If You Are Thinking of Selling your Calgary home....

Here are our TOP 5 TIPS for a successful sale

5 Top Tips for Calgary Home Sellers1. Connect with a Full-Time Active Realtor®. A Calgary Realtor who has local, in-depth knowledge of the Community Market you are planning to list in.

2. With your Realtor®, create and follow a customized pre-listing plan which will include items such as decluttering, depersonalization and staging preparation;

3. Review a pricing analysis with your to determine the best position for your home within the local marketplace. A true professional will explain the strategy behind pricing recommendations; 

4. Release a perfect property presentation to the marketplace!!! This could include professional photography, drone images, video, 3D tour & floor plans.

5. Prepare for showings! I'd love to suggest a mini-vacation but, COVID so..if it is at all possible, stay with a friend or family member because living in a staged space is HARD. One of our best tips is to keep a GO BAG near the front door if leaving isn't an option. Make sure it is large enough to throw any last-minute items into just in case a potential Calgary Home Buyer requests a last-minute viewing.

Selling is stressful. The right Calgary Realtor is a stress reducer. We Offer Free Home Evaluations.


How Much Mortgage Can Your Calgary Rent Buy?

How Much Mortgage Can You Get for Your Current Calgary Rental Payment? 

Using today’s best 5-year mortgage interest rate of about 1.64% and an amortization period of 30 years, the chart below shows how much of a mortgage your monthly rental payments would carry.

Rent and Mortgage Amount The Rent Would Carry at 1.64% amortized over 30 Years

  • $1,000 - $284,408
  • $1,200 - $341,289
  • $1,400 - $398,171
  • $1,600 - $455,053
  • $1,800 - $511,934
  • $2,000 - $568,816
  • $2,200 - $625,698
  • $2,400 - $682,579

Why are you renting instead of owning?

Get Pre-Qualified and Lock In The Low Interest Rates.

Talk with your mortgage broker today and find out the truth about your unique situation. There are a lot of options available, even if you don’t have a down payment.

Maybe you could buy the house you are currently renting. Calgary Landlords love owning properties for a reason. And it’s the same reason you should own your own home instead of renting.

It’s a fact that many rental properties once were the primary residences of current landlords.  

A great way to look at buying your first home is to ask yourself, “What’s the Worst That Can Happen and Can I Deal With It”?

The worst that can happen is you could no longer make the mortgage payments, and you would lose the house to the bank and ruin your credit. But even that doesn’t happen overnight, so you would have plenty of time to try to sell the place, rent it out, get a roommate, etc. There’s actually a lot of options in the worst-case scenario.

The best way to avoid foreclosure is to make your payments. If you stay within the range of what you’ve been paying for rent, that shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t take on more than you can afford.

Take the first step today, and talk with a qualified Calgary Mortgage Agent.

If a mortgage agent wants you to borrow the maximum you might qualify for, instead of keeping you in the range you’re comfortable with, run away. This is not the type of mortgage agent you would want to deal with.

The bottom line is if you can afford the rent and have always paid on time, you are a good candidate for homeownership. And homeownership is a great thing to have; just ask your Calgary Landlord.


Need to Sell Your Calgary House Quickly? Here's What to Do

Need To Move Quickly Out of A Calgary Home?There are many different reasons why you might suddenly need to sell your home. It could be an unexpected work relocation, a change in family circumstances, or simply a desire to move.

Whatever the reason, selling a house quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn't mean you need to get into panic mode. You can list and sell your property quickly while still enjoying the process!

The first thing you need to do is figure out how to make your home show its best. In addition to cleaning and decluttering, that might include getting any needed repairs done, sprucing up the place by painting and perhaps even doing some minor improvements.

How much you need to "stage" your property depends on many factors, including what conditions are like in the local Calgary Real Estate Market. For example, you may not need to make each room look like a page from a decorating magazine if you’re in a seller’s market.

So, before you start any work, talk to me about what needs to be done to make your home ready to be seen by Calgary Home Buyers.

The next thing you’ll need to consider is the listing price. Your listing price is especially important if you want to sell fast. No, you don't need to low-ball your listing to attract interested buyers — in fact, doing that might actually have the opposite effect. But you do need to price your property competitively.

In addition, it's smart to line up the resources you'll need, especially if you're also buying a new home. For example: get recommendations for a real estate lawyer, contractor, mortgage advisor, cleaning service, pet daycare, etc.

I’m well-connected in the local home industry, so I can recommend you to reputable professionals I know and trust.

A final tip: If you want to sell your Calgary houses quickly, you need to start the process now.

Give me a call to get the ball rolling.

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