Narrowing Window of Opportunity to sell…

Yes, the window of opportunity to sell your home in Alberta is narrowing.  No doubt about that.

I’m getting reports from the banks, economists, CMHC and the Calgary Real Estate Board along with the Canada-wide real estate associations and provincial associations.  Confusing messages.  No one knows when they should sell. Most eyes are on Vancouver and Toronto and for those of us in Calgary, that’s no surprise.  So let’s skip to what matters… the Calgary market.  Despite what you hear in the media, Calgary’s market right now is good. All of us have been surprised but COVID has brought us a lot of bad things but one good thing and that’s lower mortgage rates.  So that means buyers are out looking.  If you are thinking of selling….DO IT NOW.  Do not make the mistake of waiting until spring.

I’m never this emphatic but I need my Calgary homeowners to get this message.  If you wait until March or April, not only will you be competing with hoards of new listings that typically come on the market each spring but you will be competing against the long list of foreclosures now set to enter the market as a result of the Covid Pandemic fall-out.  You won’t be able to compete against foreclosures and still get the price you want for your house.  Calgary foreclosures will bring the market down – no doubt about it.  Always has… always will.  Foreclosures are starting to appear on the database but there is still a narrow window to take advantage of the good market so contact me and I will make this happen for you.  Once your house is sold you will be able to sit back and see what happens to the market and you will be very glad you got on it now.  My reputation speaks for itself.  I will get you through this rough patch.  And remember, there are literally thousands and thousands of Calgarians who have been hit hard by COVID.  People just like you and me.  Not a lot of people are talking about it because its embarrassing but pretty much everyone has been hit in one way or the other with the financial crushing effects of Covid.  Its just what you do about it that will separate you from everyone else.  I don’t believe in pressure.  Everyone will tell you that.  So don’t be afraid to step forward and least get an evaluation on your house so you know where you stand in this market.  It will help you make an informed decision one way or the other and all of my client’s information is kept in the strictest confidence.

What to expect for the rest of 2021?

Posted on Jul 29, 2021

Today, July 29, 2021, the Calgary Real Estate Board posted its projection for August 2021 through to the end of 2021. Sales have been hot but going forward we are now going to see a more balanced market going into 2022. That means sellers need to price their houses accurately. For every 150 homes coming onto the MLS system, I'm seeing approximately...

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Calgary & Area Market Update

Posted on Jun 03, 2021

June 1, 2021:    Inventory rises, but sellers' market conditions persist...

With 2,989 sales, housing market activity hit a new May record. Despite strong levels of sales, they did trend down relative to last month. Additionally, there were 4,562 new listings, causing seasonally adjusted inventory levels to increase over last month. 

“The recent...

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Home Staging Sells A Lifestyle

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

Let's me start by saying beware of home staging companies that fill your home to the max with furniture and decor.

Its a little-known fact that many home stagers fill your home up with as much items as they can they earn a little off each item you rent from them in addition to their hourly fee. I've seen houses over-staged (example is a table that w...

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The 'Musical Chairs' of Home Pricing

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

Selling your home is a lot like MUSICAL CHAIRS!  
Let me explain...
Its crucial to price your home accurately even as Calgary & area are seeing record number of sales.  Just because you hear "record number of sales" in the news, does not mean "record prices". Due to pent-up demand from Covid and super-low interest rates, buyers and sellers are coming...

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