Real Estate Guides for Calgary Home Buyers and Sellers

real-estate-guidesIf you are wondering what the steps are for buying a house in Calgary or the steps for selling a house in Calgary, you've come to the right place. Buying and selling a home is not a simple process but yet the end result can be super fun and even life-changing. We don't take buying or selling a home lightly and know that when you do so, everything in your life is changing. You need to figure out where to now grocery shop and where to take your dog for grooming and so much more. Don't worry... we've got your back. Take a look at our guides below and let us know how we can help you out!

Buyer Guides

9 Steps to Buying a House

You have decided that you want to buy a house in Calgary but don't know where to start. Don't fret, we've got your back! Click through, pour yourself your favourite drink and get your notebooks out!

Guide to Buying a House

Seller Guides

9 Steps to Selling a House

You are thinking of selling your house in Calgary but don't know where to start. Here is your complete guide that is ever growing with everything you'll need to know.

Guide to Selling a House

Calgary Community Guides

Buyer and Seller Guides

We have compiled all the info you need as a buyer or seller for some of our favourite communities. Click below to see all our guides and let us help you make the best decisions on your real estate journey.

View All The Community Guides

How to Find Your Next Perfect Home 

how-to-buy-a-houseWhat is your plan to sort through the thousands of new listings in Calgary at any given time? How do you plan on finding that dream home in the midst of hundreds which could probably suit you well? What will you do when the price of the listing, the neighbourhood, the amenities, or any other factor about the place is under question? 

Yes, our job at The Chamberlain Group is to help you buy or sell the homes you want. Every year, we help our clients make their dreams come true. We take people through the biggest decision of their lives and make it easy and non-complicated. We navigate our clients through the minefield listings to help them figure it all out. We can do the same for you. 

You Deserve a Better Experience

More than just the people who make your listing and host your open houses, your friendly real estate is there to take you through every step of the way. Our life is living and breathing Calgary real estate. We go to every effort to keep ourselves informed and up-to-the-minute about everything related to housing in Calgary. That includes every news article, every market trend report, every quarterly update, and predictions about the future of Calgary housing. In the guides above, you are getting the best of the best information on how to have a successful real estate transaction.

So, when we say that we can help you understand the market and process of buying or selling a home in Calgary, we say that with the complete confidence that we know what we’re doing. We live here. We work here. We have several years of experience helping Calgarians buy and sell their home. And we can certainly take all that expertise and put it into your hands.  

Calgary Real Estate Market

One job is to take our knowledge of the listings in Calgary and translate them into something that you can understand. We take your needs and desires, everything that you dream about in your perfect home, and apply our efforts to finding you that place. Let’s talk suburbs. Let’s talk amenities. Let’s talk transportation, schooling, shopping, and future growth. We cover every aspect of your future home so that you have the best shot at finding that diamond in the rough, that gem in the midst of thousands of listings in the city.

Practically, this is what it looks like. Let’s say you’re looking for a great townhouse in Calgary’s southwest. We look at different communities like Evergreen or maybe Elbow Park, and we cross-examine those places with the nearby amenities. Maybe you’d like living closer to downtown. Maybe you’d prefer a more suburban feel. Maybe you like the outdoors and Fish Creek Park could become a part of your daily routine. And through elimination and watchful care for all the factors, we come up with the perfect property for you.

Of course, part of our job to keep a watchful eye on what the listings look like and how those trends affect your purchase. Because where you live and what’s available could depend entirely on factors outside of the real estate industry. For example, what about all thousands of school students who come to Calgary every year. Every year, the University of Calgary, SAIT, and Mount Royal University receive a combined 50,000 enrolled students, many from international locations. That makes an immense mark on the listings in Calgary, with a high number of places being bought or leased early September, and beginning in the summer, we see an influx of new listings in Calgary as students finish up their studies.

Or what about the job market? We as Calgarians know only too well how the oil and gas industry can dramatically impact the housing market here. It’s almost directly tied to the price per barrel of oil. So, although the industry was hit hard in the past 5 years, we see signs of improvement trickling through the listings. We see prices rise and demand increase for homes in every part of Calgary. These are just a few examples of the trends we monitor

Investing in Calgary Real Estate

But it’s not just the family homes that we work with. We also spend a good amount of time with the real estate investors, the people who looking for their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th home. They have different criteria that we need to manage. What does the neighbourhood offer? What is the resale value? Does it require any overhauls/upgrades? What is the expected rent for this area? Is it easy to find tenants? All this is extremely important to our investor clients.

If you’re ready for us to help you, give us a call on 587-316-5400 or drop us an email at info@chamberlaingroup.ca.