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What to Take With You When Edmonton Home Shopping

You will want to make the process of shopping for an Edmonton home as productive and enjoyable as possible. After all, you'll be on a quest to find your next dream home. That's why it's important to take the right items with you:

• Digital camera, so you can take pictures of the features you like in the properties you see. Note, you can only take these photos of the outside unless you have permission from the home owner for those interior pictures. Yes, you can use your cell phone camera.
Notepad on clipboard used for shopping for Edmonton homes image• Notepad, so you can take detailed notes. A clipboard is also useful if you have property feature sheets to write on. You can also  take notes on your tablet, too.
• Measurements of your largest pieces of furniture, so you can confirm they'll fit in the rooms of properties you like. Important for those large bedroom suites, sectional couch or even the height of your monster truck (will it fit into the garage?). Have those numbers ready
• Measuring tape to check those measurements. If you have have electronic measuring tools, bring those, too.
Some healthy snacks and beverages, (especially important if you're taking the kids along). Bottled water should be on this list.
Map of the Edmonton local area, so you can check out local parks and other neighbourhood features. Google Maps works, too.
Clear driving directions to each of the properties you want to see. A GPS could Chequebook used for deposit for offer on Edmonton proprty for sale imagebe useful, too. (yes, cellphone!)

• Your cheque book. If you find your perfect home, you want to write an offer before someone else snaps it up. Many Edmonton listings today are asking for bank drafts so this isn't as important as a few years ago.

• Slipon shoes, easy to get and out of those houses really fast. Snow on the ground, bring easy to put on boots. Stay away from lace up footware.

One of the best ways to shop for a home, and actually enjoy the experience, is to work with a great REALTORS® like Audey and Mike. Give us a call 780-910-5179 or 780-242-5229 or reach out through our contact page and we can go over the buying process to get you moving into your dream home. What else do you think we should bring? If you can think of anything else, just comment below.

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Knowing the perfect time to reduce the price of your home?


In Edmonton's current real estate market, it's not unusual for sellers to point fingers at the agents and agents to point fingers at seller's unrealistic expectations for a price. It's a catch 22 situation. Sellers say, "Why don't do you do more to sell my house?" Price reductions, price improvements, price adjustments, it doesn't matter what you call it, no seller wants to hear about lowering  thier asking price.


Before you agree to reduce the price of your home, ask yourself these questions

    How many hits has your listing received in MLS?
    Do the marketing comments sell the benefits or features?
    How does the house show online; are there a lot of beautiful pictures?
    Is your signage in a prominent location, contain several phone numbers, plus a Web site?
    Do you have a virtual tour published?
    What kind of feedback have you received from agents and buyers?
    Are you offering enough compensation to selling agents?
    Have you had showings and how many?

    How many offers have you recieved?

    How many of your nieghbors have reduced thier asking prices to stay competitive?

    Has your home been on the market longer than the average Days on Market (DOM)?


Purchasing a home today in Edmonton's current real estate market is great. Low interest rates and plenty of inventory to choose from and if you want to sell your home, it may be time for a price adjustment.


Need a new home pricing evaluation, contact us today. We can help.




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