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Our listings have the best exposure locally and worldwide!

Our listings have the best exposure locally and worldwide!

James Edition has 1 Million Views Monthly

JamesEdition is the premier international marketplace to find luxury real estate and homes for sale. Search and browse more than 40,000 luxury homes for sale in over 50 countries. The most exclusive properties in the most desirable locations are offered by luxury real estate and homes specialists and private sellers worldwide, displayed with large, high-quality images. 

Mansion Global Reaches 2.3 Million Monthly.

Mansion Global is the award-winning, premier digital destination for compelling content about the global real estate market. From global market analysis to relevant news, our multilingual platform is localized to address the interests of an international audience. Mansion Global also provides its high net worth audience the ability to search luxury listings for sale around the world.

Mansion Global is part of Barron’s Group, which comprises publications including Barron’s magazine, MarketWatch and Financial News. Mansion Global is independent of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Both are publications of Dow Jones & Co. Along with syndicating content from News Corp publications, Mansion Global produces original articles and data analyses

The Wall Street Journal Real Estate

The Wall Street Journal has reaches over 42.4 million visits per month with an  average household net worth of $1,335,002.  Our listings are seen on WSJ.com and its affiliated sites targeting Europe, Latin America, India and China.

Our YouTube Channel

All of our listings have a 4K video walk through tour of the home.  We start with a drone circling the home and giving potential buyers a view of the yard, the neighbourhood.  If there as schools and parks nearby it highlights them.  We then switch to a 4k video camera and we use a professional glide cam to steady the video.  

We Sell Chestermere

We Sell Chestermere

Why do some homes sell and others don't? Exposure!

 

 

 

We Will Market Your Home Locally and Globally!

LOCALLY:  This marketing is designed to reach people that live nearby and are looking to make a change.  Most people buy within a 20 mile radius of where they live now.  With digital advertising we can target these people, and make your home first on their list to view.

 

GLOBALLY:  22.000 people will be moving to the Calgary area this next year.  We want them to know about Chestermere so we market our homes on sites that can reach them before they get here.  

Digital Marketing by Property

Digital Marketing by Property

Properties are desplayed on the internet and on facebook to users who have recently searched real estate sites. Can be targetted to local within 15 miles of listing or to any city, depending on where we wish to target the market. A custom landing page is designed for the listing, delivering a Youtube video, information on schools and community.

80% of people buy within a 20 mile radius of where they live now. We advertise weekly in the Anchor which is delivered to your door in Chestermere,

80% of people buy within a 20 mile radius of where they live now. We advertise weekly in the Anchor which is delivered to your door in Chestermere,

The Chestermere Anchor

Digital Marketing by Postal Code

Digital Marketing by Postal Code

These ads are served up to users in a targetted postal code. They will appear on Facebook Pages and major website pages. It can be directed to any of our weppages that we choose to target. It can be Information on the market, our featured listings,. Delivered to Facebook and internet. pages using the IP addresses in that postal code. We have 5 out of 6 spots available for T1X

Homes and Land Magazine

Homes and Land Magazine

Print Marketing

Digital Marketing to Contacts.

Digital Marketing to Contacts.

These ads are delivered through Facebook and the internet to our contacts. They can be delivered to any page we decide to target. This brings them to our webpage, so they can visit our current listings, check out the real estate market, check the statistics for their neighbourhood.

Homes and Land Website

Homes and Land Website

Internert Marketing

Calgary Real Estate News

Our Active Listings

Our Recently Sold Listings

Doug McKay Where Does He Sell Homes.

It is important to find a realtor that specializes in the area your are selling or buying in.  This is a chart showing the areas that Doug has sold homes in.  How many sellers and buyers he has represented in Chestermere.  During much of this time we were concentrating on representing lister’s rather than seller’s, due to the volume of business we were doing.  We had a buyers agent through this time period.    Volumes have changed and we are once again enjoying working with more home buyers.

The Chestermere market has always been challenging.  Many top realtors do very well in Calgary, but when it comes to the Chestermere, they are not prepared to do the marketing that it requires to sell a home here.  They may not understand the reasons that buyer’s choose Chestermere, they may not understand who their target market is.

We have a marketing program that has been proven to work.  We understand what it is that Chestermere has to offer and we are sold on this area.

Sales Rank.  These are figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board showing Doug McKay’s sales rank over his real estate career.  Doug has been in the  top 7% of realtors in the real estate board.  With an overall rank in the top 13% of realtors within the Calgary Real Estate Board.  (From 1997 to 2001 Doug was involved in a public real estate deal that took his focus away from the residential market.)

Selling your home-Curb Appeal

Selling your home-Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal (Front, Back & Side Yard)

I bought the home I live in now because I just wanted to see the inside.. I did not think that I would like it as the homes on the other side of the lake had bigger yards, and I thought that this house had too small of a yard.  It was just so pretty I wanted to look at it.  In the end the yard depth was not so important after all.

That is what  curb appeal is and that is what curb appeal does.  It makes buyers want to see your house.

curb appeal

This home has great curb appeal.

Clean the door, windows around the door, the lights, the mailbox.  Make sure the door bell works, and a fresh coat of paint on the door will go a long way.  If you have a wood stairs and landing, consider repainting them as well.   The buyer will be standing at the front door while the realtor gets the key and as they stand there they are deciding if the home is well-maintained, or if you just don’t care.

The garage door can add a lot of pop, consider matching the front door and the garage door in a complementary colour.  Old white doors will age the home and not give you the impact you are looking for.  Ask your realtor for suggestions.

Make a list of major repairs that are needed such as roofing, siding and lighting. Make as many of these repairs as possible.  Ask us if you need the name of a handy man.

Make a list of minor repairs needed such as painting, or minor landscaping. Make as many of
these repairs as possible.  The only people looking for a fixer upper are those looking for a real bargain, below market value.

Sweep or shovel walkways, driveways, patio/deck (salt in the winter).  Leave on the front light.
Maintain front, back and side yard. Ensure lawns are mowed, shrubs are pruned and flower beds
are weeded.

Add flowers or winter arrangements on your front porch and/or in front of the garage.
Remove all Christmas lights and decorations by January 10th.

Oh and don’t forget to leave the front lights on, especially in winter when it is dark so soon.

Here are some helpful videos from the RE/MAX Fit To Sell video series.


New Mortgage Rules Eat Away Afforability

New Mortgage Rules Eat Away Afforability

The New Mortgage rules that have been changed from the Federal Gov’t is a game changer for affordability, especially for first time home buyers who have no equity to put towards their first home.  This new rule will really hurt single parents and anyone trying to get their first home.

In an eggshell if you have less than 20% down you will have to qualify for a mortgage at the Bank of Canada Posted rates which are about 4.64% instead of rates that range from 2.2 to 2.7% for a 5 year term.  That will really erode first time home buyers ability to qualify for the home that meets their needs.  Take a look at this comparison chart we have prepared.  It uses a mortgage rate of 2.7% before Oct. 17th compared to 4.6% after.    If you make $50,000 per year under the new mortgage rules you will qualify for $50,000 less of a home or maybe no home at all!

New Mortgage Rules

New Mortgage Rules Will Erode Buying Power.

With out a doubt this will affect the economy as more first time home buyers are forced out of the market.  They will have to continue to waste money on rent or continue to live with their parents.

The new mortgage rules will hurt first time home market which will also hurt the move up market as there are fewer buyers that are in the market to buy their homes so that they can sell and move up.

It will affect the economy as fewer new homes will need to be built, as the demand will not be there. So there will be more unemployment as plumbers, framers, electricians, sales people, real estate lawyers etc have less work.

There will also be fewer appliances, furniture, home decorating and improvement products sold.

With next to no notice that this rule was changing, it will really hurt new home builders and especially large condo projects who have homes under construction.

What can you do if you have been wanting to buy a home and you do not have the 20% down?

  •  You can find a home, and get it under contract with condition removal by October 17.
  • Save up until you have 20% down
  • Have a co-signer so that you can qualify for more money.

Will this affect foreign investors?  They probably have the 20% down, so not likely.

If you want to read the full article follow the link below.

Globe and Mail article

If you want us to help you find a home in a hurry please call we will be available to help you.

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