Stories Tagged - Home Sellers
Feb. 02, 2023 |
Each season has its benefits when it comes to listing a home, so how can you take advantage of the chilly temperatures?
April 09, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl
With that in mind, here are the top-five mistakes sellers make and how to avoid them, according to Tamara Stearns, a local REALTOR® and one half of Central Calgary Real Estate Group, along with fellow Realtor Sam Crick.
April 10, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
April 03, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
While navigating their spring housing prospects, consumers must consider the economy, the local market and their personal situation. Overall economic conditions have seen little change in recent years, with high unemployment and limited job growth. The effect in Calgary is that demand generally remains low, but there are some promising signs.
Sept. 13, 2017 | Tyler Difley
While many people are likely reluctant to spend extra money on their home right before they sell, the act of staging a house for sale is important when it comes to drawing in potential buyers. Staging can make a home look far more desirable and appealing, which can often be the difference between no offers and a done deal.
Here are some of the best staging tips to ensure your home puts its best face forward for potential buyers:
Aug. 26, 2016 | Alex Frazer Harrison
Dusty Dancer likes his privacy – a natural evolution having owned an acreage property south of Calgary for nearly two decades.
So he gets the appeal of how some homeowners might be looking to leave the city for a little r 'n r.
"Some have their own nine-hole mini-golf course. You can make it whatever you want to be. You can't do that in the city," said Dancer, president of the DeWinton Community Association.
Aug. 26, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger
The numbers don't lie, but they can be misleading.
Calgary's real estate market so far this year has continued a pattern of year-over-year declines that was first set early in 2015.
According to CREB®, sales decreased by more than 10 per cent up to the end of July from the same time last year.
Yet, perhaps surprising, is the benchmark price is down just 3.7 per cent.
Aug. 08, 2016 | CREBNow
Technology with its roots in video gaming is now making it increasingly easy to tour a home, or any other space, without leaving your couch.
Online home tours photographed with a 3D camera like the Matterport Pro are so close to being there, about the only thing you can't do is reach out and touch the walls. It's the maturing of technology that was first brought to the mass market in an Xbox game controller.
"Around 2010, 3D cameras were becoming available to detect gestures — the Microsoft Kinect being the best-known example," said Bill Brown, the CEO of Matterport, a Silicon Valley firm that specializes in immersive 3D media, including hardware, software and real-world uses for the technology.
June 11, 2016 | Mario Toneguzzi
Calgarians looking to sell their homes are slowly coming to the realization that it's a buyers' market and are beginning to manage their price expectations, says CREB® president Cliff Stevenson.
"I think there's still something to the fact that sellers are still adjusting to this – to the fact the pendulum has definitely swung in the buyers' favour. I think you've got some sellers that are obviously taking a bit longer to figure this out than others," said Stevenson, noting CREB® officially labelled it a buyers' market in November 2015 after three consecutive months of inventory increases.
Feb. 03, 2016 | Shelley Boettcher
Your home has been on the market. You want an offer. You want it fast.
Problem is, nothing kills your property's curb appeal than winter – piles of snow, leafless trees, mud and ice.
So how do you make your home stand out in a buyer's market during the "off-season?"
Calgary-based home stager Pam Fieber suggests you start by keeping all walkways — front and back — safe, clean, hazard-free and easy to access.