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Buying a home and selling a home can be a challenging experience, but also an exciting one. One of the most important parts of selling your home or property, is utilizing effective real estate marketing. Real estate can be marketed across several mediums, and the more diverse your marketing plan, the better your chances of a quick sale.

Here are some of the best mediums to utilize:

Online Marketing

Having your house available for viewing online is the most important form of marketing. Everyone browses the internet, and it’s the first-stop for many, even those who aren’t serious about buying at the moment will browse online real estate. From MLS listings , which are secured with a certified realtor, to free sites including Kijiji and

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There is a lot of talk about how real estate in Edmonton is hard to come by, and how there is a colossal housing shortage…but is this true? The answer is both yeas, and no. There is a shortage of housing in certain price ranges, but generally speaking, there are many homes available in the Edmonton market. It’s not so much that real estate in Edmonton is hard to come by, as it is how quickly it sells.

Edmonton is an employment hot-spot, and as such the population has seen consistent growth. This growth has simultaneously caused a growth in housing construction and a competitive real estate market. While there are many homes available to purchase, and many new homes coming available each day, there are also many people house hunting here. This

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When looking into Edmonton homes for sale, the first place you should check if you don’t yet have a realtor, is mls.ca. MLS® will allow you to narrow down your search area and the criteria of the home you are searching for. Another good idea is to look at the individual websites of realtors. There you can review all the properties they represent, and contact them directly about them.

Available Edmonton homes for sale change rapidly. It is a healthy market which requires buyers to move quickly when they find a place they like. Because of this, many online databases may not be 100% accurate. To avoid this, you’ll want to secure the services of a realtor, who will be able to speak with other realtors quickly and determine if properties are still available

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Many who are inexperienced in home buying, or who simply aren’t at that point in their life, likely have no idea what is involved. It’s common to think you need to worry about only 2 things: a mortgage approval and a down payment. But getting your new home finances in order means looking at the big picture – before and after the purchase.

Before you buy

Yes, it’s a good idea to get a mortgage preapproval and you’ll want to have a sufficient down payment based on your price range, but that’s not all. Additional costs include a lawyer, a home inspector, and securing home insurance; property taxes are another consideration. You’ll want to have some wiggle room in your savings account to cover your closing costs and anything else that may come up.

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Home staging has been around for a long time, probably long enough to expel the idea that it’s just a trend. In fact, it is, and always has been, an incredibly effective way to showcase your home and snag buyers.
If you don’t know what home staging is, then you are really out of the loop! Home staging is the practice of essentially setting up a home to resemble amodel home, in order to look its best. If the sellers still reside in the property for sale, staging will involve emptying the house of any non-essential furniture, boxes, etc. Then furniture is arranged efficiently, and every room is set up in order to give potential buyers some perspective as to what each room could look like for them. Often this means putting a bed in an empty or unused bedroom,

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Anyone will tell you that if you want to get your hands on valuable real estate, you need to get into the Edmonton real estate market. Edmonton has been a seller’s market for some time now, and who do you think is benefiting the most? You may be surprised to learn that the largest benefactors in this market are in fact, condo owners.

Condo values have increased 7.8% year over year, as of 2014. Two story homes have seen an increase of 3.8% as well, so in reality it is win-win for homeowners city-wide, but the staggering increase in condo value is seeing many people laugh all the way to the bank. Why exactly are condos so valuable in the Edmonton real estate market? It all boils down to a supply and demand issue in the city. Condos are more readily

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There is a lot of information available at our fingertips. In an era of technology, mobile technology and ever evolving tech capabilities, the information highway is more easily accessible than ever before – but is the information legitimate? Anybody can start up a website these days and fill it with whatever information they see fit. When it comes to searching for legitimate real estate websites, legal websites and medical websites, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for a few different things.

Does it look professional?

Any website worth its salt will be spell checked. Even on professional sites, you may find a random error or two – but if there are spelling and grammar errors riddled throughout, don’t trust it or the information on it. Getting

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Homes For Sale EdmontonDepending on where you hail from originally, housing prices in Alberta can seem astronomical. Although housing prices in eastern Canada are far more reasonable, its all relative. When you live and work in Alberta, you typically make more per hour, or per year, than in places such as eastern Canada. Due to this, housing prices are higher.

It’s a little thing called ‘cost of living,’ and your cost of living, no matter where you live, is generally indicative of the job market. If there are lots of jobs and the jobs typically pay very well then the cost of goods, including housing, usually reflect that (ie. Things are more expensive.) If on the other hand, jobs are hard to come by and the ones that exist don’t pay very well, the cost of goods and housing

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Fixer Upper Homes For SaleNot everyone is interested in purchasing a turn-key property, that is, a brand new home that requires no work. For many, home buying is about finding a house that speaks to you and provides the potential for profit through home improvement.
In order to achieve this, you often need to purchase an older home that needs some major work, or some simple updating. Older homes have a certain type of charm to them, from architectural details on the outside to the amenities of the interior – they simply have more character and personality that what you see in modern homes. If you can capitalize on the character of the home without losing it in the renovation process, there is a good chance you will make an impressive profit on resale. Finding the right home is

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Anyone will tell you that if you want to get your hands on valuable real estate, you need to get into the Edmonton real estate market. Edmonton has been a seller’s market for some time now, and who do you think is benefiting the most? You may be surprised to learn that the largest benefactors in this market are in fact, condo owners.

Condo values have increased 7.8% year over year, as of 2014. Two story homes have seen an increase of 3.8% as well, so in reality it is win-win for homeowners city-wide, but the staggering increase in condo value is seeing many people laugh all the way to the bank. Why exactly are condos so valuable in the Edmonton real estate market? It all boils down to a supply and demand issue in the city. Condos are more readily

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