Stories Tagged - selling
April 29, 2022 | CREB
Whether you're upsizing, downsizing or just interested in a change of address, properly prepping your home for sale can help streamline the selling process and reap rewards when it comes to your resale value. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to have your home looking its best when it’s time to sell.
Oct. 30, 2019 | Sam Crick and Tamara Stearns
Oct. 30, 2019 | CREBNow
Oct. 30, 2019 | CREBNow
Aug. 29, 2019 | Sam Crick and Tamara Stearns
It's necessary to take a step back and recognize that this is no longer your home, but rather an investment for your future. You want your home to have broad buyer appeal among members of your target market. Remember, most people want to move into their new home without having to make updates to it.
Here are 10 home-staging tips to save you time, money and energy:
June 20, 2018 | CREBNow
The people have spoken! We asked you for your most pressing real estate questions, then threw them to our expert panel of experienced REALTORS®: John Hripko (Royal LePage Benchmark), Laura O'Connell (RE/MAX House of Real Estate), Sam Crick (RE/MAX Realty Professionals) and David P. Brown (The Real Estate Company Ltd.).
Nov. 02, 2016 | Giselle Wedemire
With the holidays hot on their heels, homeowners will have plenty of opportunities over the next couple of months to indulge in outdoor decorations that range from the gruesome and garish to the feel-good and festive.
Yet housing experts still urge homeowners to keep curb appeal in mind when it comes to going over-the-top this Halloween and Christmas.
Oct. 24, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil
Four months after devastating terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, left thousands dead in the U.S., the pain was still palatable – even as far as Calgary.
"Everybody was just shell shocked," said Travis, who, amid that atmosphere of uncertainty, took over as president of CREB®.
In Calgary, the attack led to hesitancy that was manifested, at least early on, by a sluggish housing market. Travis said consumers were reluctant to make major decisions, such as buying or selling a house.
March 24, 2016 | CREBNow
A smart seller knows that there is work to be done before listing a property. When you're up against a buyer's market, diligence is required in order to gain a competitive advantage. Curb appeal will translate value to potential buyers when they view your property.
Here are five things to consider before taking your property to market:
1. Take a look from the buyer's perspective
Give the house and yard (all things within the scope of property) an honest aesthetic assessment. Within the first few moments of viewing a property, a buyer has formed either a negative or positive biased.
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.