12K Giveaway | YouTube Subscribers

12k_GiveawayWe're in a race to 12,000 subscribers on YouTube.

That's right. So, here's what we're going to do. We're going to do a big giveaway once we reach 12,000 subscribers. We will give away one month's rent or mortgage payment to one of our subscribers.

To enter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, you got to like videos and comment on videos. And once we reach 12,000 subscribers, we're going to give away one of our subscribers a month's rent or mortgage payment.

As of today, we have had over 95,000 individual users watch our videos over the last 28 days. I know that 96 or more percent of you haven't subscribed.

So we want to get your subscriptions, and here's why. Our team and our brokerage have a goal of helping families…

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33 Most Expensive Houses in Calgary

33_most_expensive_houses_in_calgaryTake a look at the 33 most expensive houses in Calgary below and since you're at it continue on this journey and see all the most luxurious homes that are over $2,000,000 that are currently for sale below.

Calgary can be a very affordable city to live in when compared to other major cities across Canada, but rest assured there are some incredible houses that you need to see. These houses have some incredible features and floorplans that are sure to wow anyone! The attention to detail and the architectural designs you will find in the images below are sure to blow you away. We not may all be able to live in homes like this, but you can always look, dream and take ideas to incorporate into your own home and space.

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Calgary Real Estate News - September 2020

calgary_real_estate_news_september_2020Calgary Real Estate News - September 2020 Market Update - Are Houses Even Selling? 
 
September was an interesting month for a lot of reasons.
 
It was full for many parents who need to decide if they will put their kids in the classroom or learn virtually. 
 
For real estate, it was the busiest market we've seen since 2014.
 
So, let's talk about the Calgary real estate market. What's happening? Are houses even selling anymore? 
 
All Condos & Houses
 
The benchmark selling price of all condos and houses was down 0.2%.
 
But the actual number of transactions went up 25% compared to last year. 
 
People are not taking holidays anymore. All the benchmarks that we usually live in life are gone. 
 
Going away for the summer, having…

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September 2020 Market Update

september_2020_calgary_real_esate_market_updateThe Calgary Real Estate Market has seen many ups and downs this year, and even this last month. There are pockets of the city that have seen drops in their inventory while seeing an increase in their number of sales.

All the while, across the city we haven't seen prices increasing, we have seen markets change to be more of a balanced or even sellers market in some areas.

Sellers, if you are planning on listing in the coming weeks, make sure you come to market with a strong strategy and plan. Know your competition as well as what values of what is selling. Getting a stager in to help prep your home and getting high quality photos and video is key to maximizing your opportunities.

Buyers, if you are planning on buying a home…

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Erin DuPont - Septembers Feature Agent

erin_dupont_calgary_realtorErin Dupont may be relatively new in the real estate industry, and to the Chamberlain Group, but she is already wowing her clients and colleagues with her thoughtful approach and superstar service.

Growing up with her mom as a full-time realtor, Erin credits some of her industry knowledge to years of learning by osmosis and says 14 years living overseas plus raising two active boys is the secret to her ability to stay calm under pressure.

It is easy to see why she is rising so quickly since joining our team, and we are so proud of her accomplishments!

On the way to her latest possession, Erin took a few minutes to talk with us about her experience transitioning to a team environment after starting out as…

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Moving Up - Does Moving Up Always Mean Bigger?

does_moving_up_mean_bigger_is_better_chamberlain_real_estate_groupMoving Up to a new home sounds like fun. But does it always mean a bigger home and more space? Not always. Sometimes making a move up means moving into an area that you've wanted to be in a long time and you are getting more life and location than you are home. Meet Melissa, who is a client of Chamberlain Real Estate Group and did just that. Her and her family moved in a couple weeks back and are loving the new life they are creating for themselves.

If you have questions about moving up, let us know what they are and how we can help you too!

Jared:
Are you considering moving up and making a change during this pandemic? We're going to talk to one of our past clients and current clients who…

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Back to School in Calgary

back_to_school_calgary_chamberlain_real_estate_groupDecisions, decisions… Back to school in Calgary looks quite a bit different this year. No matter what you decide for your kiddos, our team has put together their favourite tips to make the most of the new school year!

You get an office, and you get an office!

If you’ve moved to a work from home setup, you understand the importance of a dedicated workspace. It’s possibly even more important for your school-aged kids to have a study area where they know they can go to focus. Think home office, but way cuter.

Here are some items you may want to include:

  • A desk with storage and organizers
  • A comfortable chair (sure, they’re kids, but you do not want to pay for chiro later)
  • Good lighting
  • Studious décor (a map…

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A Story About Trust

a_story_of_trust_chamberlain_real_estate_groupTrust, in any relationship, is key for that relationship to work well. However, building trust and maintaining trust can be difficult.

Clients we have worked with over the years have all had amazing and hard experiences with REALTOR®s in the past. Our goal is to help you first so that we can build trust through our process and use all the tools we have to help you the best we are able to. 

Here is a story that Simmi Aujla shared with me about one of her clients. Feel free to watch our live show or read the transcript below.

Jared Chamberlain:
And today we have a story, a story about trust. So Simmi, we are going to make up this lady's name. Yeah. Because what is it like? There's like those old radio shows where it's…

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Best Neighbourhoods in Calgary For Selling Your Home - August 2020

best_neighbourhoods_to_sell_in_calgary_august_2020Here are the best neighbourhoods in Calgary if your are thinking of selling your home in the coming months. This is based on the  August 2020 numbers for months of inventory in each neighbourhood.

Here are your top 10 Neighbourhoods. Watch the video below or read through the transcript below!

10. Maple Ridge - 1.64 Months of Inventory
Maple Ridge is a super great community. It currently is sitting at 1.64 months worth of inventory. So everything on the market currently, right now it'll take one and a half or 1.6 months for it to sell all of the homes that are currently on the market to sell in order to... Basically the absorption rate, months of inventory. So it's going to...…

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Calgary Market Update - Is the market HOT or DEAD? - Summer 2020

calgary_market_update_july_august_2020So, the big question here, is the market dead or is it hot? What in the world is going on? COVID has turned us upside down. We're wearing masks. The world is different. Kids are going back to school, some are, some aren't. This is not a conversation, a topic about what's right or wrong at this moment. Really, we want to sit and talk about the Calgary real estate market.

There have been a lot of people and clients that are making transitions right now. They're making moves. They are figuring out how to move up to a better home, a different home. They're realizing, they're working from home more over the last couple of months, and it's going to stay that way for a while. So, there's a lot of…

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