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Home Selling Blogs – Calgary

Home selling advice for Calgary, Alberta residents.

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What to Know When Researching Real EstateHomeowners who hope to sell their property often start by doing research. They want to know how much can they expect to make when they sell their home, what can they do to make their home look better to buyers, and how can they have the best experience possible selling their property. This article can help homeowners as they begin their research into the real estate market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Value of Your Home Is Affected by Comparable Properties

When a real estate agent assesses the value of a home, they'll start by looking at properties in the area that have recently sold. These homes must be of comparable in

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tips for staging children's bedrooms Staging is always a nebulous part of the home buying process. There are decisions to make on color, furniture, personal items, and countless other things that need to be handled on a room-by-room basis. Bedrooms for children can be a bit of a landmine during the selling process. If they look too much like a kid actually lives in them, the mess or clutter may turn buyers away. Here are six tips to stage your children’s bedrooms in ways that will help keep them clean and appeal to buyers.

Thin Out the Toys

If you feel like your kids have a million toys you can barely keep out of chaos, home buyers will feel it at least twice as much. The best way to maintain a clear space is to get the number and size of the toys under control. Divide up the

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Tips for Photographing Your Home so It Sells FasterThe photos on a real estate listing play a more pivotal role in the home selling process than ever before. Home buyers in the instantaneous social media age love to browse available home listings, and they rely on the photographs to decide on whether or not they feel a showing is worthwhile.

Noting the importance of real estate photography, here's a few tips for home sellers and their real estate agents to consider:

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Avoid Taking Photos at Eye Level

Inexperienced real estate photographs automatically hold the camera at eye level to take the shot, but this doesn't always lead to the best photograph

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Drawing Home Appeal in a Competitive MarketEven though selling a home has sometimes been termed "a numbers game" in the sense that you are likely to receive an offer if you (or your real estate agent) can generate enough traffic, there are tried and true methods to make your property shine, to keep time on market to a minimum, and to generate the best possible price, regardless of if you're in a hot market like Southeast Calgary or elsewhere. These tips include positive marketing steps, acknowledging that a home sale depends in part on the merchandising expertise of the seller as much as on the "product."

Take advantage of every opportunity to help your home outshine the competition when selling your home. Here are 5 great ways to do it:

Keep Your Home Clean and Bright

Homes that

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All About Home Purchase ContractsA real estate purchase offer is a binding contract that outlines the specifics of a home purchase. Before the seller accepts or denies the contract, it's important for the seller to understand the contract and its terms. If you're currently selling a home, or if you're thinking about listing your home for sale, here's what you need to know about the home purchase contract.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Firm Versus Conditional Offers

A firm offer is an offer to purchase a home as-is. Once the offer is signed, it's binding. If the buyer cancels the contract without purchasing the home, the buyer may lose the deposit.

The other

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Competitive Market AnalysisOften, a competitive market analysis is commonly produced by real estate agents for their seller clients to review, as it aids in pricing the home by providing an overview of competing homes & recent sales. However, this tool can also be highly effective when home buyers use it as well.

If you are planning to buy a home, you need as much information as possible about the property and this type of report, completed by your real estate agent, can shed a great deal of light on it. When it comes to home buying, this should be one of the first steps you take when you've found a potential property.

What Is a Competitive Market Analysis?

A competitive market analysis is a report created by your real estate agent. Commonly referred to as a CMA,

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Home Selling Myths and Mistakes to AvoidAs soon as you start thinking of placing your home on the market, everyone you know seems to have some essential "advice" to give. While your friends and family may mean well, quite often the advice they are handing out may be incorrect.

The last thing you want is to take bad advice when trying to sell one of the biggest investments you may have. In order to sift through all the noise, knowing what advice may help or hurt your home's selling is quite important. Here are some home selling myths that should be avoided;

Hiring Just Any Agent Will Be Fine

Hiring the right real estate agent is probably one of the most important things you will do when selling your home. So using an agent just because your best friend's doctor's son is an agent

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Selling Home Mistakes Selling a home may seem like a simple process. You clean it up, show it to a few people and one of them buys it. The trouble is that the process is actually much more complicated, with legal and practical considerations you may not know much about. Sometimes, sellers make simple mistakes that could cost them big, even after the sale is complete.

When thinking about how to sell your home, avoid these common home selling mistakes.

Setting the Listing Price on Subjective Terms

Some homeowners think that the most objective term to use for the price is the amount they paid for the property, plus the cost of improvements, in addition to the real estate agent's fees. That list pricing rationale is not objective from a buyer's perspective - and

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Home Staging to Sell Any real estate professional will tell you that how you stage your home makes a difference in the home selling process and how potential buyers envision themselves as the future homeowners. Spaces that are inviting, neutral, and inviting lure buyers to your doorstep and give you the advantage as they make the rounds of open houses and showings.

Most real estate agents agree, that staging a home positively affects a buyer's perception of the property.  They also report that a properly staged home can increase a buyer's offer, and in general, increase buyer interest.

What can you do to stage your home in such a way that gives you an advantage over others? Not every homeowner knows where to start when it comes to how to stage a house to sell,

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Should You Use a Drone to Help Sell Your HomeEmploying a drone to sell a home can be a fantastic way to show off the extent and condition of a property. Instead of just photographing the koi pond in the backyard, homeowners can now display aerial footage so home buyers can see how that pond fits into the rest of the land. As the cost of the technology drops, drones have become useful for more than just showcasing million-dollar homes. Learn more about how homeowners can use a drone to their advantage to attract serious buyers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Assessing Your Property

Single-family homes are usually discouraged from using drones because they may not sell for

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