Category Archives: Central Alberta

September 2011 A Balanced Market?

End of September heralds in the fall market, and the closing of the third quarter for MLS® statistics.  Here in Red Deer residential sales have been positive for year over year growth and the supply side, namely listings, has decreased year over year.  When we started 2011 our expectations were for modest growth and a […]

Red Deer, You’re Home

Why Red Deer? Why not Red Deer! Perfect location and delivers on that warm feeling of community despite its size. Sitting between Calgary and Edmonton, Red Deer is a quick trip to either city. And the mountains? Hop in the car and you can be hitting the slopes in a few hours. Beautiful…did we mention […]

Is Your Social Media Influencial?

You’ve sampled the Kool Aid and you’ve got a Twitter account and a Facebook page for business, but are you using them correctly or at all? Many REALTORS® have jumped on the social media band wagon after attending a conference or listening to some great speaker and now they have all the accounts set up.  […]

Sales and Goals

From the outside being a real estate agent seems easy. I’m reminded of one of the poster boards set up near a drink station on the Drumheller Half Marathon which read “If it were easy, we would do it”. That sign was at the 11 km mark of the 21 km run.  Made me smile and added […]

Running and Being a REALTOR®

From the outside being a real estate agent seems easy. I’m reminded of one of the poster boards set up near a drink station on the Drumheller Half Marathon which read “If it were easy, we would do it”. That sign was at the 11 km mark of the 21 km run.  Made me smile and added […]

Buy Now It’s Always A Great Time in Real Estate

“You always say now is the right time to buy, come on you’re full of it” I believe that real estate is a long term buy and hold investment so yes, buy now.  The trick or “catch” if you’re looking for one is the selling side of the equation.  When should you sell or “cash […]

Sales are up and prices are down?

Shouldn’t prices rise when sales volume rises?  Yes, but there is always a lag time in real estate.  To get to the heated market rapid increase stage or growth in equity stage first the sales volume must be at a greater rate than the “for sale” or listing volume.  In order to get the sales […]

Sales Up, Prices Down

 Sales are up and prices are down? Shouldn’t prices rise when sales volume rises?  Yes, but there is always a lag time in real estate.  To get to the heated market rapid increase stage or growth in equity stage first the sales volume must be at a greater rate than the “for sale” or listing […]

It’s Always The Right Time To Buy

“You always say now is the right time to buy, come on you’re full of it” I believe that real estate is a long term buy and hold investment so yes, buy now.  The trick or “catch” if you’re looking for one is the selling side of the equation.  When should you sell or “cash […]

Mid Year Market Update, 2011

Its been an active spring and summer market so far for Red Deer real estate.  The volume of activity has been more consistent than last year and the sales volume has been higher.  Overall Good News for sellers and reassurance for buyers that the housing market is stabilizing and balancing in Red Deer. MLS® Residential […]

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