E4068639 : Just Sold

By on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Gorgeous custom built 1512 sq ft lakeside bungalow with walk out basement in Lakeside Estates! Lovely living space both inside and out! Unique home features some new paint, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and plenty of space for your whole family! The gorgeous custom kitchen has oodles of new cupboards with luxury vinyl tile, as well as stainless steal appliances (including two ovens). Not to mention the glass doors out to the large raised deck overlooking West point lake (with fountain). In the living room there are built in cabinets and a wood burning fireplace with rare imported Zimbabwe black granite tile surround. The fully finished walk out basement has an amazing recreation room, home theater space, 4pc bathroom and two bedrooms as well as a clean and charming laundry room with plenty of storage space. The outdoor living space is exquisite with vine arch walkway to the backyard, hot tub, covered brick patio, mature landscaping, fire pit area, and dock out onto the lake! This is a rare find, don’t delay! View Listing Details …


E4070348 : Just Listed

By on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

This 1761 sq foot 2 Storey with a LEGAL BASEMENT SUITE in Southfork is a RARE FIND!! Dolce Vita built in 2014 the entire home is modern and move in ready with great paint colours, gorgeous trim, enticing hardwood and exceptional 12×24 ceramic tiles! The open concept kitchen/living room area is perfect for entertaining. The upper level has a plethora of windows in the bonus room, a generous sized master with gorgeous tiled soaker tub in the 4pc ensuite, two more bedrooms, 4 pc bath and upper floor laundry! The upgrades in this home are numerous and include a gas range, granite and marble in the kitchen, pot lights, a lovely wood mantle for the gas fireplace and wood railings. The 24×28 garage is amazing with radiant heat, hot and cold taps, a man door on the side as well as a floor drain! The large corner lot is a perfect location with a generous sized fenced yard with gorgeous landscaping! Tons of room for your family plus an income opportunity with the 1 bed/1 bath full basement suite! View Listing Details …


E4070286 : Just Listed

By on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

INVESTOR ALERT!! This 1105 sq ft, 3+2 bedroom home in South Telford is the perfect opportunity for first time buyers, or those in the market for rental property. Only a few blocks from Telford Lake, the upstairs has a large sized living space with three bedrooms and a 4 pc bath. In the basement there is a non legal in-law suite available with two more bedrooms, another 4 pc bath as well as kitchen and living area. There is an over sized double detached garage 24×24 and a partially fenced, treed back yard. It is walking distance to elementary, junior and highschools. There is a long driveway with plenty of room to park! The opportunities in this home are wide open! View Listing Details …


5 MISTAKES HOME SELLERS MAKE

By 179479 on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

As a seller in today’s market, you need to do everything possible to stand above and beyond your competition. This is especially true when we’re looking at the upper price range. We’ve frequently shared the obvious must do’s when selling your home, like pricing your property right, hiring the right Realtor, having the right marketing strategy etc. Today we’re going to dive a little deeper into the minor details that make a big difference.

 

Cleanliness. Everyone questions, “How clean does my house have to be?” Let me ask, how clean do you want your hotel room to be? This is how clean you want your house to be. A buyer can come to a dirty property, and think they can overlook it, however they don’t get the WOW FACTOR they’re looking for when they’ve found the right home.
You need to WOW them in your presentation, and this definitely includes cleanliness. We don’t want to ask buyers to look past a mess to see your home. Though they think they can, they likely won’t.

If you want an extensive cleaning list to prepare your home to sell, email us at jrteam@shaw.ca and we’ll send one your way!

 

Daily Living. In order for a buyer to fall in love with a home, they have to envision themselves living in it and the lifestyle it will bring. Your home needs to FEEL like the place where they can rest, gather, play etc. This means removing as much of your daily living as possible so that they can “feel at home” in your property.  You can do this by hiding personal items like excess shoes, clothing, small kitchen appliances, books, DVD’s, personal photos, linen etc. Getting rid of all that you won’t need during the sales process will help buyers see past your daily living that they can imagine themselves there.

 

Smell. Consider what it was like the last time someone ‘cut the cheese’ and how distracting it was. Could you focus on anything but? The same is true when buyers enter a smelly home.

Bad smells send a potential message: ‘unclean, unhealthy, undesirable’. Presentation is about engaging all senses; not just what buyers see. If you have pets or smoke, cook heavily-oiled or fishy meals, or have dampness anywhere, the effects of these need to be eliminated. We highly recommend the Ozone Pro’s, where a $300 investment can return thousands of dollars back to you. You can see more at www.ozone-pros.com

Once the smell is out, you then have to keep it out by refraining from that which brought the smell in the first place.

 

Colors. To most buyers, having to paint = work. They want a property that is move-in-ready, therefore you may need to neutralize your paint colors and décor. We know the way we live in a home and the way we sell a property are often two different things. Though you’ve invested years and finance making your house, your home, it will reflect your style and preference. If this is already neutral, fantastic. However, if it includes a lot of color and/or themes, you will have some work to do. We know a wonderful Home Stager who does consultations for less than $100. Here, she can suggest what items to remove, what to replace them with (if needed), popular paint colors, furniture to rearrange etc. She can pick out décor for you or simply recommend what types of items to look for. You can reach Sabrina’s Home Staging at 780-907-4209.

 

Repairs. Repairs = headaches. We get it, unless you’re a handyman repairs generally are not fun to do. Not completing them though leads to more time on market and less dollars in your pocket. Leaky faucets, cracked windows, loose doorknobs, broken tiles or toilet seat covers, burnt out light bulbs all = neglect in a buyer’s eyes. Their trust decreases for the property as they question, “If the little things haven’t been taken care of, what’s the likelihood big things have?” Buyers don’t want surprises at inspection time or a ‘daddy do list’ that will take weeks to complete after already spending weeks packing and unpacking during the move.

 

Selling a property is without a doubt one of the more stressful processes you will endure. The better you can prepare, price and market your property, the better your chances for a quicker, smoother sale and more money in your pocket. It helps having a team of people to support you along the way! If you don’t already have a professional Realtor to help, give us a call. It’d be our pleasure to serve you!

 

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com

 


E4069926 : Just Listed

By on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Stunning 2290 sq ft 2 Storey in popular Southfork has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bath & is move in ready! The open concept living room/dining room/kitchen is perfect for family time or entertaining. The hickory cabinets, handsome hardwood, tile backsplash & S/S appliances make the kitchen a dream come true! In the living room is an impressive stone faced gas fireplace & the dining space opens to the large deck & fenced back yard, making BBQ’s a breeze! A 2 pc bath & a bonus den off of the kitchen finish the main floor. Upstairs you will be pleased with the spacious family room that includes a reading nook & plenty of natural light from the morning sun with east facing windows. 3 bedrooms on the second floor of this home, including a lovely master with 5 pc ensuite boasting a corner Jacuzzi tub, double sinks & stand up shower. The basement has 9′ ceilings & is ready for you to design for your specific needs! The double attached garage and large front driveway ensure tons of space for your vehicles and/or toys! View Listing Details …


E4065971 : Just Sold

By on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Beautiful 1519 sq ft, 3 bed 2.5 bath in Southfork is move in ready and perfect for your family! The open concept main floor is gorgeous with lovely flooring, trendy paint and a cozy fireplace! The front entry has a large closet and the front bathroom is great for guests. Stainless Steel appliances and oodles of cupboards make the kitchen a delight! Upstairs there are three good sized bedrooms. The master includes a walk in closet, 4 pc ensuite and large south facing windows! In the partially finished basement (just needs bathroom completed) there is wide open space, perfect for a play room, family room, or theater room. The landscaped yard and back deck make the outdoors welcoming! There is back lane access and enough parking in the rear for your vehicles or small RV. Backing onto a field, this space feels wide open and is a gorgeous place to enjoy the sunsets in the evening. View Listing Details …


Why it’s essential to choose the RIGHT Realtor

By 179479 on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

 

 

Only a few months ago we spoke with a mortgage specialist who commented, “It’s not easy getting started in the mortgage business. It takes 100’s of deals to become confident enough to truly know your products and the right people you can depend upon for support along the way.”

 

We couldn’t agree more with his statement when it comes to being in real estate. Every client brings a new and unique experience. Surprisingly, after being a Realtor for over 11 years, I still encounter circumstances for the first time, some of which I need to call upon trusted lawyers or other professionals to ensure we’re giving the right advice to our clients.

 

Knowing this, it’s hard to hear people say, “It doesn’t matter who I work with. I just need a Realtor to get my home on MLS.” In any profession we will see some who work harder and serve more diligently than others. Real estate is far more than putting a sign on the lawn and photos on a website. It takes years of experience to know our market and to know how to market a home. Today we want to share reasons we believe it’s essential to choose the right Realtor.

1. The right Realtor will educate you, rather than ‘sell’ you. Most people don’t want to be ‘sold’, they want to be educated. When Realtors educate their clients, they provide them with all the details to help the client make an informed decision, while also providing professional advice which has been built upon years of experience and added support.

 

2. The right Realtor will connect and communicate with you. We’ve received many calls from frustrated sellers who say, “I haven’t heard from my Realtor in months. Can you help us?” Sadly, the answer is “no”. As long as you’re tied into a contract, another Realtor cannot ethically advise you about what options you have. That is a conversation you need to have with your Realtor. When you’re no longer in a contract, then another agent may be able to help.

When you hire the right Realtor though, these worries are far less of a concern. You receive ongoing communication, even when you aren’t receiving a lot of showings. As a Realtor this is probably the hardest part of my job. I want to do everything possible to help a client sell their home and it feels helpless when there aren’t as many showings as we intended for. Sometimes this is how the market goes. We can do everything possible to market a property to reach buyers, however, we cannot force anyone through the doors. Even so, the right Realtor remains connected with you each step of the way.

 

3. The right Realtor knows the local market. There is a difference in how well we know our Leduc and surrounding area market compared to say North Edmonton or Stony Plain. The reason is simple; we live here, we work here, therefore, we’ve walked through most homes here. We know the true condition of properties recently sold. We know when there were hindrances that affected the sales price such as a damp basement, pet or smoke odour. These are the things you cannot see simply by looking at photos and data online.

 

4. The right Realtor markets through social media. Social media marketing is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reach potential buyers. While it might be tempting to post your home for sale on your own social media page, chances are the people you reach are your own friends and family, who likely aren’t in the market to buy a home. If you’d like to reach more people both locally and nationally, then you want a Realtor who has a strong social media presence to help. This way, your home has the potential to reach hundreds of people in minutes through smart marketing techniques that help boost the viewers of your home.

 

 

5. The right Realtor knows how to negotiate the best. You may be a good negotiator when buying smaller items, however negotiating what likely is your largest asset is a much more complex situation. When it comes down to it, do you understand contract details, counter offers, condition dates, amendments, deposits and more? What if the offer is too low? What if the buyer wants to renegotiate after an inspection? Is a verbal offer a real offer? Does an accepted offer mean your house is sold?

Knowing what to do can feel difficult or impossible, especially if you haven’t dealt with it before. Working with the right Realtor increases effective negotiations. How? Through years of experience, proven negotiation strategies, and a genuine concern for your best interest. Having them as your buffer ensures you can keep emotions at a minimal during such an important financial decision.

It truly is a privilege to work in such an incredible community! We are very grateful to have many local, integrity driven Realtors who truly care about your needs. If you’ve considered buying or selling a home and don’t already have a local, integrity driven Realtor, it’d be our honor to serve you.

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time.  For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.919.0004, email jrteam@shaw.ca or visit WeSellLeduc.com

 

 


E4068870 : Just Listed

By on Monday, June 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Space will not be an issue in this gorgeous 2162 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2 storey on a cul de sac in Bridgeport. This outstanding home boasts a spacious kitchen with lovely cupboards & granite counter tops. The open concept main living area has handsome hardwood flooring, lovely trim, & oodles of windows looking out onto the large deck as well as a den. There is a beautiful maple & pewter staircase to the second floor where you will find an open & bright bonus room, a huge master bedroom with inviting french doors, walk in closet, & a Jacuzzi style ensuite! 2 more generously sized bedrooms & a 4 pc bathroom complete the upper floor. The basement is open & ready for your unique design. There is an over-sized, heated double attached garage as well as storage shed in the professionally landscaped & private back yard, which includes a lovely fire pit area just off the deck. Bonus features include A/C, central vac, and wood shutters. This home is perfect for growing families & those who love to entertain! View Listing Details …


E4068639 : Just Listed

By on Monday, June 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Gorgeous custom built 1512 sq ft lakeside bungalow with walk out basement in Lakeside Estates! Lovely living space both inside and out! Unique home features some new paint, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and plenty of space for your whole family! The gorgeous custom kitchen has oodles of new cupboards with luxury vinyl tile, as well as stainless steal appliances (including two ovens). Not to mention the glass doors out to the large raised deck overlooking West point lake (with fountain). In the living room there are built in cabinets and a wood burning fireplace with rare imported Zimbabwe black granite tile surround. The fully finished walk out basement has an amazing recreation room, home theater space, 4pc bathroom and two bedrooms as well as a clean and charming laundry room with plenty of storage space. The outdoor living space is exquisite with vine arch walkway to the backyard, hot tub, covered brick patio, mature landscaping, fire pit area, and dock out onto the lake! This is a rare find, don’t delay! View Listing Details …


E4068379 : Just Listed

By on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Beautiful and charming 2 storey, with 1799 sq ft, 6 bedroom home in the popular and established community of Corinthia Park, and right around the corner to Corinthia Park school. It is a perfect property for a growing family, with a large treed corner lot, oversized double detached garage and plenty of parking. Inside is a bright kitchen with oodles of cupboards and a breakfast nook. There is a cozy living room with gas fireplace, as well as a front living room, a formal dining area, spacious entrance with gorgeous double doors, and main floor laundry. Upstairs are 4 generously sized bedrooms including a master with 2 pc ensuite. The basement is nearly complete with 2 more bedrooms, a family room and cold room, the only thing left to do is the ceiling! This home has many upgrades with fresher paint and trim, newer windows and flooring, newer furnace and garage door, and the layout is fantastic!! You will love it! View Listing Details …