Chestermere Real Estate Team
Our family has been Chestermere realtors since 1993. That is 30 years of working together! It has worked so well for us that our son Kevin McKay has joined our Chestermere Real Estate Team.
The secret is that we each have the areas in that we specialize. Marjorie McKay loves marketing and promoting the listings. Whether it is on our self-managed website, Facebook, blogging, or internet marketing Marjorie has mastered each of these platforms. Marjorie has been marketing properties locally and nationally attracting buyers from areas like Toronto, Vancouver, and Northern Alberta.
Doug McKay specializes in acreage and lakefront properties. He also shines in negotiating, treating your money like it was his own!
Kevin McKay is a licensed drone pilot and a videographer. He is responsible for all of the images you see on our listings. Having a drone video, and drone photography show off the exterior of the property, the neighborhood, the yard, and the proximity to parks, schools, and other amenities. On acreages, it shows the rest of the property. View our videos here.
Not many realtors are doing video tours of the homes that they list as there is quite a learning curve. Homes with videos have 70% more views. Kevin’s videos show what it would be like to walk through the home. Once you click the start button there is nothing else to do. Just sit back and enjoy the home. We also include a floor plan with our listings so buyers can see what the layout is like and how their furnishings would fit. Because this is all done in-house we have better control to emphasize the special features of a property. We can also get your property on the market faster. Should the season change, we can redo the photos so the property looks current.
As more and more real estate agents are coming with buyers for the lake, we have found that they do not know what they do not know about Chestermere. They do not know about lakefront retaining walls, the water depth at different locations, docks, boathouses, and retaining walls. For this reason, Doug McKay attends the first showing on lakefront properties with agents that are unfamiliar with Chestermere. View Lakefront listings here.
A lot of agents that are not familiar with acreages are showing acreages. An acreage property is more than just a house. There is a water system, sewage system, and sometimes access to irrigation, and additional buildings It also must be zoned for the use that the buyer intends to use it for. Can they run a business, can they have horses, etc? View acreage listings here.
One of our acreage sellers said to Doug, “when you show the property you show the barn, the well, the storage shed, the gardens, the second well. These other realtors just show the house and then they leave.” After we heard this, we met with realtors showing the property and walked them through the entire property. This is what we now do with acreages. It is more work for us, but the properties are being recognized for all of the assets that they possess. It is all about getting an offer on the property and we work well with other realtors.
When it comes to the offer, we love to negotiate on your behalf. Knowing the market is imperative to successful negotiations. As Chestermere realtors, we are aware of the competition, and we know if there were extenuating factors that affected the sales price. We know how many comparable homes are on the market, and what the demand for a certain type of home has been.
While we are passionate about the Chestermere market, we also work in the greater Calgary area and sell many homes there. View homes we have sold here.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your goals. Whether you are buying or selling, or just want to know where you stand with the equity in your home. Please call us we would love to meet you.
If you want to know more check out our website at ChestemereRealEstate.com.
Chestermere Real Estate Team Doug, Marjorie and Kevin McKay