Vancity Real Estate Search

Buying a Home in Vancouver

The Home Buying Process


Service for Buyers

The Process:

Here is an overview of the buying process:

  1. Have finances in place (pre approval for a mortgage if need be) - know your maximum price budget.
  2. Know your wish list, property type, bedrooms and all the must haves you would like for your purchase
  3. Find your Realtor of choice, commit to them as they will commit to you (see below for the service we offer).
  4. Use and a Vancity Listings associated Realtor to help find the perfect home.
  5. Have a comparable market analysis provided to assist you with potential offer price and offer strategy with your Realtor.
  6. Successful offer? - time to carry out all the necessary due diligence (e.g Home Inspector) as advised and assisted by your Realtor, before any subjects are removed from an offer. - Be confident of a safe purchase. (see below for due diligence process)
  7. Provide a deposit as a certified bank draft.
  8. Prepare for closing and possession day, assisted by your Realtor (Notary / Home Insurance / Mortgage / Movers)
  9. Pop the champagne!


Our Fees:

  • Buying: $0 - there are no fees to Buyers from Vancity Listings - in fact if you sell and buy with us, we’ll rebate you a portion of the Buyer commission, please ask for more detail.
  • Selling:  We charge 7% of the first $100,000 and 2.5% on the balance, this is then shared with a Buyer Agent at the close of the deal - * for more details click here


 The Service We offer:

  • Personable, professional, honest and trustworthy.
  • Fast responses, the market moves quickly, so do we.
  • No hard sell, you buy/sell when it is right for you, we are here when you need us.
  • Only your absolute best interests in mind.
  • World class search engine website and top agents associated with it.
  • Access to statistics and market overview specific to your wish list.
  • Keeping things simple and easy to understand - we walk you through the whole process and beyond the sale.
  • Professional negotiation and due diligence (see due diligence list below)
  • Affiliated services to help you with everything you need, Notary Public/Mortgage/Insurance etc. (one stop shop)
  • A top shelf service level that you will be proud you found and confident enough to recommend to others.


Due Diligence- Documents To Be Checked:

  • Two Years worth of strata notes, including special and annual general meetings
  • Property and Common Area titles
  • Bylaws & strata rules
  • Property Disclosure Statement
  • Depreciation Report
  • Engineering Report
  • Form B (information certificate)
  • Form J (rental certificate)
  • Financials  - operating budget and contingency reserve fund as a % of budget
  • Strata insurance policy
  • Property inspection report
  • Zoning
  • Oil tank inspection


* Free daily new listing updates before the Public MLS
* Automated home searches
* Favourite properties
Market reports
* And much more!