Selling

Selling

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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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One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is to stage it properly. Staging is the art of presenting your home in its best possible light. When staging your home you want buyers to come away remembering it as clean, bright and open. They should be able to picture themselves lounging on the couch in the living room or having breakfast in the kitchen.

If you are looking for an idea of what a well-staged home looks like, visit a staged new infill. There are professionals you can hire to stage your home for you, as you will see in a show home. You can also stage your home yourself. Check out this link to read all of our blogs on home staging! 

Home staging is easy, but what about during the holidays? What if you want to

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Congratulations on your new home! The closing negotiations are finished, the keys are yours, the boxes are unpacked, and your name is now proudly displayed on the mailbox. Buying a home is a major milestone in a person's life, we are so happy for you. You have worked hard to get to this moment, so make sure you celebrate. If you worked with us, thank you for being one of our valued clients! We look forward to a long-lasting professional relationship with you.

As you get more settled on your new turf, you are going to start feeling one of two ways. First, you may understand, potentially for the first time ever, the age-old adage of 'home sweet home.' You will be able to breathe easy knowing this is where you have landed, looking forward to many, many

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Team Ken Richter is here to get your home sold! 

We know that this recent Calgary real estate market has been challenging. Homes have been sitting on the market for longer than usual, leaving sellers frustrated as buyers continue to withhold offers and inventory levels remain high. While these are not ideal conditions to step into as a seller, you can still come out on top by doing two things:

First, stay informed! Each month we summarize the Calgary Real Estate Board's latest statistics report. You can find those summaries here and visit CREB yourself here.

Second, partner with us and experience the Team Ken Richter Advantage. When you are one of Ken's valued clients, you get to experience the power of an incredible professional real estate

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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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Summers around Calgary are a little slower. Instead of walking as quickly as possible through the snowy streets, people take their time to enjoy the smell of a freshly cut lawn and lilacs. Instead of hurrying home after work to hibernate, wings and drinks on the patio are on the itinerary. Instead of binging an entire season of something on Netflix in one sitting, people are getting on their feet and going on adventures. Another thing that has slowed down this summer? The real estate market.

Calgary has been staunchly in a buyer’s market for a number of months now. Inventory levels were high, without the sales to help balance out the market. This was caused by the economy taking a hit, which had the effect of preventing people from being able to

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