5 Tips for Buying a Luxury Home in Calgary
If you are thinking of buying a luxury home in Calgary, consider following these tips that will help you in achieving success on your next luxury real estate purchase.
When buying a luxury home in Calgary, there can be more restrictions put on showings by the sellers, and fewer open houses are typical. Therefore it is key to be working with an experienced luxury realtor who knows the ins and outs of the luxury buying process, someone who can take care of all the appointments and other details necessary to make the buying process as smooth and as convenient as possible. Your experienced realtor will also have insight into different builders, schools and the best communities to exceed your lifestyle goals with your family.
“I would love to interview for the job and explain how my concierge style service makes the process easier on your family throughout the buying process.”
2 – Look past the pictures
It’s essential that you visit all prospective homes for yourself to be able to fully appreciate what they have to offer. It’s true, extensive square footage, incredible views and all-inclusive features aren’t always portrayed as well in photos or a virtual tour as they are in person.
“Your time is valuable so I actively preview homes for my clients as necessary to make sure the home will work for your criteria and to determine if it is a candidate for viewing with your family”
There are some luxury home listings in Calgary that might not be on MLS yet, or might be exclusive and private which will never get listed but are indeed for sale. Getting in touch with an experienced luxury realtor in Calgary is key to finding these exclusive listings as they typically know about them through personal connections.
“As an experienced luxury realtor in Calgary, I have the personal connections and knowledge base to find even the most exclusive luxury homes for sale in Calgary to broaden your buying options”
4 – Consider your future
Buying a luxury home in Calgary is an investment into your family and your future. Most luxury buyers are looking for the lifestyle that goes with living in a luxury home / community and don’t intend on moving anytime soon.
“Ask your realtor about any future developments planned for the area. No one would want to have any unexpected development in a view corridor or adjacent lot put a damper on the amount of natural light or enjoyment of their property”
Calgary marked a new Record for Luxury Home Sales in 2012, surpassing 500+ sales over $1 Million Dollars. The market for high-end properties is very strong, but that doesn’t mean you should pay more than the market value for any property.
When structuring your offer, having a realtor who will compare a listing and its features with other recently sold listings that have similar traits will give you accuracy when considering what to offer the seller. Keen market knowledge, personal connections and experience will help you buy at the right price without paying more than you have to.
“As an experienced luxury realtor I can help you determine what the best offering price is and how to structure the negotiation. I am committed to helping you find the best value while providing you with the best service throughout your purchase”