Carl Phin & Kim McLeod

There are a few times in life when we connect with a person and develop a strong bond of friendship, trust, and admiration for one another. These lifelong besties may enter your life in high school, or become your college roommate, work colleagues, or as your future spouse.

Some people may come and go in your life, but one special person will always be there for you; to stand beside you, and guide you, comfort you and console you. This amazingly special person is: YOUR REALTOR.

Realtors make your dreams happen, and will travel the ends of the county, working tirelessly for YOU.

Realtors go above and beyond to protect your best interests and get you what you want and deserve. When you are buying or selling a home you are vulnerable, emotional, and some of your worst traits rear their ugly heads, but your Realtor will love you anyway.

Here are 7 reasons why your Realtor is the best friend you never knew you had:

1. They know what we can truly afford (even when we don’t).

Your Realtor...

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Spring is the perfect time to think about how you can give your home more curb appeal! Here are 10 Tips For Creating Curb Appeal to help you get started. These tips and information will show you how to make a great first impression and get the best return on your investment of time and money when creating curb appeal.



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Need a Reason to Sell Your Home?

Home owners sell and move, on average, every five to seven years. Why do home owners move? People who have lived in the same home for the past 30 years have a hard time understanding this phenomena. They are shocked that people move so often, but I know one thing for certain: Their day to sell and move will come as well.


Here are the top 15 reasons why people sell and move:



1) Home is Too Small. First-time home buyers often outgrow their "starter" homes. Increased family size is the main reason home owners say they need a larger home.


2) Upgrade. The grass is greener on the other side. People often want what they don't have and long for a bigger, more expensive and grander, upscale home.


3) Fix Purchase Error. Owners might believe they made a mistake when purchasing their present home and want to rectify that mistake. Maybe they thought they could get by without a back yard but yearn to garden, or the dining room in the center of the house...

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1,364 properties were sold in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in March, up nearly 63 per cent from the 837 homes sold last month, but down 6.13 per cent from the 1,453 relative to March 2015. There were 863 single family detached homes sold in the Edmonton CMA, a 67 per cent percent increase month-over-month, and down only 1.5 per cent from the same time last year. March saw the sale of 335 condos and 144 duplex/row houses, up 44 per cent and 82 per cent from February, respectively. 

 

 

“Sales, relative to last month, were consistent with the seasonal trends that we expect,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Inventory is growing, with more than 3,000 properties coming onto the market last month. Despite the inventory growth, prices are holding steady, with median prices on par with last year, and average prices up slightly due to the sale of high-end luxury homes in March.”   

 

The...

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In today’s highly competitive housing market, home staging has become an important tool to effectively sell homes and condominiums. It focuses on improving a property and transforming it into an attractive product for sale. Even beautifully decorated homes need to be turned into an environment that appeals to most buyers and enhances the home’s best features.

 Home buyers have become more savvy with regard to what they can get for their money. Staging prepares your home to attract the widest market, while making it appealing to the greatest number of prospective buyers.

 

The goal of staging is to sell quickly for a high return, appealing to a greater number of prospective buyers which will in turn lead to more offers or even multiple offers.

Staging Benefits

  • You only have one chance to impress potential buyers. Buyer’s first impressions are formed as soon as they step inside your home. Staging highlights, the full potential of your property by incorporating design...
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REALTORS® are known for helping people buy and sell real estate, but much of what a REALTOR® actually does to earn their commission happens behind the scenes.


A good REALTOR® will make your real estate transaction flow smoothly through each step of the process, leaving the impression that their job is fairly simple. The fact is – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone who has ever lived with a REALTOR® knows how difficult their job is. If you’ve never spent much one-on-one time with a REALTOR®, you may not understand how different their job is from the average everyday job.


A day in the life of a good REALTOR® is extremely complicated.


Being a REALTOR® is Exhausting!

As you read through some of the tasks on the infographic above, it may seem overwhelming. That’s because it is. Full-time REALTORS® who excel in their careers are high-energy, time-efficient professionals who know how to handle stress and responsibility well. There...

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