Dealing with Friends. The Straight Talk.

2013-11-25T21:39:18-06:00November 25th, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

If your uncle, your brother, or your buddy is a Realtor, should you use them? It's a tougher question for some people than others, depending on how close you are. It can also be a tough one for Realtors. I sometimes come across agents that are just livid with a friend who didn't use them. [...]

Remembrance Day

2013-11-25T21:41:49-06:00November 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

How does a "Dutch" Realtor never forget? My parents are both Dutch. So are my wife's. We've both heard many stories of the atrocities in the second world war. We've also both been told the many stories of human kindness and heroism. Though the atrocities were numerous and their effects long-lasting, we also learned that [...]

Calgary Real Estate Board Press Release.

2013-11-04T20:36:02-06:00November 4th, 2013|Real Estate Market|

Calgary, Nov. 1, 2013 – Residential sales activity totaled 1,953 units in October, an 18 per cent rise over 2012 and pushing yearto- date volume increases to just over 10 per cent. However, on a year-to-date basis, city wide sales remain far below transactions levels recorded throughout 2005 – 2007. “Some people have noticed that [...]

Location, location, location. The Straight Talk.

2013-11-02T05:30:36-06:00November 2nd, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

"Location, location, location. It's everything in Real Estate." Everyone says it. But is it true? Not too long ago, one of my favourite past clients sent me a note on Facebook. She had apparently come across a home that looked perfect for her and her family from every perspective. ...except one. It was next to [...]