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As a real estate group, we want you to sell or buy a home. After all, that is what we are here for! We are so proud to serve our valued clients, helping you make your big move. It is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make, so we want you to feel good about it every step of the way. We are here to help relieve stress and any fears of the unknown. When you partner with Team Ken Richter, you can be assured you'll be supported every step of the way. 

If some of your anxiety comes from being unsure of if you should stay put or make a move, take a deep breath. This is normal; this is a massive decision to make! We always recommend first meeting with Ken Richter to discuss what you're hoping for. With thirty-plus years of experience helping…

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Are you selling your home this fall? Here are some tips:

1). Don’t rely on the market to sell your home for you. While we may be at the tail end of a seller’s market, things are shifting. Gone are the days of every home selling before it’s ever listed for way over asking price. While the market still skews slightly in the seller’s favor, you need to be strategic to set it up for success.

2). Figure out what your home’s selling feature is. Every property has that key, top-of-the-list quality that is it’s best feature. This could be the neighborhood, new appliances, the layout, the zoning for the lot; whatever it is, capitalize on it and highlight it as much as possible.

3). Get staged. Whether you think your home is beautifully decorated and…

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Making your home stand out to buyers is an artform. It all comes down to one key factor: selling your home is not an opportunity to show off your personal belongings or home. It's about showcasing the core property and creating an environment where buyers can envision themselves making their own home-sweet-home. Making your home stand out to buyers not only helps draw more attention away from competition, but will ensure you get a top-dollar offer. Help your home put its best foot forward by doing the following:

1). Stage Your Home: There are two types of home stagers: ones that will come in and do the home staging for you, and ones that will come evaluate your property to provide you with their recommendations on how best to present it. Either…

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When you’re choosing a real estate professional, you need to make sure your partnering with someone you trust to help you navigate the biggest sale of your life. There are hundreds of real estate professionals, but only an elite few who will be a good match for you. When you’re trying to make a decision on who should join your home selling team, here are some questions to ask the candidates:

1). How many sales have you closed yearly for the past five years? Like we said, there are tons of real estate professionals out there; but not all of them have a track record that you can count on. Looking at their stats from the past five years will help you see how they’ve performed in a multitude of markets. Here at Team Ken Richter, we are proud to…

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The time is nigh!

You have signed on with your amazing real estate professional, Ken Richter, you have a big ‘FOR SALE’ sign on the front lawn, and the day of your open house is coming quickly. Your house may be beautiful just the way it is, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it some extra attention. You need to make an amazing impression on all open house attendees, after all.

First things first, do some touch-ups! Paint over the chips on the walls, fix the loose banister railing, replace that burnt-out light bulb—just generally mend all scrapes and bruises that need fixing. While some people enjoy a project, most are not interested in buying your fix-er-up.

Do some home staging! Put away all the things that make your home unique to…

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Downsizing is hard; especially when you're downsizing to one of the last places you'll reside. There is not a particularly easy way to tip-toe around the reality of this, and we know it can be an emotional process; not just for you, but for your loved ones, too. Here at Team Ken Richter we have helped many people sell their homes as the final step before moving into a retirement home. There's a lot involved, but we're here to support you. 

There are many types of retirement homes. For some, it's a smaller house or condo that is easier to manage and a more appropriate size for their needs. For others, it's a room in an assisted living space. Regardless, you're likely going to need to downsize significantly. Here are some tips for that process:

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Spring is slowly arriving, pushing through any fresh snow that dares to fall. Blossoms are appearing through the lingering frost and pavement is emerging under ice. Spring seems to happen slowly in Calgary, and then all at once. 

The start of a new season always ushers in a boost in the real estate market as people make not only seasonal, but physical transitions. Spring is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most popular times for both buyers and sellers to enter the market. Sellers finish their spring cleaning and put out 'for sale' signs, which prompts buyers to begin seriously searching for a new property, which prompts more 'for sale' signs. It is cyclical, and can be a competitive time in the market, but a lucrative one. 

If you're…

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We know you have seen the ads. Billboards proclaim 'WE WILL BUY YOUR HOME!' or 'Home Not Selling? Let us Buy!' These renegade real estate companies promise that if your home does not sell within a set number of days, they will buy it from you. It sounds like a good deal, but it really does not benefit you unless it is absolutely essential you be rid of your property right away. Here is why:

Typically the contracts for these deals state that the company will list your home for an agreed upon price for an agreed upon time. If your home does not sell within that amount of time, they will buy it from you for a different price. As previously mentioned, if it is crucial that you sell your home in the next sixty days these types of deals can be a last…

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Here are the highlights of the Calgary Real Estate Board's report, which you can read in full by clicking here:

  • "For the second month in a row, sales activity not only reached a monthly high but also hit new record highs for any given month. Gains occurred across every property type as they all hit new record highs."
  • "Inventories have remained relatively low, ensuring the market continues to favour the seller."
  • The "unadjusted benchmark price [was] $518,600 this month."
  • "Prices have risen by nearly $55,000 since December and currently sit nearly 18 per cent higher than last year’s levels."
  • "Price gains and rising lending rates are expected to weigh on demand in the second half of this year."

Each month the Calgary Real Estate…

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Many people choose to list their home in the springtime. The reasons to are plenty: the warmer weather makes it easier for prospective buyers to visit, curb appeal significantly improves when the dirty snow has melted away, and more people have flexibility in time off from work and school to prepare for an eventual move. Springtime is always the busiest season of the Calgary real estate market, and this year won't be an exception! 

Are you ready to make your move? Here are some tips on getting ready to sell your home this spring:

  1. Get on top of your spring cleaning! Listing your home for sale is the perfect opportunity to really deep clean your home. Move everything out of the way get in all the nooks and cranies. Cleaning well is an art form.…
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