or not the homes we are seeing are really the best fit for you. When it comes to making the biggest purchase of your life, nothing should be left to chance!
Your Expert Real Estate Advisor
My expert skill and obsession with the details means that I am constantly researching and updating my knowledge of everything related to real estate in your local community. I am available 7 days per week to serve your needs and will do whatever it takes to build and retain your total satisfaction. For me real estate is more than a part-time job or even a full-time career — it’s a lifestyle.
My unparalleled commitment to my work provides me with the knowledge and insight you need to you steer clear of potentially problematic properties. With leaky condos, community zoning changes, building code revisions abound, the list of pitfalls is seemingly endless. By partnering with a Realtor who “knows their stuff” and isn’t afraid to speak up when something appears awry, you can safeguard yourself with tremendous peace of mind.
As part of this commitment to being your expert real estate advisor, I pledge to never screen your calls and emails through a secretary or assistant. I believe that you deserve the courtesy and respect of dealing directly with your Realtor who knows, understands, and appreciates you – it’s as simple as that!
Property Viewings and Open Houses
Your time is precious and when it comes to searching for your next home, you shouldn’t be inconvenienced unnecessarily. That’s why I always take the time to carefully coordinate our property viewings with Realtors, owners, and tenants based on your schedule and availability. By structuring our home showings back–to–back, we can ensure that we are able to easily and efficiently draw comparisons between similar properties and make the most out of your time.
If you enjoy going to open houses on your own, please continue to go! I will happily provide you with a schedule and detailed information for any properties you’re interested in. However, be sure to remember that the open house host is an agent of the seller, and as such, is not necessarily there to serve your best interests. Any facts or information that you share with the seller’s agent might be used to your disadvantage at the negotiating table.
Reviewing and Reflecting
After each set of showings we will sit down to reflect, review, and revise our search criteria as needed. By carefully recapping what we learn at every step, we can ensure that we continue moving your home search in the right direction and get you into the home of your dreams on your schedule.