Monthly Archives: May 2014

Selling Your Okotoks Home – HDR Real Estate Photography

HDR Photography Combined With Home Staging Are Powerful Tools For Selling a Home

In today’s real estate market over 90% of all home buyers start their search for a new home online. Listing your home with a Realtor who invests the time and money to professionally stage your home using a photographer who takes high quality HDR photos is critical. Good photos will make your home stand out from the crowd and help it achieve its maximum selling price.

On the other hand, poor quality photos of a home that has not been staged will mean fewer potential buyers will be attracted to come and view your property. This will mean the time it takes to sell your home will be prolonged and the property is likely to achieve a lower final selling price.

I am certified to stage homes and I provide this service free of charge to my clients. I know what home buyers look for in a home and a few small tweaks can often make all the difference. On the day my photographer comes to your home, I will if required make a few adjustments so that your home show cases to its full potential. The cost of home staging and HDR photography is free to my clients.

Using these techniques I have been able to sell homes quite quickly that have been sat on the market for months with attracting a single offer.
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GoGirl event June 07 at Okotoks Recreation Centre

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Don’t miss this fantastic event on June 07 at Okotoks Recreation Centre.

Spend a fun action packed day with the girls!
Due to the popularity of this event it comes back to Okotoks by popular demand! This one day GoGirl workshop is a action packed day designed to help and encourage girls, aged between 9 and 15 to pursue an active living lifestyle in Okotoks. GoGirls are invited to come and participate in a variety of physical activities both indoor and outdoor and to access information about these and other physical activity options. During the one day only event the GoGirls will attend information sessions and they will be provided with nutrition and wellness resources.
Learn to move with style, laugh, sweat and dance…in everything you do!
Girls 9 to 15 years old are invited to a fun day of activities including:
Yoga
• Cheer leading
• Long boarding
• Zumba
• Crossfit Kids
• Spin Class
• Plus MORE!

When: Saturday, June 7, 12:30pm – 6 pm
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
Cost: $20 (Refreshments included)

Register at okotoks.ca or call 403.938.8954
Registration #40439

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How does the Lack of Real Estate in Okotoks Affect You?

Okotoks Real Estate is going fast

If you are new to the Okotoks real estate market, you may find it very hard to find a house you can afford or get a loan to buy. The 1998 limited growth policy is now reaching its cap of 30,000. Unless the town can find a new water source, buying a starter home in the area is likely to seem impossible.

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I’m so happy my client has just purchased this lovely Okotoks home.

20 Sheep River HillWelcome to 20 Sheep River Hill in Okotoks.  A well maintained family home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable area of Okotoks Sheep River. Anybody walking up to the home will appreciate the beautiful river rock landscaping. Now, come on in and enjoy the tour. Tasteful decorating and colors give this home a very warm and inviting feel. Large front entrance way leads you into the family room with cozy gas, ledge stone fireplace. The birch hardwoods and white kitchen add a nice contrast to the rich colours used through out the home. Large windows let in plenty of sunlight. Upstairs you will find a large bonus room, 3 good-sized bedrooms and 2 full baths, one being an en-suite off the master. The basement which has high ceilings and large windows is just waiting for your Touch. Congratulations Alison I’m so pleased for you.

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I have just Sold this family home in Calgary

I Sold 213 Panamount Way Calgary in 14 days. This home was an ideal first home, or a great rental possibility for investors. With two MASTER SUITES, an open LOFT area and a FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT, this home offers a lot of flexibility for all. The new owners will be relaxing in the open planned layout of the main floor with hardwood flooring and ceramic tiling. Cooking up a delight will be no problem in this fantastic KITCHEN. With extended COUNTER-TOPS, a large built in PANTRY, and stainless appliances (including a GAS STOVE!)  I know anybody living here will not be be disappointed. The neutral decorated two MASTERS are a great size, one with a 4 piece en-suite the other with a 3 piece, both with walk in closets. The upstairs open LOFT area is ideal for an office or den. When the friends come over the basement is THE place for entertaining. With a corner FIREPLACE, upgraded carpet, 3 piece BATH, and a spare room, the only thing missing from this home is friends.

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I have just Sold this beautiful property in Okotoks

I have just Sold 369 Crystalridge View Okotoks in 28 days. The new owners will enjoy a home located in a great location that offers a RAVINE and walking path this perfect Okotoks location. With flexible living accommodation this home will not disappoint! Imagine walking through the front door onto beautiful HARDWOOD floors. Entertaining in the formal DINING area, cooking up a culinary feast in the open concept KITCHEN with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. Relaxing in the LIVING ROOM and turning on the corner fireplace if it gets a little chilly. Retiring to the large MASTER suite that will easily accommodate all your bedroom furniture. The home has a professionally developed BASEMENT with professionally installed IN FLOOR HEATING, a large RECREATION ROOM (oh and another corner FIREPLACE), with an additional area for a office. With TWO further BEDROOMS and a bathroom in the basement this home is ideal . The outside offers a PATIO, DECK and low maintenance yard. With the warm weather on its way, the AIR CONDITIONING, will certainly be welcomed!

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Okotoks Drake Landing Solar Community


Okotoks Drake Landing Solar Community was visited by members of the International Energy Agency last week. The Solar Heating and Cooling committee is represented by 14 different countries and they meet twice a year. Natural Resources Canada hosts the meeting once every 10 years and they chose Okotoks Drake Landing as the venue for this meeting. Natural Resources Canada were very proud to show the IEA members the cutting edge technology used in this thermal project, a first of its kind in Canada.

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How a Real Estate Agent Helps with Closing

Real Estate Okotoks agent Samantha will help sell your HomeThere are a lot of little details that go into buying or selling Okotoks real estate. After the buyer and seller agree on a price, the buyer needs to get the loan. To do this, an appraisal will need to be done. Before there is a change of ownership, a complete inspection should be done, too. It is also important that a title search is performed. All of this needs to be coordinated to be completed in time for closing. A real estate agent does the coordinating and follows through with any problems.

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