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Best Vancouver Real Estate Agents

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Finding the right real estate agent in Vancouver…

Picking the right real estate agent is a critical decision. Whether you’re buying or selling your home, you’re typically dealing with transactions upwards of 300,000.  You need a reliable Vancouver real estate agent. It is very easy to be misled by bad advice of real estate agents resulting in significant financial losses. (Beyond the licensing there is little quality control or practice to standardize practice of individual brokers, it’s a rather fluid market.)

It’s undeniable that integrity should be a required trait with real estate agents but unfortunately you’ll come across your fair share of real estate agents who only care about their pockets. It seems all too common for real estate agents to provide advice and post listings to their advantage. When there are thousands of commissions on the line, unfortunately some individuals put aside their values.

There are many ways that a real estate agent can be evaluated. You want a realtor who’s experienced with the Vancouver community hence familiar with your property and showing it. You also want a Vancouver realtor who’s professionally connected making it easier to sell or buy your Vancouver home. Among other things you may want a real estate agent who’s able to market your property beyond listing it. These are all worthy considerations when trying to find a real estate agent in Vancouver but in my humble opinion, what tops the list is their character and integrity. This is further highlighted by the recent scandals with New Coast Realty. We’ve still considered the points mentioned above and more in our deep reaching inquiry to find the best realtors in Vancouver; the best our city has to offer.

 

What we looked for in a Vancouver real estate agent:

This is why we’ve set forth to finding a list of the best real estate agents in Vancouver. The list consist mostly of realtor members in Vancouver who have portrayed excellence in their craft and importantly integrity with business dealings. These are people who have a record of integrity and a reputation to hold, people whom you can trust with your business and real estate transactions. Whether you’re looking to buy a home in Vancouver or sell a home in Vancouver, I’d suggest you approach either of these realtors to find one that can help you best. Integrity should be rewarded, don’t you think?

Without further ado, here’s our round up of the best Vancouver real estate agents. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Vancouver, these are good bets you can take. (Honesty and integrity is always important but especially cannot be understated when looking for a real estate agent Vancouver)

 

5 Good Vancouver Realtors you can count on:

1) Tim Wray Vancouver Real Estate Agent:

Tim Wray real estate

Tim Wray is an all around nice guy (but nice guys don’t finish last.) Tim carries a friendly and approachable demeanor backed with years of experience. Tim relies largely on referral transactions which speaks a lot about the experience he provides his clients.

We can wholeheartedly say you’ll likely enjoy your experience with Tim. Change is hard and especially so when it’s something like moving which can cause a lot of stress. It’ll be useful to have an experienced real estate agent to help you along and be a professional help. Tim shares that his desire is to make a stressful time a little less stressful; especially with a smile like his.

Mr.Wray arrived in Vancouver almost 9 years back in 2007 and has been working in real estate since. Prior to his real estate experience, Tim, has broad top management experience in San Francisco and London along with large contract negotiations; a realtor has to be a jack of all trades sometimes and a keen eye which Tim has displayed with his work experience. He is familiar with the downtown Vancouver core where his expertise lies. Engaging Tim as your real estate agent, you can expect professionalism, understanding, and honesty. Tim works with Prompton Real Estate Services which makes him a one-stop solution for investment properties.

Much like Mike, Tim shares our believes that a sustainable and profitable business is one that adds value to your customers/clients. It’s about creating value and providing great service with integrity. Tim does this for his clients. Tim shares that his mission is to provide such an seamless and wonderful experience that you want to tell your friends because you believe it’ll help them. (much like what we’re doing here.)

At VancityAsks.com, we spend hours upon hours to verify we have genuinely created the best lists we can. Each real estate agent we featured on this list is thoroughly checked and Tim is no exception.

Address – 179 Davie Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y1

Contact (Phone/Email) – 604-781-5692

Verified Review – “Great personality, amazing detail-oriented & professional service. When you love what you do, it shows… and makes all the difference.”

 

2) Mike Dente Vancouver Real Estate Agent:

Mike Dente real estate

Mike Dente is a born and bred Vancouverite who is now a 
Vancouver real estate agent after completing his education at Sauder School of Business. Having lived his whole live in West Vancouver, this gives Mike an unusual advantage with this locality; buyers/sellers will appreciate his commitment, contacts, and knowledge of the North Shore real estate. Despite his experience in the North Shore, Mike serves clients across the greater Vancouver with the same diligence and integrity for which we have ranked him #2 on our list of the best realtors in Vancouver.

Mike is part of the Dexter Realty brokerage team while operating as a personal real estate agent in Vancouver, enabling him extensive support and specialized expertise as part of a leading brokerage firm in Vancouver.

Keep in mind that all real estate agents featured on our VancityAsks.com list are extensively checked. We try to get to know the brokers values and track record. Another point as we emphasized earlier, that honesty and integrity are the most important traits to find in a realtor. This is the reason Mike is the #2 best Vancouver real estate agent who resonates these same values of honesty and integrity. The Vancouver real estate agent also emphasizes on customer service and integrity.

Mike is however several years newer to the real estate field relative to the other heavy weights on the list. However, from our brief interaction with Mike, you get the impression that this determined realtor cares about his clients and experienced for his time in realty. As the icing on the cake, Mike emphasizes his interest with providing after sales support and building relationships. If you need a realtor in Vancouver, it’s hard to go wrong with giving Mike a chance.

Address – 1399 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5M9

Contact (Phone/Email) – 604-354-1084

Verified Review – “I’ve known Mike for a few years now and he has been helping my fiancee and I find a new home. He’s been absolutely wonderful to work with! He really listens to what we want and goes out of his way to show us all our options and make sure we fully understand the process. He’s extremely reliable and I know we’ll be able to find the perfect home with his help!”

 

3) Pete Shpak Vancouver Real Estate Agent:

Pete leads the Vuppie Real Pete Shpak real estateEstate team and holds extensive industry knowledge with years of experience. Pete’s clients know him as a man who works tirelessly to provide proper representation whether when buying a Vancouver home or selling.

With his track record, experience, integrity, and personality, Pete has gain quite the reputation as a go-to Vancouver real estate agent. Pete’s real estate services combines integrity, customer service, and experience to serve his clients. Read consistent feedback from clients noting his first-grade customer service, care, and follow-up help.

Address – 100 – 856 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5

Phone # – 604-220-7490

Verified Review – “From the moment we first met with Pete to the moment we closed the deal on our first home, we felt as though we were his only clients. His attentiveness and desire to fulfill our needs was beyond impressive and made the entire process, which could have been stressful and tiring, comfortable and enjoyable. Pete’s high level of service and knowledge combined with his charismatic personality made him a joy to work with. We wouldn’t have wanted to deal with anyone else and we already know who we will be calling when it comes to selling our place.

 

 

4) Charlie Kiers Vancouver Real Estate Agent:

Vancouver Real Estate Charlie KiersCharlie Kiers is noted as one of the industry leaders in Vancouver real estate. Respected by other real estate agent as a man who works tirelessly for his clients and equally passionate about leadership and community involvement, Mr.Kiers has rightfully earned an impressive reputation in Vancouver real estate.

Charlie operates his real estate business with integrity as all the other realtors listed on our best Vancouver real estate agent list. The man is also highly networked and connected (don’t know how but apparently I have him on LinkedIn too). This helps his clients by providing a comprehensive realty solution.

If you’re buying a home, expect Charlie to go the extra mile researching the ideal homes for your choosing and then walk you through each tour. Some of his clients have noted as many as 15 viewings (don’t worry, if you don’t have the time for this many viewings, just let Charlie know – he’s attentive to his clients’ needs.) For those looking to sell their Vancouver home, Charlie has significant experience with real estate sales in Vancouver including negotiating, promoting, network usage, and problem resolution should a matter arise. It is so important to have the right realtor to guide you through this complicated process and especially useful to have their experience if a complicated situation comes up. We’ve listed Charlie as the #4 best real estate agent in Vancouver for good reason though some of his clients think he should be 1st (it’s taken though).

Address – 2899 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 0A6

Phone # – 604-897-3559

Verified Review – “Charlie did great work for me, he is tireless in his efforts to find his clients the perfect home. Couldn’t be happier in my new place, and without Charlie I would still be renting! A huge help to a first time buyer, a friend and a great resource. Thanks Charlie!”

 

 

5) Elliot Tan Vancouver Real Estate Agent:

Vancouver Realtor Elliot TanElliot Tan has varied experience with Vancouver Real Estate. In his career as a real estate agent, Elliot has worked on several brokerage and is currently with the Bryant and Lasko Real Estate team. Elliot also brings experience as a previous Mortgage broker and has helped numerous individuals with investment properties.

As a genuinely real estate broker with a strong work ethic Elliot tries to help his clients’ in their best interest. You can expect good real estate services from Elliot. Realtors talk about providing after-sale support, but Elliot has a proven track record of providing extensive after-sale support.

Address – 3195 Oak Street Vancouver, BC V6H 2L2

Phone # – 604-209-2525

Verified Review – None Available. (Up for re-consideration.)

 

The importance of a good Vancouver realtor:

As a further emphasis on the importance of choosing the right real estate agent (and the propensity for bad real estate agents). I can recall a personal experience from family who engaged a Vancouver real estate agent while still yet in Toronto. They trusted the realtor to help find an investment property in the tri-cities. The real estate agent recommended a condo and advised against a townhouse that would have been a better purchase investment wise. It was discovered later, the condo offered realty agents a higher commission. The price of the condo has remained about the same since purchasing while the townhouse has similar properties selling much higher from the would-be purchase price. While this individual wanted initially to purchase the townhouse, he was advised strongly against doing so by the real estate agent. This re-emphasizes the importance of choosing a Vancouver real estate broker who will look out for your best interest; a broker who has integrity. As we like to emphasize on VancityAsks.com, true success comes only with excellence and delivering value; it’s about the long run beyond the temporary gains. (One may gain a few thousand extra but lose out on their reputation and further business opportunity. After all, it’s good to help others) This is why we hope to discover and feature those who strive for excellence in our articles.

We have looked extensively, sought personal recommendations, and believe we have identified some of the best real estate agents in Vancouver. Considerations were given for industry experience, reviews & reputation, knowledge, network, and character. If you’re looking for a reliable real estate broker, I encourage you to contact these professional realtors.

The usage of the word realtor in this article denotes an individual’s affiliation as a member of the NAR/CREA.

 

How to choose the right Vancouver real estate agent:

…it’s more than sales performance. Here are further readings you may be interested in to find out the importance of choosing the right Vancouver real estate agent. Someone performance as a “top real estate agent” doesn’t necessary imply a good real estate agent:

http://www.theprovince.com/business/selling+vancouver+realtor+licence+cancelled+after+allegedly+doing+business+while+under/11647443/story.html

When choosing the right Vancouver real estate agent, consider our list above that takes in to consideration (1) integrity (2) character and willingness to help (3) connections and networks (4) marketing and diligence (5) experience. When you’re looking to buy a home in Vancouver, you don’t want a Vancouver real estate agent to rush you into buying just to close a deal and get their commission. When you’re looking to sell a home, you want a real estate agent who would be able to represent your property best and get the best bid for you! (Which may differ depending on your priorities.) Either ways, you want a Vancouver real estate agent who will take your personal interests into consideration and look beyond the commission and care about you!

 

Thanks for reading about Vancouver real estate agents on VancityAsks. If you have any questions or comments, please add your voice bellow! Feel free to suggest a Vancouver realtor that you’ve had experience working with as well.

Best Notaries in Vancouver

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Are you looking for a notary services in Vancouver? If you need certified true copies, contracts, agreements, purchase of a business, power of attorneys, will preparation, and attestations then a Vancouver notary public is your bid. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, a notary public can also assist with handling the sale much like a lawyer might. Many legal offices can also provide these services as well although you may prefer going with one of these public notaries for cost and service.

Here’s a full list of services that a BC notary can provide:

http://www.notaries.bc.ca/resources/showContent.rails?page=Services%20BC%20Notaries%20Provide

There are no shortages of notaries in Vancouver. You’ll find well over 70 notary public offices in downtown Vancouver alone. It can be an over whelming choice.

Still, don’t just hire any notary public services. It’s important to carefully consider which you hire for your administrative and notary services. While it may be best just to find one nearest to you for convenience, as with any occupation and field there are varying levels of service quality, pricing, and individuals. When it comes to contracts and notarizations, you don’t want any errors or headaches in the process.

Here are some individuals who had the unfortunate experience of picking a bad notary:

“I incurred a few hundred dollars in penalties and interest charges in order to fix this situation, including getting a 2nd bank draft when the numbers she gave me were incorrect.  “ – Anna L.

“I used Pat Wright for the purchase of two properties. She screwed up both transactions. I’m extremely well organized and gave Pat very comprehensive files complete with a detailed reconciliation…..yet she still managed to screw up the transaction.” – Terry R.

“On the statement of charges, there was a fee of nearly $400 listed as “Other fees”. When I asked about it, they brushed me off and told me they will obtain details of the fees later.” – James A.

 

As much as “BC Notaries” association states that notaries are esteemed members of the public who uphold to the highest standards of integrity and trust, you’ll find that there are plenty of the public who have had unpleasant experiences with notaries.

Even still, you may run into several dishonest reviews online without your best intentions (unlike VancityAsks.com 😉 – typically you only can trust the consistently bad reviews without doing further fact checking.) If a business has faked reviews, we have automatically removed it from consideration for dishonesty. Reviews are diligently checked for truthfulness and validity.

Make sure you find a right notary office for your real estate, power of attorneys, and notarization needs who will provide a reputable standard of service. Note as well that notary service prices are not standardize so each notary office will charge their own fees as they choose.

Thankfully at VancityAsks.com, we’re going to help you find a great Vancouver notary public for your needs. Here’s what we’re looking for: (1) excellence service (2) availability (3) prices. Any of these proven notary public offices in Vancouver will serve you well.

 

1) Yoshida Notary Public: The Yoshida Notary Public office is located right downtown at 900 Howe Street, conveniently besides the law courts and UBC Robson.

In regards to availability, Mr.Yoshida, as you will find cares about his clients. He goes out of the way to fit your schedule. Mr.Yoshida office is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM or Saturday from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. If you cannot make it within those time-frames you may wish to email Mr.Yoshida to inquire if his schedule permits an alternate time. It seems that this man works hard to get work done for his clients.

Where price concerns, Notary Public prices differ by individual notary offices and services rendered. For the services, I required, Mr.Yoshida prices were right about the standard I had been quoted elsewhere. It’s best you contact their offices to inquire about your notary needs and quotes. (Curtis Yoshida can be contacted via email at (curtis@notarydowntown.ca)

Finally with service, the service I experienced at Yoshida Notary Public was impeccable. Curtis Yoshida was approachable and considerate. Curtis Yoshida is an individual who is personable and friendly. This matters as you want someone who listens and attentive when handling your documents or notary public services.

Address – 212 – 938, Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9

Contact – curtis@notarydowntown.ca

More reviewshttps://www.yelp.ca/biz/yoshida-notary-public-vancouver

 

2) David Watts Notary Public:

David Watts Notary Public runs as a four man team offering traditional Notary Public services while specializing with real estate transactions and conveyancing. Their offices are conveniently located right outside waterfront Center at 675 W Hastings Street.

Mr.Watts boasts about providing “Over the Moon– Thrilled” notary services and in part we believe it. Peruse his LinkedIn profile to see the accolades and recommendations from individuals who have enjoyed the notary public services provided by Mr.Watts and his team at David Watts Notary Public.

Address – 675 W Hastings St #1602, Vancouver, BC V6B

Contactdavid@davidnotary.com

More Reviewshttps://ca.linkedin.com/in/davidwatts

 

3) Brosgall Legal Services 

In BC, everyone lawyer is also a notary public but not every notary public is a lawyer. Brosgall Legal Services is also a lawyer office but they specialize in providing a lot of notary public services at prices you’d expect from a Notary Public in Vancouver.

Brosgall Legal Services is hemmed by Adam Brosgall with his educated but approachable demeanor. Born and bred Vancouverite. There can be significant benefits to having a lawyer handle the sale or purchase of real estate especially if the transaction takes a complicated turn. It would be useful having Adam Brosgall with his experience as a lawyer to assist in such situations.

Brosgall Legal Services provides competitive pricing on notary public services. It’s also conveniently located right across the law court as well. Their office is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Address – 938 Howe St #716, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9

Contactadam@brosgall.com

More reviews – https://www.yelp.ca/biz/brosgall-legal-notary-services-vancouver

 

4) Deprez and Associates Notary Public:

Deprez and Associates Notary Public is located on Alma street on the way to UBC, Deprez and Associates Notary Public is easily accessible if you’re in Point Grey or Vancouver central.

You get the perception they truly care about their customers base on the consistent positive comments others have shared about Deprez and Associates. You can likely trust his team with your notary public needs base on the fact-finding we’ve done.

Address – 2515 Alma St, Vancouver, BC V6R 2C1

Contact – filip@notarydeprez.com

More Reviews – http://bit.ly/DeprezReviews

 

5) Bell Alliance:

Bell Alliance is a law office that is known for charging notary public prices for services that a notary public can do (such as real estate transactions). They also do well in immigration law and have an excellent reputation in Vancouver for customer service.

If you’re looking for notary public services, you should consider getting a quote from Bell Alliance to see if they fit your needs.

Address – Suite 201 – 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A7

Contact – info@bellalliance.ca

More Reviews – http://bit.ly/BellAllianceReviews

 

Notarize Documents free at your bank:

Note as well, if you’re looking to get a simple document notarized. Most banks (specifically TD Bank) have notary public on staff who will be able to notarize your document. It’s free.

http://tdbank.intelliresponse.com/index.jsp?requestType=NormalRequest&source=6&id=1714&question=Does+TD+Bank+offer+notary+public+services

There’s a TD branch right by Pacific Centre at 700 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A2

Do you need a Lawyer or Notary Public?

Looking to buy or sell a home? Consider if a Notary Public is right for you, here’s more resources you may be interested in. For home purchases, it may be best to engage a lawyer. You’re already spending tens of thousands in real estate agent fees and hundreds of thousands is on the line. You would want someone who has the legal experience and training even if for the peace of mind. With this said many individuals choose to transact their real estate deal through a notary public still.:

https://vancouverradiorealtor.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/what-is-the-difference-between-hiring-a-lawyer-vs-a-notary-public-on-real-estate-closing/

 

Conclusion: We hope you found this list of Notary Public offices in Vancouver to be useful. I’m confident it’ll save you a lot of time finding a reliable notary public you can count on. We’ve gone through almost 70 different notary public offices in our search and filtered out the ones with reliable reviews and recommendations. I’m confident, we’ve found some of the top notary public in Vancouver. Reliable options for notary public.

Beyond checking through the 70 notary public, we also scrutinized the 5 on the list. Before listing a notary public on here, we’ve not only diligently searched each notary public history (and past corporate experiences), we also checked the legitimacy of reviews you see online.

To compile this list of Notary Public in Vancouver, much effort has gone into diligently checking each listed entity. You can contact these notaries in Vancouver confidently knowing hours of fact-checking and online searching have been done.

Thank you for reading this article on VancityAsks.com as we discover some of the best notaries in Vancouver. We hope you found this notary public information article useful. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please use the comment form bellow to submit them. Also, if you would like to recommend a notary public, please comment bellow us well! We’d be glad to hear your recommendation and experiences. If you found this list helpful, please consider to share your experience in our comment section bellow after engaging your notary public so others can benefit from your experience.

Disclaimer: The writer of this article has no formal legal experience. The content on this page does not constitute as any legal advice but represents the opinions of the writer provided as-is and with no warranties.

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