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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Buying-a-Rental-Property-in-CalgaryDo you plan to purchase a rental property in Calgary in the near future? There are three common mistakes investors make or overlook when they buy a rental property. It's good to know what these things are before purchasing anything.

You have probably heard the term, location, location, location. According to some experts, those are the three most important things to consider: location, location, location. True enough, location is crucial to be in the position to win in these 3 important matters;

Cash Flow

Cash flow is so important when it comes to having a rental property. It is impossible to pay your bills and pocket any money if you lack cash flow.

Be sure to review the numbers first when you are on the lookout for a property! Ask the

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Making-a-Difference-in-Peoples-Lives-Max-Barton.jpegMax Barton is one of those unique people who always seems to be calm and collected, and one of the first things you’ll notice about him is that he loves using his intelligence to help people. That, and he has a really nice speaking voice.

Coming from the culinary world, Max has a great ability to translate that experience into valuable skills and lessons that are helping him become a powerhouse in his real estate career.

We sat down with Max on a Tuesday morning between client calls to learn more about how he is following his why and making a difference in people’s lives.

Moving from a professional Chef to real estate seems like a huge leap; are they more similar than most would think?

I think when most people think of being a Chef and

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Calgary-Real-Estate-Market-Update-June-2021.pngAs we enter the summer and Alberta’s Open For Summer plan, could we see a difference in the coming market? Could we see a pullback and slow down? It’s tough to say for sure, but we do forecast seeing some breath in the market.

For the past year and specifically the last six months, there has been an urgency in the market, unlike we’ve experienced in our 17 years working in real estate in Calgary. Buyers did feel the urgency to see a home within hours of listed and needed to decide if it was the one for them, sometimes within 15 minutes of the showing. Agents have been scrambling to find homes coming on the market and getting a secured offer before anyone else sees it.

Now that we are coming into a different environment and phase of 2021, we have

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Building-a-Unique-Approach-to-Real-EstateAaron is one of the newer agents at the Chamberlain Group, but that hasn’t stopped him from hitting the ground running! As he breezed through our mentorship program, he already had his own style that his clients really loved.

His easygoing and honest personality is geared toward helping his clients get their best outcome, whatever that is for them. He’s building his reputation as an excellent realtor the same way he used to build houses; through communication, planning, and skillful execution.

We hopped on a call with Aaron to learn more about his unique approach to real estate.

You made a move into real estate recently. How was it starting in one of the weirdest years ever?

Talk about just getting thrown right into the fire. I started in

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Calgary-Real-Estate-Market-Update-May-2021The Calgary Market is on fire!

Let’s put things in perspective. The number of sales in Calgary from 2017 to 2020 averaged 16,881 all residential sales per year. YTD from January 1, 2021, to May 31, 2021, we are already at 12,141 sales. That’s 72% of past full years sales we have had happened in only FIVE MONTHS so far this year! 

Many parts of Calgary have been in a strong seller’s market for most of this year. The upward pressure on prices has brought some sellers into the market, which has helped with inventory gains. However, this still isn’t enough to offset the demand growth that we are seeing.

More than ever, we have seen in our 17+ years in real estate in Calgary, have we seen more people purchasing homes here from Greater Vancouver and Greater

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Should-You-Sell-Your-Rental-Property-NowFive years ago, many people invested and purchased real estate. Due to the sudden market slowdown, they could not sell it for a price that was worth it for them at that time. So they ended up keeping their property as a rental.

The real estate industry in Calgary is in a different place right now. There has been upward pressure on prices because of the rise of demand in the market.

Reach Out to an Agent

If you have a rental property right now and you are thinking if this is the best time to sell, don’t make a rash decision! Reach out to an agent in our team to help you study the market specific to your type of home to see its current value. Pricing your home the right way is key to sell your house fast!

We can set up your house for a

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Calgary's_Hot_Real_Estate_Market._How_did_we_get_hereThe real estate industry has gone crazy over the last few months as the market turns red hot! We haven't seen this type of economy or anything like it in the past, so you may be wondering, how in the world did we get here? This is a really interesting question that a lot of our agents here at Chamberlain Real Estate Group are getting nowadays.

Being in Two Worlds at Once

At present, there are two types of worlds that people live in: the physical world and the digital world. In the physical world, everybody needs to wear a mask and social distance, and some are even locked down for safety precautions. Then, there’s the digital world which is not affected by the COVID-19 virus.

This unprecedented time has created barriers in the physical world.

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5_Ideas_for_First_Time_Home_SellerBuying your first home is exhilarating and fun but selling that home can bring so many mixed emotions! So, here are five ideas that you need to think about before you finalize your decision.

Meet Multiple Agents

Most first-time sellers think that the best way to sell their home is to go back to the agent who helped them buy their house. While that is a good idea, it could limit you from having more options.

You can call your previous agent and talk to them. Ask about their marketing plan, how will they position your house and how they are going to sell it. But after that, interview other agents to get a sense of how different marketing can be and how different agents work.

Don't tie yourself to just one person because you had a good

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Understanding_Real_Property_ReportsIf you're thinking of selling your home in the future, you must understand the importance of a Real Property Report.

Compliant Real Property Report

A Real Property Report, or RPR for short, is a land survey of your home that shows everything on your property and all permanent structures. Prior to selling your house, you need to make sure that your RPR is up to date and compliant. That means everything on your property must be according to the bylaws, and the city approves it.

Every time you add any permanent structure like a fence, garage, deck or a pergola attached to your home, it doesn’t matter if it’s big or small; if it is non-movable, you have to update your RPR.

Before you start to build any permanent structure, look into if you

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Now_is_the_Best_Time_to_Seize_a_New_PassionPaul Moyer is one of those inspiring people who took advantage of life-as-we-knew-it being shut down to seize a new passion. But if you thought jumping into real estate would take Paul out of his element, you would be wrong!

Paul is instantly likeable, clearly intellectual, and he is as cool as a cucumber, which is probably why he’s already making a name for himself. He started with the Chamberlain Group in January, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where he takes his career.

We hopped on a Zoom call with him to find out more about his experience since joining the crazy little world we call real estate.

2020 was a different year; what made you decide to get into real estate at that time?

I was managing a café, and I’ve always loved

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