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We are pleased to recommend Ambergate Realty Advisors, and Stuart Neal for a remarkable Real Estate experience. After 50 years in our home, we wanted to downsize to a more relaxed lifestyle. In this very tough buyers market, Stuart helped us get a higher price than we had originally expected for which we are truly grateful. Stuart helped us to remain calm and always tried to help us have a positive outlook. We also appreciate the lower flat rate fee which has to be a factor for all home sellers in the current real estate market.

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After 50 years in our home we decided to downsize & we put our faith and trust with Ambergate. We started working with a Stevi Lashley who helped us find our condo in

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We recognize that Covid 19 is testing our first responders to the limit. We also recognize that many of our first responders will be wanting to sell a home in order to buy a another home during the home moving season of 2020, here in metro Edmonton.

As our way of saying thank you for keeping us healthy and safe, we are offering to sell homes owned by first responders i.e. para medics, doctors, nurses, firefighters and police personal, free of sales commission.

To apply please contact our broker owner Stuart Neal at 780-760-2014 ext. 3 or email stuart@ambergaterealtyadvisors.ca.

 

This is a limited time offer. *Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for details.

 

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During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is our report for the last 7 days. Week ending April 3rd 2020.

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

108

55

$358,473

St Albert

11

61

$397,715

Sherwood Park

10

32

$362,990

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or email us

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3 Ways to Market Your Home during Corona Virus 19

The Alberta government and various real estate industry bodies are developing guidelines with respect to home showing. At the time of writing Open Houses are prohibited by our provincial association AREA. The provincial government has also produced guidelines. Here is a  link for review: Corona Virus Info for Albertans.

However, from a marketing perspective there are some things that you can do to ensure as many people a possible can see your home inside and out.

Here are 3 simple suggestions to show off your home in the best light at this challenging time:

  1.     Offer a Virtual Tour

A virtual tour and floor plan published on your REALTORS® website has quickly become a ‘must have’ for marketing your home to buyers. If your

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204 homes sold over the last week. During the Covid 19 health crisis its especially important that you watch for the latest trends as our market reacts to the crisis. Each week we will publish a market report for each of the main metro Edmonton markets for your review.

Here is the report for week ending March 27, 2020

Community

# Homes Sold

Days on Market

Average Price Paid

Edmonton

168

61

$340,705

St Albert

18

48

$371,202

Sherwood Park

18

55

$391,658

For more details and specific information about the communities that interest you, please call the office at 780-760-2014 or

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Charlotte and her partner Michel decided to go their separate ways. In the first instance Charlotte explored buying out her partner, but ultimately, she could not afford to do so given that she had been laid off for most of the summer.

Charlotte decided to list with a local traditional REALTOR®that she already knew, liked and trusted. This is how many home sellers pick their REALTOR®. Unfortunately, most individual REALTORS® are not very effective as selling homes. In the past year most REALTORS® sell LESS than 50% of the homes they represent for sale.

She did not receive very much in the way of advice from her REALTOR® or interest from the market. After several months, the listing expired. Charlotte started to look around for a

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The communities of Highlands, Bellevue and Virginia Park continue to press all the right buttons for many home buyers. All 3 communities are known for their eclectic mix of older and new homes, mature trees everywhere and close proximity to the river valley trails, trendy coffee shops, gift shops other quirky stores. 

We are especially pleased to offer this lovely home for sale. To see the details, click on this link Highlands Home for Sale.

To view ALL homes for sale in Highlands, Bellevue and Virginia Park please click on this link: Highlands & Area Homes for Sale

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Marketing a home to potential buyers is most often a tactile experience i.e. potential buyers want to come into the home and ‘try it on for size’. In normal times this is easily achieved by setting up a showing or advertising an Open House and inviting literally everyone in. Alas we no longer live in normal times and until the Corona virus scare is over you will have to be a little more creative.

Here are some suggestions for you:

1. No Open Houses

Your families health is paramount. Open Houses make it virtually impossible to control who comes into your home. Most industry advisories are stating a complete moratorium until further notice.

2. Use the BEST Quality Photos You Can

Pick your REALTOR® carefully. Discount REALTORS® and Purple

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Finding your next home is most often a tactile experience, i.e. you will want to visit most homes to ‘try it on for size’. In normal times this is easily achieved by setting up a showing or going to an Open House. Alas we no longer live in normal times and until the Corona virus scare is over you will have to be a little more creative.

Here are some suggestions for you:

1. Forget About Open Houses

Your families health is paramount. Most industry advisories are stating a complete moratorium until further notice.

2. Look for the BEST Quality Photos You Can

Try to focus on homes that offer you professional photos. This will allow to you to select only the most suitable homes without having to visit.

3.  Look for a Virtual Tour / 3 D

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