Buying a home is fun and exciting. It can also be nerve-wracking. Having one of our Blu Realty agents working at your side will ensure that your best interests are looked after, and that your home buying experience is happily memorable and financially rewarding. Blu will help you find the lifestyle you're looking for in a streamlined, efficient process. Take some time now to understand this process and intricacies involved in this endeavour. Things can happen a lot faster than you may think in the Vancouver real estate market, so it is vitally important that you are as educated and prepared going into it.

 

THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Our simple home buying process will ensure that we find you that perfect home and that you are comfortable and confident during the entire journey.

1. FIRST MEETING

Let's grab a coffee and get to know each other a little. This will be an opportunity for you to get to know us and for us to explain the Buyer Agency Relationship and the nature of the services we provide. Understanding agency will clearly outline what our obligations are to each other. At this time we would prepare a search criteria, which would include potential neighbourhoods, a wish list and price range. Whether you are 6 months away from buying or ready now, we would be happy to help shed some light on the entire process.

2. GETTING STARTED

Great, it's a fit! Now let's get you started. We can take care of your mortgage pre-approval, get you started on our email notification system, and make sure all your ducks are in a row.

3. THE SEARCH

Let's get out there and look at some properties. This is the fun stuff. We will organize your tour and accompany you on all you showings while offering advice, guidance, and amusement along the way.

4. MAKE AN OFFER

Once you have found your dream home it will be necessary to act quickly. This is where our skills as highly skilled agents come into play. We will share our expertise and provide you with honest and straightforward advice and negotiating options.  This will allow you to make a decision with confidence. After reviewing comparable sales, we will prepare your Agreement of Purchase and Sale. A thorough review and explanation of the conditions and clauses is conducted. If possible, we will present the offer on your behalf, convey negotiations and provide you with professional advice.

5. CLOSING THE DEAL

All documents will be forwarded to your mortgage representative for approval. It is recommended booking a building inspection for a time that is convenient for you to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the property, and potential maintenance that may be required. We will ensure that all conditions are fulfilled within agreed deadlines and that documents are forwarded to your lawyer, who will represent you to close the transaction. At this time, we will also collect you deposit and you have a firm deal.

6. HOUSEWARMING PARTY

Once you have moved in, it is time to celebrate! Congratulations!

 

HOME BUYING RESOURCES

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Home Buyers' Resources

Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) Home Buyers' Guide

First Time Home Buyers' Program from the BC Government

Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) from the Government of Canada

Realtor.ca Tips for Buyers

Realtor.ca Mortgage Calculator