Sept. 30, 2015 | Shelley Boettcher
Not about snooping neighbours, say experts
Calgarian Kevin Konynenbelt listed his house for sale this past spring, just as layoffs and low oil prices were starting to make headlines.
The beautiful attached home, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Strathcona Park, was listed at just under $500,000.
It featured an attached garage, new appliances, gleaming hardwood and a large private back yard. It was also close to excellent schools, and was mere minutes from downtown.
Yet Konynenbelt initially struggled with the prospect of holding an open house to help sell it. Letting strangers roam around his belongings and walk across his hardwood? Not a chance, he thought.