The Buying Process

Our goal as your Greater Vancouver Realtors is to make the purchasing process as easy and painless for you as we possibly can. We want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way. However, because we know you’re curious here is a quick idea of what the process looks like.

Starting Your Search

There are many home search site out there, and old school ways to look for properties. We understand that It can be a frustrating process, not finding exactly what you are looking for. We get that may feel like you are spinning your wheels. by working with West Coast Lifestyle Group we can help to guide you through the noisy Greater Vancouver Real Estate market, and only bring listings to your attention that fit your search criteria. We don’t only use the MLS® system to find your home, we go beyond that, as there are other resources too.

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We View Homes Together

We look at homes with you, as we want to get the best sense of what you are looking for, and how you feel in each home. After each viewing, we will sit down and talk about what’s important to you. This way we can be sure we are targeting the best houses on the market to fit your exact needs.

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Making an Offer to Purchase

When you find the right home, we will do a Comparative Market Analysis against other properties recently sold and what's currently for sale. Then we will need to write an offer on the home. We walk you through all the complicated documents so you are comfortable and well aware of what you are signing. We also put in the proper clauses and subjects to make sure you are protected! Some of the items we will be discussing here are, the price, the completion and possession dates, the deposit, clauses, subjects, and what happens if the offer expires.

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What Are The Steps After You Make an Offer to Purchase?

This is where our expertise really shines! Having access to a Certified Negotiating Expert on our team means, we are able to flawlessly negotiate the absolutely best price and terms for you. We communicate with you at all times and keep you in the loop on how things are Shaping up.

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What Are The Steps After You Make an Offer to Purchase?

This is where our expertise really shines! Having access to a Certified Negotiating Expert on our team means, we are able to flawlessly negotiate the absolutely best price and terms for you. We communicate with you at all times and keep you in the loop on how things are Shaping up.

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Getting a Mortgage

Assuming you have already been preapproved by a mortgage broker or financial institution. Once the Offer to Purchase has been accepted, we send it to the lender. We are sure that you will have lots of questions regarding mortgages. For more information on this subject please visit our Mortgages page here.

If you don't already have a pre-approval we have mortgage brokers on our team that will be able to answer any questions you may have, and will also be able to get you started on the pre-approval process.

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Closing Day

This is the day you will meet with a Lawyer or Notary to do the paperwork, pay the remainder of the down payment (minus the deposit),  and the closing costs. The title of the home then gets transferred over to you. (you may also need an insurance binder before meeting with the Lawyer or Notary)

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Possession Day

Our favorite part,  you will meet up with your Greater Vancouver Realtors and get the keys to your New Home!

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Let's Work Together

From property hunting and price negotiations to mortgage offers and legal paperwork, we’ll help you with everything involved in buying a property. Your dream home is waiting and we can’t wait to help you find it. Get in touch through the form below to find out how to get the process started. We're so looking forward to helping you on this exciting new journey.