By: Tom Bushey

Alberta Real Estate Sales Updated to "By Appointment ONLY"

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary

2020-11-25 As of this Friday, province-wide, licensed real estate agents and unlicensed sales agents (employees of builders and real estate developers) return to operating "By Appointment Only." Most Realtors are already operating in this fashion throughout the pandemic as has been the recommendation of our national trade association, but as of the new restrictions, we are once again...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

New on the market: 323 - 3111 34 Avenue NW

Tags: Virtual Tour

2020-11-04 New on the market today:   Impressive EXECUTIVE CONDO! Opportunity awaits you in the highly sought-after 3111 VARSITY in this well-established Calgary neighbourhood. This 3rd-floor, 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo has it all: It's MOVE-IN READY + IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED + QUALITY FINISHES + AFFORDABLE CONDO FEES: It's ideal for a working professional or university student with ...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

8 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary, Selling a Home in Calgary

2020-10-15 There are a lot of big ways to increase the value of your home, including major renovations, replacing old windows, and sprucing up the exterior. Most of these take a lot of time and money to start. But there are also a lot of things you can do right away to increase the value of your home without spending a fortune. If you’re thinking of selling, or you just want to get organize...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

Okay, We've bought our home! Why the emails and newsletters?

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary, Selling a HOme in Calgary

2020-10-02 So, you may be wondering why you get my monthly newsletter and a monthly email from your real estate professional. As you may know, consumers buy and sell homes perhaps every 5 to 7 years. Sometimes, it's even less frequently. So the cost of newsletters, postage and keeping in touch by email, video emails and telephone calls must be pretty expensive, right? It is, but this quote fro...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

6 Reasons Your House Isn’t Getting Showings and How to Fix It

Tags: Selling a Home in Calgary

2020-09-03 Putting a house on the market can be a stressful time for many sellers, even during the height of a seller’s market when everything is working in your favour. You consult with your real estate agent to come up with a price – a price that, in your mind, may not accurately reflect your home’s value – but actually reflects the house in which you’ve lived. Y...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

SOLD in South Pointe in McKenzie Towne

Tags: Selling a Home in Calgary

2020-08-31 SOLD above asking price and for MARKET VALUE in just two weeks! Our full marketing plan works!   ...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

SOLD in Red Haus in Royal Oak

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary, Selling a Home in Calgary

2020-07-14 Keeping your eye on the market pays off for a first-time buyer! Seeing this apartment condominium that first time created that welcoming, ideal "homey experience" this past long weekend. Listed for just 5 days on the market, we were working for the buyer and were able to negotiate OVER 5 ½ % off the asking price in the newest building in the Red Haus condominium co...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

We Are Moving!  (...our MLS® System)

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary, Selling a Home in Calgary

After several decades and quite a number of incarnations, the Calgary MLS® System is being retired on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. After several years of process, Alberta is finally going to have a Provincial MLS® System. Well, actually, until the Edmonton board retires their system we'll be missing their listings (The expectation is that this may happen before the end of next year). But,...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

Investor Alert!

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary

2020-06-26 Today, I was looking at some of the new listings on our MLS® System today and saw an older listing in Silver Springs that caught my attention. Well, it actually caught my attention for several reasons: a) terrible photos, b) the place looked untidy and several items were in need of timely repair, c) the listing agent put in the very first comment as "Investor Alert," and d...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tags: Buying a Home in Calgary, Selling a Home in Calgary

2020-06-16 In the next couple of weeks, the Calgary MLS® System will undergo a bit of a transformation. Actually, all that is happening is that the MLS System is finally merging with 8 of the other 9 real estate boards in Alberta: One common MLS System that is being shared by almost all the real estate boards in the province and the majority of REALTORS®. The sole holdout is the Edmonton ...Read More