For both tenants and landlords, Vancouver is a very tough market in terms of rentals. Given that vacancy rate is very low (0.9%), finding a rental place becomes a long and tiring process for tenants. It becomes even more difficult for the newcomes as landords usually ask for local income. Unfortunately, if you will not be careful enough, you may even experience fraud. On the other side, due to the extensively high demand to rental units, the application and screening process become complicated and time-consuming for landlords. Working with a realtor helps both landlords and tenants to manage the process in a more secure and faster way.