How To Choose The Best Calgary Realtor For Your Inner-City Listing

How To Choose The Best Calgary Realtor For Your Inner-City Listing

Your options when choosing a real estate agent are many. It may seem that everyone you talk to has a cousin or a sister who is a Realtor®. And if you are one of the few people who doesn’t receive a handful of business cards when you mention you are thinking of selling your home, you can turn to Google and receive pages of results listing agents in your city. But if you are looking to sell a property in Calgary’s inner city, choosing a Realtor® with a record of success in selling homes just like yours is key to finding the right buyer, achieving a quick sale, and closing your deal at the right price.

If you are looking to buy or sell your dream home in one of Calgary’s inner city neighbourhoods, The Tanya Eklund Group is an expert inner city real estate team. Contact us for our skilled and knowledgeable insight into Calgary’s unique living opportunities in the heart of the city. (403) 863-7434.  

 

So what do you need to consider when looking for the best real estate agent to list your home? What questions should you ask? How will you know that they are going to be able to get you top dollar for your property? Here is a guide to choosing the right Realtor® when selling your inner-city home.

ASK THE QUESTION:

How Much Is My Home Worth?

Many agents will inflate the value of your home to get the listing. But the truth is that there is no way to predict how much your home will sell for; it will sell for whatever the buyer is willing to pay for it. But there is a science to determining what a home should be listed for. Your agent should have extensive knowledge of current market conditions. They should be able to provide recent comparable sales and competitive active listings in your neighbourhood. They should be able to provide you with a range of pricing that will offer flexibility for a quick sale or the choice to wait for the right buyer. They should be able to justify the suggested price with evidence that it will attract interest and bring in multiple buyers. 

Pricing homes in the inner city can be tricky. There is such a variety of housing types (think apartments, historic homes, new infills, teardowns), zoning, and neighbourhoods (think residential, mixed-use) that it takes a Realtor® with informed insight and lots of experience to price an inner-city home. When discussing a listing price with your potential Realtor®, make sure they understand the intricacies of selling downtown that doesn’t exist in more suburban neighbourhoods.

How Will You Market My Inner-City Home?

There is more to marketing a property than just listing it on the MLS®. The purpose of marketing is to position your home to be the next sale among similar listings. Your potential listing agent should have a strategy to provide high-quality marketing tools like a high-ranking website, top-of-the-line photography, and a robust network of players who buy and sell within your niche. They should also be able to advise you on how to make your home attractive to the widest pool of buyers by utilizing services such as staging, organization, and renovation. Marketing is key to ensuring that your ideal buyer can find your home among the competition.

What Can I Expect From You?

The process of selling a home can be stressful, time-consuming, and complicated. Even if you have sold a home before, the undertaking is daunting. You need to ensure that the Realtor® you choose is committed to working for you. The best agent will be attentive and available to answer questions and help you navigate the tricky parts of the journey. Your agent should be an advocate for you, making sure that your interests are protected and negotiating knowledgeably and confidently on your behalf. You want a Realtor® who is a big enough player that they have the network and the history of sales to have made a name for themselves, but not so busy that they never return your calls. Consider choosing a Realtor® with a team of specialists who will support you as a seller. 

Do You Know My Neighbourhood?

This might be one of the most important questions you can ask a potential listing agent. Often selling a home can come down to more than just the best price for the nicest house. Buyers looking to purchase an inner-city home are often after something more elusive than a great property. They want to buy into a lifestyle.  They are seeking a certain hustle and bustle, a vibrancy, an opportunity. Choosing a Realtor® with a real in-depth understanding of the amenities and features that make your downtown neighbourhood uniquely special means that your listing agent will truly understand the value of the property you are selling. This will make the process smoother and ensure that your agent will protect your best interests and your investment.

We Are Inner City

Selling a home in Calgary’s energetic and exciting core requires a Realtor® who understands the dynamics of the inner-city real estate market. The Tanya Eklund Group is Calgary’s go-to team for buying and selling in the inner city. Tanya and her team of dedicated and passionate experts can guide you with a comprehensive understanding of the unique communities, demographics, opportunities, and challenges of buying and selling in the inner city. Their knowledge and experience are cultivated with real-life insight; they work, live, and play in the inner city. Let these inner-city specialists help you navigate your sale.

FAQs

Q: Do I need an Inner City Realtor®?
A:  A Realtor® who specializes in the inner city will have the experience and knowledge to navigate some of the unique challenges that can arise when buying or selling in the city’s core neighbourhoods. Zoning, valuations, housing type, offer conditions, marketing and more can be different for inner-city properties than for those in more suburban neighbourhoods.

Q: There are no other homes like mine in my neighbourhood. How will I know what it is worth?
A: The Tanya Eklund group understands the unique aspects of the inner-city real estate market. We can provide market insight, help you determine the value of your property, give you realistic and honest advice, and we have a great network of buyers and investors who might be interested in the unique property you have.

Q: How long will it take to sell my downtown condo?
A: That is a tricky question! Unfortunately, there is no way to know. The market can be fickle and inventory for condos can be high. But we can help you understand your competition, find the unique features that will set your home apart, and help you with marketing strategies that will position it to be the next condo that sells in your neighbourhood.

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Working with The Tanya Eklund Group puts every resource for buying and selling at your fingertips. Our team of real estate experts is committed to an exceptional outcome for your buy or sell transaction. Connect with us, share your objective, and we will provide a strategy that is intentionally designed to help you achieve your real estate goal. You don’t have to navigate this complicated journey alone. The Tanya Eklund Group is the best choice of partner on your real estate adventure.

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