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Long term clients of ours were able to snatch up this XL bungalow with an amazing backyard right across from the park. Not only is this a great rental property but this purchase now gives them 130 feet of frontage, on the park in a community ripe for redevelopment.

When investing it’s important to have a plan based on real info. We know there is a large developer looking at redeveloping this neighbourhood in the next 10 +/- years and having 130 feet gives our clients major leverage.

Meadowlark Park

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I get it, $150,000 listings aren’t the most glamorous nor are they the biggest commissions but when a client trusts us with their listing the price is irrelevant to the level of service they get.

This townhouse was listed with two other real estate companies for a total of 272 days before we got our shot.

We knew we needed to relaunch this home in a big way and we threw everything we could at it: amazing photos, virtual staging, a social media strategy and 3D virtual tour along with an aggressive and accurate pricing strategy.

The result ➡️ 24 showings, 2 offers and a firm sale in 17 days.

Little condos need love ❤️ too and we would love ❤️ the chance to love ❤️ your little condo.

Got a condo (any size really) that could use some love ❤️? Let us know how we can help…

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Photo day is one of the most important days in the listing process; this is where you create your digital first impressions. Amazing listing photos set the tone for your listing, grab potential buyer’s attention and entice them to arrange a private showing. Poor listing photos do the exact opposite. On every listing we go room by room with our clients making notes of what to change to ensue their listing is set up for success.  Here are a few common and easy fixes we see all the time:

Lightbulbs: Make sure all lightbulbs are working throughout the house and make sure they are the same colour (softlight, daylight, etc) room by room. The possible exception here being Edison bulbs in a chandelier or pendant lights.

Pets:  Remove pets and their…

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2020 was the year of the bungalow and we expect 2021 to be the same and then some! Here is what buyers are looking for:

  • Larger, view bungalows with walkout basements (areas like Discovery Ridge, Royal Oak, Rocky Ridge, Scenic Acres); $600,000-$800,000
  • Smaller but a amazingly renovated bungalows with 2 or 3 bedrooms above grade (areas like Charleswood, Collingwood, Willow Park, Lake Bonavista); $500.000-ish
  • Well maintained but original bungalows, idea for young buyers or investors (Thorncliff, Silver Springs, Huntington Hills, Beddington Heights) $300,000-$425,000
  • Ensuites! We are finding clients (especially those coming from a 2+2 condo and moving to the burbs) are wanting/expecting full (at least 3-piece) ensuites. This is becoming a major…
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An outstanding opportunity in one of Calgary’s favorite Inner City communities. This townhouse features 905 SqFt of incredibly functional living space on 2 levels, 2 bedrooms + den/home office, 1.5 bathrooms and 2 balconies. The open concept main floor is nicely proportioned; a good-sized living room provides access to the lower balcony and is nicely equipped with central electric fireplace and adjacent small but functional dining nook while the linear kitchen provides ample work and storage space along with updated cupboards, granite counters and stainless appliance package. The main floor is finished off with a powder room and laundry.



Upstairs has vaulted ceilings throughout, the Primary Suite features a nice sized closet and access to the upper…

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It’s been a challenging and confusing few years in many segments of the Calgary Real Estate market; from fluctuating prices and economic uncertainty to increased competition and new construction in seemingly every neighborhood. However, summer of 2020 also saw sales numbers that we haven’t see since 2014. If you home has been listed for sale over the past nine months this year and hasn’t sold there is a reason for it. The following are what we have identified as the four most common reasons homes haven’t sold in 2020 (and a few tips to make sure you don’t fall into this category):

1. You’re not grabbing the attention of potential buyers; First impressions are sometimes the only impression you get to make and in Real Estate the first impression is…

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The point of virtual staging is to catch a buyer’s attention online and get them through your front door for an in-person showing. When done properly virtual staging can transform a cold, vacant condo into an inviting space that potential buyers can envision themselves living in. When done poorly virtual staging can be deceiving...we don't want this; the worst thing that you can do as a seller or listing agent is disappoint a customer when they come for a showing. Personally, I like virtual staging especially for smaller, unique or somewhat awkward spaces.

***NOTE: Virtual Staging is when a graphic designer edits photos of a home and adds to-scale furnishings to the photos. This is done to create a sense of scale and functionality to an otherwise empty…

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Selling homes is a team effort. We work very closely with our clients through every step of the listing process and when everyone does their job then homes get sold. In this case we had a very specific plan as to how the home should look in person, online and in print. We worked with the seller, our photographer and design team with this plan in mind and it worked out perfectly. Within 20 hours of coming to market we had a conditional offer at 99% of our asking price and we now have a firm sale! If you are interested in working with a Real Estate Team who not only knows the market but believes each home deserves this kind of attention regardless of price point then we would love to talk with you and put our experience to work. 311 Schoooner…
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Presenting your home to the market is the crucial first step in getting your home sold. Here are a few simple steps could add thousands of dollars to your sale price.

1. Make the decision you are going to sell: This may seem obvious, but selling a home is a commitment, especially right now. Once you have committed to selling, you will do whatever it takes to keep your home in show and sell condition.

2. Have a ‘Zero Emotion’ de-cluttering party. This is when your Realtor, Home Stager or friend with a descending eye can really help you out. You have pictures, trinkets, and momentous throughout your house. Some of these things will add to the vibe of your home, others may not be so helpful. Go through your house and anything you don’t NEED; pack…

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Has your home been on the market longer than expected? If so, that’s ok…a lot of homes have. There are a few things you can do to spruce up your listing, expose it to a different demographic of buyer and hopefully get an offer:

1. Get rid of winter photos:The snow is gone, the grass is green (at least it will be after the rain this week) and the flowers + trees are starting to bloom. Now is the perfect time to get the photographer back for some fresh exteriors. Many photography companies offer a seasonal update package.

2. Change up the listing description: We know that buyers look for homes in different ways; some only care about the pictures, others need to view a 3D tour before they will even step foot in a home and others study the listing…

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