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Vancouver realtor serves clients by bringing previous architecture experience into real estate

With a keen eye for spotting a building's good bones and a passion for helping people move their biggest asset in life, Graeme Lin PREC, a former architect technologist, has made a name for himself in the Vancouver real estate market
Graeme Lin.

“I have a love and passion for helping people move their biggest asset in life,” says Graeme Lin, Personal Real Estate Corporation.

Lin's journey into real estate began in 2014 when a friend from high school asked him to join him while he looked at houses on the market.

Thanks to Lin’s inherent feel for the real estate market, his knowledge of the East Vancouver neighbourhood where he grew up, and his conversational style with other interested buyers, Lin quickly realized he had a talent for the real estate market. He got his real estate license in just four months while still employed at an architectural firm, and soon after made the best decision for himself and his clients by switching careers.

Lin spent the first few years in his early career with RE/MAX, and then joined Oakwyn Realty four years ago, a firm established in 2013 by a top producing real estate agent. Lin says the team is supportive and Oakwyn is “one of the fastest growing brokerages in Vancouver.”

Specializing in condos v detached homes, Lin’s experience as an architect technologist brings value to his clients, especially first-time buyers. “I look at facades, whether or not buildings are kept well, and the bones,” he says. “I was always on the construction and technical side so I see things from that angle.”

For the past four years, Lin has partnered with real estate agent Violet Chen and has just registered as a team. They divide the work and take on different tasks to provide full-time support to their clients. With Lin speaking English and Cantonese and Chen speaking English and Mandarin, their two-for-one team approach has proven successful.

Lin's dedication to serving his clients, regardless of price point, sets him apart from many others. “I like to help however I can, and it doesn’t matter what price point. If I take a client on, I serve them, and they are all equal to me,” says Lin, with conviction.

He comes from an East Vancouver family that invests in property, and has a deep understanding of the importance of real estate as an investment.

"An old saying from my family is that real estate is always the best investment," Lin says. "You can't go wrong with real estate. Housing can go down but always rebounds. Vancouver is ranked as one of the best places in the world to live."

Lin's passion for helping first-time homebuyers is evident in the time he takes to educate them on the market and the process. “When they finally get to move into that home, that feeling in helping someone purchase is pretty great,” he says. 

It's clear that Lin's expertise in architecture technology and his commitment to his clients sets him apart from the rest. He serves his clients with care and attentiveness, ensuring that every purchase or sale is a success.

No matter how big and small the business, the joy from being able to help others with his knowledge and experience is the anchor of his motivation in life.

Graeme Lin PREC is featured in the 2023 Excellence in Real Estate magazine

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