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Dec. 15, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

A Calgary real estate Christmas list

Dear Santa,


My oh my, it certainly has been an interesting and challenging year, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every part of our lives.

Aug. 18, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Pillar 9 gives Alberta REALTORS® new tools and in-depth data to better serve their clients

As real estate technology continues to rapidly evolve, Pillar 9 was created to maximize the value of housing data for REALTORS® and real estate consumers.

An example of a home that has been virtually staged. 
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July 27, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Virtual staging provides right mix of price and results for some home sellers

Real estate experts have long touted the importance of properly staging a property to look its best when selling, and now a high-tech option has joined the ranks of traditional home stagers.

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June 09, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Business as usual? How buyers, sellers and REALTORS® have adapted to COVID-19

What a difference three months makes.

Restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have altered almost all standard practices, including real estate transactions. So, if you're buying or selling a home, things look a little bit different.

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May 14, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Garage makeover: unique properties call for unique staging

When it comes to staging a home, the best advice is usually to make it look like you'd want to live there. But what do you do when you're staging a space that will be home to vehicles rather than people?

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April 30, 2020 | Jim Zang

Five tips for successful home staging

In a competitive housing market, if you want to sell your home faster and get your asking price, a degree of home staging is a must.

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April 09, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The top-five mistakes home sellers make and how to avoid them

Homeowners usually have the best intentions when it comes to selling their home, but it's still easy to make mistakes. Avoiding those mistakes wherever possible is especially important in a difficult market, such as the one Calgary is currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.
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April 09, 2020 | Josh Skapin

REALTORS® lean on digital tools to market homes amid COVID-19 outbreak

Typically, REALTORS® hold open houses to attract a crowd. However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and a new emphasis on social distancing, this home-selling staple just won't do.

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March 20, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Cashing out: "cash for homes" companies appeal to the quick-sale crowd, but the REALTOR® role remains key for majority of sellers

For a variety of reasons, some people need to sell their home quickly. This motivation might lead some homeowners to explore options beyond the traditional resale market.

In these situations, "cash for homes" offers can be an enticing option for sellers who are on the clock.

CREB® president David P. Brown says buying a home is a personal decision, but waiting too long creates risks. CREB®Now photo

Jan. 10, 2017 | Jamie Zachary

Q&A with 2017 CREB® president David P. Brown

Real estate veteran to take reins of member organization

The New Year will welcome a new president for CREB® and its 5,200-plus members as local real estate veteran David P. Brown takes the reins during what's expected to be a year of transition for the industry.

CREB®Now caught up with Brown to talk about everything from his financial background to what advice he has for prospective homebuyers.

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