3 Things You Should Know Before Meeting a Vancouver Realtor2017-04-25 07:30:54 Posted By Amir Hamzehali
Vancouver has some of the most beautiful luxury real estate in the country. From its characteristic blend of architectural styles to its unique ocean views and lush, mountainous landscapes, it’s no wonder this city houses some of the most beautiful gems in the province. If you’re considering buying high-end real estate in British Columbia’s biggest city, here are three things you should know before making an appointment with a Vancouver luxury real estate agent.
#1: Your Numbers
There are many financial considerations to when it comes to a property, no matter how expensive. Meeting with a banker to discuss your finances before checking out the real estate market is a smart and easy way to save your time.
A mortgage calculator is also a fast and free tool to determine how much your monthly mortgage payments will be based on your down payment and interest rate. You don’t need to set up an appointment with your bank to get those quick numbers. Get a loan pre-qualification before you start your search to find out how much you can comfortably spend.
#2: The Difference Between Must-Haves & Perks
Luxury homes are all about the perks. Pristine lawns, gorgeous swimming pools and , wine cellars, theatre rooms, guest suites, gourmet kitchens and all the world-class furnishings you could possibly imagine to suit your high-end lifestyle. However, not all properties are the same. You won’t find absolutely everything in a single property.
Spend some time writing down what you absolutely need versus perk. Figuring out will not only save you time, but it will also give your real estate agent a better idea of what to look for.
Of course, there are some things that money can’t change, like your view and location. If you’re not too sure what neighbourhood has the best views or the most impressive site lines, a simple Google search or drive through Vancouver neighbourhoods will give you an idea of what you want. Finding out your preferred locations will help your realtor focus on the properties in those areas.
When you’re ready to speak to a broker about purchasing luxury property in Vancouver, contact Amir Hamzehali, British Columbia’s number agent.