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

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) it was pr...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

By: Tom Bushey

Impact of COVID-19 to Real Estate Showings in Alberta to June 11th

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

2020-06-12 The data points represent a rolling weekly average in ShowingTime’s Alberta service area (Calgary), with each market recording tens of thousands of appointments in 2019 and 2020. ShowingTime is the leading market stats and showing management technology provider to the residential real estate industry.   ...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

COVID-19: Open House Expansion This Weekend

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

2020-06-09 The Alberta Real Estate Association is further easing restrictions on open houses starting this Friday, in response to the Government of Alberta's announcement of the province entering Stage 2 of their relaunch strategy on June 12. Stage 2: Conditional Open Houses (June 12) Open houses are permitted in all properties. Open house viewings should be limited to one family group i...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

Open Houses are Slowly Returning

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

2020-06-06 Today, the residential real estate market is taking one small step to returning to a new normal. As you may know, the associations of licensed real estate agents with the Province of Alberta voluntarily stopped hosting open houses as of March 23, 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution. While this did not involve open houses of builders and developers, many fol...Read More

By: Tom Bushey

COVID-19's impact on Calgary housing market continues

Tags: Selling a Home in Calgary, BUYING A HOME IN CALGARY

2020-06-01 City of Calgary Housing market activity in May remained slow, but sales exceeded the lows from April, which saw less than 600 sales in Calgary. May sales totaled 1,080 units, a 44 per cent decline from last year's figures. "The initial shock of COVID-19 and social distancing measure is starting to ease. This is bringing some buyers and sellers back to the market. However, th...Read More