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Affordable Dual Master Townhouse – For Sale in Callaghan, Edmonton

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Posted by Jeanine B. Osborne on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 5:49pm.

Just Reduced to $269,900!

BUILT FOR COMFORT in LOVELY Callaghan.

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6 Ways Real Estate Agents Add Value to a Home Sale

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Just because you can buy and sell property on your own, it doesn’t mean you should. Real estate agents remain essential when making these pivotal financial transactions.

There are many ways agents add value during the purchase or sale of a home:

  • Handle the technical nuances — Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, a home sale includes a dizzying amount of paperwork. Skilled agents know how to fill out what documents and when, saving you time and helping you avoid mistakes.
  • Speak the lingo — The industry uses an astonishing number of acronyms. Working with a real estate agent gives you the opportunity to better understand the conversation.

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How the Right Words Can Help Sell a Home.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

House and neighborhood characteristics can positively influence the sale of your home, but what about the words used in the listing? The right turn of phrase could help your property sell quickly, but choose less descriptive terms and you may find it on the market indefinitely. Write an effective listing with the following tips:

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Prepping for a Home Sale or Purchase in Edmonton.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Spring has sprung, which means the housing market is in full bloom. Each year, roughly 40 percent of real estate transactions occur between the months of May and August. If you’re feeling inspired to buy or sell a home soon, make sure you’re prepared. Use these checklists to catch anything you may have missed.

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Will Christmas Decorating help you Sell for More Money?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Dear Friends,

Are you selling over the Christmas holidays and looking for a way to increase your bottom line?  Christmas staging, mught just be the edge that you need to push past your competitors who are also selling.  I believe the trick has to do much more with how little Christmas staging you do rather than how much.

I like negative space,  we (in our home) even decorated our Christmas Tree using negative theme this year:Christmas Staging while selling your house

I think a Seller can get away with keeping decorations up during the holidays and the more emotion and feeling that your strike in your Buyer the better your chances are of selling.  Beautiful decorations have a beautiful feel and any stager would tell you, it’s in the details with your sale. Get them to feel like they are home in your house and you’ve pretty much made their top 5 list.  The following are some really great examples of homes that I think would sell for more money, using well spaced (negative) Christmas Decorations:

Christmas Staged Home 1

Christmas Staged Home ideas while selling

Note the added opulence feel thriugh the use of added fabrics, Champagne, crystal and warmth with both candles and fire.

Christmas Staged Home 2

Christmas Staged Home while selling

Note how the clean, cold lines of the room are contrasted by the gleaming floors and cozy burning fireplace.

Christmas Staged Home 3

Christmas Staged Home while selling

This is a beautiful example of Christmas in Contrast with an already elegant room.  Sparse decorations were needed, but the overall effect gives you a mossy glow of winter warmth,  Where’s the cranberries on a stick? lol

Christmas Staged Home 4

Christmas Staged Home while selling

Obviously, this one gets us in the feels.

Christmas Staged Home 5:

Christmas Staged Home while selling

We are a few days away from the holidays and closing the exciting year of 2016.  We hope you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and take this time to be grateful for all the blessings we have received this year. And now for the reports:

Edmonton Real Estate Market Reports December 2016

*stats as of November 31, 2016

We are  continuing this years trend with an abundance of properties for sale, folks wanting to move, and 6.64 months of inventory in a Buyers Market. This November 1,825 new listings appeared for a total of 6,493 HOMES ON MARKET.  Last November (2015) we had 1,919 new listings come on the market and a total of 6,043 properties for sale.

This November 978 SOLD.  Last November (2015) a total of 1,162 homes sold in the Edmonton area. Compared to last year there are about 4.9% less listings to compete with.

The average SOLD price in the City of Edmonton is $373,174

Up 1.11% from last year and up 2.31% from last month.

0.64% of Homes in Edmonton Sell over the $1,000,000 Price Range.

Average Days on Market – 63 … last year 58

Odds of Selling -15.06% 978 out of 6,493 listed, down 21.48% from last year, down 19.98% from last month

Average Selling Price:

     Condo Apartment: $241,569

     Condo Townhouse: $353,818

     Single Family Dwelling: $440,496 and the

Home Sales by Price Range: 34.38% of homes sold in this price range of $300,000-$399,999.

20% of Homes sell in the price ranges on both ends of the first.

54 Years average of price increase for the City of Edmonton is 6.86%.

Prices have gone up for this year by 0.32%.

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As always, we are here to support you with whatever real estate concerns or needs you have.  Yoru referrals are always welcome and appreciated.

Merry Christmas,

Jeanine

Tips for Selling a Pet Occupied Home.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Selling your home can be a fun process, however it can sometimes also be a little stressful. Selling your home when you have pets offers some extra challenges, what to do with your furry family members while the home is being shown is one of the many questions this Realtor gets asked frequently. Unfortunately, not everyone loves our pets as much as we do. It is important to consider why people may have a negative reaction to our pets so that we can remove any possible barriers in order to sell your home. There are many reasons that some buyers may have such reactions, allergies, fear of certain animals, and smells generally top the list. Here is a list of things to consider when selling your, and your pets home.

What should I do with my pet during the showing?

Some homeowners will get a pet sitter, or bring their pets with them when they leave to allow showings in their home. If this is not an option for you, you may consider putting your furry friend in a crate, in a quiet room to keep them safe and out of the way of the potential buyers. The other advantage to this is that you as a pet owner won’t have to worry about your pets making a mad dash for the door. If your pet is absent then it will not be a distraction for the buyers as they walk through the home.

What should I do with my pets toys during the showings?

The best practice is to remove your pets toys and other accessories that we all have to keep our pets happy. If buyers have to step over toys and have to watch out for water dishes and pet food, this could distract them from seeing the whole potential of your house. Don’t forget to remove those pet beds as well as some buyers may see them as dirty.

What about any smells?

Dealing with pet smells can be a bit tricky. A vacuum will help, but a professional steam cleaning is the most effective way to get rid of smells in the carpet. Stains in the carpet may detract from the overall beauty of your home, use a pet spot remover to help with this, or consider replacing carpet. Bedding is also another place that pet smells tend to linger. If you’re like this Realtor and your pets sleep on the bed don’t forget about cleaning the bedding before a showing. A wash of the walls will also help to give your home a nice clean smell, and don’t forget about those windows. Cat and dog nose prints on the sliding glass door may be just another part of your daily life but it may discourage buyers from seeing your house as their home. Litter boxes should be cleaned daily and puppy training pads should also be removed.

A few final things to remember is to clean up any messes your pets may have left outside, having animal droppings in the backyard will make it seem less welcoming, so don’t forget to clean up the outside as well as the inside of your home. Selling a house with a pet can bring a little extra work, but in the end your extra effort will pay off with the successful sale of your home and hopefully the purchase of a new home for you and your furry family members.

And That’s The Cats’ Meow.