February 7, 2017
5 Quick and Easy Tricks to Attract Home Buyers When Selling
Easy Tricks to Get the Best First Impression with Home Buyers
You're unable to turn back time so getting the first impression for a home buyer is critical. Here are 5 easy and important updates you can do to your home to help steer a home buyer to write an offer.
Lawn and Yard
In the summer, be sure to have your lawn mowed so it looks cared for. If you have a pet, have all animal feces is...
January 25, 2017
Hiring a Professional Home Stager - Why?
Why Hire a Professional Home Staging Company?
In my opinion, hiring a professional in any industry is the wise way to go about your business.
Here is why you should consider hiring a professional home stager.
Doing it Yourself?
Let's face it - you're not a professional home decorator. You may have things in your home you absolutely love or some kind of wall art you've been hanging onto for years....
January 24, 2017
Staging Your Home to Sell
Home Staging for Sellers
I recently had the opportunity to discuss home staging with a professional home stager, Kathryn Collins from 3QiDesign to get the scoop on home staging. My questions - her answers.
As a Realtor®, I see situations where home staging can certainly help a home - in fact almost every home that is expected to be on the market needs some kind of staging.
To Stage or Not...
January 10, 2017
House and Yard Walkabout - Home Owner Maintenance
Spring and Fall Walkabout
One of the most important parts of home maintenance are seasonal walkabouts around your home and yard to look for potential hazards and fixes before they become a problem.
Keeping up with this maintenance will help keep your house and property in check and will prolong the life of part of your home like fencing, decking and building envelope.
December 21, 2016
Collateral Mortgage vs Standard or Traditional Mortgage
Why Should You Know About This?
Your long term mortgage plans may be affected by what kind of mortgage you have registered against your home. Knowing the difference may save you some future legal fees and a little stress.
The Collateral Mortgage
A lender can register up to 125% of the value of your home on title. Yes, you read that right.
Before you get all up in arms, there is a reason for this...
December 16, 2016
Best Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Professional
What to Ask Your Mortgage Broker or Bank
Getting financing for your home purchase is the first step to home ownership. Asking the right questions when meeting your mortgage professional or bank will help alleviate stress and potentially can save you thousands of dollars.
First build trust in their ability to do the job - Ask...
- How long have you been a mortgage professional and what accreditations do...
December 12, 2016
Top Questions Home Buyers Ask | Dan Welyk Calgary Real Estate
What Are the Most Common Questions Home Buyers Ask?
Buying your first home will no doubt bring up questions. Having the answers to some of the most frequent home buyer questions will give you a head start.
Glad you asked! In a little more detail you will learn the process from start to finish including financing, what to expect, contracts and getting started with MLS®...
December 11, 2016
Timing is Key - Selling and Buying a Home | Dan Welyk, Calgary Real Estate
Selling and Buying Your Calgary Home
Time Your Home Sale and Buy Right
When you need to buy and sell your Calgary home, the timing is very important to avoid being left homeless with possession dates not aligning.
Sell My Home First? Or Buy My Home First?
Solid Question. This will depend on a variety of factors:
- Current Calgary Real Estate Market
- What Kind of Inventory is Available
December 10, 2016
Realtor® Obligations | Dan Welyk Calgary Real Estate
Calgary Realtor® - What kind of relationship do we have?
Calgary Home Buyer Agreement
In Alberta, you and your Realtor® must enter into an agreement by law - the Brokerage Agreement. This will outline what your Realtor's responsibilities, your responsibilities, conflicts of interest, how your Realtor® will be paid along with personal information and privacy.
You must enter into...
December 10, 2016
Tips to a Successful Calgary Home Sale | Dan Welyk, Calgary Realtor®
Get Your Calgary Home Sold
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Picking the right Calgary Realtor® is key to getting a stress free home selling experience. Here are a few tips.
This is a common complaint buyers have - lack of pictures, poor quality or mis-representation of perspective. Pictures are the first impression of a home and if the images are poor quality and/or just not there,...
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