Buying a house can be quite taxing; it involves a lot of decision-making that might get you into a bad deal should you mess it up. Thankfully, you can always hire a reputable REALTOR® to help you throughout the process. How exactly can you find one?
If none of your loved ones or friends use a real estate agent, then you can search online for one. Of course, you still have to do research on each agent, which takes time. Fortunately, you have an easy way to narrow your research by looking for one who is a REALTOR®.
The words REALTOR® and real estate agent may seem interchangeable, but they are actually distinctive. REALTOR® is a registered certification mark used to identify the quality of services of real estate agents who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®, but all REALTORS® are real estate agents.
By now, you are probably wondering how to get started. CREA maintains an online database of REALTORS® so you can search anytime. You can look for an agent using basic search strings such as city and province in ascending order. Otherwise, you can use advanced searches such as languages spoken and specialties.
You will surely find many real estate agents in Vancouver, but now you have an option to find that agent you can trust. A REALTOR® can help you find the home you want at the price you seek.