Standing out in Vancouver’s real estate market is not easy with plenty of firms in the business. But YVR Global Real Estate team has found a way to successfully establish themselves in a highly competitive industry. Their secret: expertise and global outreach.
“Real estate can be done right or not. Who you choose as a realtor can have a huge impact,” says YVR Global Real Estate founder and CEO Brian Higgins, who was born and raised on the North Shore. He remembers his good fortune at the beginning of his career when he chose Prompton Real Estate, as it is under the umbrella of Concord Pacific's group of companies, Canada's largest community builder. Along with the incredible construction knowledge bestowed to him by Tony McGill the co-founder of ITC construction group, Higgins truly knows the ins and outs of high-rise construction.
Clients benefit from YVR Global’s expertise
With Higgins’s important education – which he has imparted to his colleagues at YVR Global – his firm possesses a profound tool. This valuable knowledge allows YVR Global to speak to their clients with a deeper understanding of housing assets. “My colleagues and I can deliver fundamentally sound information that clients do not find elsewhere,” he says.
“When I help clients to find their dream property, sharing my knowledge with them has been an important part of my business philosophy. I want them to know everything there is to know about the asset in order to provide them with the information they need to make the best decision,” says Higgins.
The collective at YVR Global has over 25 years of real estate experience and an extensive network that reaches beyond the industry. “Through our network, YVR Global has access to certain expertise that often makes a difference in our business.” The network also helps YVR Global to offer comprehensive services from a range of professionals to clients. “This is another part of our philosophy: providing an all-round carefree package that our clients can enjoy,” he says.
An international outlook and a deep understanding of localized submarkets
According to an estimate from the United Nations, from 2023 Vancouver’s metropolitan population is expected to grow by more than 0.90% annually. That means over 177,000 more people will live in Metro Vancouver by 2030 than in 2023.
“Vancouver is becoming a global city and with a significant population growth over the next few years and a more diverse community, its international influence will increase as well,” Higgins says. “This is why we have established ourselves as global experts in the real estate business. It gives us a thorough understanding of what our international clients want and the expertise to cater to those needs to the most satisfactory degree possible.”
As much as YVR Global operates on an international scale, the collective of realtors also has excellent expertise on the plenty of submarkets in the Metro Vancouver area. “Our real estate firm delivers consistent production throughout the ups and downs of the market cycles. With decades of studying the many different micro-markets in the Vancouver real estate business, we aim to predict risks in order to mitigate those for our clients,” explains Brian.