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December 2013

Found 29 blog entries for December 2013.


Calgary MLS Listing Price Important

When buying a house for sale in Calgary, every buyer looks at MLS Calgary listings. But how much weight does the MLS listing price really have on the final negotiated price? How much is a Calgary house worth? Often the listing price tells a lot about the property for sale. Market forces dictate what the selling price will be – they may go higher or lower than than the listing price, depending on the buyer's interest, and how many other comparable houses for sale there are.

A buyer isn't bound by the listing price tag. Nothing is really final until the Calgary house price is settled between the seller and buyer. This is the price that the buyer is willing to pay and the seller is willing to accept.

MLS Calgary

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Generally, when dealing with Calgary homes that are not for sale, you need a Calgary real estate agent to guide you in the real estate market. Here are some tips on how to find Calgary real estate agent that is right for you.

1. Meet the Calgary real estate agent active at work.

Since the working area of the Calgary real estate agent is not his office, it is best to meet him in his actual work. Good real estate agents are seldom seen at their desks.

2. Find Calgary real estate agent with several closed sales and some years of experience.

The more sales closed by the Calgary real estate agent indicates that he is competent to do the task. He may be willing to knock on doors and do the sales.

3. Attend open houses to find Calgary real estate

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RE/MAX CalgaryAn established real estate industry leader, the RE/MAX organization of real estate professionals originated in Denver, Colorado, in 1973. RE/MAX, which means “real estate maximums”, offers Associates maximum career freedom and maximum commissions. Their excellent scheme prompted competitors to review and adjust their sales agency policies, thus significantly changing the real estate industry.

RE/MAX Calgary is a franchise from the master RE/MAX company in Denver, Colorado. The operations in RE/MAX Calgary is based on 100% concept for independent “businesses” of sales agents, participating in office overhead costs on a user basis. RE/MAX Calgary operates a franchise within the western Canada region, where RE/MAX is the number one real estate

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How To Market a Calgary HouseCalgary real estate market conditions determine how Calgary realtors and agents apply their marketing techniques. During a buyer's market, when there is more inventory than buyers, agents invest more money and effort in selling the MLS Calgary listings. However, in a sellers market, Calgary agents don't need to spend as much on marketing to get a higher price. Regardless of the market conditions, marketing techniques help create exposure to attract more buyers.



1. Prepare Catchy Photos

It is true that a picture paints a thousand words. Impressive photos send good messages to those who plan on buying a house. MLS Calgary listings with no photos are passed over by viewers. In taking photos, make sure you take the best and impressive angles.

How To Market a Calgary HouseTake

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Many sellers of Calgary MLS listings do not exactly know how overpriced listings really affect them. Sellers are looking to capitalize on the sale of their home and get "top dollar". What most sellers don't realize is that having a Calgary real estate agent agree to MLS list their home is an actual disservice to the seller. So why do Calgary real estate agents actually agree to take overpriced Calgary MLS listings?

To Take Ownership of the Listing

Why Calgary Real Estate Agents Take Overpriced ListingsIn a highly competitive industry, Calgary real estate agents resort to various ways to secure a listing. A seller is content when his property is priced at the top end of the market. He can sit and wait until the "right" buyer comes along to give him his unrealistic price. But little does he know that when

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics Show Strong Growth

The 2013 Calgary real estate market 2013 performed well with a “perfect storm” of several factors pushing its growth rate to double this year's expectations.

According to Becky Walters, president of Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®), the rocketing real estate prices and sales this year can hardly be matched in terms of growth in 2014. This year's exceptional growth was due to a combination of tight rental market, the June flood and influx of newcomers to Calgary.

Year-to-date, Calgary housing sales as of December 29 increased more than 10% from the previous year. The average Calgary home selling price increased 6.5% from 2012 to $456,686 this year. Walters said it was the biggest surprise for

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Created in the late 1800s, the MLS or multiple listing service is a system of organized real estate that shares information on properties listed by real estate agents. It serves as a link that enables agents to establish among themselves a contracting system of compensation offers. MLS also facilitates agent cooperation and organized listing information dissemination for better service to clients and the public. 

The main function of an MLS is to offer a facility to publish the unilateral compensation offer by a listing broker to other participating MLS agents. By making a compensation offer, there exists a contractual obligation, subject to negotiation between listing agent and the buyer's agent. The rate of commission offered by the listing broker to

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Located in the larger West Springs community, the upscale community of The Willows of Wentworth is one of the beautiful units in Wentworth. It is a serene enclave of Calgary luxury homes in a preserved natural aspen forest.

The unique luxury real estate of The Willows of Wentworth has stunning luxury homes amid natural aspen forest, protected under a bare land condominium. The Willows of Wentworth MLS real estate listings include townhouses, modern condos and single family homes. Most of the homes for sale are expansive and family-sized, with rear garages.

The Willows of Wentworth was developed by one of Calgary's best home builders, Dundee Developments. Like most communities developed by Dundee Developments, The Willows of Wentworth provide park

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On the outskirts of Calgary are some fabulous communities with large residential country homes that have adjoining acreages. These beautiful acreages for sale near Calgary are ideal for luxury real estate buyers who want serenity and privacy.

Calgary AcreagesMany acreages for sale near Calgary offer unique vistas, incredible landscaping and natural surroundings with a woodland setting. These desirable Calgary acreages are highly sought after by luxury real estate buyers who enjoy raising horses or prefer wide open spaces.

The beautiful estate homes perched on these acreages feature high-end finishing and luxurious amenities. These beautiful rural Calgary homes offer many great amenities to country living. Typically, these stunning houses offer seclusion and

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Located in the city's prime locations, most Calgary townhouses for sale are nestled on serene streets that are close to schools, parks and shopping. Exceptional townhouses for sale in Calgary are street-oriented and backing onto environmental reserve.

The beautiful townhouses for sale in Calgary are mostly designed for stylish homeowners who love practical modern living. This type of Calgary real estate combines both luxury and functionality. These townhouses for sale in Calgary feature a variety of floor plans, stunning patios, in-suite laundry facilities, air conditioning and gas fireplaces. Most of these Calgary townhouses for sale have amenities for community use like swimming pools, tennis courts and playgrounds.

Townhouses for sale in Calgary

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