Selling

Selling

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There are many factors that help sell your Calgary, Alberta home: the real estate professional you partner with, the location, open houses, word of mouth, a competitive listing price, and the right timing. One of the largest factors is, quite simply, your listing photos.

Most buyers search online listings extensively before narrowing down which homes they actually want to see in person, especially during COVID-19 times. Your listing photos show the world exactly what your home has to offer. It is an inside glimpse into the space and layout.

It is your real estate professional's job to provide your listing with photos. Some real estate agents take them themselves, and others will hire out the work to a photography company. Here at Team Ken

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It's the age old question... is now a good time to sell?

This question is constantly on the mind of homeowners on the verge of listing their home for sale. Whether you are ready to upgrade, downsize, or anything in between, for most people selling their current home is a must before they can move onto something else. After all, a house is one of the biggest financial investments you have. Both the release of those funds and the maximization of those funds are essential in making any move a move up, not a step back. 

So, is now a good time to list?

First, take a look at your home portfolio. Trying to sell a home too fast may mean that you'll experience significant loses in value. You may be able to sell your home for $200,000.00, but if you

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Selling your home is a massive financial and emotional move, which can create a lot of stress. In fact, when looking at the national stress index, moving is one of the top most stressful things someone will do in their lifetime. There are so many moving pieces involved with selling your property and finding your new home base. Despite this, there are ways you can successfully mitigate stress when selling your home. Here are our top tips:

  1. Partner with an experienced real estate agent, Ken Richter. With 30+ years of industry expertise helping valued clients buy, sell and invest in many different market conditions, Ken's experience will be your advantage. He can help you navigate everything that comes with selling your home, from staging it to closing
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Selling your home is a lot of work. There is lots of purging, cleaning, re-organizing, packing, viewing, moving and setting up to be done. Add kids to the mix, and it is a task for only the strongest of heart. However, know that the task ahead is not impossible. You have extra bodies to coordinate, but it has been done successfully before and can be done successfully again.

Realize that your kids are as much a part of the move as you are. They are going to have to say goodbye to the property and all the memories they made. They might be preparing to leave friends behind. They may not understand why you are moving to begin with. This is a huge deal for everyone involved. 

Get your kids excited about the moving process. Explain to them why you are

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There are many exciting things you can do when you own a home, such as diversifying your investment portfolio and doing whatever home renovations you want. Another huge bonus? Getting to bring home a pet.

Often when renting, pets are not allowed at all, the kind of pets allowed are limited, or renters are charged extra fees per pet on the property. All of these options aren't ideal for anyone who loves having a furry friend around. This is why owning a property, where you get to make the rules, is so exciting! When you own your home, you can have as many pets as your heart desires. 

Scientific studies have proven time and time again that people with pets live longer and are generally happier. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, fish, or

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Selling a home for the first time is a big decision!

Perhaps you are ready to upgrade or downsize, or are simply just wanting something new. We understand that selling a home is just as big of a financial decision as buying it was, and an emotional one. You've made memories in this house, and as the saying goes, parting can be such sweet sorrow. It may also feel overwhelming, and you may be unsure of where to start. Don't worry; Team Ken Richter is here to support you from start to finish!

The first thing to do is connect with us. You can call Ken Richter directly at 403-630-6363, or email directly at Ken@KenRichter.com. One of the first things we will do is provide you with a complimentary home evaluation. This information looks at what your

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In the summertime everything comes to life. The trees start growing their leaves, the flowers start blooming, animals come out of hibernation and people start turning off Netflix and heading outside. With the sun out longer and holiday time banked, the summer becomes the perfect time to tackle that big project, have cold drinks on the patio, spend time with the family and, for many people, move.

That's right, while the springtime is when many homes get listed for sale in Calgary, Alberta, possession often happens during the summertime. This is because with such nice weather and more holidays, it is easier for people to move out of their old homes and into their new homes. If you are one of these people, we have 3 tips to help the process go

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In this day and age people have access to information that makes it easier for them to act as their own realtor. However, here are the top 3 reasons why having a realtor is so useful:

1). Experience: Here at Team Ken Richter we like to make sure our clients know that our experience is their advantage. With over 30 years of experience, we have truly seen it all. We have weathered many different market conditions, helped all different types of buyers and sellers and have watched the City of Calgary grow and change. We apply our years of experience to every aspect of our business. When you partner with Team Ken Richter, our experience will help guide you in ways that no google search can. 

2). Knowledge: The knowledge we have gained from working in

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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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The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines downsizing as "undergoing a reduction in size." Downsizing is sometimes used as a negative--a company may let go employees when forced to downsize due to a bad bottom line--but sometimes used as a positive--like when we clear out the clutter in our life. There are also positives and negatives when it comes to downsizing our home.

Buying a smaller home can be as liberating as it is hard work. However, if it is what is best for you and your family, it is worth it. If you are contemplating downsizing to a smaller home, make sure you think through the following carefully.

Positives to Downsizing:

  • Home maintenance ease (both indoors and outdoors).
  • Fewer Home Expenses
  • Investment Diversification &
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