Why You Should Use a REALTOR® When Buying a Home


Saving money is something we all enjoy, but when it comes to buying a home, that’s not the time to start penny-pinching. It may be tempting to go without a REALTOR®, but even if you have previous experience sorting through MLS listings and going through the buying process, it’s not a great idea for a number of reasons.

REALTORS® Will Save You Time

Sure, you can flip through the MLS listings and pick out a house in the neighbourhood you’re looking to buy in. It’s a REALTOR®, though, who will give you the low down on the house before you go to look at it. That alone will save you a lot of time by not looking at houses which aren’t what you’re looking. And speaking of the MLS listings…

REALTORS® Have Access to More Homes

There may be a large variety of houses for sale on the MLS listings, but REALTORS® often know in advance which new listings will be coming onto the market. This gives you a chance to be one of the first to take a look and put in a bid.

And it’s not just getting the heads up on new listings coming onto the market. REALTORS® will very likely get you in to see the listed (and sometimes not even yet listed) houses sooner than if you were looking without one.

REALTORS® Know the Areas Well

Maybe you have your heart set on a certain neighbourhood, but you can’t quite afford it, or there are very few homes available for sale there. A qualified agent knows all about your city and can suggest another area which has similar amenities and types of homes to what you’re looking for. You could look in different areas yourself, of course, but REALTORS® are truly familiar with the ins and outs of all neighbourhoods. They can let you know which ones will be suitable for you.

REALTORS® Will Ensure You Get a Fair Deal

Although the price of the house you’re looking at might be similarly priced to others in the housing market, your REALTOR® will be able to tell you if the price is fair. They’ll also be able to help you through the bidding process with the lowest number you can get. And it’ll certainly help to have a REALTOR® on your side if you need to enter into a bidding war — not uncommon in this busy Victoria real estate market!

REALTORS® Cover All Your Bases

When you work with a REALTOR®, you can relax and stop worrying about minor details being missed. A qualified agent will walk you through each step of the process and ensure nothing is forgotten. It’s really incredible how many things there are to look at within a deal. How much paperwork needs to be completed and filed, not to mention there’s a proper way to fill out and file paperwork. This is why experts are there to help. 

You’ll find two qualified, expert REALTORS® at the Faber Group! We have a long history of helping people find real estate in Victoria, BC, and our combined knowledge, marketing plans, and databases ensure your buying and selling process goes quickly and smoothly. We’d love to help you find your next home — contact us today!