Homes Buyers Paying too Much Calling Agent on the For Sale Sign? 

Buying a home? Pay more and work harder by working with the listing agents. 

Whenever I list a property I'll get "sign calls" from buyers wanting to view a property I have on the market. Some have been told by a friend that working with the selling agent will help them get a better deal and this is not always the case.
Apart from the fact that it is more work for the buyer to call and arrange appointments with all the agents, line up consecutive times to maximize the number of showings, vet the different properties against their needs, access the properties with limited information through public access sites, do all the driving and waiting around for the next appointment; to do…

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Christine Gallacher - MaxWell Grande Realty

Dallas Burton - MaxWell Canyon Creek

Jas Ahluwalia - MaxWell Polaris

Shiya Lin - MaxWell Polaris

Dwight Streu - MaxWell Polaris

Jacob Johanntges - MaxWell Polaris

Lori Green - MaxWell Devonshire Realty

Craig Oliver - MaxWell South Star Realty

Gayatri Sharma - MaxWell Central

Jag Khinda - MaxWell Polaris

Rahul Khatri - MaxWell Polaris

Ajdin Susa - MaxWell Polaris

Ashly Tichkowsky - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Bruce Dunham - MaxWell Capital Realty

Catherine Manigo - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Myles Blewett - MaxWell Challenge Realty

Matthew Robinson - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Sean McKeigan - MaxWell Capital Realty

Daniel Engelman – MaxWell Polaris

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New Homes vs Used, pre-owned

New or Used? Kevin Grenier REALTOR®

When buyers come to me looking for guidance I always include both new homes and used (pre-owned) homes. Many buyers are surprised to find that I also work with new home builders and once they understand the benefits, far prefer it to working with the builder's sales staff.
But what are the benefits of new vs used?


New

- latest building practices including 4x6 walls, increased insulation, heat recovery ventilators and child safe receptacles
- comprehensive 1yr builder warranty (some builders offer 2 yrs), additional New home warranties (additional 4-10 yrs or more covering various items)

Pre-owned

- typically located in mature areas with established schools, larger trees, typically shorter commutes to city…

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Open House Alert 282731 Symons Valley Rd, Rocky View County

For Full Listing, Visit Here:https://tinyurl.com/282731symonsvalley

Call/text Yasin @ 403-681-0319 for more info or to book your showing

Fantastic, in floor heated walkout bungalow on 4.6 acres in a private location just NW of Airdrie on pavement. Mature trees, private setting & a great place to raise your family! Huge 36x49 heated, insulated & drywalled shop + a 3 car heated garage. Over 1900 sq ft up+1711 sq ft dev down. Main floor features inviting, spacious entry with curved staircase to lower level, large windows, hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace. Great open floor plan lends itself to a welcoming entertaining space w/roomy kitchen that has gas cook top, built…

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New Price and Open House this Sunday Oct 27, 11am-1pm

2577 Coopers Circle SW, Airdrie

For Full Listing, Visit Here: https://tinyurl.com/2577coopers

Bungalow Alert!

Have you been looking for a spacious, fully developed bungalow where you can actually park 2 cars in the garage? Gorgeous 2+2 bedroom, fully developed home w/a 24x22 garage in the wonderful Coopers Crossing community. 1433 sq ft up+another 1282 sq ft down! Walk up to the front porch & enter into a spacious front entry. Main floor has hardwood & is an open concept design w/vaulted ceilings, grand rock fireplace in family room, quartz counters & stainless steel appliances in the kitchen & wrought iron railing for the staircase to basement. Good sized nook area leads to the rear…

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As you probably know, it's easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best!

Chances are, you won't want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check?

Here are some tips:

• Get estimates from at least three contractors. Often prices can vary widely, even amongst contractors with similar reputations and experience.

• Narrow the project focus. If you're getting a bathroom renovated, for example, decide whether you need the contractor to paint the new walls. Can you do that yourself?

• Shop around for the building materials. Yes, contractors often have access to wholesale prices. Still, you might be able to find a bathtub…

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You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression buyers get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the home viewing.

How do you boost curb appeal? Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so:

• Wash both the inside and outside of the front windows. You'll be amazed at the difference that can make.

• Sweep the walkway leading up to the front entrance. Add a new welcome mat. Also, wash down the front door.

• If possible, remove cars from the driveway. Let buyers imagine their own cars parked there!

• Mow the lawn. Lightly trim the hedges. Weed flower beds.

• Remove anything from inside windowsills that…

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Outdoor lighting has come a long way from the days of patio lanterns and strings of lightbulbs. These days, there's an exhaustive array of options available to illuminate your outdoor space, and make it more appealing and comfortable, particularly in the evenings.

Here are just a few ideas:

• Solar garden lights. These lights are on stakes that can be easily inserted throughout the garden. Powered by the sun, they generate enough energy to cast a soft, pleasant glow along walkways or in flower beds in the evenings.

• Deck post lights. These are easy to install because they're designed to sit on top of a standard 4x4 wood deck post. Most are solar powered.

• Street-style lamps. As the name implies, these look similar to old-fashioned…

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If it’s been a while since you last moved, you might be wondering how much you'll need to spend on your next home. That's an important question to answer, even if you're just at the "thinking about it" stage and haven't decided whether or not you'll look for a new property.

After all, knowing your budget might influence your decision.

How should you determine your budget?

The first step is to calculate the maximum you can spend. This involves adding the money you'll get from the sale of your current property after repaying your outstanding mortgage, to any other funds you have available to invest plus the maximum amount of mortgage you qualify to receive.

Of course, just because you may qualify for a large mortgage doesn't mean you want…

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NEW LISTING ALERT

282731 Symons Valley Rd, Rocky View County

For Full Listing, Click Here:https://tinyurl.com/282731symonsvalley

Call/text Yasin @ 403-681-0319 for more info or to book your showing!

Fantastic, in floor heated walkout bungalow on 4.6 acres in a private location just NW of Airdrie on pavement. Mature trees, private setting & a great place to raise your family! Huge 36x49 heated, insulated & drywalled shop + a 3 car heated garage. Over 1900 sq ft up+1711 sq ft dev down. Main floor features inviting, spacious entry with curved staircase to lower level, large windows, hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace. Great open floor plan lends itself to a welcoming entertaining space w/roomy kitchen that has gas cook top,…

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