With growing competition for well-appointed, properly priced homes in Vancouver, buyers who want to "win" must be ready to take action quickly.
That includes becoming pre-approved for a mortgage loan before you begin the search. You'll know your spending limit and any restrictions on the home you can choose. You won't waste time on homes that clearly won't work. It also includes being willing to drop everything and view a new listing if your agent calls and says "I think I've found it".
And then, of course, it means making the decision and writing the offer before "the perfect home" is under contract to someone else.
We're hearing the story repeated again and again – buyers see the house they love and decide to think about it overnight – only to find that by morning they're already too late. Some other buyer didn't wait.
If you really want a home in Vancouver – be ready.