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From incorrect financing to lack of preparation, there are countless mistakes that a Calgary seller can make when putting their house on the market. This report covers some of the most common mistakes made by sellers during the property selling process, ensuring that you avoid these pitfalls.

It seems like a simple prospect – just put your house on the market, show it to a few buyers, and make the sale – but as many sellers find out, selling a home can be a difficult, expensive and long process. By knowing some valuable information about the real estate industry, as well as some tips and tricks about selling your property, you’ll be able to effectively tackle today’s real estate market. This report will tell you how you can:

  • Avoid making
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If you ask anyone who has ever tried to sell their home themselves, they’ll tell you that from the moment the “For Sale by Owner” sign goes up, the phone begins to ring. Unfortunately, many of those calls will not be from prospective buyers, but rather from real estate agents looking to obtain your listing.

Obviously, the idea of not having to pay a commission to a real estate agent is attractive to any home seller. But because of all the issues involved in the process, selling a home on one’s own can be as challenging as many home sellers will attest to. The key is to be properly prepared. If you are not, your home could remain on the market longer than you expect because you are not attracting and getting offers from qualified buyers. This can be

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“… an 80% recovery at resale is still a 20% loss…”

Whether you’re considering remodelling worn-out surroundings, enlarging your home for a growing family or rebelling against yesterday’s standards, you have important investment choices to make. You’ll want to choose home improvements that not only pay off in the recovery of the money you spend but also help you get a better price for your home when and if you sell it. Keep in mind that, considering today’s market, it may be a smarter move to sell and buy again rather than endure a major construction project. After all, even an 80% recovery at resale is still a 20% loss. 

Your Reasons for Home Improvement

The first piece of advice is never, ever try and renovate a part of your home, simply for

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What Buyers Are Looking For

When you put your home up for sale you place it directly under the scrutiny of buyers. Superficial changes, such as new paint and resurfaced floors can do a lot to enhance your home’s appeal, but when it comes to an offer, most serious buyers will seek the assistance of a professional home inspector to ensure that the house is sound beneath the surface. For more information read this article on Home Inspection.

During most home inspections there are over forty problem areas that will be examined for correct function and condition. It is important that you are aware of what areas buyers will examine, and what you can do to ensure that these are in proper working order. In most cases, you’ll be able to conduct a

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

Selling Your Home in Calgary Tips

We all want to be good neighbours. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.

 Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

 STEP 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

 The average seller will do the minimum to prepare their home for the

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

May 2019 Blog Post on Organizing a home

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, but your efforts can also actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.
 

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove

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Your Home didn't sell now what

 

“The first thing to do is take a step back and analyze the situation”

You put your home up for sale and it simply didn’t sell. Undoubtedly, this has created a lot of stress, inconvenience and anxiety for you and your family. Perhaps you already bought another home. Maybe you needed this home sold because of a job change. Regardless of the reason, it’s certainly a burden!

What Should You Do?

The first thing to do is to take a step back and analyze the situation. Try to assess what factors led to your home not selling. Below are the top four reasons why homes tend to languish on the market:

1.    Was The Property Overpriced?

Overpricing your property is usually the number one reason it did not sell. Assuming your neighbourhood or

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April 2019 Blog Post First Time Home Buyers

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

 With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

 Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial

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How to Price your home for sale in Calgary

"... Your home is your castle--even when it's for sale..."

There are many reasons why it is important to price a home correctly in Calgary and also to market it properly.

Let's say your terms are competitive and your timing's clearly set. Now, what about your asking price? Without question, the price is your most important sales tool. The period of the best opportunity for selling a home in Calgary at a reasonable price is the first four weeks after it is put on the market. Buyers who have seen most available listings are waiting for just the right house to come on the market. If your house is priced right from the beginning, you are in the best position to attract the maximum number of buyers able to pay the price your home is worth - and

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Selling a home in Calgary can be stressful. In fact, some might say it competes with events like divorce and bankruptcy as being among the most emotionally draining things a person encounters in their lifetime.

Sometimes people make the choice to go it alone when selling a property. Often it seems that homeowners don't think the cost of a REALTOR ® is feasible. Or they don't see the value in a partnership with an agent at all.

But taking a For Sale, By Owner (FSBO) position is not without risks. The most daunting risk is losing out on what could be.

Real Estate Agent transactions can sell for 25% more than FSBO transactions.  If money is the issue, securing up to 25% more on the value of your home would cover all brokerage fees with money in the

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