Selling Quickly Without Compromising on Price in the Calgary Real Estate Market

There are many reasons homeowners may need to sell their property — fast. Work relocations, changes in family makeup, and financial needs are among the most common.

If you find yourself in a position where you need to sell quickly, you don’t necessarily have to go to market with a temptingly low price. Here are some other ways to accelerate the sale of your home:

  1. Make your property as move-in ready as possible. Get any needed repairs done. Ensure everything is tidy.
  2. Hire the help you need. Getting a professional to do some or all of the prep work, will save you time. And, the cost may be offset by a boost to your home’s sale-value.
  3. Use the latest staging techniques to make your home look great to buyers. Staging is proven to help sell a property faster.
  4. Remove as many impediments to a quick sale as possible. Consider offers with conditions. Be flexible when it comes to a buyer’s need for a particular closing date.
  5. Accommodate as many viewing appointments as possible in the early days of the listing. They may be inconvenient, but the more buyers see your property, the more likely you are to get a quick offer.
  6. Make sure your home is marketed in a way that attracts qualified buyers, quickly.

These are just some of the many ways to list and sell your property, faster, while still getting a good price. There are other techniques that can be employed, depending on your listing and market conditions.

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Know The Local Market When You Sell

Are you thinking of selling your home this year? If so, you might be paying extra attention to housing market news covered by the regional and national media.

While that news can be helpful information, it can sometimes say little about what’s happening in your particular neighbourhood. In fact, it’s possible for there to be a balanced market nationally or regionally, while at the same time your street may be experiencing a hot seller’s market!

That’s why it’s important to understand what’s happening in your local “micro” housing market when you’re selling your home.

What do you need to know about your local real estate scene? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Is our neighbourhood a seller’s, buyer’s, or balanced market right now?
  • If we list our home this month, will there be any competing listings in our area? If so, how many?
  • How long is the average listing in our area taking to sell? A week? A month?
  • How much are properties like ours in the neighbourhood selling for?
  • How desirable is our neighbourhood? How many buyers are actively looking to move here? Are there currently buyers eager to purchase a home like ours?
  • What are the demographics of buyers looking to buy in our neighbourhood?
  • How important is it to fix up and stage my home if I decide to sell?

Getting these local insights will be far more helpful than the national news when you put your property on the market. So, find out what’s happening right here, in your neighbourhood.

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10 Home Buying Tips for the Calgary Real Estate Market

Buying a home is a huge step; it can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help make the process easier, we've put together a list of 10 home-buying tips for the Calgary real estate market.

  1. Start with a budget
  2. Get pre-approved
  3. Hire a real estate agent
  4. Consider the location
  5. Know what you want
  6. Consider the future
  7. Inspect the home
  8. Negotiate
  9. Get insurance
  10. Get to know the neighborhood

  1. Start with a budget: Before looking at homes, it's essential to determine what you can afford. A budget will help you avoid frustration later on, as you will only waste time looking at homes outside your price range.
  2. Get pre-approved: It's a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage before looking at homes. Getting pre-approved will give you an idea of how much you can afford and make buying easier when you find the right home.
  3. Hire a real estate agent: A real estate agent can help you find homes that meet your criteria, negotiate the price, and guide you through the buying process. With 11 years of representing Calgary's local and future homeowners, we are committed to listening to our clients, focusing on their needs, and using keen negotiating skills to ensure a successful transaction. Reach out to us, and we'll guide you every step of the way!
  4. Consider the location: The location of the home you buy is just as important as the home itself. Think about the proximity to schools, work, shopping, and other vital amenities.
  5. Know what you want: Make a list of your must-haves and deal-breakers when buying a home. Outlining your wants and don't-wants will help you focus your search and save time on houses that don't meet your criteria.
  6. Consider the future: Will your family grow in the next few years? Do you plan to work from home? Will you need a home office? These are all critical questions to consider when buying a home.
  7. Inspect the home: Before you buy a home, it's crucial to have a professional inspector take a look at it. An inspector can identify any potential issues with the house and help you make an informed decision about whether or not to buy. Our inspectors are vetted professionals that will not leave any stone unturned.
  8. Negotiate: Once you've found a home you love, it's time to negotiate the price. We can help you negotiate the best deal possible, but it's important to be prepared to walk away if necessary.
  9. Get insurance: Protect your investment by getting insurance coverage for your new home. Make sure you understand what your policy covers, and get quotes from multiple insurers before making a decision.
  10. Get to know the neighborhood: Before you close on the home, take some time to get to know the community. Walk or drive around, meet your neighbors, and get a feel for the Calgary area.

Buying a home in Calgary is a big decision, but with these tips and our help, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect home for you and your family.


10 Home Selling Tips for the Calgary Real Estate Market

If you're looking to sell your home in Calgary, it's essential to know the ins and outs of the local real estate market. Whether you're a seasoned seller or a first-timer, these 10 tips will help you get the most out of your home sale.

1. Hire an agent that is the best fit for you and your home
2. Price it right
3. Stage it well
4. Make necessary repairs
5. Highlight its unique features
6. De-personalize
7. Improve homes curb appeal
8. Be flexible with showings
9. Be prepared for negotiations
10. Stay organized

  1. Hire an agent that is the best fit for you and your home: Choosing the right agent to list your property will help the process go as smooth and stress free as possible. 
  2. Price it right: The most important factor in selling your home is pricing it correctly. Research the current real estate market in Calgary and work with us to determine the right price for your home.
  3. Stage it well: Staging your home is a great way to showcase its best features and attract potential buyers. Consider hiring a professional stager, or use these tips to stage your home yourself.
  4. Make necessary repairs: Before listing your home, consider any necessary repairs or renovations. Repairs or renovations will not only help your home show better, but they will also increase its value.
  5. Highlight its unique features: Your home has special features and characteristics that set it apart from others. Make sure to highlight these features in your listing and during showings.
  6. De-peronalize: Having too many personal items in your home can limit a potential buyer's ability to envision themselves living there. To increase your chances of a successful sale, consider storing about one-third of your belongings, including family photos, collectibles, and sentimental items.
  7. Improve homes curb appeal: First impressions are important! Improving your home's curb appeal can help to increase its perceived value and attract potential buyers. This includes elements such as landscaping, roof condition, driveway, and front door. Each of these components can impact the overall appearance of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
  8. Be flexible with showings: Make it easy for potential buyers to see your home by being flexible with showings. The more people see your home, the better the chance it sells.
  9. Be prepared for negotiations: Be prepared for negotiations during the sale process. Work with us to determine your bottom line, and we'll negotiate with buyers to get you the best price for your home.
  10. Stay organized: Keep all the paperwork and communication related to the sale of your home, and work with your real estate agent to ensure everything is on track.

Selling your home in Calgary can be complex, but with these tips and our help, you'll be well on your way to a successful sale!

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