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Found 12 blog entries for July 2021.

RECA has a questionnaire that they suggest new members review to assess a brokerage before they join, Here’s the link: RECA Document

In my opinion, its very long winded and with all due respect to our regulator, I think it perhaps takes new members down ‘unnecessary rabbit holes.

However, I have prepared an ‘Ambergate’ response and you can it below.

1. Brokerage Preference of Professionals to Recruit 

Only the best professionals need apply. We look for smart, articulate well rounded individuals with the heart of a servant. No old school used car type salespeople on our team thank you. 

We also like to recruit those with less than 2 years experience in the industry as we have found these individuals are open to being coached and to…

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Are you one of those REALTORS® that embraces technology or resists it?

Are you more comfortable using technology to streamline your working day, or do you prefer to use older technology?

Today I want to discuss Showing Time. Newer REALTORS® seem to be quite comfortable with it. I just wanted to review the pros and cons. Of course, these are subjective and I would welcome your comments and viewpoints.

Cons

1. You must learn to use it. Texting or even phoning the listing agent is easier for many.

2. Its owned by Zillow. From a privacy perspective, this is a concern for some. 

Pros

1. Its fast. In most cases you are messaging the seller directly and this can lead to a much faster response when compared to texting or calling the…

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We just sold Joanne’s rental property in Forest Heights. This is how Joanne described her experience. 

Google 5 Star Review

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Stuart of Ambergate Realty during the listing and sale of our house. I chose Ambergate based on the flat fee pricing model, extensive experience and knowledge of the market. Stuart is efficient, professional and our sale concluded without a hitch. THANK YOU Stuart! “ 

Want more information about our full-service FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca


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I follow the teachings of the folks at Ninja selling. They don’t have a magic bullet as to how to instantly win more clients, but they do provide a lot of information regarding how to conduct yourself. Larry Kendal released a podcast this week and he suggests we use the incoming 5G phenomena as a prompt for governing ourselves. You may be aware that the 5G (5th generation) network is the next big thing in terms of the internet related world.

Here are Larry’s 5G’s. I thought it was good.

Gratitude – Grateful people are nicer to be around. They are calmer and more giving. Do you focus more on what you want over, that which you already have?

Goals – As Larry puts it, goals are the rocket fuel that keeps you going. As an alternative why not think…

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We recently helped Cynthia and Blake sell their Paisley home and upgrade to a larger home in the Chappelle area. Here is what they had to say about their experience…

Google 5 Star Review 

We could not have been happier with our experience with the Ambergate team!
We worked with Stuart to sell our home and Yue helped us find our dream home. The best thing about our experience with Ambergate was that we always knew they had our best interest at heart. Both went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and offered any extra help they could. They took the time to get to know us and let us control the speed and choices of this huge life change without any pressure. We trust the Ambergate team and would absolutely recommend them to any…

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Good family homes in Rundle Heights can be hard to find. We are pleased to confirm we have just listed this one for sale with 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Click the link to read the details. Exclusive Home Listed by Ambergate Realty Advisors. 

To see ALL homes listed for sale in Rundle Heights click this link: ALL Homes listed.


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We recently assisted Chad Leibel and sold his home in Spruce Grove. Here is how he summed up his experience. Thank you, Chad.

Google 5 Star Review

“Stuart was very professional and a hard negotiator for us in which saved us a lot of money and time.” 

Want more information about our full-service FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca


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If a real estate investor asked you to advise them on the appropriate selection of residential real estate for purchase, would you know how to approach it? 

The title of this blog paraphrases a line by Steven Covey “begin with the end in mind”.  

I suggest you advise your potential investor client to consider a potential real estate opportunity on three levels.  

Can you think of any others? 

1. How can they add value to the property along the way? 

What can they renovate, improve, or change to increase the intrinsic value of the real estate? 

2. How easily will they be able to liquidate the real estate when the time comes? 

In other words, is there going to be a wide market and plenty…

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The title of this blog paraphrases a line by Steven Covey “begin with the end in mind”.

As a potential investor perhaps you should consider a potential real estate opportunity on three levels.

Can you think of any others?

1. How can you add value to the property along the way?

What can you renovate, improve, or change to increase the intrinsic value of the real estate?

2. How easily will you be able to liquidate the real estate when the time comes?

In other words, is there going to be a wide market and plenty of interested buyer candidates for the real estate when you decide to sell?

3. And finally, how much should you pay for the real estate given the rental constraints of the market?

Here is a simple step by step method to…

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I started following new industry members to better understand why we have such a high drop out rate. Based on anecdotal information from the Edmonton REALTORS® Association (RAE) only around 25% of new industry members are still working as REALTORS®, 2 years after becoming industry members.

Based on successive interviews and dialog across my growing sample community of over 100 newer industry members, I would describe the experiences and performances of new industry members as follows. In general, members ‘mostly’ fall into one of 3 groups. The third group that I have called “Stragglers” has several sub-groups.

1. Those with a Large Sphere of Influence (SOI)

Perhaps these members have a large and close family. Perhaps they are natural…

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