Home Selling Blogs – Calgary

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

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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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How to Prepare For an Open HouseYour real estate agent has called and told you that he'd like to have an open house next weekend. In order to get prepared for this event stay calm, focused and relaxed about it. There are only a few things that you need to do to make your home look great and ready for people to stream through it.

Create a Welcoming Atmosphere in the Home

Staging a house is never complete without those elements that make prospective buyers feel welcomed. Your goal here is to add atmospheric touches that make the home more appealing, while also providing a few "goodies."

Scent is a subtle yet effective marketing tool. Invest in candles or essential oil diffusers throughout the home. Match the fragrance to the season if you like—pumpkin spice in autumn, fir

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What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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Using a Home Equity Line of CreditDuring your lifetime there may be situations that come up that make you consider taking out a home equity loan or line of credit. There may be an emergency situation that you need to handle, a family vacation that you've always wanted or a series of renovations that your house desperately needs that make you think about getting a loan. 

Whatever the reasons may be, you should know that sometimes this loan type is your best option, and sometimes it is not.

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

Is A Home Equity Loan Right For You?

You will have to look around for the best rates. Banks will offer different interest rates and various

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How Curb Appeal can Improve a Home SaleImprovements to "curb appeal" can punch up a drab exterior and get more offers on the table. Real estate agents recommend that property owners take time to analyse the exterior of a home and make necessary improvements to areas seen by individuals out on the street. A clean and inviting exterior appearance can assist in the home selling process and boost interest in a home. What basics should homeowners know about curb appeal and what can they do themselves?

Sellers should make improvements before a home goes on the market. However, regular maintenance is required while the home is listed as available. These curb appeal basics help homeowners get top dollar for their home.

What is Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is is the overall appearance of a

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How to Make the Most of Your Vacation Home SaleSelling a vacation home starts with understanding the differences between a second and a primary home. Not only will the rules change for listing the home, but sellers have to be ready for new tax laws that apply only to vacation homes. While talking to a real estate agent with experience in second home sales is the best way to get all your questions answered, understanding some basic distinctions is a good way to get started when selling their home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Deciding When to Sell a Home

All home selling is cyclical—there are certain months when people want to buy and others that are not as popular. However, second homes can

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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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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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