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7-Things-No-One-Tells-You-When-Youre-Selling-Your-HomeMoving up to a new home is an exciting journey! But there are seven things that no one talks about when you're selling your home.

1. Your Feelings May Get Hurt During The Staging Process

As a seller, you are confident that your house is perfect because you love it! But the moment you book a staging consult, your stager will tell you what you need to do to improve your space. The stager will make your home perfect for the buyer’s eyes so they can fall in love with it.

What other people don’t tell you is that this process can sometimes hurt your feelings. There are things in your house that you will need to let go of if your stager tells you, even if that housing piece means a lot to you!

2. Your Renovations Won't Add As Much Value


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Should-You-Plan-to-Do-Open-Houses-in-CalgaryWith the recent advancement and availability of online resources and services, we are now more comfortable researching and transacting online.

Even the real estate industry was pushed to join the digital bandwagon to continue providing services to families in need of homes in the middle of the pandemic. With this trend, are open houses even worth it anymore? What does the future of open houses look like?

Although open houses are disruptive because of the amount of time it requires, it is still one of the best ways to get more buyers to consider purchasing a home.

Digital is Here!

Living in a digital world provides the option to view houses online to help the buyers’ decision-making process.

For sellers, you have to sell your home 3 times!

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Strategies-to-Showing-Your-Home-Chamberlain-Real-Estate-GroupLack of planning can be costly. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." So, before you take any action, it is crucial to develop a plan and a strategy to attain optimum results.

When it comes to showing your house during your first sale period, there are four rules to help you with the whole process:

1. Touch it Once

Create a rule in your house for everyone to be responsible for anything they touch. If you touch one thing, you have to clean it and put it back. If you open a pack of food, you have to close it or throw it away when it’s empty.

Touch it once, then do something with it!

According to Jackie Bulbeck, a Professional Stager, every item in your house needs to have a home. You can't just leave stuff

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Your-Home-MUST-Sell-3-TimesHow many times do you have to sell your house to a buyer before they decide on purchasing your home?

As a seller, you must understand a buyer's buying patterns and how they look at your home. Your home must sell 3 times, or you will miss out on the potential deal.

Here are the 3 steps that buyers take when considering your home for their next purchase:

1. Online

Digital transactions have been around for a long time, and since COVID people have become more comfortable with it. Even though it is rare for someone to buy a home online, this platform has been a gateway for people to see homes for sale and select the best one for them.

Buyers usually come from an emotional standpoint, while sellers come from an analytical perspective. As a

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How_To_Price_Your_Home_The_Right_WayThere are 2 common ways of pricing homes for selling. The first one is CMA or Comparable Market Analysis, and the second is Rebuild Cost.

Most agents use CMA to compare the houses in the market and see how they are doing. The Rebuild Cost is computing the amount it costs to rebuild the house.

But there is a better approach to price your home the right way, and there are 3 factors involved in doing it.

1. Understand Your Current Market

The best way to look at this is to find the micro-market for your home style and get a lot of data about it.

Don’t just look at a community and see the stats as a whole. Ask your agent to niche down the data for houses with the same style and specifications as your home.

2. Using a Lot of Data

As a

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A-Powerhouse-Realtor-Randi-ScheuermanRandi Scheuerman is a powerhouse. Among her clients and colleagues, she’s well-known for her mentality of “good enough, isn’t good enough,” and everyone she meets can’t help but respond to her intelligent and caring personality.

As a mom of three, Randi has a fantastic ability to roll with any situation with seemingly unlimited energy that allows her to switch effortlessly between a real estate professional’s various roles and those of a mom and wife.

She’s one of those people who can move a hundred miles a minute yet always takes the time to be fully present with the person in front of her.

These are just a few of the reasons we were so excited to have Randi join our team last year. As a testament to her personality, when we met, she had just

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4-Week-Guide-to-Preparing-Your-House-For-SaleAre you thinking of selling your home and are not sure how to prepare for it?

Here’s a four-week guide to walk you through the things you need to do to get ready to sell your home.

Preparing your home to sell is like setting the stage before putting on a performance. You're putting something entertaining out there for a buyer to fall in love with.

Follow this process to make your home selling experience more manageable!

Week 1: Assessing the Stage

The first stage is all about assessment. You have to truly understand everything about your house and its implication to your current stage in life.

So, the first thing you have to do is meet with agents. Find an agent that you can trust and someone who can give you the information you need to

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5-Critical-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-Before-Thinking-of-Selling-Your_House_in_CalgaryHouses play a huge part in every family's life. So, when it comes to selling your home, it can get quite emotional.

Here are 5 critical questions that you have to ask yourself and your family before selling your home to make sure you are ready for it!

Question #1: Are You Making the Right Move?

The real estate market is ever-changing. Regardless of the market, whether it's hot or not, you have to ask yourself first, "Is this the right time for you and your family to make this big move?"

Putting your house up for sale is a big task. There are so many things that you have to do and prepare in order to make people fall in love with your home and buy it.

So, before anything, make sure you and your family are in a place to make this significant

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Calgary-Real-Estate-Market-Update-March-2021.pngThe story of the March 2021 real estate market in Calgary is twofold.

One, it allowed us to see an incredible year over year increase in all areas of our market. However, this was because that was the start of the pandemic that we still see ourselves in, and sales hauled abruptly this time last year.

Two, with increased savings and low interest rates, tied with many Calgarians adjusting living in their homes, working in their homes and some schooling from their homes, the amount of time spent at home has drastically changed.

With all these changes and where our market is, if you are considering selling and buying a new home, you need to create a plan with our team. 

You need all the data to help understand the one main question. This single

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Genuinely-at-Your-Service-Daniel-HowlettIf you talk to any of the Chamberlain Group REALTORS®, you’re sure to hear Daniel Howlett’s name come up. He is universally admired and appreciated, and it’s easy to understand why.

Daniel’s pleasant voice and warm personality make him instantly likeable, which is why he’s been able to excel in his role as Client Concierge. Relating to clients and talking to people just comes naturally to him.

He credits this partially to his hidden talent as a practical joker among his friends, as he has an appreciation for keeping his humour friendly and positive while still getting great laughs.

A born-and-raised Calgarian, Daniel’s work history has taken him around North America and made him realize just how amazing this city is.

He appreciates that he now

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