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The summertime rush has slowly come to close, leaving in its wake many satisfied buyers, sellers and investors. It was a great season for Calgary real estate. Thankfully the good times do not have to end yet, we’re simply transitioning into another exciting season for the real estate market!

If your home is still on the market, don’t worry: fall is also a great time sell, buy or invest. Here at Team Ken Richter we work tirelessly every year, no matter what the season, to get your home sold at the right time, for the right price.

If you’re feeling anxious about not having sold your home yet, here are two things to consider to help give your home the competitive advantage this autumn:

1). Price: We always give our clients a suggestion on what their…

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You did it! You sold your home, the deal has closed, and now you’re standing in your empty home preparing to say your goodbyes. It’s the end of an era, but the start of a new adventure. This is an exciting, but sometimes daunting, challenge. If you’re anxious you’re forgetting something or missing an important step of the moving process, here is a checklist for your last day in your hold home: 

1). Make sure you have everything packed and moved. Do a couple of final walkthroughs just to be sure you haven’t missing anything. Make sure to review your closing contracts closely to make sure you don’t take anything with you that was on contract to say with the home, such as a trampoline or microwave. 

2). Make sure the home is clean and ready for it’s…

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When you purchased your home you inevitably went to see the property. What was your first impression like? Chances are the home felt welcoming, clean and well maintained. While you may have been amazed at the property owner’s cleanliness and organization, they likely spent a lot of time preparing the space so it would be ready for you. Similar to how we clean our homes before visitors arrive, homeowners do the same before an open house. After all, it is about putting your best foot forward.

A lot of things are noticeably done to make a home more appealing to potential buyers. However, there are also a number of not-so-obvious things that need to happen in order for a home to be ready to be showed off. When you are selling your home, make sure you can…

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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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