What You Need To Know When Negotiating Real Estate Commissions

Buying, Selling | September 18, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Generally speaking, real estate agent commissions are negotiable. Some agents are ready to reduce the fee almost instantly, while others are open to some form of discussion. However, it is good to note that not all agents will negotiate a commission with you—they don’t have to.   How Real Estate Agents Get Paid There are…

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Why Talking to a Real Estate Agent First Before a Lender is Important

Buying | September 9, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

First-time homebuyers are finding it difficult to complete the process because they are focused on getting a loan first before finding a house. While the loan is important, having a conversation with a real estate agent is more important because they can help find a residence that is suitable for your preferences. Once you have…

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4 Questions to Ask Every Real Estate Agent Before You Hire Them

Buying, Selling | September 1, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

There is no shortage of advice being given about real estate agents on the internet, but no matter whether you’re buying or selling, there’s one tip that you should keep in mind: always shop around for the best agent with which to work.  In most cases, the perfect real estate agent is not going to…

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How to Choose Your Realtor – Solo vs a Team Agent

Buying | August 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

  A lot of people ask me how to choose a Realtor and if they should be working with a Solo Agent or working with a Real Estate Team. As with many professions, there are all kinds of Realtors out there, some are great, others are not so great – so I’ve created this video…

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Finding the Right Location

Buying | August 10, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

So you’re ready to buy a new home and it needs to be perfect for you and your family. You want a place that has everything you need now as well as something you can grow into long term. You’ve made a list outlining your criteria but with so many options, which area should you…

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Why Home Buyers Should Work With Real Estate Agents

Buying | August 8, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Many home buyers may doubt if they need to work with a real estate agent. Agents are there to do several works on behalf of the home buyer, particularly in navigating extensive paperwork. A real estate agent can help a buyer in purchasing a property. Here are some tips on how you can work well…

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Steps to Help You Write the Perfect Real Estate Offer

Buying | July 30, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

No matter how good your offer is, if it is poorly written, your chances of the seller accepting it drops significantly. It is essential to use the right forms and procedures to give you the best chance at completing the transaction. Here are a few steps to keep you on the right track:   Use…

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3 Tips on How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent for You

Buying, Selling | July 13, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The real estate market can be a vicious and competitive place, which is why it may be in your best interest to have someone on your side who knows it well. This is where a real estate agent comes in, as they can help you navigate the complex real estate market and allow you to…

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How to Get a Pre-Approval

Buying | July 11, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Previously we discussed why you definitely want to get pre-approved before you start looking for homes, but here we’re going to dive a little deeper and tell you exactly how your bank/credit union determines your pre-approval amount. HOW A LENDER PRE-APPROVES YOU Credit Score First off is your credit score. Most people have heard of…

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New Development: Aloha Estates in Surrey

Buying, Investing | July 9, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

I’m super excited to share with you a new development in Clayton Heights, Surrey. I’ll be at the private sales event next week and look forward to bringing a few clients with me. Aloha Estates is a new, upcoming development in the Clayton neighbourhood. Featuring 83 3-4 bedroom townhouses at affordable prices, these units start…

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