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“If we buy direct from the builder, do we still need a realtor?” Category: New Homes

"If we buy direct from the builder, do we still need a realtor? "

Absolutely.

Regardless whether their sales person is a licensed realtor, or an unlicensed sales associate, they are working for the builder, not you. They possess invaluable product knowledge, and should be able to answer all of your questions about the new build,  but their best interests are those of the builder, not yours.

You need someone on your side, a partner in the purchase who will lead in negotiating price, upgrades, improvements, terms etc . And that’s just the beginning. Perusing and understanding a lengthy contract, specification sheets, Disclosure statements, amendments, building plans and lots more, is something that we specialize in.

 

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Rescission Periods Category: New Homes

“So what happens if we change our mind?”

 If you’ve just entered into a purchase agreement on a brand new condominium, townhouse or detached home, then changing your mind is your right.

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Not all realtors were created alike Category: New Homes

Yes we are all licensed and yes we are all bound by the stringent laws of the Real Estate Services Act, but we all approach our profession a little differently. Real estate takes on many different guises; commercial, residential, recreational, waterfront, condominium etc. Some Realtors choose to generalize, knowing a little bit about each of the various categories (like your family doctor) and that’s healthy. But sometimes you need to see a specialist. So choose your specialist wisely. You probably wouldn’t go see a Podiatrist for a brain tumor. And it’s doubtful that a Wills and Estates lawyer would be your best bet to litigate your claim with ICBC.

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