Dan Welyk Realtor® Since 1999

There Is No Substitute for Experience.

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 Yardclean lawn

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...

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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:Calgary realtor review

  • Current Calgary Real Estate Market
  • What Kind of Inventory is Available
  • Saleability...
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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.


Pictures/Photos

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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Getting Real Estate Advice

Pictures, Staging, Price - It All Matters

There can be a multitude of reasons your home has not sold or it didn't sell during the contract time.

 

It's not as easy as simply blaming price.  Though price can be a factor, it's not always the case as to why a home didn't clear the market in a timely manner.

 

Over the years as a Realtor, I have heard numerous comments...

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April 2013 was another solid month in Calgary's Real Estate market.  The market has slowed slightly from back in February when there was a lot of talk of our 'insane real estate market' in the media.  

We are up just over 5% from the same period in 2012, and with the number of sales being almost the same we can sit comfortably knowing we are not heading down the same path as 2006/07....

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A recent discussion took place between Realtors and Lawyers regarding home surveillance systems such as web cams and/or nanny cams in homes for sale. 

 

Topics discussed were breaching privacy of prospective buyer’s while they discussed confidential information about pricing or motivation and the legality of a home seller being able to do this.

 

Nanny Cam

*Nanny and Web Cams in Homes for...

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February was a strong month again for Calgary's real estate market.  Inventory levels are still lower than I'd personally like to see, the increase over January's listings is about 400 homes - and approximately 100 new listings over the same period in 2012.  Buyer's are acting quick for the homes they want, but not beng unreasonable.

 

For home sellers, this has meant sales very...

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As expected, January showed to be a strong start to the Real Estate market for 2013.  In comparison to last month the market had over 1000 new single family home listings enter the market over December taking a little presure off of our inventory crunch.

 

The total number of active listings increased by 10.6% over the month despite there being 16% more sales in the month.  

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Well, for quite some time I've been aiming at rebranding my real estate image.  This resulted in a change in real estate brokerages as well to avoid restrictions on what my vision was.

 

As of last week, I made this official and joined The Real Estate Professionals - a large independant company based here in Calgary.

 

The decision was difficult to make after being with MaxWell for just...

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It's that time again - Stats have come out!  November has been a very interesting month to say the least.  There has been a little seller frustration in the air and buyers seem to be getting the upper hand. 
 

Despite sales being up 5.45% from the same time last year - they are down by 14.4% from October.  Seller's who entered the market at the tail end of October...

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