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Edmonton: Saving the Commissions could Cost You Thousands!

Monday, May 28th, 2018
Saving the Commissions could cost you thousands

Saving the Commissions could cost you thousands

What is the largest single advantage of trying to sell your home yourself?

Saving the commissions payable.  So what is the single greatest advantage of buying a home directly from a seller or for sale by owner?  Saving the commission again. So everyone wants to save on the commissions, but who has the advantage in Edmonton- a Buyer or a Seller? Only 15% of homes currently on the market will sell within the first 90 days in Edmonton.  So clearly, a buyers market.  That being said, is the advantage on the sellers side with only one property to sell, or on the buyers side with multiple properties they could buy and the money to do so?

That’s right, the Buyer has the power.

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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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Pioneering my Own Destiny and How I Got to Here.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Hi Folks,

Thanks for coming back again to listen to what little old me has to say about real estate, life and the human plot in general.  I’d like to talk about Real Estate in Edmonton for a little bit.  It’s interesting, all that I’ve learned in the past five years. Enough to write a book, or at least a blog… lol

Integrity is a word that gets thrown around a lot when describing the good agents of Real Estate. What’s integrity mean?  Strong moral principles and the quality of being honest? Is it what happens when no one is watching?  What makes a good agent?  Lead generation?  YES, ask any agent.  Ask a client and they’ll say good service.  Agents spend in the 10’s of thousands, if not hundreds – marketing to get your business. We have overseas ‘administrators’ or ‘virtual assistants’ competing to get our money to write our blogs, our website content and post our twitter and linked in updates… all to find you, the next client that might want to buy or sell.

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-We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.- Richard G Scott

I want to be real with my clients and customers. I want you to know what I have to say about things. I want to talk about what sucks about real estate, what condos are good, which aren’t. What you should look out for, pitfalls of the process, the good, the bad, the ugly.  I want to talk about the animal rights movements and petitions of the world. Some soy milk cake recipes!!! AND, maybe, if I get a little real, you’ll keep coming back.  It’ll bring some color to your life, and mine and we’ll both learn a little something in the process.

I want to hear from you.

Send me some comments, ask me about what you want to know.  I’ll be there.  I’ll answer. I promise.

Now that’d be the Cats’ Meow.

The Catch All Room – Is it Your Challenge to an Edmonton Home Sale?

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

What do we do with a Catch All Room?

Catch All Room Before - Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate

Is this a Challenge to the Sale of Your Home? A photo showing a “Catch All” room before alterations.

 by The Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate – Jeanine Boutet 780 916 9739 – chat@edmontonrealestatesells.com

When Selling Your Home, Each Room Needs A Clearly Defined Purpose. Why?

 The Challenge to a Sale: a room filled with furniture, electronic and office equipment, storage items, paintings, silk plants, etc. household items that are wanted but not used and kept out of the line of sight until the room is opened.  The room does not show well, or shows its dimensions and “feels” cramped, like a “whirlwind” or unusable as a functional family living space.

 Only 10% of buyers can visualize the potential of a space.  If you have a room that is not clearly defined with a specific purpose, buyers are left with an uneasy “Hmm, I don’t get this room.  I wonder what it is.”  They don’t see any value in that space for them and their family!

You are selling square feet.  If you have a catch all room it will give buyers a sense that there is not enough space in the home you are selling.  Buyers will not see value in a space that feels small.  They want to believe they are buying more space for their family.  A family that quite possibly is in a space they are quickly growing out of.

Even worse yet, the clutter feels like discontent.  Buyers want to believe that when the buy your home they are bettering their lives, moving up, beginning a fresh new life in a home that will provide for all their needs.   Clutter creates the opposite feeling, even when it is neat and organized.

The Solution: What do we do with a Catch All Room?

Catch all Room after modifications

The Catch All room after modifications, note the window coverings, flooring, wall colors and trim have not been touched. Even the main furniture in the room remains.

1.  We clear the clutter.

2.  We open up the space.

3.  We stage the room giving it purpose and creating a lifestyle!

What does this achieve?

1.  It shows the 90% of the population the value of this space.  How it could function for the buyers and their family.

2.  It shows buyers just how large the room really is!  What are buyers buying?  They are buying Square footage, space, architectural details and the character of your home.

3.  It shows buyers a sense of lifestyle!  What do buyers want to believe?  That if they move into this house, they will become healthier, have a place for the family to get closer, and that they can entertain overnight guests,… if they want to!

So my suggestion is, to get the top dollar for the sale of one of your properties, make sure each room that serves a main purpose looks that way.  Get rid of the clutter, show the dimensions and show that it is easy to live there. Now that’s the Cats Meow in Real Estate.

Selling Your Home in Edmonton???

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

List your Home in EdmontonI Am the Cat’s Meow in Real Estate and Here’s How I’ll Prove That to You:

From the Pre-Listing meeting to the Marketing Video, Flyers, Posts and Social Media Sends that I complete on your behalf; You will notice the Advantages: Attention to Detail, the Visual Communication Skills, Presentation Perspective and “That Something” Attitude. I Promise to Deal with You Honestly and Act as Your Agent Professionally at All Times.

Backed by The Famous Brand of RE/MAX and a REALTOR at the 4th Top Grossing Brokerage in Canada, You’ll Soon Agree that Your Experience has been The Cat’s Meow in Real Estate.

Contact Me for Your Free and Accurate Market Evaluation.

Decoration for a sale in the holidays

Friday, December 16th, 2011

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