home selling: Things That Could Go Wrong With a Real Estate Sale - 02/28/12 05:35 AM
Things That Could Go Wrong With a Real Estate Sale
You’ve just sold your house or acreage in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or Parkland County in Alberta.  That is, you’ve accepted the Offer to Purchase, and now all you have to do is wait for the proceeds to be deposited into your account, right?  Not so fast!  There are many things that could undo a sale. 
Buyers’ Circumstances:
Buyers not pre-approved for a mortgage.  After making an offer, the buyers discover they can’t get a loan for the amount they need.  (Mortgage approval is influenced by buyers’ source, … (2 comments)

home selling: Be Your Own Home Stager - 02/03/12 09:45 AM
Be Your Own Home Stager The phrase “Dress for Success” has a different meaning in real estate than it does in other businesses.  You know that before you put your home on the market, it’s important to clean it thoroughly, get rid of clutter, and make minor repairs.  But these days, in order to sell your home in the shortest amount of time and for the best price, that’s not going far enough.  The next step is home staging.  
What is home staging?
Home staging is literally setting a scene and creating a mood – transforming an ordinary house into an … (2 comments)

home selling: The Reality of "Location, Location, Location" - 01/25/12 09:09 AM
The Reality of “Location, Location, Location” Why do we realtors state that word three times?  To emphasize its importance, and when you ignore that, you will likely regret it.
As a buyer myself, I ignored it twice in the last 30 years.  One of those times was when I remustered to a Structural Technician (changed trades) while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.  My first posting was to Wainwright, Alberta where housing was pretty pricey, so we decided to purchase a major fixer upper in Czar, Alberta (200 people and 10,000 head of cattle), 50 km south of Wainwright.  My thinking … (34 comments)

home selling: Home Staging Starts With Decluttering - 12/22/11 08:32 AM
Home Staging Starts With Decluttering In my business, as I travel around Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County and the Edmonton area, I see a lot of homes.  Very few of those homes, if they are currently being lived in, resemble “show homes”.  That’s because, let’s face it, living is messy.  Evidence of everyday life is everywhere, from wet towels flung over the shower in the master ensuite to children’s artwork clipped to the fridge with magnets given away by local businesses to untidy piles of unread mail atop the dining room table to empty bottles waiting to be taken to … (1 comments)

Barry Twynam (Realty Executives Leading)

Barry Twynam

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