Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell a home or interested in updating your current home, Inhabit Vancouver is here to help you with all your real estate needs. From our experience working with home owners, we've put together our list of recommended industry professionals and services to make sure you're covered from everything from mortgage and legal to home renovations and moving services.
We know that the people you choose to work with will help determine the ease, speed, cost, benefit and overall value of that process. It is important that you are comfortable with the team you choose, that's why we put together the list of professional services and helpful resources below for you. If there's anything else you need that's not on the list, please be sure to contact us as we probably "know a guy" for that too.
A mortgage broker has access to over 40 different lenders to choose from so they can find the mortgage that suits you best. Unlike banks they are available to you 7 days a week. A mortgage broker can educate you through the process so you can be comfortable making the right decisions. And best of all their services are free. A mortgage broker can take the stress out of financing so you can focus your time on finding your perfect home. Please also see our mortgage and financing page for additional information.
Ensure the mortgage broker you hire does the following for you: explains the mortgage lending process, is efficient and professional, gets you the best rate and terms that match your best interest, ensures your mortgage lending institution removes all conditions after pre-approval and before you remove subjects on your new property purchase, and encourages you to call with questions as long as you own the home.
Derek Christiansen, Home Loans Canada
4th Floor, 1681 Chestnut St, Vancouver BC
Michael Fortin, The Mortgage Group
#2055 - 88 West Pender, Vancouver BC
Whether you a buying or selling a home, you'll need a real estate lawyer to take care of the property conveyancing for you and to make sure your legal interests are looked after. Below are a few Vancouver lawyers who specialize in real estate law and property conveyancing.
Richard Bell, Bell Alliance
#201-1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A7
Tel: 604.873.8273 Fax: 604.873.8785
Kaplan & Waddell
#102-2590 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3H1
Before the inspection check that the inspector is a member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI BC), all questions are answered promptly and professionally. The company is able to schedule the inspection at a convenient time. Be sure to recieve a copy of the Scope of the Inspection prior to the inspection. Check that the company has an informative website.
We encourage our clients to attend the inspection. During the inspection observe whether the inspector: arrives at the property on time and is prepared, treats everyone with courtesy and respect, explains the inspection process, carries out the inspection without damaging the home, is efficient but does not appear rushed, and sticks to business and avoids making irrelevant comments (ones that have nothing to do with the condition of the home).
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Pillar to Post
Wayne De Jong, P.Eng.
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Pillar to Post
SNR Tank Removal Service
Cory at Stormworks
Scotland Bros. (detecting only)
Reay's Moving & Storage
If you are selling your home, aesthetically speaking if your property isn't prepared with the buyer in mind its possible that they might not see the full value when you sell. In the industry we call this "staging" and if done properly your home should achieve about 5% more than it typically would have. A staged home also sells in half the time.
Below are a few professional home staging companies to contact in Vancouver. You can also view our 10 steps to staging your home that will help to impress your buyers and earn the true value of your place.
Revamp Home Staging
1155 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC
Dekora Home Staging
3498 Bridgeway Street, Vancouver, BC
Home Reworks Staging & Interior Design
Call Brent at 778.829.1448
Our experienced and knowledgeable Vancouver real estate experts are here to help guide you through the entire home buying and selling process. From property financing and home renovation tips to and real estate marketing and home staging advice, our goal is to take the stress and hassle out of buying and selling a home and make it more enjoyable for you. We pride ourselves on top quality, full-service and are available to you 24/7.
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