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Richard Bao

Engel & Volkers

REALTOR®

4.94/5

19 Verified Reviews

About Richard Bao

Hello!
If you are looking for a highly skilled real estate professional who employs a client-centered philosophy with a result-driven mindset, you have come to the right place. My name is Richard Bao, and I am your local realtor servicing the Greater Vancouver region.

Why Me

The truth is that you can sell your home or buy a property without ever using a realtor. Many people choose to sell their homes on their own, while some buyers buy properties without a realtor. However, those who do not engage a realtor during a real estate transaction often come from a place of saving costs on paying commissions. Why? Because most people don’t see the value of hiring a realtor. They assume that a realtor’s job simply consists of taking pictures of the home and hosting open houses. While it may be true for some, my value proposition to you goes well beyond the industry standard.

No BS, No Sugar Coating, No Beating Around the Bush, Full Transparency

I see things as they are and I speak my mind. I must admit that I have a very strong personality and that is because I care about my clients and I guard their trust in me with the highest honour. Anything I see that can potentially jeopardize your best interest will be fully disclosed to you; and anything I see that can maximize your interest will not only be done, but it will be done in the best way possible. When you choose me to advise you on a real estate transaction, your best interest is my utmost interest and your goal is my only priority. I will set your expectations of my services during our initial meeting, and I will thoroughly explain everything from my marketing methods to the commission that I charge. Any questions you have will be answered and any requests you have will be discussed.

Result-Proven Systems for a Smooth Transaction

Let’s face it, any realtor can hire a stager to stage your home, employ a photographer to take pictures, commission a graphic designer to design a brochure, set up showings for your homes, host endless weekend open houses, and so on. But the difference between me and other realtors is how efficient I am at managing all the tasks to minimize the impact that my job has on your daily routines, while maximizing the effectiveness of all my marketing activities. I systemize all my business procedures from pre-listing appointments, showing follow ups, to offer presentations and post-sale client cares, so you know what to expect at each stage of your real estate transaction. The number one reason that most sellers and home buyers are dissatisfied with their realtors is a lack of communication. And my communication system will ensure that you are updated at your preferred frequency in your preferred method.

Consistent Coaching for Continuously Bettered Results

My skillsets are crucial to my survival in a highly competitive industry. Just like any successful athlete who trains consistently and tirelessly with their coach to constantly strive for better performances, I am no different. I train weekly with my personal business coach to fine-tune my practice in order to deliver better experiences and higher results to my clients. Rest assured I will always strive for the best at everything I do in order to meet your real estate goals.

Client Service, Client Experience, Client Success, My Success – In That Order

I am not a sales person, but rather a service provider. And my service to you is simple yet impactful – I give you my knowledge and my expertise to help you succeed your real estate goals, while making sure the experience is also positive and memorable. The success of my business is based solely on your referrals and your recommendations of me to others, and it is only when you are happy with the level of service and the results that I deliver to you that I can consider myself a successful realtor.

Savvy Negotiator by Nature, Strategic Marketer by Trade

Born into a family of lawyers, I grew up hearing my parents negotiating with others over the phone and in person. I have had my fair share of negotiations with them through my teenage years and well into my adulthood. I believe that sophisticated negotiating skills are absolutely integral to the success of any business deal. I negotiate strategically to ensure that your interests and your needs are always taken care of. While I believe my negotiating skills come naturally, my way of marketing is a skill that I have mastered through years of academic learning and practice. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s Degree in Fashion Marketing from the London College of Fashion.

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Cities & Neighborhoods

VancouverArbutusPoint GreyFalse CreekFairviewDunbarDowntownCoal HarborWest EndKitsilanoKerrisdale

Property Specialization

New Condo DevelopmentsTownhomesNew Housing DevelopmentsResidential Brokerage

Latest Reviews

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J Choy

Reviewed 1 year ago Richard helped us sell in July, 2018
5/5
Richard went the extra mile in ensuring every step in this process was taken care of. He was very thoughtful in his market analysis and pricing our property. Richard is strategic during the negotiation phase and handles stressful situations well, while acting professional at all times. He is committed to getting the best price for you and selling your property quickly. ... Read more
August, 2018
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Michael/Katherine Pan

Reviewed 1 year ago Richard helped us buy in May, 2018
5/5
What we were looking for was a very unique property. We worked with Richard for about 4 months until finally he was able to find the exact property that we were were looking for. After finding the perfect home for us, Richard helped us to negotiate for almost $100k under its original asking price. When it comes to negotiation, Richard is extremely masterful with his techniques and he can think qui... Read more
June, 2018
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Kent Rauman

Reviewed 2 years ago Richard helped us sell in May, 2018
5/5
I just sold my loft in Gastown. I used realtor Richard Bao, who handled the sale for me. I found him very professional and helpful during this process. I highly recommend him to anyone thinking of selling their property.... Read more
May, 2018
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Jonathan Buffone

Reviewed 2 years ago Richard helped us buy in March, 2018
5/5
Richard was amazing to work with. As a mortgage broker, it was great to have a personable and responsive realtor to make our mutual client's home buying process as smooth as possible. Richard is knowledgeable, professional, and driven. It was a long process of looking and bidding on other properties in a highly competitive market and Richard kept pushing and trying to find a solution. And he ... Read more
May, 2018
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Oliver Bleicher

Reviewed 2 years ago Richard helped us buy and sell in April, 2018
5/5
Buying and selling properties previously, I have always been somewhat skeptical of real estate agents. I was never fully convinced that my interests superseded the interests of my agent. Richard was a game-changer for us and he went far beyond anything we could have expected - and I had high expectations. He converted our okay home into a gorgeous place, almost to the point where we didn’t want ... Read more
May, 2018
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