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My Neighbor’s House Is For Sale! How Can I Compete?


How to sell your home at the same time your neighbour’s place is on the market - and still remain friends.  

It can feel intimidating to put your home up for sale at the same time your neighbour does, but remember that it’s not who’s on the market first that matters - it’s about the sale itself. Here are some strategic moves to make your home stand out to interested buyers touring multiple homes on the same block.

If you’re like most people, then you fell in love with your home and the neighbourhood when you purchased it. But as your life changed over time, you decided to move onto something different. You started planning to sell your home and created a nice timeline. Then as you

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9 Things To Look For When Touring A Home

Don’t get overwhelmed right out of the gate when starting your home search; peruse your options with confidence, knowing you are comparing apples to apples as much as possible.

House hunting can be exhausting, frustrating, and downright stressful if you don’t know what you’re looking for before you start. Instead of going directly to a house tour, prepare yourself with a list of things you must have, then only look at homes that meet all your criteria. And as always, Ryan and the Team are here to help!

Are you in the market for a new house?  These 9 items top the list of things to consider whenever you tour a home:


Keep in mind all the places you need to go, and how far away they

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Seven Things Edmonton Historic Home Buyers Need To Know 

Historic homes are full of mystery and culture – owning one can be a great way to connect with both the past and the future of your community.

Older homes are both charming and intriguing – be sure to know the special responsibilities that come along with owning a historic home before you sign the mortgage papers so you don’t end up with more than you bargained for.

Perhaps it started when you walked home from school. You would always slow down your pace as you passed the older Victorian or Craftsman home with its gabled roof and inviting wrap-around porch. Or maybe you were always fascinated by stories of days gone by, and now take day-trips to historic sites near your town.

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You Love This Home… But Do You Know Its Secrets?

Many homes hold secrets locked inside, be it a structural issue, asbestos or a previous unfortunate bug infestation. Know what you are getting into from the start so you don’t get disappointed later.

At first glance, most homes seem fine – but without taking the time to really get to the bottom of each home’s history you will never know for sure if it has suffered water damage or been the victim of shoddy repair work. Dig up all the dirt you can before buying, and you will end up with a purchase you are proud to own.

You enter the foyer and your heart starts beating faster. Your pulse quickens as you take in the wood parquet floors and elaborate crown mouldings. Only three steps inside, and you

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If you are prepping your home to be placed on the market, your Buyer will be looking for high-quality images – don’t disappoint!

Kitchens are one of the most difficult areas of the home to photograph – and they are also one of the areas of your home that potential buyers will be most interested in. These tips will have you photographing your kitchen like a pro in no time, so that it looks its best in listing photos both online and in print.

Getting a home ready to be shown is a huge undertaking, but it will pay off big time by impressing each potential buyer who tours it. This same prep work should be applied for taking the best real estate photos, which will pull in more interested buyers in the first place. It's a little bit more

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