Buying a home is one of life’s great milestones. People dream about finding their ideal kitchen, discovering different floor plans, and exploring new views until they find something that feels like, well, home.
House hunting is more than a casual adventure, though: buying a home requires booking building inspections, soliciting quotes for repairs, reviewing area bylaws, and more. When it comes to navigating these obstacles, you want an expert in your corner, and not just anyone will do. At Stilhavn, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond. Our REALTORS don’t just show you homes—we help you find the home that’s perfect for you.
Where You Live
Choosing your next neighbourhood is just as important as choosing your next home. The home may be where the heart is, but the community is where it’s happening. You want an agent who knows the areas they are showing, with an insider’s knowledge of the place you are looking to lay roots.
Our thoughtfully curated assembly of top-performing REALTORS covers East Van to Kits, from the West End to the North Shore, and all the way up the Sea to Sky. Stilhavn agents are locals with a passion for connecting people with homes in neighbourhoods they already know and love. Our agents’ in-depth knowledge of communities throughout Metro Vancouver and up the corridor will help find you the West Coast havn you’re looking for.
No matter what’s on your list of new neighbourhood must-haves, we know all the schools, cafes, commuting tips, breathtaking hikes, and local haunts.
Know Your Needs
Buying a home can be intimidating, but it helps to have the right REALTOR on your side. When you’re ready to find a REALTOR, make sure you’re clear on your needs first.
Are you a first-time homebuyer or a shrewd property shopper looking for your next investment? Be transparent when it comes to what you are looking for and your level of experience. This will help to open the door to the right agent for you.
Don’t be shy, either: the more you can communicate your needs, the more likely it will be that you find the right REALTOR relationship.
Specialized to Fit
Once you know your needs, look for a REALTOR who can deliver the best experience for you.
Stilhavn REALTORS specialize in several different areas and property types, so you are sure to find someone who can guide you to your perfect space. Looking for your new chic Mount Pleasant condo? We’ve got you covered. Your dream detached home at the foot of Grouse Mountain? No problem.
Whatever your needs, our agents are unwavering in their commitment to match you with exactly what you are looking for. We’ve got the depth of experience to deliver.
Interview Potential REALTORS
Don’t settle: speak with several agents before you make a decision.
Make sure you reach out to different agents until you find a partnership that feels right. Be upfront with what you are looking for and set your expectations at the outset. If it helps, think of it as a job interview—we want you to find the agent you mesh with just as much as you do.
At Stilhavn, we consider our role to be that of an advisor, not a salesperson, and we’re proud to build relationships with our clients that last long after the sale.
Trust is Key
Relationships have always been key, and now, they’re more important than ever.
As we increasingly default to virtual over in-person interaction, a strong relationship with your trusted REALTOR can help you overcome any communication hurdles. The more you can relate to your agent, the smoother the homebuying journey will be. As comfortable in the boardroom as they are on the ballfield, our agents’ welcoming personalities and breadth of experience carry them through most situations with ease.
In real estate, the stakes are high, and you want an agent who has your best interest at heart. A REALTOR you trust can help you navigate the lesser-known facets of homebuying with confidence. Transparency and accessibility are top of our list when it comes to finding you your new home.
A good track record speaks volumes. An agent’s past performance is one of their best references, and Stilhavn agents are first-in-class in this regard.
Our brokerage is full of President and Medallion Club members, with agents who sell ten times more homes than the average Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver agent.
In 2019, our agents outperformed all other real estate brokerages in the area—2020 may not be over, but we’re on track to do the same this year. Stilhavn’s collection of agents is carefully curated to deliver the absolute best that the industry has to offer. Our pursuit of providing an excellent client experience and top results is unparalleled. The proof is in the numbers.
The housing market can be challenging, and it’s no secret that Metro Vancouver has been known to be a battleground of high demand and bidding wars. You want an agent who will go beyond sales to help guide you through the process.