Shopping for a new home is something that is very personal for most people.  They want to be able to look at homes without feeling the pressure and scrutiny that often comes with working with a seller or even some real estate agents.  You don’t want to have a home sold to you, you just want to view it for yourself.  If you want to look around for homes for sale in Calgary and you want to do so as privately as possible in the beginning you might want to look at the MLS listings Calgary residents have access to.

 

The MLS listings will allow you to see actual information and even pictures of the homes that are for sale at any given time.  Through this process you can narrow the scope of your search and also narrow down which homes you would actually like to see in person.  This saves time, allows you to only travel to and from those houses that you know you really may be interested in, and it will also allow you to see how much house you can afford in the current market.  MLS listings can help you start your search and when you are ready to visit homes, only then do you need to worry about working with a realtor.

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If you are searching for a new home you probably know that here are a lot of different properties available to you at any time.  You can go on the hunt for a new property on your own, or you can get together with one of the real estate agents Calgary residents have been depending on for years.

 

Calgary real estate agents can help you in many different ways.  First, they can help reduce the number of listings for you to consider just by asking you questions about the number of bedrooms, square footage, etc.  When they know what you want they can help you focus on the homes that will really suit your needs.  You can look at their MLS listings and from there you can whittle down the list of potential new homes even more.  From there, the realtor can take you to the properties and help you weigh the pros and cons of each.  Not to mention, when you decide to buy they will be able to walk you through the whole process so that it is as simple and as straight forward as is possible from the beginning of your search until the keys to your new home are in your hand.

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If you will be relocating to Calgary or you just need a home that better suits your needs, you may be overwhelmed by all of options on the market.  At any given time you will find that there are many homes on the market that could potentially fit your needs.  So where do you start?  How do you know where to look or which homes you should consider first?

 

This is where a Calgary real estate agent that knows the market and is open to hearing what you want, what you need and how much you can afford will help you.  A good real estate agent really will help you break down the homes that are on the market so that you can see what homes may really fit your needs the best.  You’ll also find that a real estate agent can help you reduce the overwhelming feelings that you have when you realize just how many houses are on the market for you to choose from.  Having a professional by your side can make the house hunting process a lot more enjoyable and make it easier to find the right home for you.

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I have sold a property at 178 HAVENHURST CRES SW in CALGARY.
Best curb appeal in Haysboro! Beautifully, professional landscaped yard with stone walk ways beautiful greenery and manicured grass. The house is pretty impressive as well. Completely remodeled, this home will appeal to all. The gorgeous kitchen has loads of cupboard space, upgraded stainless steel appliances and a huge granite island for your entertaining desires. Original hardwood floors cover the main level including the open plan with formal living and dining spaces and all 3 bedrooms. The basement is complete with a good family/rec space, work area, a very large flex room that can be used for guests or just about anything and a full bath. Recent improvements include: windows, shingles, kitchen and baths,landscaping,exterior stone,fixtures,ceramic floors, doors, base boards,High efficient furnace, hot water tank and an amazing 420 sq/ft deck. Located on a gorgeous tree lined street, you have to come see this home today!
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I have listed a new property at 107 CORAL SPRINGS CRT NE in CALGARY.
Former Grow-Op. This home has been completely stripped and is need of repairs before it can be occupied. 3 bedrooms up with potential for two more in the lower level. Good location on a quiet street. South exposed rear yard.
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I have listed a new property at 7419 20A ST SE in CALGARY.
Nice home on a quiet street. Main floor living and dining rooms. The bright kitchen leads to an amazing west exposed, private yard for entertaining. Huge deck and patio spaces for visiting with friends and family. 3 bedrooms up and the basement is fully finished.. This home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Great value for your growing family!
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I have sold a property at 149 COPPERFIELD MEWS SE in CALGARY.
Huge corner pie lot on a friendly cul-de-sac. Open plan with soaring ceilings and a bright living room. The kitchen has great storage and an eat in dining area. The lover level is finished and walks out to a great back yard with a dog run. The upper floor has two generous bedrooms and a full bath. Copperfield's best value at 300K.
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I have listed a new property at 49 SUNLAKE RD SE in CALGARY.
Former Grow op.Remediated and not hazard from AHS on title. Home was completely renovated in 2008.Large bungalow on a sweet corner lot with west exposure. Hard wood floors through out the main level. 2 bedrooms up and a great kitchen and living space for entertaining. the master has a full en suite and the basement is un finished. Great value in Lake Sundance.
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I have listed a new property at 144 COPPERSTONE CIR SE in CALGARY.
Exceptional home that shows like new. Beautiful hardwood floors cover the main level The maple kitchen has an eating bar, loads of counter and cupboard space, black appliances and a full pantry. The cozy great room features a gas fireplace and the nook leads to a huge deck with west exposure. The upper floor features a sweet laundry room, two generous bedrooms and a deluxe master suite with walk in closet and spa like en suite with a deep soaker tub and separate shower. The basement awaits your ideas and the street is friendly and quiet. Put this one on your list and make your viewing appointment today!
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I have sold a property at 11 TARAGLEN RD NE in CALGARY.
3 bedroom up 4 level split on a quiet street. The main level has a large living space and an eat in kitchen. The upper floor has 3 bedrooms. Below is finished with another living space and potential for 2 more bedrooms. 3rd level walks out to the back yard. This one needs some love, but is a great value at 229900!
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I have sold a property at 160 CHAPARRAL RIDGE CIR SE in CALGARY.
Nice corner lot with south and west exposure just steps away from the ridge.nice plan with 2 large bedrooms up. The master has a deluxe en suite and good closet space. The bright kitchen leads to a cozy living space with gas fireplace. The basement is fully finished with a 3rd bathroom and bedroom and a huge family space with another gas fireplace. THe corner lot provides extra parking for your guests and the double garage will keep you stuff safe and warm all year round.
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I have listed a new property at 11 TARAGLEN RD NE in CALGARY.
3 bedroom up 4 level split on a quiet street. The main level has a large living space and an eat in kitchen. The upper floor has 3 bedrooms. Below is finished with another living space and potential for 2 more bedrooms. 3rd level walks out to the back yard. This one needs some love, but is a great value at 229900!
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I have listed a new property at 178 HAVENHURST CRES SW in CALGARY.
Best curb appeal in Haysboro! Beautifully, professional landscaped yard with stone walk ways beautiful greenery and manicured grass. The house is pretty impressive as well. Completely remodeled, this home will appeal to all. The gorgeous kitchen has loads of cupboard space, upgraded stainless steel appliances and a huge granite island for your entertaining desires. Original hardwood floors cover the main level including the open plan with formal living and dining spaces and all 3 bedrooms. The basement is complete with a good family/rec space, work area, a very large flex room that can be used for guests or just about anything and a full bath. Recent improvements include: windows, shingles, kitchen and baths,landscaping,exterior stone,fixtures,ceramic floors, doors, base boards,High efficient furnace, hot water tank and an amazing 420 sq/ft deck. Located on a gorgeous tree lined street, you have to come see this home today!
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No one wants to really say no if they can help it, but there are more than enough times where the opportunity presents itself. It’s a good thing to say no when you need to, and when it comes to real estate agents, you should be more receptive to saying no than anything else. After all, if you’re buying or selling a home, it’s money coming out of your pocket - not theirs. And we’re talking about virtually any part of the process, but mostly when it comes to selecting one for your home.

Not every real estate agent will perform in the way that you’d expect them to, and since you will only use one of them, you’ll want the best one. Agents and brokers are generally great at selling themselves and the solutions that they can provide for your home. Many of them can, but they may do it at a price that you can’t afford to pay, and some may just rub you the wrong way. These are the people that you don’t want to deal with, and if you don’t, politely decline and move to the next potentially promising agent.

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Technology is all around us these days, and when it comes to agents that you could hire, it’s absolutely crucial that they understand how to use it. Social media is a really good example; everyone’s on it, and this includes potential buyers and sellers. Real estate agents need to connect to people who may be interested, and even though people may not use Facebook as a vehicle to buy or sell a home, it has happened many times before.

We’re not saying that they should spend countless hours on a social media site trying to get offers, but it should be a part of their marketing strategy. There are hundreds of millions of people around the world who have social media profiles, and virtually all of them live in homes. Most of them will buy and sell a home at some point in their lives, so why not use it as a medium to get in touch with them?

And this is just social media - not the breadth and depth of the internet entirely. There are many different avenues in which a person can buy or sell a home on the internet, as there are as many listing sites as there are homes in some of the more populated areas in the world. The real estate agent should not only be aware of many leading sites, but they should also be listing on them.

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We all hope that the agents that we hire are good, but the law of averages would dictate that many as advertised. Essentially, there are about three or four different characteristics that separate the good ones from the bad. Understanding these things can be the difference between your home being sold for the right price or even selling it at all.

Negotiations. The good agent must be, nearly, a master-negotiator. They’re in the business of trading the property of items that are well over the $100K mark. You simply wouldn’t want to put your most-prized possession in the hands of a person who can’t get the job done in the best way.

Customer service. Politeness is the key, and goes hand in hand with the first point. They need to make you and potential buyers or sellers feel relaxed and comfortable enough to get a deal done with them. If they’re rude or not personable, they’re not a good agent.

Access to materials and resources. An agent’s resources and materials are as important as a builder’s hammer and nails. They need to be dependable, able, and efficient. If not, they won’t be able to get the price that you want, and at the very least - they’ll probably be somewhat misinformed.

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I have listed a new property at 9 SILVERADO SADDLE AVE SW in CALGARY.
You will not find a cleaner home than this. The large living area leads to a great, eat in kitchen with wood cupboards and black upgraded appliances.From there you can enter your back yard oasis.enjoy time with family, and friends on the deck or stamped concrete patio. The south exposure is a real treat for those who love the sun.The grass is nicely manicured and the over sized garage provides ample room for your cars and bikes. The upper floor has 3 generous bedrooms, including a spacious master with full en suite and walk in closet. Located across from a huge park. Make your viewing plans today!
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