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What to Ask Your Realtor® When Buying a Home in Squamish

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When looking to buy a property it is all about finding the right fit. That goes for the area, the property itself and even the Realtor you choose. As with all locations, if you’re looking to buy a home in Squamish you will no doubt have a lot of questions. Our Realtors are here to answer those and want to help you find the home of your dreams.

The Realtor

When choosing a Realtor you want to be sure that they are the right fit for you. Do they know what you’re looking for? Do they know the area well? How much experience do they have? Do they understand your needs? It is important that you trust your Realtor and can work together to find the best property for you. All of our agents are happy to talk at any time, whether you want to call, email, or meet in person.

The Area

Once you have chosen an agent you can start looking for a property. If you are not familiar with an area talk about what your ideal location would be. All of our Realtor’s are long time locals and can find you the best location. Do you want to leave near amenities? Do you want somewhere quiet? Do you want lots of open spaces? Once you have nailed down your requirements you can begin looking for a property within your chosen areas.

The Property

It is important to know your budget in order to narrow down the list of potential properties. At this stage, pre-approval for a mortgage also helps when dealing with potential sellers. Again, talk to your Realtor – How many rooms do you want? What type of property are you interested in? When viewing properties ask your agent about the area and the property itself. Find out as much information as possible in order to make the best decision, after all buying a property is a big decision! Your agent is a fantastic source of information and can tell you the property’s history as well as if the listed price matches that of the current market.

The Paperwork

This is one of the most difficult parts of buying a home, but that’s what your Realtor is here for! We aim to make the paperwork as easy and painless as possible for all of our clients. Ask your agent what is required from you at this stage and they will walk you through the process. If you have any questions you would like to ask feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to answer them!   Squamish is experiencing the most active real estate market since 2007.  This means more than ever you need to work with a local Realtor who can ensure that you have the inside track.  Whether buying or selling the proper information will make all the difference to a successful transaction.