Geoff Antrum &    Matt Antrum Welcome to Search Calgary Homes

Wanted: Full Time REALTOR® to Join Our Team

Wed, 26 Mar by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)
Wanted: Full Time REALTOR® to Join Our Team
Are you looking for Buyer/Seller leads? We are looking for a Licensed REALTOR® (less than 5 years) to join our team of three REALTORS®. We need a  REALTOR® that is full time in residential real estate. Must be motivated and have the ability to close 3 or more deals per month, and work all over Calgary and area. 2014 could be your year to expand and improve your business. Ideally we are looking for a  based in south Calgary.
Check us out at http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  and http://www.AntrumRealEstate.com
Please contact Geoff Antrum, REALTOR® at CIR REALTY.
403 608 5682
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Calgary Home Buyers: Conditions have been removed what is next?

Sat, 11 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Conditions Have Been Removed! Congratulations. What is Next for Buyer?

Once Conditions have been removed the purchase is a firm sale and the property is sold.

Please make sure you stay in contact with the three most important professionals to assist you through your next phase to Possession day:

REALTOR®: will ensure the document conveyancing is done and the two lawyers involved are informed. Your REALTOR®  will complete the Walk Through, usually day before the Possession day with the Buyer to ensure the property is in a similar condition as the Showing Day.  REALTOR® will also hand over the keys to the Buyer on Possession Day. Your REALTOR®  will ensure a smooth purchase and ensure any details with lawyers, mortgage agent, and seller are completed.

Lawyer: will complete necessary documents for Land Title transfer, Title Insurance if required, RPR compliance, mortgage document signing, etc. The Buyers will meet your lawyer to sign all documents the week before possession.

Mortgage Agent: will assist you with the mortgage documents and ensure you have house insurance in place. Payment schedule will be set up with frequency of payments, etc. Life insurance will usually be discussed. The Buyer usually has the option to choose their life insurance company.

Other activities to be completed by Buyer are:

House Insurance: this is mandatory especially if you have a mortgage. Shop around for best rates. It’s often a good idea to check out the Insurance Broker/Company where you have car insurance. They may give you discount for house insurance if you have car insurance at same place.

Moving Contractor: make sure you plan ahead and book a Contractor.
Important: don’t book Contractor for the Possession day in the morning. You don’t get the keys until approx. 1 pm.

Life Insurance: is not mandatory but needs thinking about if you have a family to support. Can be purchased through Mortgage Lender you have chosen, or you can go to an independent life insurance Broker.

Utility companies need to be notified that you are moving in on possession day.
Such as gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet. Don’t forget to cancel your utilities at your present residence.

Property Taxes: speak to City of Calgary (if you are in the city) or municipality and set up
your tax payments. Can be done on a monthly basis with TIPP program in Calgary.

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How To Negotiate a Successful Offer – Calgary Buyers and Sellers Need Balance!

Thu, 12 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

How To Negotiate a Successful Offer – Calgary Buyers & Sellers Need Balance!

  • Seller & Buyer need to be motivated and willing to negotiate an Offer that is fair to both parties.
    If a balance is reached the Buyer and Seller are more likely be successful.
  • Seller & Buyer must be aware of Calgary Housing Market. Is it a Buyer’s market?
    Is it a Seller’s market? Or is it a balanced market? Talk to your REALTOR®.
  • Both parties need to know what comparable homes are selling for in community.
    And how does the property being negotiated “fit in” to the local community sold data?
  • If one party feels as though the other party is not acting in good faith and is not
    negotiating in an equitable manner no successful Offer will be agreed.
  • Buyers & Sellers need to be objective and put themselves in the other person’s position before they act.
    For agreement both parties have to be prepared to compromise.
  • Finally, listen to your REALTORS® recommendations, who will give you guidance on
    the negotiations and lead you to a successful accepted Offer. Please check out our website at  www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca
    REALTOR® Matt Antrum at CIR REALTY 403 608 5684
    REALTOR®: Geoff Antrum at CIR REALTY 403 608 5682

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Buying a Home with CIR REALTY in Calgary in 2013 and 2014

Tue, 10 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Calgary 2013 Housing Market. What Buyers need to Know?
Homes & Condos under $500,000 are selling faster than past few years. Its a Sellers market. So good quality homes that are priced right will not be on the market for very long. A matter of days in a few key areas of Calgary. There can be multiple Offers and homes can sell at List price. Buyers who keep waiting for a home to drop in price can be disappointed since it could easily sell if its close to market value. This is where Buyers need a REALTOR®  to guide them on price and market value. Buyers can get caught up in the hype and over pay. So speak to your REALTOR® about market value for community you are buying in. Ask your REALTOR® what is the Average Drop Price for community you are planning to buy in.

What do we anticipate for the 2014 Calgary Real Estate Market?  The following extract from a BMO News Article sums up the forecast for Calgary in 2014……

” Calgary has reclaimed its title as the strongest major housing market in the country after correcting several years ago, says a new report released by BMO Economics. The report, Canadian Housing Update: Tale of Four Cities, examined the state of the housing markets in Canada’s four largest cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Sal Guatieri, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, said listings are lean in the city, giving sellers the upper hand right now on prices.“Three main factors. Strong economy. Strong population growth. And good affordability. Those are all driving Calgary’s housing market now and likely in the future,” said Guatieri.

“We don’t see bad things happening to Calgary’s economy any time soon, barring a big drop in oil prices for example. And we think Alberta for one will definitely lead economic growth perhaps for the next couple of years riding the energy boom. As a result, Canadians from across the country will likely continue to migrate to Alberta and Calgary looking for work. That can always support the housing market.”

Calgary is an exciting city to live in. Geoff Antrum and Matt Antrum are here to assist Buyers and Sellers make real estate investment choices that are based on the clients
best interests. Please call us and check out our website at  www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca

CIR REALTY is Alberta’s largest independent real estate brokerage that offers residential, commercial and investment real estate services. Geoff Antrum (403 608 5682) & Matt Antrum (403 608 5684) are REALTORS® at CIR REALTY and we specialize in residential sale in Calgary and area.

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Jarome Iginla Lists His Luxury Calgary Home at 628 Britannia Drive, in Elboya Calgary

Tue, 23 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Jarome Iginla Lists His Luxury Calgary Home at 628 Britannia Drive, in Elboya Calgary

So will Jarome sign with the Flames next season? Probably not since his Luxury Custom Built Home is on the market this week and you can buy this Calgary Real Estate for $3,995,000.
This Luxury Calgary Home has 5 bedrooms with on-suites, great views of Calgary sky line. The lot is 1031 square meters and house is 4,883 square feet in size. This home is in the inner city of Calgary in Elboya. Elboya offers a bi-lingual Elementary and Junior High school. Elbow river is to the north and Elboya is close to Calgary Scotia Bank Saddledome and Calgary Stampede Grounds.

Description of Jerome Iginla’s Luxury Home: http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/listing/calgary/elboya/c3564210-628-britannia-dr-sw

Please call Matt Antrum or Geoff Antrum at CIR REALTY to view this home or any home for sale in Calgary at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

 

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Selling your Calgary Home: Online Marketing Works “GOOGLE, MLS®, Realtor Sites”

Mon, 15 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Selling your Calgary Home: Online Marketing Works “GOOGLE, MLS® & REALTOR® Sites”

1) Google: is by far the most important Search Engine for marketing your home. Adwords and Organic marketing both work on Google.

2)  MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) is a “must have” for selling your home (www.REALTOR®.ca) in Calgary. The service allows many Buyers and REALTORS®  to view online your home and make an appointment to view.

3) REALTOR® Websites that are using Google to advertise your home is also very important.

Matt Antrum and Geoff Antrum  REALTOR® Services use Google,   MLS® and www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca to sell your home with CIR REALTY.

Please check out our website, www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  if you are planning to sell or buy a home in the next few months. Call us at 403 608 5684 (Matt Antrum) or 403 608 5682 (Geoff Antrum).

2014 is going to be an exciting year for real estate in Calgary. We are planning to release a new real estate website in 2014.
So please stay tuned for our updates and Blogs.

 

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CIR REALTY Is Top Real Estate Office (Brokerage) in Calgary

Mon, 08 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

CIR REALTY Is Top Real Estate Office (Brokerage) in Calgary, Again!!

The 2013 Real Trends Canadian 250 Report has announced that CIR REALTY achieved the highest number of closed transactions for 2012 among all Calgary Real Estate Brokerages.  This is the second year in a row CIR REALTY have been awarded this remarkable distinction.

#1  CIR REALTY
#2 RE/Max Central
#3 Re/Max House
#4 Royal lePage Foothills
#5 Re/Max Professionals
So if you are looking to buy a home in Calgary or sell a home in Calgary please work with CIR REALTY and call Geoff Antrum (403 6085682) or Matt Antrum (403 608 5684) we can sell your home on www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca and MLS®.  Google online marketing is a major part of our business.

 

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Calgary Realtors Check Us Out & Join Our Team

Fri, 08 Feb by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Attention Calgary  REALTORS®: Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum are looking for a  REALTOR® to join our Team.
We have a growing Real Estate business that can provide a  REALTOR® with a career that will help them develop into a  Real Estate Professional.
We can provide support, marketing and consistent leads.
Please contact us. We would be pleased to show you what we can do for you. 403 608 5682 or email.

 

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