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Selling a home for the first time is a big decision! And many of you are planning to sell, because the Calgary market is hot!

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…

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Calgary is in the midst of an incredibly hot real estate market right now! We are currently in a sellers market, and things are getting competitive out there. Many home sellers are navigating multiple offers on their homes within the first few days of their property being listed. While things are beginning to cool off as more inventory enters the market, here are some things to consider for those you selling who are faced with multiple offers to choose from: 

If you are 100% flexible, take the highest bid. However, since most sellers don't have that luxury, we don't recommend biting at the highest offer. Carefully consider any contingencies. What is your potential buyer expecting from the property? Some may include in their offer wanting items you…

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Making the decision to find a retirement home can be difficult financially and emotionally. The reason? For most this means moving away from a home they have had for many years.

One local Calgarian described how difficult it was to make the decision to sell the home she had lived in with her late husband for over thirty years. They had made so many memories in that house, and poured their whole hearts into it. She noted that while leaving was hard, the transition gave her freedom to move into the next stage of life, onto the next adventure. Now she lives in a condo near her grandkids that has given her the financial and physical freedom to travel and spend more quality time with her family. She said the decision to find a retirement home was…

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Right now is a great time to enter the real estate market.

While many people did not believe we would be saying that anytime soon due to the ongoing shutdowns and restrictions that came from coronavirus, we are pleased to report that Calgary’s current real estate market is hot! Whether you are looking to buy or sell, now is a great time to spring into action.

We are currently in a Seller’s market. If you’ve been considering putting your home on the market, now is a great time to do so. The Calgary Board of Real Estate reports, “Conditions are [strongest] in the detached sector of the market, especially for product priced below $600,000, where strong sellers’ market conditions are present with less than two months of supply.” List your property…

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Whether you are preparing to upgrade or downsize, selling your home is such an exciting milestone. It is an incredible accomplishment that you purchased a home and have built up equity. Now, you get to leverage that equity to make your next big move. 

All that being said, selling a home can be overwhelming. There are lots of things to consider, such getting finances and documents in order, making sure your home is staged and open house ready, finding your next home sweet home and more. These days, there is also the added element of selling during a global pandemic. Still; don't let any of this deter you.

The market is hot right now and headed towards a buyers market. With more buyers than homes listed, this means as a seller you have a…

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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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The real estate market has certainly changed in Calgary, Alberta -- especially for sellers. While for a long time the market was flooded with excess inventory from an economic downturn, COVID-19 cleared the slate and has left a distinct shortage in properties available to potential buyers. This won't last long, so act now! 

If you have been considering listing your home, now is a great time to do so! Contact Ken Richter directly at 403-630-6363 or email him at Ken@KenRichter.com. With 30+ years of experience working in the real estate market, Ken has helped sellers of all kinds in all areas of the city find the right buyer at the right time at the right price. Looking for more information? Check out our home sellers page by clicking here. Whether…

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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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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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