February 2019

Found 2 blog entries for February 2019.

We sold a fair amount of Real Estate in 2018 (not as much as 2017 but that's another story). Of all the homes we sold in 2018 my favorite sale was 905 Wentworth Villas SW, a 4-level split townhouse in the community of West Springs on Calgary's Westside. This wasn't our biggest sale of the year, in fact it sold for $390,000, what made it my favorite was the story behind it:

For Allison's Birthday I surprised her with a cooking class at the Interactive Culinary Centre; Spanish Tapas. Not something we normally do but I thought it would be fun. There were eight people there, a little but of wine and while we were sitting around eating the food we had made we got talking and it came up that one of our fellow chefs (her name was Liz) had their townhouse

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As of writing this there are 337 homes for sale in Cochrane. Today (Sunday February 17th) there are six open houses in all of Cochrane and I am hosting two of them. That means only 1.8% of the homes listed for sale are open today...that’s crazy! Yes, I know it’s snowing a bit today and it’s -17 but it’s February in Alberta, what did you expect!? 

  Open Houses work. Are they my favorite thing to do on a weekend afternoon? Probably not but over the past six years we have averaged $1-$1.5 million in sales/year just from open houses.    We have a saying in our house/office for 2019: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. We will do whatever we can (within the bounds of the law) to sell your home. If that means putting out a half dozen open house signs in -17,…
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