Real Estate

This Years Design Trends – Are They Here To Stay?

Author: Karen Keveryga This Years Design Trends - Are They Here To Stay? As you all know - the content of this blog - typically takes shape based on my personal experiences at the time.  I showed a home last night, and my buyer declared strongly - that she HATES barn doors! I laughed of course - personal preference.  However - I do think this is a trend that will go away. See below a list of other...

Investing In Ourselves – To Better Your Experience!

Karen Keveryga - Realtor RLP Benchmark Karen's Korner - November Edition In April 2016, a representative from Richards Robbins (Chris Cummins) presented at our brokerage, Royal LePage Benchmark. His role was to introduce the concepts and benefits of attending an event put on by this organization. I was new to real estate. Started in 2015 during a recession. Was...

The Struggles Of A First Time Buyer

Author: Karen Keveryga The Struggles Of A First Time Buyer Did you know that in the past year - FIRST time home buyers made up 31% of ALL home buyers???? The same as the year prior! 82% of these first time home buyers - are 22 to 30 years.  48% of buyers are 31 to 40 years. Behind these groups, 22% of buyers 40 to 54 years are also getting into the market for the FIRST time. The most common reasons for...

Karen’s Korner – Staging: The Buyer Perspective

Karen Keveryga, Calgary Realtor Karen's Korner Staging: The Buyer Perspective The Definition of Staging is: The activity or practice of styling and furnishing a property for sale in such a way as to enhance its attractiveness to potential buyers.   I have written in the past about staging and how it can benefit the Seller.  Now let's look at it through the perspective of a buyer and how working with...

Karen’s Korner – July 1st – The Buy/Sell Dilemma

I get asked this question every day - "Should I Buy or Sell First" ?!  Similar to the long debated "chicken or egg" first theory - there are factors to consider on each side.Whether you are thinking of moving up to a larger house, or downsizing, or maybe just looking for a change, the question of ‘Should you sell your current home first’ is a very common dilemma homeowners...

Karen’s Korner – Create Some Kindness!

Karen's Korner often takes shape - with what is happening in my real estate day to day life.  This month - I am going to focus on Kindness. This is a short summary of what I have experienced... JUST over the last week..... Multiple offers on a home within hours of listing.  4 came in with personal letters attached (all would make you cry!)  All realtors were respectful -...

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