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Wed, 08 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

How do I Sell my Calgary Home quickly? We have many sellers ask this question.

Here are some useful tips on how to sell your Calgary home quickly and for top price.

1) Price your home correctly. Listen to your  REALTOR® and find out what the market value is for your Calgary home.

2) Choose a Real Estate Office (Brokerage) that will look after your interests and listen to your needs.

3) Choose a REALTOR® who can market your Calgary home to a wide audience. Internet marketing and Google are key features to look for.

4) Make sure the REALTOR® uses a Professional photographer for the property and Virtual Tours are included.

5)  REALTOR® Services vary from very little to top of the line in Calgary. We can fine tune our  REALTOR® services for each seller.
We offer a Budet, Premium and Elite Service packages to out clients.

Please check out our website at for more information on selling your Calgary home.

Matt Antrum and Geoff Antrum are REALTORS® at CIR REALTY and we can offer many services to Calgary Sellers.

Matt Antrum can be reached at 403 608 5684 and Geoff Antrum can be reached at 403 608 5682.

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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 to sell your home with CIR REALTY.

Please check out our website,  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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Live in Evanston NW Calgary

Mon, 25 Mar by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Live in Evanston NW Calgary.  Have you thought about living in a newer NW Calgary community like Evanston?  Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum have a new listing in Evanston at 7 Evanscove Place, NW Calgary, T3P 0A2,  C3556189. Priced at $439,990.
Evanston borders onto Panorama Hills, Sage Hill, Kincora and Hanson Ranch. To the south there is Stoney Trail. Please check out for this listing, it on the Home Page, or call us at 403 608 5684. Or check out this Link for Description & Photo’s:

Evanston was designed as a prairie-values environment and atmosphere where neighbourliness can flourish. At every turn you’ll discover community planning and architecture conspiring to bring people together, rather than keep them apart. There are fewer fences and more open spaces, back lanes and verandahs – meaning more opportunities for conversation and more to see. Evanston’s ample green spaces with playgrounds and a neighbourhood gazebo have been designed to be gathering places. It all adds up to a feeling of openness that extends to people’s attitudes. Breaking ground on a new commerical area has started, which now offer residents retail shops, restaurants and many more essential amenities. Evanston is perfectly located to take advantage of nearby golf courses and sports facilities.


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What Is Your Calgary Home Worth? How does a Seller find out the Value of their home?

Sat, 25 Feb by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

What Is Your Calgary Home Worth? How does a Seller find out the value of their home?

Some Sellers rely on the City of Calgary Assessed Value when it comes to selling their home. And when it comes time to sell their home they expect their REALTOR® to use this assessed value for the List Price. The sellers expectations have been set not by market value but by a City assessment.

Have you just recently seen your assessed value come in the mail. Please read on………….

Here is an example for you. Two homes (Homes A & B) on the same street, that were built by the same builder, 1992 for example, that have identical: sq feet, # bedrooms, # bathrooms, both have finished basements, double attached garage, same lot size that is fenced, similar location and views. The City of Calgary would have an assessed value that is the same, for example $450,000.

However, when a REALTOR®  views the two homes for value and conducts a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) the home values are significantly different than the City Assessed Value. Why is this?

Home A: Has been rented for the past 20 years, over 15 tenants! The home is in its original state. In other words we have the original flooring (carpets and lino), kitchen, appliances, same paint work, blinds, same deck, roof, window frames/doors, and furnace. No renovations have been done on the home. Its looks worn out and ready for a major renovation. The  REALTOR® CMA List Price comes in at $430,000.

Home B: Has the original owner still living there. The home has been totally updated and renovated: hardwood and tile flooring, new kitchen: with granite and new cabinets, new high end appliances, well painted home (inside and out), expensive blinds/drapes, new deck (maintenance free), new window frames/doors, new roof, new furnace, landscaped gardens. The home is in top notch condition, ready for selling.  The REALTOR® CMA List Price comes in at $490,000.

 So with a REALTOR® CMA we can have this difference of $60,000 between the two homes, and the city assessment is the same for the two homes?

A second effect or delay, is the City assessment timing. It’s out of date when you get it!

“An assessor reviews and measures the real estate market on July 01, 2011 to establish typical market rates. Your property assessment is based on the real estate conditions as of July 1 of the previous year and the physical characteristics and condition of your property as of December 31 of the previous year. This again skews the value of your home, since homes could have changed in price, for example, they may have increased by $10,000 since the City did the assessment.

A CMA conducted by a REALTOR® is for homes sold now, in the past 1 to 3 months on your street and community. Not the previous year. The CMA reviews the condition of your home today and takes into account the improvements or lack of them.

So sellers when you come to sell your home please look at the REALTOR®CMA as the major influence in choosing a List Price. Be very careful of using the City assessed value that was conducted last year. The assessed value is really meant to establish your taxes. It does not look at specific homes and what the seller has done with the property over the past 20 years.

So if you are thinking of selling your home in the next few months please call or email us and we can conduct a REALTOR®  CMA that is based on homes that have just sold in your community and street, and we can also review your home for renovations and upgrades.
Please check out our site for   Thinking of Selling?  as a first step and contact us if you plan to sell this year.  Sell Your Home with CIR REALTY, call 403 608 5682 for more information. Check our website at

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Just Sold A Home in Sage Hill NW Calgary

Thu, 26 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (REALTORS®) have just sold another home in Sage Hill at 280 Sage Valley Drive, a brand new home built by “Homes By AVI”.  This home was great value with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and excellent warrranty. Open plan layout.

Check out homes for Sale in Sage Hill at:
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