Calgary Real Estate Selling Tips

Blog posts created to help clients sell Calgary properties with confidence and obtain the highest offer in the quickest time!

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The DO NOT's of Selling Real Estate

Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 2:35pm. 432 Views, 0 Comments.

A few months back I posted the DO NOT's of buying Real Estate, so I figured it's time to aid and come to the rescue of those selling! Selling a home can be a stressful time. Let's ease that tension and get you going on the right path by knowing the wrongs. Here are a few tips on what not to do, when selling real estate:

- Don't make it hard for buyers to access your property. Clean, shovel snow, and are you saying no to a lot of showings?

- Don't make a hard sell on your very own property. When a prospective buyer has an appointment, leave! Don't make an awkward situation for them.

- Don't think the 'waiting until Spring' moto is always best. Do you really want all that competition? Consider times when inventory levels are down.

- Don't

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'Keep Calm and Buy Condos'

Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 1:50pm. 1,261 Views, 0 Comments.

Yes, we’ve all heard of the various ‘Keep Calm’ commercialization slogans over the past 10 years. And are we getting tired of them? Perhaps, but this is one mantra I used this summer during one of the busiest events in the world in hopes to gain some promotion and have a little fun at the same time. I’ll give you three guesses on what that busy Calgary event was, and two don’t count … Stampede, yes, of course!

Being in sales and devoted to creative marketing, I figured what better occasion to have some fun with it than the good ole Calgary Stampede? I mean, the tally at the gate to the grounds was over one million with a day to go during the 10 day city wide celebration. The motto was this: Keep Calm and Buy Condos, i.e. select a specialist such as

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Selling Your House and the Dating Scene: The Eerie Similarities

Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 8:50am. 1,287 Views, 0 Comments.

What an interesting comparison, I thought so too! Let’s go through some of the humorous parallels on selling your home and dating…

The first viewing // The first date

The property is live, looks good and you anxiously await the first call from your Realtor that you have someone interested in a private viewing. You get the call, the butterflies commence, and you think “ok, is everything clean, is everything put away that needs to be, does everything look and smell good?!” Check! Let’s vacate and hope they like what they see!

You’re single, confident and on the market. You meet someone, they show interest and you exchange numbers. You get the call, the butterflies begin, and you think “ok what should I wear, does everything look good with the

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7 Space Saving Tips for a Small Condo

Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 2:15pm. 8,730 Views, 0 Comments.

Condos in Calgary are getting more functional, fashionable and modern. People’s lives are becoming more minimalistic. However, construction costs and price of homes tend to rise with time. So what does this mean? Small, boutique style condos are becoming popular due to their affordability.

Upcoming Calgary condo developments seem to be introducing smaller floor plans to appeal to individuals looking to enter the market sooner. Here are a few examples of condo designers making the most of out of a small situation:

STEPS [Bridgeland] units start at 344 sqft [nope, not a misprint]

Drake [Connaught] units start at 398 sqft

6th And Tenth [Connaught] units start at 449 sqft

Mark on 10th [Connaught] units start at 452 sqft

To answer your

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5 Renovations or Alterations To Increase Your Property Value

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 3:10pm. 2,713 Views, 0 Comments.

1] Cleaning, Organizing & Staging

Simple and inexpensive! By far the biggest overlooked item on a seller’s to do list is the overall cleanliness & presentation of their space. Instead of immediately looking into fixing up items, renovations and alterations, consider de-cluttering and re-organizing your interior space to maximize the size and layout. Consult an interior designer or stager if it’s in the budget, it will definitely pay off. Don’t forget a complete cleaning of the property prior to initial viewings, you want to ensure that wow factor with potential buyers.

2] Interior Paint

Colors and tones pose a big impact into the overall impression of a property. An investment into interior paint typically returns very positively, not to

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Determining Market Value

Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 4:45pm. 1,151 Views, 0 Comments.

‘Market Value’ is definitely a description synonymous with Real Estate. Vendors are always curious and eager to determine what the ‘Market Value’ of their product is. My best depiction of ‘Market Value’ would be the amount a purchaser is willing to pay or exchange for merchandise based upon the current supply and demand trends. So it would be safe to say the customers/purchasers have a fairly firm grasp on defining ‘Market Value’? Pretty tough to disagree. I like to say, a product is only worth what someone will pay for it. This statement definitely applies to Real Estate. In Calgary’s Real Estate market, or pretty much any market for that matter, property prices are affected and determined by supply and demand. A lot of listings on the market, the

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Best and Easiest Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:40pm. 888 Views, 0 Comments.

Pssst, so with spring cleaning season right around the corner, do want to know the big secret on how to get your home not only noticed, but sold quickly?

Are you sitting down? This could blow your mind for how…simple it is. Yet I witness so many sellers bypass, avoid or evade it for some reason...I'm here to say make it a priority. My top three ways to effectively and most importantly, inexpensively prepare your home for the active market are:

a ] clean

b ] organize

c ] de-clutter

Yup, it’s essentially that effortless. Well albeit these are a few tasks that some people despise or “can never seem to find the time for”, they are definitely the most important in showcasing Real Estate. Have you ever heard of the power of a first

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Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Condo

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 12:20pm. 2,277 Views, 0 Comments.

MY TOP TEN TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR CALGARY CONDO  

In no particular order, as some might be more or equally important to you situation:

DE-CLUTTER // First and foremost. Creating the illusion of more space is a magical thing. An impression of a cluttered, messy space is certainly not. An open, inviting space is will be more accepted than a messy, bogged down one. Put "stuff" away. This includes everything from remote controls, to laundry, to dishes, to movies/video games. Also, some people think they can just toss everything into their closets as a quick fix. Nope! If it seems like your closets are jam packed and ready to explode, the potential buyer will come up with an image of their belongings not fitting either. The main word would be purge. If you

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