Diane Richardson

 

Office Location:
CIR Realty Calgary
130, 703 - 64th Ave. S.E.

Calgary, AB
T2H 2C3

 

Diane Richardson 

Cell: 403.397.3706

403-397-3706 Email Diane

 

 

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2015 Super Bowl Commercials 

NFL on CTV Broadcast Schedule

SUPER BOWL XLIX 

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Sunday, Feb. 1: Kick off at 6:30p ET/3:30p PT 

New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks  

Why you will be Seeing Canadian Commercials during the Super Bowl.

Ads during the Super Bowl get a lot of hype, but during the live broadcast, Canadians often don't see the same ads as those seen in the US.

The reason for this is that Canadian TV stations pay for the right to broadcast the Super Bowl in Canada. To finance that expense, those stations sell separate advertising during the game. In Canada, most of the advertising time is sold to Canadian advertisers who want to reach Canadian audiences. As a result, Super Bowl viewers in Canada see the Canadian ads instead of the ones that US viewers see. Canada and the United States are separate markets for television rights.

 

Source http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/tv12.htm

 

CRTC bans substitution of Canadian ads over American ones during Super Bowl

Source http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/crtc-bans-substitution-of-canadian-ads-over-american-ones-during-super-bowl-1.2211387


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How to get more showings, sell your house faster & for more money


The photographs of your home are extremely important, so only list with a REALTOR® that uses a professional photographer.

 

People who have shopped for a home lately understand the impact of quality pictures in effectively marketing a property for sale, especially when looking at listings online. Ninety-eight percent of home buyers who searched for a home online said that photos were among the most useful features of real-estate websites, according to research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

 

 

Professional House Photos Matter

Professional Photos Matter

 

 

 

 Professional photosgraphs are an important step in marketing your property. You want people to react to the images and take action. When people are searching for homes, they search by price range, location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms. But once they have their list, the visual images become a large and important part of the decision to view and ultimately buy.

 

As an example, IMOTO, a company that takes photos for both sellers & REALTORS® compared 350 similar listings in the same ZIP code (yes a US company and example but the same holds true in Canadian markets).

 

Listings that used professional photographs sold 50% faster and 39% closer to the original listing price. A New Orleans statics company found that professional photographs were viewed 118% more than comparable listings without professional photos, that’s a HUGE difference.

 

 

Professional Photos Matter

Professional Photos Matter

 

 

 

 

Professional Photos Matter

Professional Photos Matter

 

 

The first image people see is a photo of the exterior of your house, this is what grabs their attention and prompts them to click through to more images that showcase the rest of the house. Make sure it's a good one. If you’re listing your property you should be demanding quality pictures to market your home.

 

 

 

 

You can see for yourself the difference professional photos make in having a place look its very best. All the above photos are of the same property, I don't think I need to tell you which ones were done by a pro.

 

And just for fun, check out these really, really bad photos that have been found on MLS systems throughout Canada and the US: www.terriblerealestateagentphotos.com


For a free, no obligation evaluation of your property and details of how I professionally market homes in Calgary and the surrounding communities please email or call 403.397.3706.

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I have sold a property at 204 223 TUSCANY SPRINGS BLVD NW in Calgary.
Open concept with panoramic mountain views, located in the sought after building "A" in the well managed and beautifully maintained Medican, "Sierras of Tuscany". This original owner, 1 bedroom with den (could easily be made into 2nd bedroom) offers tons of space, in-suite laundry and brand new SS appliances in the kitchen. The master bedroom has his & her's closets, 3 pce ensuite and plenty of room for a king size bed. Kept neat as a pin and gently lived in you will love the light and space offered in this unit. There is plenty of in-suite storage and the assigned, indoor parking stall has locking storage as well. This complex has it's own indoor pool, bowling alley, movie theatre, workshop, party room and guest suites. Come experience life in this welcoming adult (40+) community.
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Getting My Calgary Home Ready to Sell

Price

The best chance for selling your property is within the first 7 weeks. Studies show the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net.

Problems with Over-Pricing

  • Reduces number of potential offers
  • Lowers agents response, consequently number of showings
  • Limits qualified buyers and could create appraisal issues
  • Competing homes become more attractive in comparison
  • Wastes money and time for the seller

Cleanliness

Buyers are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanliness or odour, resulting in a loss of thousands to the seller.

  • Make your home squeaky clean, generating a faster sale and more money as a result
  • Create space by eliminating old junk and clutter. It will make an easier move for you too
  • If you have pets, or a home exposed to smoke or diaper changes, extinguish all odours. Buyers will notice

Accessibility

Top-selling agents will not show your home if both the key and access are not readily available.

  • Have an electronic keybox.
  • Be absent during showings, including pets, allowing the buyer to feel at ease and spend more time.
  • Brighten the home by keeping all lights on, drapes open.
  • Keep all interior doors unlocked and accessible.
  • If you have to stay home during a showing, don't offer information, let the buyer's agent do their job.

Paint and Flooring

Paint is your best improvement investment for getting the greatest return on your money. 

  • Paint when there are chips, exposed wood or it looks faded.
     Paint prices from Homedepot.ca
  • If the carpet is worn, dirty, outdated or an unusual colour, seriously consider replacing it. Buyers don't want to spend the time or money on improvements before they move in... they'll move on. 
    Carpet & Flooring ideas endoftheroll.ca 

Curb Appeal

Your front yard immediately reflects the inside condition of your property to the buyer.

  • Trim any trees or bushes blocking visibility of your home from the street.
  • Grass should be mowed, trimmed and edged.
  • Walkways should be swept or shoveled.
  • Remove all debris and parked cars.
  • Repair any broken or damaged fencing.

Source: http://www.creb.com/Seller_Resources/Getting_Ready_to_Sell/

 

If you need more information or would like a market evalution on your Calgary home contact me @ 403.397.3706

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I have listed a new property at 204 223 TUSCANY SPRINGS BLVD NW in Calgary.
Open concept with panoramic mountain views, located in the sought after building "A" in the well managed and beautifully maintained Medican, "Sierras of Tuscany". This original owner, 1 bedroom with den (could easily be made into 2nd bedroom) offers tons of space, in-suite laundry and brand new SS appliances in the kitchen. The master bedroom has his & her's closets, 3 pce ensuite and plenty of room for a king size bed. Kept neat as a pin and gently lived in you will love the light and space offered in this unit. There is plenty of in-suite storage and the assigned, indoor parking stall has locking storage as well. This complex has it's own indoor pool, bowling alley, movie theatre, workshop, party room and guest suites. Come experience life in this welcoming adult (40+) community.
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The Benefits of Buying in SE Calgary - McKenzie Towne Real Estate


If you’re looking to escape the city, trading up to a larger home for your family, or desiring a home with more ‘bang for your buck’, look no further than the SE Calgary community of McKenzie Towne. The excitement that comes with being located in one of Calgary's fastest developing areas, this SE Calgary community offers great opportunities for recreation, charming streetscapes, well-designed street plans, and newly-built schools.


McKenzie Towne

This award-winning suburban development was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of 26 exceptionally planned communities worldwide and is designed with classic small town architecture in mind. Split into four areas (Inverness, Elgin, Prestwick, High Street) that feature the landmark old town square, the thriving downtown business sector, the extensive pathway system, and overall pedestrian-friendly design, McKenzie Towne evokes a feeling of nostalgia that’s as though you’ve stepped back in time.


When it comes to McKenzie Towne real estate, there is something for every budget and lifestyle. From single family homes, apartments, and townhouses to seniors care facilities, the community also has one separate school board elementary school and a public elementary school. With its pleasing mix of housing styles, tree-lined boulevards, paved pathways, back lane garages and wide front porches, this planned community also boasts many recreational aspects such as:


- McKenzie Towne Hall, a 15,600 sq. ft. building which houses the community's Residents' Association and offers recreational programming for young people of all ages, adults, and seniors.

- Rentals are also available to residents for the gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, and banquet facilities and a private outdoor park area.

- Ample green spaces and parks, including a skate park, community fountain, splash park in the summer time.

- The Pond at Elgin Village, a 30-acre pond with surrounding paths makes for an ideal setting for cycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, bird-watching and photography.

- An outdoor hockey rink and Elgin Hill’s giant 295 feet toboggan run for winter fun.


As a trusted Calgary REALTOR®, Diane Richardson has helped hundreds of clients find the perfect home in Calgary with her industry experience and personal insight. Contact Diane with any questions you may have about buying your next home in Calgary. 403.397.3706


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The Benefits of Buying in SE Calgary - McKenzie Towne Real Estate


If you’re looking to escape the city, trading up to a larger home for your family, or desiring a home with more ‘bang for your buck’, look no further than the SE Calgary community of McKenzie Towne. The excitement that comes with being located in one of Calgary's fastest developing areas, this SE Calgary community offers great opportunities for recreation, charming streetscapes, well-designed street plans, and newly-built schools.


McKenzie Towne

This award-winning suburban development was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of 26 exceptionally planned communities worldwide and is designed with classic small town architecture in mind. Split into four areas (Inverness, Elgin, Prestwick, High Street) that feature the landmark old town square, the thriving downtown business sector, the extensive pathway system, and overall pedestrian-friendly design, McKenzie Towne evokes a feeling of nostalgia that’s as though you’ve stepped back in time.


When it comes to McKenzie Towne real estate, there is something for every budget and lifestyle. From single family homes, apartments, and townhouses to seniors care facilities, the community also has one separate school board elementary school and a public elementary school. With its pleasing mix of housing styles, tree-lined boulevards, paved pathways, back lane garages and wide front porches, this planned community also boasts many recreational aspects such as:


- McKenzie Towne Hall, a 15,600 sq. ft. building which houses the community's Residents' Association and offers recreational programming for young people of all ages, adults, and seniors.

- Rentals are also available to residents for the gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, and banquet facilities and a private outdoor park area.

- Ample green spaces and parks, including a skate park, community fountain, splash park in the summer time.

- The Pond at Elgin Village, a 30-acre pond with surrounding paths makes for an ideal setting for cycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, bird-watching and photography.

- An outdoor hockey rink and Elgin Hill’s giant 295 feet toboggan run for winter fun.

 


As a trusted Calgary REALTOR®, Diane Richardson has helped hundreds of clients find the perfect home in Calgary with her industry experience and personal insight. Contact Diane with any questions you may have about buying your next home in Calgary.


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