mls listings: #5 in Calgary - FAIRVIEW Community - 10/04/12 07:44 AM
 
# 5 in Calgary – Fairview  - Southeast Community in Calgary, Alberta
 
Tucked into a bell-shaped southeast pocket between busy Macleod, Glenmore and Blackfoot trails, Fairview is perfect for busy people who like to scramble to every quadrant of the city in a hurry.
 
Quickly popping into Costco, lkea or Chinook Centre may sound absurd when the rest of the city makes a day of it, but with all of these shopping destinations within blocks of your community’s borders, splurging for a new TV is as easy as picking up milk at the corner store.
 
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mls listings: McKenzie Towne - Calgary - 07/31/12 10:35 PM

JUST LISTED  - MLS C3353928   $265,000
Completely finished townhouse in McKenzie Towne of Calgary.
2 Bedrooms, 2 bath, tile floors in Kitchen, gated yard with BBQ line
and Oversized single garage.
 
Blue Skies and Walking Pathways - make this a wonderful place to live.
 
CIR REALTY - Listing
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mls listings: Big Yard Paved Laneway - 07/04/12 08:27 AM

Nestled in our Community called Prairie Springs in Airdrie, Alberta
THIS new "Coming Soon" listing will be real delight to show.
Large yard over 5000 sq.ft. fully professionally landscaped.
Home offers 3 bedrooms plus bonus room, stainless steel appliances and granite counters.
A touch of contemporary flare throughout the home - offering Turn Key move in with
all the furniture included. 

 
MAKE it AIRDRIE
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mls listings: You think they should be HAPPY - 06/25/12 08:07 AM
Having sat a little longer than average a listing gets an offer.  Its a darn good offer - with a offer price more than recent sales.
 
But the seller wants more.  Really?  I question the motivation here, and why after all recent sales a $10,000 more in your pocket than anyone else begs you wanting more?
 
So we counter, and voila - another $1000 in the pocket of the seller...almost tanked the deal...over a few thousand dollars.
Once again the statistics say the home has done well in our re-sale market.  
 
Happy Sellers - yes - thank goodness
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mls listings: In Any Language its for sale - 03/12/12 07:08 AM
Una bella casa en Airdrie Alberta
Con un diseño abierto y muy acogedor
La cocina grande y con todos los electrodomésticos con la energy star
Con un patio cerrado y cercado con frutas y cama de vegetales también con un cuarto para las herramientas del jardín.
Para una pareja de jóvenes o una familia joven con mascotas: 3 salas de baño completas y tres cuartos grandes, salón de juego, oficina.
Con una excelente comunidad al rededor, cerca de las escuelas, parques (nose creek park), también iglesias.
Puede ser conveniente a una persona sola o retirada con mascotas, el piso de terrazo (slate) … (0 comments)

mls listings: Nov. 22/11- Airdrie Stats - 11/22/11 10:21 AM
Often I'm asked this question over and over.  Especailly when I run into someone at the grocery store or Starbucks.
We should know our stats in the community we work in.  That's what we do. 
Key this information up every week, arm yourself with the most basic of information.
Right now for example our city of 43,000 people we have
TOTAL LISTINGS of 363
(single family numbers are 283 and there are 80 condos for sale)
Average Sale price in our community is $362,014.00 for a single family with 73 days on market average.
* The total number of Recent sales … (0 comments)

mls listings: A Bounty of Bungalows - 11/11/11 02:09 PM

$890,000 for this stunner in Coopers.
In AIRDRIE, Alberta - just 12 minutes out of the City of Calgary (over a million in population) sits Airdrie.
43,000 people with a wide range of housing for every budget.  WE have big city ammenities and small town atmosphere.
BUNGALOWS are ever popular as we all get older and want NO more STAIRS.
Prices range from $289,900 for a duplex style bungalow to the low $300,000 for a older style in a mature community.
Williamstown Bungalow start at $369,900

 $369,900.00 Fully finished walk out
So, if you're looking for a bungalow AIRDRIE … (0 comments)

mls listings: Guess What? Realtor® Selling a House in Calgary - 08/25/11 12:54 PM
COVENTRY HILLS - Located in the NW part of Calgary, Alberta
close to SCHOOLS, modern conveniences (LIKE SHOPPING) and recreational center.  Transit and easy access to the city core.
There are local shops featuring international cusinie and the chinese Grocery store for such exotic foods.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home will meet all your needs but WON'T break your piggy bank.  $338,800.00
Comes with a fenced yard for privacy and a garage with back lane access.  There is a mega sized park across the street.
Interested parties should give me a call or text - MY phone is always on … (0 comments)

mls listings: BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS - 08/17/11 05:22 PM
  Back to school Theme
Ad Ideas - Every week I come up with some ad ideas for my print advertising.  I have a following of "what will Terri do next" fans.
Its fun to hear comments and laughter.  I like to keep my ads light and fun.   Real Estate can be such a down in the dumps kind of career.  We get a pile of stuff thrown at us daily.  SO - I need to laugh too.  Keeps my spirit up.
   Funny hair do - feeling a bit old fashion
 
  Feeling a bit mechanical (bbep beep)
So there … (0 comments)

mls listings: ACCESS TO THE MLS - 08/17/11 04:48 PM
Recenlty - I've been surprised at some comments from buyers. 
They didn't KNOW Realtors® in Calgary had access to all the MLS Listings.  That we can sell property it the Province of Alberta.

Now I keep my selling area to the Calgary Region, only because I have easy access to the city and well selling outside my area is like asking your auto mechanic to repair your computer.  I don't know that area of service.
I have access to a super NETWORK that offers up services of other Realtors® in other cities.  Maybe you wish to buy a home in … (0 comments)

mls listings: Stand OUT from the CROWD - 08/03/11 01:40 PM
How to Make YOURSELF, your PRODUCT or your COMPANY Memorable
In an overcrowded world, the only way to make an impression on your prospect is to break through the noise. 
 The idea of telling everybody how great you are, or you have the state of the art solutions, great customer service and the best prices in town just won't cut it.
The book "THINK LIKE A MARKETER" by Lauron Sonnier suggests a few tactics to make yourself or company stand out.
1. Do Different Things:  Its easy to stand out when you do something no one else is doing it.  You … (0 comments)

mls listings: MAKE ME AN OFFER - 06/27/11 05:36 PM
ANNOUNCING a great WALK-OUT with SOUTH backyard 4 bedroom home with garage.
MAKE AN OFFER they can't refuse. 
 MLS C3477680
All appliances stay with the home.  FAST POSSESSION - all reasonable offers will be considered.
This home is within walking distance to schools, recreation and parks. 

 
AIRDRIE - lower taxes, great place to start your own business - home based or store front.
3 new schools are coming.
 
Call TODAY
 
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mls listings: REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED - 06/27/11 05:14 PM
Need a home sooner than later?  4 Bedrooms and oversized garage?  West back yard, with back lane access.  MAKE your move today.
MLS C 3477480  -  26 Thornleigh Way , AIRDRIE, Alberta 
Close to park, pathways, schools and our multi-facility Recreation Centre (Genesis Place)
ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED!!!!!!!!!!
  Flowering Tree out Front - just love spring

Living Room
 The Ktichen
 
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mls listings: GIDDY UP into a 4 Bedroom - 06/27/11 04:45 PM
MLS C3470572 - Fully finished, GIDDY up on into this CUSTOM Home. 
2365 sq.ft plus a professionally finished (permitted) lower level.  2 Fireplaces, super sized kitchen and family room.
ALL backing onto a PARK.  No lots like this one without paying an arm & leg for it.  (50x105)
Check this home out - GOLF COURSE Community in THE FAIRWAYS of Airdrie

Corner Lot - Oversized Garage, Close to TWO schools And on a PARK

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mls listings: 12 Minutes Away - 06/27/11 04:40 PM
Looking for a home that needs a bit of elbow grease at an affordable price?
How does $235,900.00 grab you for a fully finished 3 bedroom plus home only 12 minutes from Calgary in CROSSFIELD.  Larger yard (50 x 100) and has tons of potential for room to grow.
 MLS C3476270
Consider a quieter lifestyle with easy access to the big city or Airdrie.
 
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mls listings: YES, YES I can SELL A HOME - 06/27/11 04:15 PM
So, when times are tough and the market is less then.  REALTORS® need an ego boost once in a while.
So the other day I closed on a great home, and the couple moved in AND already started a family.
I have to tell you, it was a joy just stopping by to see what they were up to.
SO when you feel a little DOWN, remember....  This is how I get out of my down in the dumps mindset.

Mr. & Mrs. Beekerson - have moved in and started a family
  (my backyard 2011)
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mls listings: Dogs and Carpets - 06/21/11 10:57 AM
Firstly I love animals and I have 3 cats and 2 birds.  Wish I had room for a dog - but the house is full.
HOWEVER, my pet peeve is leaving a dog in the home while STRANGERS are coming to see the home.
BUYERS can be overwhelmed by FIDO sniffing their crotch OR worse getting so exicted they pee on the carpet.
BUT MY Worse pet peeve with dogs - and maybe there was something up with Fido's butt..
BUT the dog doing the BUTT SCOOT BOOGIE on the carpet IS NOT a thing you want to show a potential buyer.
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mls listings: PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING or is HOMER REAL? - 06/15/11 01:43 AM
I did it, I had to have the "TALK" with some sellers - and backed it all up in an email to boot.
YOU need to lower the price - be more realistic and come to the harsh reality of REAL ESTATE in today's market.
If your home hasn't been viewed in weeks - not even a nibble or a drive by.  THEN based on the market LOWER YOUR PRICE to sell it or take it off the market.
Carrying inventory is a huge wallet emptying expense - and I sell houses.  Not babysit them. 
NOW, yes I'm sure another REALTOR … (4 comments)

mls listings: AIRDRIE MARKET PICKS UP - 06/08/11 01:10 AM
So our listing count is up, and yet there are buyers out.  Which is a good sign.   I've noticed in recent days the first time buyer is out braving a new world of HOUSE HUNTING.
I spoke to a fellow REALTOR® who noticed the same trend.  Under the $250,000 price range...buyers are sniffing around.
NOW - yes when you do get an offer - they are WELL....LOW LOW LOW.  Buyers are trying to get a little something something for less. 
I still get a kick out of it - when a seller holds out for MORE...and then turns around and wants … (0 comments)

mls listings: Kidding Aside - 06/08/11 12:57 AM
So sometimes we do take our jobs too seriously.  Its business and sometimes we just need to lighten up.
At least for a few minutes and perhaps sit back and breathe.  Recently a huffy Realtor® gets up in my grill over something that if they had ONLY given a few minutes more and thought about it, ...would have been so much less stressful.
IS there really a point to tick off everyone...in a Real Estate transaction..NO.  WIN/WIN attitude and lets make it right. 
I honestly believe if there is a will there is a way.   OR if not...got to just walk … (3 comments)

 
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