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Selling a house in a slow real estate market can be difficult. In times like these, it's not enough to simply list your home and wait; you actually have to sell your home. No one really wants to sell anything when the market is bad, however, it's not impossible to sell your house in these conditions. It just takes a positive attitude and a different kind of game plan.

Even though the market's not favourable to sellers and widespread economic recovery may be months, even years off, there are a number of tactics available to increase the likelihood of a sale.

1. Know your market
One of the most important things you can do to get your house sold is to learn your market, the value of your property and your competition. Most sellers operate in the dark,

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With so many homes for sale in the Calgary Real Estate market your first impressions count. Obviously, your home should look its best when potential
buyers arrive. However, time is not always on your side. There
may be times when you have only a few minutes to get things
ready. What you do with those minutes can mean the difference
between an interested buyer … and one who crosses your
home off the list.
Here are some things you can do to help your home look its best
in just five minutes or less:

• Put away coats, hats, and shoes. Clean up, especially
around the foyer. You don't want clutter to be the first
thing a buyer sees.
• Turn on all lights and lamps. A home that is bright
looks larger.
• Put on some soft music. Easy listening is the best

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5 Ways to Make Your House Sellable.

Since it is a buyer’s real estate market in Calgary and with over 15,000 active listings, sellers need to make the 1st impression count and here are 5 simple ways to make your house sellable. Remember when you found your current home? You walked in and got the feeling it was a great fit for you and your family. Now that you’re selling your house, you need to make that same impression on the next potential buyer. Here’s how to do it.

1) Clean and de-clutter Make sure your kitchen, bathrooms, and floors sparkle. Use old fashioned elbow grease or call in professional cleaners to get the job done. Can you walk into your walk-in closet? Does your car barely fit into your garage? Start packing early and put your…
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