Home Selling Blogs – Calgary

Home selling advice for Calgary, Alberta residents by Justin Havre & Associates.

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What Do Homeowners Need To Know When SellingThose wondering how to sell your home in Canada should prepare themselves for myriad possibilities during the process. Because of the complexity of the procedures involves such as legalities, paperwork, negotiations and costs to consider, first time home sellers may find the experience daunting. However, here are some home selling tips to ponder while preparing the household for the process.

Understand the Cost of Selling a Home in Canada

While the process may differ slightly for each case, the question of how to sell a home in Canada still involves various cost and fees that are standard industry-wide. Here are some of the costs that sellers should be prepared to handle:

Legal Fees and Disbursements: First time home sellers should give

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4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s MarketingWhen selling a home, marketing can easily make or break a sale. Good marketing can impress buyers right from the very beginning and draw them to the home. While real estate agents will typically handle most of the home’s marketing themselves, homeowners can also do their part to add to and improve the marketing. Here are some of those ways.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Make Sure the For Sale Sign is Visible

While having a for sale sign may seem obvious to some people, it isn’t to others. Some homeowners think a big sign in the front yard is an eyesore, or they may think openly announcing that the home is for sale could bring

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How to Stage Your Home to SellWe are visual beings and even though we are advised not to judge books by their covers, we have the tendency to evaluate situations and things based solely on what we can see. If you are a potential home seller, you should always remember this fact before you let buyers into your home.

The value of your home on paper might be impressive, but the only way you are going to convince a buyer is if your house looks the part. Staging your house will go a long, long way in not only how fast you sell your home, but at what price as well.

The True Value of Staging Your Home

When you're selling your home, its appearance is going to count for everything. Your real estate agent may suggest hiring a home stager but that can end up costing you quite a

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Home Selling Mistakes Sellers Commonly MakeWhen you're selling your Calgary house you may end up hearing a lot of different advice. Friends and neighbors are going to tell you all about their real estate escapades and give you some "helpful" advice. Sometimes these words of knowledge can conflict with the recommendations that your real estate agent is providing. When push comes to shove, however, your agent knows what's happening in the real estate market right now - especially in your part of town. When you hire a real estate agent you are taking him on to help you sell your house using his knowledge.

Below you'll find some of the advice that friends or family may be giving you about your home sale that you need to avoid. They can end up being costly mistakes and some of them can

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What Canadians Can Expect When Selling a Home in a Buyer's MarketBuyers may be at an advantage with more available properties in the market. This may force concessions from sellers in a buyer's market. However, sellers can still successfully sell a home in a buyer's market. Understanding how to navigate a buyer's market and what potential buyers may want will help sellers market and sell their home.

Understanding a Buyer's Market

There is often a surplus of housing in a buyer's market, a benefit to buyers as they have more properties from which to compare and choose from but potentially making it more difficult for seller's to sell quickly or attract multiple offers on a home. Sellers should be aware that certain behaviors may be more likely to occur in a buyer's market, such as that of including specific

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What Season Should You Sell Your House?One of the questions that we frequently get asked is, "When is the best time to sell our house?" In fact what those people are really asking is, "How do we get the maximum value for our property?" It is not really about the time of the year.

However, weather and holidays do play an important factor in selling your home. Almost no one goes house hunting around Christmas, and few give up their summer vacations.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Selling Your Home in Spring and Summer

Late spring and summer are usually thought of as the best times to put a home on the market because buyer demand builds steadily through spring. Sales then

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How to Sell Your Home Step By StepSince 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.

Step 1: Get A Great Real Estate Agent

This is your first step and the most important one. Your agent is going to help you formulate a plan for selling your home fast. Look for an agent with a lot of experience that you feel comfortable talking to and with a track record behind him. You can do this with a phone

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Showing Tips When Selling a HomeYour first open house can be an exciting and productive experience, if your home is prepared in advance. Home sellers who go the extra mile with cleaning and staging can help buyers feel more at home in their property, which can lead to many offers and even a potential sale, even in competitive markets like North Calgary. Here is a collection of must-read home showing tips so every homeowner knows how to show a house for sale.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning in the days before the open house takes place can help make your home more attractive to home buyers. If you’re strapped for time, contact a professional cleaning company for help. During this process, it’s important to clean parts of your home that rarely get attention during normal cleaning

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How to Sell Land Quickly And EffectivelyWhen you are ready to sell your piece of land you'll probably want to sell it quickly while maximizing your profits. There are a few things you can do when you are selling your land that can help ensure a quick turnaround.

Hire A Real Estate Agent For Your Land Sale

You'll want to hire a real estate agent. Agents have access to a network of people looking for property. Additionally, they can take advantage of numerous marketing venues to promote your piece of real estate to the largest pool of buyers possible. The time and energy a real estate agent can save you is well worth the commission he or she charges.

Just because you are working with an agent doesn't mean that you can't do some marketing on your own. Specifically, ask people in

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The Cost Involved in Selling Your HomeIf you're entertaining the thought of selling your home here in Calgary soon you need to be aware of the costs involved. Here are some of the expenses you'll have to pay once you approve an offer and the sale goes ahead.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Legal Fees

When it comes to making sure that every part of your real estate transaction is legal and binding, a lawyer is going to handle this work for you so that you are the new and legal owner of your property. Legal fees can run anywhere from $500-$1000, depending on the complexity of the deal itself. It is always worth it to spend money on an attorney to make sure that your real

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