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Stop Planning!

March 19th, 2014
Hey you, ya you with the clip board and the spreadsheet and the mental floor plans.  Stop it!  Now if you know me at all you might be thinking "isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?".  Yeah, it is but only sort of...

I'll be honest, I love a spreadsheet, visualizing is a passtime and nothing makes my world feel more calm than a good list (especially one that is all checked off).  All th ...

Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith

March 13th, 2014
So you've been on the market for a bit and nothing is happening, I get it!  No, really I do!  We have our home listed right now and I know exactly how you feel.  I ask Matt everytime "Is this going to be the one"?  And he faithfully answers "yes" even though his guess is as good as mine.  

Right now it's a Seller's market so why would this even be happening?  It's important to understand that ...

3 Reasons Why You Should List Now

February 19th, 2014

People always ask "when is the best time to list my house".  While there isn't a perfect answer to that question, I can give you three reasons why you should consider listing your house now if you are planning to sell this year.

1.) Despite the mounds of snow, the spring market is already heating up.  We are seeing houses come on and off the market very quickly right now and we are seeing mult ...

When A Showing Is Cancelled It Sucks!

January 21st, 2014
When someone books a showing for one of our listings it's exciting.  We wonder, could this be the one?  We quickley text/call/tweet/IM (or whatever) our Client to let them know and they are usually excited too.  Matt and I currently have our house listed so we went through this just the other day.

We got a showing request with only an hour and fifteen minutes notice.  I always tell my Clients ...

Calgary Condo Market

October 29th, 2013

I recently had a friend of mine (and past client) reach out to me for an update on the condo market in Calgary.  They had been seeing various bits of information in media and wanted to know how to proceed with their condo.  Should they sell it or continue to rent it.  Here is the email I sent to her:

With all of the media coverage on the real estate market sometimes it's hard to ...

YES, Your REALTOR Should Call You

February 28th, 2013
It makes my stomach turn when someone tells me a story about how they hired an agent to sell their home, he or she it up a sign and they never heard from them again.  This business is about customer service but more than that it's about relationships. 

If I don't keep in touch with my Sellers I won't know how they are feeling, if things change or alter in their lives or if they have question ...

They're Just Not That Into Your House

February 21st, 2013

You remember the movie He’s Just Not That Into You, it was funny and got the point across pretty clearly.  Sometimes it’s like that with your house.  Some Buyers just aren’t into it and that’s okay.  I’m not saying it isn’t frustrating but put your feet in the Buyer’s shoes (which might be really easy if you are selling your current home and then buying a new one).  

Before I take Clients out ...

What Really Happens During A Showing

January 31st, 2013

I often get questions from Sellers about what people really look at when they are viewing a home so I thought I would answer the top questions I get from my Clients.

Will they look in my fridge?  

Probably not but they should.  Usually the kitchen appliances are included with the home so I encourage my Clients to look at them too.  Your fridge doesn’t have to look like Yolanda’s on the Real ...

Yes, You Should Decorate For The Holidays!

December 12th, 2012

I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of the year.  I love the food (especially the desserts), the family and friends and giving gifts.  I also really love the decor of the season.  I remember one Christmas we were only at home for a few days in December so we didn't go all out decorating the house but I needed something to give me a sense of Christmas so we bought a little tree and wraped ...

Let There Be Light

November 15th, 2012

I have probably spent close to an hour and half changing light bulbs and cleaning light fixtures in the last few days and it reminded me of how important it is to do that simple job. 

When I show Clients a home I turn on all the lights as we make our way through.  Obviously it allows us to see the room better, especially now that it gets dark at 5:00 but for some people lighting is very impo ...

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