For Realtors ®

calgary-realtorWe understand and know that being a real estate agent in Calgary can be challenging at times. Here are some posts, thoughts and guides that we have to help you navigate your way through this incredible industry of helping others through real estate.

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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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Moving-Up-With-KidsMeet Erik and Heather.

They have been married for about five years now and are blessed with two little kids.

With the help of our associate, Rob Campbell, they finally moved to a place they can call home!

Heather is originally from Vancouver, and Erik is from Ontario.

They both worked in the craft beer industry and met at a brewery. Erik & Heather’s relationship started to grow, and eventually, they fell in love while working together.

To seal the deal, they tied the knot where their love story began - at the brewery!

Moving from One Place to Another

Their family has moved to four different homes in the past five years. They moved to Alberta from Tofino, British Columbia.

The place they bought in Tofino was a pretty rundown

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Calgary-Real-Estate-Market-Update-February-2021The real estate market in Calgary and surrounding areas have seen a start unlike what we've seen in years. The detached homes market has the lowest month of supply since February 2007. Semi-detached sales in February recorded significant gains, pushing sales activity to the highest February levels seen in nearly 13 years.

Row or Townhouses saw the benchmark price trended up from last month and currently sits just over one percent higher than last year's levels. Driven by product priced mostly under $300,000, apartment condominium sales improved to the best February levels recorded over the past six years.

On all accounts, we are seeing a very active and early spring market. We've said it before, and during COVID, people aren't spending money outside

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A-Journey-of-a-REALTOR–Rob_CampbellRob Campbell is bringing a fresh perspective and great energy to the Chamberlain Group. As an experienced business owner, his journey into real estate has brought a keen eye and an extremely client-centric approach we love.

Coming from the travel industry, Rob has found real estate an easy segue from the field. Previously, he helped young people gain life experience through seeing the world and experiencing different cultures.

Now, he gets to work with clients in other phases of their life experience, whether that’s a first home, a growing family, or relocating to create their ideal lifestyle.

Rob is a dedicated father of three, and he effortlessly soothed a tired baby as he answered our questions!

We hear you used to be a professional chef!

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Moving-to-Calgary-Story-of-Brian-and-GloriaMeet Brian and Gloria.

They lived on Vancouver Island in Campbell River for 20 years. In September of 2020, they made a big transition to move to Calgary to be closer to their family.

Their children are now adults with their own families. They have one child in Edmonton, one in Calgary, and one in Lethbridge. They have a total of four grandchildren now!

After two long years, Gloria convinced Brian to move to Calgary. She was very excited to be with their kids and grandkids finally.

This meant that Brian had to retire and give up his office. But because of technology and how we do business now, his clients still contacted him after moving. This allowed him to continue his business virtually.

Finding a New Home

Gloria first came to the

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2021-Property-Taxes-Are-In-The-MailHave you checked your mail yet? 2021 Property Taxes are coming to you soon. You must know every detail about it.

The officials said that 90 to 95% of the city would not increase its taxes. Is this true? We can only tell once we see the tax bills. All we can do for now is to be prepared.

City Assessed Value Vs. Market Value

The average price of the city has dropped by $10,000, based on their city assessed value. City assessed value is different from market value. Market value is much more tied to the actual value that someone is willing to pay for your house, not what the city is assessing.

Citizens will pay taxes based on city assessed value. Understanding that difference, you have to make sure that you know what the market is doing around

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