While the practice of hiring a realtor may be decreasing in popularity, this process can significantly improve your homebuilding process. Increasingly, homebuyers and sellers are doing what they can to complete their own real estate transactions. While doing the work yourself can save you the significant commission rates that many realtors command, flying solo is rarely the way to go. In the end, attempting to complete your own transactions without proper knowledge and research could end up being more costly in the long run.
There are several reasons why homebuyers and builders should hold off before discarding the idea of hiring a realtor—especially in the Vancouver area. This professional’s full-time job is to act as a liaison between buyers and sellers, meaning they will have easy access to properties listed by agents. Though those looking to build homes won’t be on the lookout for standard residential properties, a real estate agent will be able to help in the land selection process. The professional will help you negotiate the best price for your land, and in some cases, they may even be able to coordinate your builders and contractors.
Hiring a Vancouver realtor for a custom home creation is an excellent option. If you find yourself considering a custom build, look for realtors in the area who specialize in this type of transaction. We’ve profiled a few of our favorites below.
Elliot Tan at Oakwyn Realtor—Tan grew up in the Greater Vancouver Area, meaning he has a firm grasp on the real estate market and extensive knowledge of the area’s communities. He has worked in several positions, including new development construction and custom home furnishings, meaning he has the skill and knowledge you need for a custom home build realtor.
Judy Sehling and Keller Williams Realtor—Sehling is an owner and investor at the Keller Williams Market Centre in Vancouver. She has been a top producing realtor since 2004, leading clients through every step of the home buying and building process. Sehling also has several specialties and is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and accreditation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
Ron Parpara at Sutton Group Del Mar Realty—Parpara is in his 11th year as a licensed realtor, having begun his real estate journey in 2007. Having lived in the Vancouver for several years, Parpara understand the constantly changing market place—an essential characteristic for any custom home realtor. An excellent negotiator with a track record of success, this professional has what it takes to find the perfect property.
Nancy Che at Royal Pacific Realty—An award-winning real estate professional, Nancy Che has nearly a decade of extensive, hands-on experience. She prioritizes loyalty and trust in her clients, having built a business around referrals from family, friends, and new clients. Her transparency is essential for the ever-changing Vancouver real estate market.