I am a relatively new investor, here in the seller`s market of Vancouver. I recently wrote an offer to purchase on a house that was listed on the mls. I wanted to give a deposit cheque for 1% of the $500,000 purchase price. My realtor told me that no offer with less than a 5% deposit would even be considered. She even went so far as to say that she would tell any seller that she represented to not accept any offer that came with a deposit cheque of less than 5%. She is adamant about the 5%. I`m thinking I either need a new realtor or that I do not appreciate the competetiveness of the market. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience on this matter that they can share with me?