REALTOR® costs for buying and selling homes

So you’re thinking about buying or selling your home in Calgary, but haven’t gone through the process of utilizing a licensed REALTOR®, you may have inherited the property, are a first time buyer or seller, or have done transactions privately, and now you're wondering what a REALTOR® might charge for their services. 

First and foremost, fees are always negotiable and are not set in stone by any means. This means one agent or Calgary real estate team could charge differently from one another as they may offer more value or built in services than the other, a common commission rate that you might see with listings throughout Calgary and surrounding areas (most of Alberta in fact) is the 7 and 3 model, which…

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With over 5,000 agents in the Greater Calgary market, our team shows you some ways to help locate the best real estate agent or team that Calgary has to offer! Read below to see our tips for finding and hiring the best of the best.

Our guide on 

HOW TO FIND AND SELECT A TOP REALTOR® IN CALGARY

By the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First | Your Top Calgary Real Estate Team 

Calgary Banksy Fans

When it comes to selling or buying a property in Calgary, you must ensure that you’re working with the best real estate agent Calgary has to offer! This can come in the form of a team or an individual agent, but is ultimately an agent who is not only experienced in your area, but one who is always looking out for your best interests and can…

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With new information and changes coming daily, our impact mortgage partner Renee Huse who runs the incredibly popular and busy Spire Mortgage Team took the time to digest and provide her thoughts on one question many Calgarians, and Canadians have been asking in their homes. Should I defer my mortgage?  

Calgary Mortgages

Calgary Mortgage Tips

Thanks to the SPIRE mortgage team! 

To defer or not to defer – it’s the million dollar question! As COVID 19 hit Canada over the past weeks and many non-essential businesses began laying off employees, there has been much miscommunication from the government, both federally and provincially, that lead both homeowners and tenants to believe that mortgages are being “forgiven.” This is just not correct.  Period.  There…

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COVID19 AND CALGARY REAL ESTATE 

calgary_real_estate_covid_19_caronavirusIt's important for our team to provide communication not only to our clients, but consumers wondering how this virus effects and shapes the world as new measures and changes come through.  

Presently our team is working with buyers and sellers throughout the city, however, we have had clients postpone showings and viewings on homes for the interim until more clarity on the outlook of this pandemic is certain. 

Our team has taken the efforts and steps to help provide clarity online through social media to educate buyers and sellers of precautions for showings whether you're a buyer, seller, or buyers agent and have updated our showing instructions to reflect these new measures in hopes that responsibility within…

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This market is BONKERS.

Thanks to our mortgage partners at Spire mortgage for this incredibly quick update on the newest bank of Canada mortgage rate DECREASE, the second drop we've seen recently. 

Calgary Mortgage Updates

100%, this is the most crazy mortgage market that we've seen in our lifetime. Changes to the fixed rates, variable rates & bank rules coupled with the up coming changes to the stress test (that will take affect on April 6th, 2020) have created unprecedented volatility.  

It is imperative that any buyer clients, pre-approved for mortgages check in with their lending professionals about their mortgage pre approvals prior to writing an offer.  Rates, rules and times are a changin' faster than we've ever seen.  

Clients that have mortgages committed at…

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Breaking news from our mortgage partner Renee Huse - Owner of Spire mortgages https://www.spiremortgage.ca

Calgary Mortgage News

Effective this morning the Bank of Canada has decreased their overnight lending rate by 50 basis points or .5%.  Although many expected a rate drop in late 2020, this was certainly a more substantial drop than anticipated.  This drop comes on the back of general weakness in the global economy due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak and the .50% drop by the Federal Reserve yesterday, March 3rd 2020.

Before today, the last move to the Bank Prime Rate was in October of 2018.    

The media is full of information (some correct and some incorrect) so we wanted to take some time to break down exactly how this…

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Reviewing IFLY Calgary

We LOVE repping this city, so much so that we put it into our slogan ;) REPYYC just search #repyyc on social media to see how much great content we've put out featuring our incredible city! Our team put together an incredible year at our brokerage Re/Max First serving over 180 families throughout 2019 - and landing as the number one team in Re/Max First 6 times with many other top three finishes throughout the year! With big victories, comes big celebrations and we wanted told the team that sky diving was in the works! Unfortunately this was later in the year and nobody was interested in jumping out of a plane in the cold winter months, so we decided to visit the new Ifly sky diving simulator in Deerfoot City Calgary. 


Shot…

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Canyon Meadows REALTOR

REALTOR® Dusko Sremac 

If you live in Canyon Meadows there's a good chance you've seen the name Dusko Sremac leader of the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First around the community, whether it's an open house, a for sale sign in front of one of our listings, or on one of the many bus benches seen throughout the community. Dusko is an experienced 

If you're not familiar with the community of Canyon Meadows, it's a community located in the heart of the southwest side in Calgary, whether you're in a car, or taking transit, this community is easy to commute from. You'll find the Canyon Meadows LRT station located within the neighborhood, this provides you with direct access to downtown, as well as SAIT and the University of Calgary. Nearby…

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Top 10 Calgary Real Estate Agents of 2019 Announced by Rate-My-Agent.com

This press release was just distributed to the Real Estate Partners Team at Re/max First 

(Calgary, AB, February  11th, 2020)

The top Calgary real estate agents for 2019 have been
announced by Rate-My-Agent.com. The review site compiled and published a list of top 10
Calgary agents based on ratings and reviews received during the past year.

Unlike other agent ranking sites, agents can’t pay to have negative reviews removed or hidden
and cannot pay to be included on the list of top-rated agents. The company says the reviews
are verified through a process they wouldn’t disclose in order to protect the integrity of the
process. When asked if they’ve had agents try to cheat, a…

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Our latest blog prepares you for the cold winter months of Canada with...

8 Tips For Homeowners in the Winter!

8 winter tups for calgary home owners

From saving on energy bills to proper maintenance and winterizing tips, the Real Estate Partners with Re/Max First  (a top Calgary real estate brokerage and a top real estate team) that proudly serves Calgarians and the surrounding areas of Cochrane, Airdrie, Okotoks, Langdon and Chestermere.  

  1.  Thermostat 

     Feeling the woes from last years winter bills? Your furnace running constantly to keep your home at a toasty... 24? 23? 22? 21? Either way, you're definitely relying on a thermostat to keep your house temperatures in check, but when you're not home, why are you heating the house up? As many of you know and probably…

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