July 2021 by Jeanine Bratina
"Scott Warner came highly recommended when I was looking for a realtor to sell my home...."
"Scott Warner came highly recommended when I was looking for a realtor to sell my home. From our first meeting, I knew I had made the right choice. Scott took the time to review the selling process with me and he then arranged for professional photos and video of my home - so important to reach potential buyers. In what seemed like a blink of an eye, my house was sold. Next, Scott helped me find my perfect 'next home'. From selling to purchase, the entire process was seamless and stress-free. Scott knows the North Shore market. Professional, experienced, friendly. Qualities you want when selling or buying a home. Thanks, Scott!"
April 2021 by Jennifer Thornton
"Scott came highly recommended through a very good friend of ours...."
"Scott came highly recommended through a very good friend of ours. She said "you will love him because he's straight up, honest, gets it done and the same age as us"....lol...I loved that he's relatable. His strengths are honesty, openness, and he's super straightforward, no BS. There were times when we were walking through homes and he said "absolutely not, I would not be okay with you buying this property". We were the potential buyers on the showing but he was a straight shooter with us. We sold our townhome with him and bought our new home with him and would do it again without hesitation. On top of all of this, he knows his stuff, he's professional, knowledgeable and supportive beyond the sale."
February 2021 by Danielle and Mattew MacLennan
"Scott is one of the most sincere, professional, knowledgeable, authentic, and caring realtors you will ever find...."
"Scott is one of the most sincere, professional, knowledgeable, authentic, and caring realtors you will ever find. He is trustworthy and will always put your interests front and centre. We have worked with Scott for many years now and we have always felt like he cared so much about our family and wanted so sincerely for our homeownership dreams to come true. In markets that are especially competitive, Scott rises to the challenge and puts you in the best position to buy your dream home. He is more than just a great realtor... he is an amazing person. Danielle and Matthew MacLennan"
February 2021 by Dirk and Janice Duivestein
"Friends of ours recommended Scott to us and we are very thankful they did! ..."
"Friends of ours recommended Scott to us and we are very thankful they did! Scott met with us before any commitment and offered us excellent advice on a number of steps we needed to take before even listing. We met again after completing his recommended steps and Scott was very straightforward and clear with us about selling our bare land during a pandemic. His approach was absolutely first class and we were blown away by the work he put into presenting our property (it looked so great on the listing; we almost changed our mind about selling!!) We had an offer within a few days and were very pleased with everything about the process. Scott was helpful, keep us well informed and walked us through all aspects with great patience. We offer our sincere thanks for the incredible job you did Scott. Jan and Dirk Duivestein "
February 2021 by Monty and Michelle Pritchard
"Scott has been our realtor since 2006 when we bought our first home ..."
"Scott has been our realtor since 2006 when we bought our first home . Since then we have bought and sold twice with his assistance. Scott was straightforward and realistic when listing our homes. He was able to note potential issues with our property, offer suggestions and went out of his way to help us address them. Scott attended each showing of our home which gave us a great sense of comfort. He was easy to get in touch with and in frequent communication with us regarding prospective buyers, upcoming showings and feedback. When buying, his years of experience are an asset because he is able to point out things about the home, yard, and neighborhood that we may have overlooked. Buying and selling a home can be stressful and emotional but with Scott's years in the business, he was able to put us at ease. Each time Scott has assisted us in buying we have found the perfect home for our lifestyle and budget. Monty and Michelle Pritchard"
February 2021 by Sandi Jensen
"I most definitely can recommend Scot Warner as a realtor..."
"I most definitely can recommend Scot Warner as a realtor, he is approachable and available when needed and has great knowledge of the area and the real estate market. I had purchased a condo through Scott the year before and after a lengthy renovation it was move in ready, I unfortunately had to list my house to sell at the beginning of the pandemic when the housing market had come to a stand still and prices were low, Scott marketed my house well and had professional pictures taken with a floor plan drawn which always helps to make a property look its best and stand out from most other homes you are competing against. My house sold quickly and for close to the asking price which was no small feat during these unprecedented times. Scott was respectful of all of the Covid-19 cleaning protocols that were suggested by Health care professionals. If I ever move again I will use Scott as my realtor. Sandi Jensen"
January 2021 by Renee Collins
"We've trusted Scott to help us out with all of our home buying and selling needs for almost 15 years now..."
"We've trusted Scott to help us out with all of our home buying and selling needs for almost 15 years now. Scott is a rare blend of professional - he's highly skilled, knowledgeable and professional, yet also warm, down to earth and easy to work with. He will advise you honestly and candidly, advice you can trust that comes from decades of experience and knowledge. But it's not just his show - he works with you every step of the way, seeking your input and remaining focussed on your needs, your choices and your limits. He's a steadfast partner in every transaction, providing resources when needed to make sure what needs doing gets done. Scott recently helped us negotiate an absolutely amazing purchase price for our dream home, and then sold our house in 3 days for over asking, enabling us to actually complete the deal. We will be forever grateful. There are a lot of realtors out there to choose from - if you want someone who truly knows what they're doing, and who genuinely cares about his clients, you should choose Scott. You'll be happy you did! Renee Collins "
January 2021 by Rob Steele
"Like a fine wine Scott gets better with age..."
"Like a fine wine Scott gets better with age.Once again we requested Scott's 5 star service to quickly sell our home for maximum results and minimum drama.He orchestrated a great outcome for us while guiding us thru the minefield of the multiple offer with grace and skill.Fast and respectful to all parties as it was a rental,we could not have asked more of his professionalism.If you want peace of mind and results fast Scott is your choice.Hands down! Rob and Sonia"
August 2020 by Kim Zielke
"We had the pleasure of working with Scott ..."
"We had the pleasure of working with Scott on the sale of our Mom's North Vancouver condo this Spring. We knew he was the right Agent to represent us the first time we meet him. Scott is friendly, professional, very knowledgeable and was always available for our questions. He worked hard to find us the right buyer at the beginning of the Covid 19 market. We would highly recommend him for any Real Estate transaction. Thanks Scott for making it look easy!" Kim Zielke, Coquitlam, BC
March 2020 by Ed and Masako Ryujin
"We greatly appreciate the easy two-way communications skills, warm interpersonal abilities, and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business that Scott Warner brought..."
"We greatly appreciate the easy two-way communications skills, warm interpersonal abilities, and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business that Scott Warner brought to help my wife and I decide if and when we want to downsize, what kind of future home we wanted, when to list our home and what financial challenges we faced. Scott gave invaluable guidance to work through each key issue. One of greatest challenge my wife and I faced was to integrate our different views of what we wanted in our future home; to decide which area of Vancouver we wanted to live in; and to determine where housing fits in with other life priorities. My wife places her highest priorities on quality of life factors such as nearness to family and friends, easy access to shopping, and proximity to medical support, whereas I tend to focus on practical, financial, and short term factors. Scott was most helpful as he showed patience while we wrestled with these basic questions; gave unbiased, professional advice when asked; and demonstrated good insight into reading the direction we were heading in. Scott also played key roles in helping us understand and take appropriate action on the home buying and selling processes. For example, Scott pointed out the pros and cons of each condo as we toured many older and newer condos. He also showed us techniques to assess the quality of each condo e.g. importance of reading the condo strata council minutes to gain knowledge about how well the condo building is managed and to identify potential major building concerns. When the single dwelling market improved during late 2019 due to low housing inventory and increasing demand, Scott demonstrated strong professional integrity, honesty and sincerity to let us decide if and when we would take advantage of the improved housing market. He also made many practical suggestions to better position our house for the current marketplace e.g. recommended good stager, basic house renovations, and ways to solve various financial problems With the successful purchase of our ideal condo and recently accepting an attractive offer for our home, we are very appreciative of the guidance and support that Scott gave us! Scott played a key role to help us define and find to the most suitable condo that meets our needs as well as to perfectly positioning our home for the current single dwelling market in our area. This was accomplished in a professional manner and with exceptional degree of effective two-way communications, patience and positive client-realtor relationships. Ed and Masako Ryujin"
February 2020 by Steve and Sue Varley
"We have no hesitation in recommending Scott..."
"We recently listed our Capilano neighbourhood home for sale with Scott Warner and Royal LePage. This is the second time we've utilized Scott's services and once again were impressed with his honest approach, knowledge of the North Vancouver market and professionalism. Scott provided solid feedback on how to best prepare our home for sale and was easy to coordinate with regarding showings while understanding our family needs. The result was a faster than anticipated sale in excess of the asking price. We have no hesitation in recommending Scott as a realtor and have done so already! Steve & Sue Varley"
November 2019 by Darby Honeyman
"I have only positive things to say about Scott!..."
"I have only positive things to say about Scott! He was everything you could want in a Real Estate agent! He was honest, knowledgable, responsive, insightful, hard working, and personable. And he sold our condo at a great price in 5 days! We were thrilled! I would recommend Scott highly! Thanks so much, Scott!"
June 2019 by Richard and Svetlana Evans
"Very pleased with Scott's level of professionalism..."
"My husband and I were very pleased with Scott's level of professionalism when it came to helping us sell our condo... in less than one week in a soft market! He was mindful of our time and always got back to us when we needed clarification on any issues. We would recommend Scott to anyone looking to list and sell their property, as they would be serviced well by his honest evaluation of their home. "
February 2018 by Graham Winterbottom and Donna St. Louis
"We would recommend his services to anyone looking for a home..."
"We have worked with Scott as our Real Estate advisor for over 5 years. In both the purchase of our first home and more recently with our search for a bigger space we have appreciated Scott's knowledge of the market and honest advice in finding a home that meets the needs of our growing family. We would recommend his services to anyone looking for a home on the North Shore or the Sea to Sky corridor."
February 2018 by Kevin Worth
"I'd hire him again and recommend him to you..."
"I'm the executor for my sister's estate. She made it clear to me she wanted Scott to sell her North Van condo. Well, I never met the guy, but that wasn't necessary. He gave me good advice over the phone, and used the computer to send me documents and obtain my signature, when required. Good counsel on the timing of the sale, strategic pricing, and a persuasive listing attracted 16 offers in one week and the place sold for 80k over asking. Scott was on with every aspect of this sale, communicating with me frequently and giving me great confidence in the successful outcome that came without delay. I'd hire him again and recommend him to you. Kevin Worth Victoria, BC "
October 2017 by Heather and Ron Cairns
"We have nothing but good things to say about Scott and his team..."
"We have nothing but good things to say about Scott and his team. After 45 years in our house, Scott patiently guided us through the process of selling. From suggestions for getting our property ready for sale, to the quality marketing materials he provided, everything was top notch. He made the transition to downsizing easier for us and also helped us secure a condo in our desired neighbourhood. Scott was recommended to us, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Heather and Ron Cairns, North Vancouver "
September 2017 by Jim and Marjorie Ross
"We are more then happy with the excellent service that Scott provided for our home search..."
"We are more then happy with the excellent service that Scott provided for our home search. We had made decision to sell in Vancouver and downsize as empty nesters to a home in North Van. We had some very specific requirements on what we wanted for our home and this resulted in an extra challenge for us and Scott. He had the utmost patience and was very helpful throughout the 6 month process. While we know he was busy with multiple clients we always felt that we were his only client given how he responded to us. He handled the purchase negotiation par excellence and today we are more then happy in the house that we found through his efforts. Not a single hesitation in recommending him to others. Thank you Scott! Jim and Marj Ross, North Vancouver "
May 2017 by Graham Reed and Alison Luke
"It has been a great pleasure and advantage having Scott Warner as our Realtor..."
"It has been a great pleasure and advantage having Scott Warner as our Realtor. He is highly knowledgeable, attentive, and organized, as well as being easy and fun to work with. Scott did an incredible job helping us prepare and present our home for sale, and we were consistently impressed by his insights and observations regarding the houses we looked at, as well as the market generally. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience and highly recommend Scott! Graham Reed and Alison Luke, North Vancouver "
May 2017 by Ron and Frances Carmichael
"We just wanted to take a minute to thank you..."
"We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your time and patience finding a great house for our family. It was a very difficult time to be looking and your understanding and knowledge of the local market was invaluable. We are so at home here and feel that we got great value despite it being a challenging time to be buying. Ron and Frances Carmichael, North Vancouver "
April 2017 by Kiyo Godo and Kristy Wong
"Selling our house with Scott Warner was an excellent experience..."
"Selling our house with Scott Warner was an excellent experience. He was organized, efficient and strategic. We are a family with 3 kids under the age of 5 and 2 full time working parents. Scott was able work around our busy lives, accommodate and respect our space while meeting the needs of potential purchasers in viewing our house. Scott went above and beyond by exceeding our expectations. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of selling their home. Thank you Scott, Kiyo Godo and Kristy Wong North Vancouver "
March 2017 by Ron Greenwood
"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Scott on several transactions..."
"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Scott on several transactions over the past ten years. In each case he has been a consistent professional in helping with selling and buying. His demonstrated abilities in marketing, market knowledge, and local contacts have made each experience an absolute pleasure. Without reservation I would recommend Scott to anyone interested in the Vancouver market. Ron Greenwood North Vancouver "
January 2017 by Don Cosco
"This Spring I had the pleasure of working closely with Scott Warner..."
"This spring I had the pleasure of working closely with Scott Warner on the sale of my mother-in-law's North Vancouver home. Mom was a little "fussy" and needed some specific assistance with an apartment rental. I felt Scott provided a unique level care and understanding in helping my mom-in-law to secure a rental suite while managing a deck repair to her house and while helping to ready her house for sale. Scott put together a great visual presentation that was so effective (even employed a drone for aerial views) that I had to remind myself that mom really did want to sell. Personally I tend to be a critical of real estate agents, feeling that many could do significantly more work for their clients and could work a little on their demeanor. Not the case with Scott who I would have no problem recommending to anyone looking for professionalism, care, experience and simple good value."
September 2016 by Loretta and Matt
"Working with Scott was such a pleasure..."
"Working with Scott was such a pleasure and I would highly recommend anyone who's planning on buying or selling a home to use Scott Warner. I'm in the real estate industry and out of all the realtor's I've come across, Scott was the one I chose to sell my home. I found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable. He's reliable and very efficient. I really liked how he handled every step of our sale. I would use him again in a heartbeat."
February 2016 by Doug and Tamara
"He has earned our trust"
"Our positive experience buying and selling with Scott a few years ago made him the obvious choice for our sale this year. Once again, we were very happy with his excellent local knowledge and prompt service. He has a great work ethic and went out of his way to make the whole process from listing to close as easy for us as possible. Most importantly, we really felt that he was working for us - he has earned our trust through his actions."
January 2016 by John
"Scott has helped me buy and sell two homes in the North Shore since I moved back to Vancouver from Toronto. He knows the North Shore market very well, is proactive, responsive and transparent. He also knows the other realtors in the marketplace well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
December 2015 by Rob and Sonia
"Results were outstanding!"
"We just had the pleasure of selling our home using Scott Warner as our realtor. Before choosing him we interviewed two other realtors but it was Scott who had a detailed step by step plan in place to assure us of a quick sale. As it was just three weeks before Christmas, time was of the essence to have the house sold within 10 days. He walked us through the house, detailing everything that we needed to fix, declutter or improve prior to selling. He then followed up with photos, a floor plan and an Internet site and brochure. The results were so outstanding that we wanted to buy the house! We had several open houses for public and agents and then the maestro conducted a multiple offer scenario which resulted in a price far greater than our asking. Fast and furious and well-orchestrated! It is a pleasure doing business with someone who delivers not only what they say they are going to do, but exceed it. Great success in the future Scott."
January 2016 by Diane and Graham
"Highly confident! "
"We can't say enough about the job Scott did for us. His personality, professionalism and knowledge helped us through a stressful experience, and turned it into a positive one. Graham and I both feel highly confident in recommending him"
November 2015 by Kaarina and Steve
"Highly recommend Scott! "
"Scott helped us find our dream home a few years ago in West Van and we recently got back in touch with him when it was time to sell our investment condo in North Van. He was always timely, professional and great to work with. He was on top of making sure all the paperwork and details were taken care of and went beyond our expectations, helping out with last minute minor repairs and such in the condo. He was very tactful and respectful in dealing with our excellent tenant in transition, which was important to us."
October 2015 by Stefano and Candace
"Scott Warner was the logical choice"
"When we were searching for an agent to list our house, we wanted someone with a successful track record of selling in our market, someone who has intimate knowledge of the North Shore, and, most importantly, someone we could trust. We wanted an agent who possessed integrity, and who we knew would handle any negotiations with professionalism and class. Scott Warner was the logical choice for us as he embodied all of the characteristics we valued. He even exceeded our expectations. He handled all aspects of our house sale with expediency and clarity. From initial preparation, to listing, to open house, to sale, Scott has been there every step of the way with clear and concise communication, and continues to earn our trust and respect. If you are selling a home in North Vancouver, I don't know why you would ever choose someone else."
September 2015 by Dave and Lora
"Thanks Scott, we love our home!"
"We had the pleasure of using Scott Warner for both buying and selling. Scott was knowledgeable, attentive, and thorough throughout both transactions. He helped us prepare our home to maximize our listing price and went above and beyond assisting us with the finer details to close both deals. We would not hesitate to both recommend Scott as a real estate agent and/or use him again in the future."
May 2015 by Mike and Donna
"Because of his experience, work ethic, and integrity, I would highly recommend Scott Warner to anyone looking for a realtor"
"We had the good fortune of working with Scott to help us both through the sale of our first house and the purchase of our dream home. These were big decisions for us, as they are for most families, and having a realtor like Scott to help us made all the difference. On our first meeting with Scott we were blown away by the thoroughness of his preparation and obvious depth of his experience. There was no canned speech; he had educated himself on the specifics of our house, on our neighborhood, on who the potential buyers might be, and he was able to articulate a well thought-out strategy for the sale of our house, right on our first meeting with him. Through the period the house was listed to its eventual sale Scott was constantly available to us, 7 days a week, and his professionalism gave us great confidence during a time that can otherwise be very stressful. That experience made Scott the obvious choice as the realtor to help us find our new home, and here his frank advice really spoke to his integrity. He wasn't just trying to sell us a house, he was trying to help us find the right house for us. He spent the time with us so that he understood what we wanted in our new home, he showed us only houses that had potential, he would point our both good features and bad, and throughout our search there was never any pressure, just information and advice we trusted. Because of his experience, work ethic, and integrity, I would highly recommend Scott Warner to anyone looking for a realtor."
May 2015 by Barbara
"I have no hesitation in highly recommending the real estate services of Scott Warner!"
"I have known Scott Warner for most of his life as he and his family were neighbours. I have found Scott to be a capable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy real estate agent. During the past 20 years I have used the services of Scott to successfully sell and buy several homes. He has provided excellent marketing skills and practical advice that has served me well. Scott is a good listener and communicator. When I had a question, no matter how trivial, his response was quick. In the four homes that Scott has sold for me, I have found him to be truthful and has provided me with realistic expectations."
October 2014 by Renee
"Scott embodies excellence of service!"
"Scott embodies excellence of service. We have had the pleasure of working with him on both the sale of our homes and the purchase of new ones. He is that rare blend of professional -- he's meticulously accurate and efficient, as well as friendly and relaxed. Like others I'm sure, we had a very particular 'shopping list' for a new home, and heard from most people that it wouldn't be possible to get everything we were looking for. Except Scott. With both patience and perseverance, Scott eventually found us exactly what we wanted. He encouraged us to be open-minded, but didn't try to talk us into something we didn't want. We have been in our new home for over a year now and couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Scott as a real estate professional to anyone looking to sell their home or buy a new one."
September 2014 by Rob and Maurette
"We are delighted to strongly recommend Scott!"
The decision of whom to entrust with the sale of our home was a very serious one for us. We were looking for someone, who not only was an expert in his/her field, but whom we could trust to work hard for us, and to watch out for our best interests. As part of the process to find this person, we arranged to meet with several North Vancouver Realtors. It was immediately apparent that Scott Warner was the person we were looking for. We were impressed by his well-researched advice, the attention to detail in the marketing plan he outlined to us, and his professional, 'un salesy' manner. He engendered trust and as a result, confidence that he would get the job done effectively and efficiently. Scott proved our instincts right. He guided us through the process of preparing and selling our house, efficiently, professionally and speedily. The contractors he recommended provided high quality and prompt work, his marketing materials were excellent, and the actual sales process, thankfully, short. Once listed, our house sold within a week, with very little involvement and stress on our part.
July 28, 2014 by Mike and Sarah
Scott worked for over a year helping us find the right home in North Vancouver, a listing constrained market. He was always the model of patience and honest opinions about homes that may have had issues. My wife and I really appreciated his pleasant personality, his work ethic and his knowledge about home issues. Scott Warner is an excellent resource and I would not hesitate to use him again. We finally ended up with a great home and appreciated his help in making this happen.
January 15, 2014 by Bridgitte
Scott Warner worked tirelessly for a year and a half to find the perfect home for me and my family in North Vancouver. He listened to our needs, was responsive and proactive, providing valuable advice and knowledge about the North Shore. Even after we moved into our new home, Scott provided exemplary client service and support, many times going out of his way to ensure that we had settled into our new home. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to buy or sell in North Vancouver.
Apr 27, 2013 by Fiona
"Really Great Realtor"
Scott Warner is a knowledgable, trustworthy, hard-working, and professional realtor. I highly recommend him to handle your house hunting or selling experience! We had a very complicated situation involving an elderly non-resident relative who owned 2 apartments in North Vancouver. Scott went above and beyond the call of duty to handle the sale of one unit and renovation and sale of the second unit. Living in California made it difficult to manage the project, but we trusted Scott's expertise and were extremely happy with the outcome. He is fabulous!
Jan 14, 2013 by Mahdi and Sahar
Dear Scott and Sharon
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and hard work in finding our new home in North Vancouver. We appreciate your professionalism, your genuine concern and your patience in finding us what we wanted. It has been a long journey for the past year, and we are truly grateful for what you did for us. We wish you both a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year! All the Best! Mahdi and Sahar December 2012.
Jan 03, 2013 by Darren S
We really enjoyed working with Scott Warner and would very highly recommend him to anyone looking at buying or selling property
We recently worked with Scott for both the sale of our townhouse, and the purchase of our new home in Lynn Valley. Scott is extremely knowledgeable about the North Vancouver area and the market in general, and you would be hard pressed to find a more professional realtor. We never felt any pressure and he was always available to answer any questions we had. Scott made us feel like he understands and appreciates the importance of building long term relationships with his clients, and wasn't just looking to get a deal done and move on to the next one. We really enjoyed working with Scott and would very highly recommend him to anyone looking at buying or selling property, especially on the North Shore.
Jan 03, 2013 by Fidel F
As a Buyer's agent, I can highly recommend Scott.
My wife and I used Scott Warner when we recently moved from Ontario. As a Buyer's agent, I can highly recommend Scott. He was attentive and a pleasure to deal with. At times he was able to eliminate viewings because he knew our criteria but he was also flexible enough to view properties we thought might be possibilities. In addition, he had a working knowledge of renovations and was helpful in pointing out potential post-purchase possibilities and pitfalls. Finally, he had a sense of humour, which is critical when one is going through the gruelling house purchase process.
Jan 03, 2013 by Judy M
Efficient, Professional and Above All, Scott Warner is a Good Guy to Work With!
Efficient, Professional and Above All, Scott Warner is a Good Guy to Work With!
I want to share my appreciation of Scott Warner and his excellent work in helping me find a beautiful new home in North Vancouver.
It is gratifying to meet someone dedicated to doing a great job and caring enough about his clients to be fully knowledgeable about each property that we looked at. His understanding of moisture issues, aging properties, current market values and locations was extremely important when deciding to make an offer.
Scott was always available to take my calls, or returned them quickly. His full service/can do attitude showed in each interaction we had. The process was comfortable; Scott is very experienced and he worked hard to make sure everything was handled smoothly.
I am so very glad I chose him as a buyer's agent and would happily use his services when I sell my property. As well, I would definitely refer him to any of my friends who need a good, honest, on-your-side Realtor!
Jan 03, 2013 by Heather T
My husband and I were assisted by Scott Warner in our recent purchase search on the North Shore. Scott was a pleasure to deal with. He was polite, attentive, responsive and knowledgeable. He understood our search criteria and saved us time in not having us look at properties that did not fit while he was flexible enough to view properties that were outside the box. Added value was that Scott had an eye for renovation potential and pitfalls. He continued keeping in contact even after the deal was signed up and closed. Best of all, he has a sense of humour which one needs when going through the process of house hunting.