Selling Tips

Tips and Tricks for Selling Real Estate in Calgary.

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The Importance of Removing Smoke From Your Home Before SellingA new survey was conducted by Pfizer Canada that asked real estate brokers and agents in the province of Ontario about the price changes that could occur due to an owner smoking in their home. The survey showed that smoking could reduce a property's value by up to 29%. It's important to note, however, that Pfizer Canada is a pharmaceutical company that promotes a medication to help smokers quit the habit!

How Smoke Smell Affects Home Resale Value

During the course of the study it was found that 401 brokers and agents agreed that smoking does make selling a home more difficult when compared to one that is smoke-free. More than half of the professionals surveyed, 56% of them, said that the buyers they work with are less likely to buy a home where

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How to Target Your Real Estate MarketThe fastest way to find buyers when selling your home is by figuring out who would want it. There are target markets for anything that is being sold in today's society and the same is true for real estate. When you find your target market and connect with them you will have more interested buyers because they want what you have to offer.

You aren't going to try to sell a one bedroom condo to a family with four children. Likewise, you probably won't end up selling a large estate house to a retired senior. You can narrow down what your target market is by looking at the location of your property, its size and the demographic factors of the community.

What Different Demographics Can You Target?

There are some areas in Calgary that attract

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What to Know About Conducting a Land SurveyLand surveys are prepared for residential homes and show you exactly where your home is sitting and any renovations and improvements that have been made to the exterior of the property. Some things that may show up on a survey report may include additional decks, pools, driveways and buildings that have been added. This is a legally binding document that can be called upon by the local municipality, mortgage company or the bank and its helpful when any real estate transfer is taking place.

There is no expiration date on a survey but it is a good idea to get one if you are involved in a real estate transaction. In some cases it will be required by the lending institution as part of the financial conditions for the home loan.

Are You Required

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What to Expect When Selling a HomeSelling a home requires a lot of documentation. From the title to the home to rental agreements currently in place, documentation helps protect sellers as well as buyers. Knowing what to expect and what documents need to be produced during the home selling process can help keep the sale process going smoothly. This article will discuss some of the various documents that home sellers often need to sell their property.

Land Title Certificate

The land title certificate is a document that shows the owner of a property. This document proves that the person selling the property is the person who has legal rights to do so. Land title certificates are typically available through the local land title office. If you're thinking about selling your home

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The Dangers of Acting on a We Buy Houses AdYou'll see them all over the streets attached to light posts and you'll also find these ads running on online classified sites. "We Buy Houses - Sell Your House Today!" signs with the phone number attached can be quite deceiving. It's tempting to call to find out how much you could get paid for your home in order to get instant money. It's hard to get a direct answer upfront though and when you finally get a quote you'll be quite surprised.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How Much Money Can You Expect From the Sale Of Your Home?

Usually you won't get more than 80% of the market value of your home. In addition, your equity position

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Selling a Home Where a Murder or Suicide Has OccuredRecently, a home in Calgary went on the market that had a dark past associated with it. The home is the one where multiple murders occurred this year. Across Canada every year, many homes get listed where violent attacks have occurred. In the industry, these homes are referred to as "stigmatized properties".

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Laws Regarding Stigmatized Properties

In the United States, there is a law in most states requiring sellers to make a full disclosure about a murder or a suicide that has occurred on the property within the last 3 years. In Canada, Québec is the only province in the country that has a

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When Can You Move to a New Home Without Losing Money?This is quite a loaded question that can receive a lot of different answers depending on who you're talking to. The average time that's being quoted as a generality is five years, but there can be a lot of different determining factors that will lead you to the ultimate decision to start looking for an upgrade.

You'll want to make sure that the price gains will be able to make up for the purchase costs of buying a new home and selling your existing one. You are going to be incurring certain expenses as a buyer,which will include moving costs, legal costs, a title search, mortgage application fees, home inspection expenses and legal fees.

As the seller you'll need to factor in the costs of the brokerage commission and the additional legal

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Why Homeowners Might Need to Sell Their Homes QuicklyWhen you're looking through listings of homes for sale you may see a few mentioning that the owner is highly motivated to sell. There are quite a few reasons why a home may need to be sold quickly, and here are the top seven reasons sellers come to this decision.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Difficulty Selling the Property

Properties can be difficult to sell for a number of reasons. Quite often there is something dramatically wrong with the house making it undesirable such as foundation problems or serious structural concerns. Another reason could be that the asking price of the home may be too high, so sellers reduce the

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Why Agents Now Use Drones to Sell HomesProfessional photography has advanced to new levels. While not suitable for all listings, drone technology has been used to successfully sell homes. Canadian residents may want to investigate this new technology and work with a reputable agent who can include this type of imagery as part of their overall marketing plan. Explore how drone technology may be the ticket to increase the offer price on available properties.

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Drones are not just for kids. Drones or Unmanned aerial vehicles can provide valuable insight about a property. Agents use drones for aerial images that can then be used to market a property. Special features can be shown with drone technology, making it useful for properties that may be

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Short Sales: Money Pit or Bargain?Personal financial difficulties that result in missed mortgage payments are serious, leading to loan default and possible home foreclosure. Working with a lender to accept a short sale, an amount that is less than the actual mortgage balance, can be a way out of an unpleasant situation, but there are things to know before exploring and proceeding down that path.

First, it may be advantageous to investigate other possible options. A short sale is not always the best way to move forward, even if the lender seems willing. Negotiation can be complicated and time-consuming for both the seller and for potential buyers. In addition, it is rare that a short sale will leave a seller completely free of all obligations related to the home. The short sale

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