Thinking of selling this spring?

Start with a FREE home evaluation. Contact Bill Brandsma for yours!

Bill is proud to offer prospective customers in Calgary and the surrounding area, a free market evaluation of their home and property. Property evaluations enable you to get the most money for your asking price of your home or property when you decide to sell it. Bill offers this service at absolutely no cost to you.

Get an accurate idea of current market value for your home before you sell.
Call 403-932-4433 or e-mail at bill@billbrandsma.com to find out further details and set up an appointment for your evaluation.

Beautifying your exterior

lushlawnSpring’s arrived and it’s time to start thinking about the exterior of your home again!

For a beautiful lush lawn this season, check with your local garden store and mark the calendar for the best times to weed and feed your yard.

For more tips, contact Bill!

Bill Brandsma Real Estate, specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area. Call 403-932-4433 today.

Here are three home maintenance tips to think about addressing now that the gorgeous spring, actually almost summer, weather has arrived!

Wash Your Windows

The one thing that it is easy to neglect (or purposely avoid!) is cleaning your windows. After all the recent rainy weather they really are going to need it. If ladders are not your thing spend the extra few dollars to call in a professional window washing company to do those tricky second story windows. There’s nothing like the sun shining through sparkling windows to lift your spirits!

Power Wash the Exterior

Power washing is one of most efficient and cost-effective ways to clean off the dirt that’s built up on your home’s exterior after being exposed to the elements over the messy winter and spring months. Most surfaces from stucco, vinyl siding, wood and brick, to patios, porches and walkways can benefit from a good power washing and overall, give your home a quick facelift!

Check the Roof, Gutters & Downspouts

Checking the roof, gutters and downspouts is an easy job to put off. Kind of ‘out of sight, out of mind’! It’s important to repair any loose or missing shingles to avoid leakage and damage to the interior ceiling of your home, and critical to clean leaves and debris from your gutters and downspouts as build up and cause damage and prevent the water from draining properly.

– See more at: http://blog.kenrichter.com/category/monthly-household-tip/#sthash.ICMM33ob.dpuf

Home & Shop for Sale Near Sundre

Beautiful 4-acre parcel

Located just minutes from Sundre and just over 1 hour from Calgary, this acreage offers a little something for everyone. The fully developed bungalow has a large living room with wood burning stove, kitchen and eating area with stainless appliances, dining room with gas fireplace and sliding doors to private deck, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms AND a second cute heritage home for your guests.

For all your toys or a business there is a 60 x 40 ft. insulated inslab heated shop with a mezzanine and power lift. The property is surrounded by  large mature trees and is definitely a must-see!

Discover more about this listing at http://billbrandsma.com/listings-2/105-home-and-shop-on-4-acres-near-/

If you’re looking to take possession of your new home quickly, contact us at 403-932-4433 today!

Bill Brandsma Real Estate  – specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Have you made the decision to sell this spring?

Smart sellers will always find a way to get top dollar for their home. Here are a few expert insights about how to get your home into selling shape on a limited budget before the for sale sign goes up!

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For more information or ideas about enhancing your property pre-sale to maximize its value, get in touch with Bill Brandsma at 403-932-4433. He’d be happy to walk through your home with you and answer any questions you have.

Bill Brandsma Real Estate – specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area.

February sales point to stabilizing market

February’s overall figures represent a shift in the market, says Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB’s chief economist.

“…all indicators continue to point toward a slow transition from a contracting market toward one that is stabilizing at lower levels.”

Read full article:

http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/03/04/february-sales-point-to-stabilizing-market

For Creb’s 2017 Market Forecast Summary view:

http://www.creb.com/-/media/Public/Forecast2017/2017ForecastReport.pdf?la=en

You have to see140 Maple Ridge Cr. SE!

Situated on one of the desired lots in Maple Ridge

This home has been remodeled from top to bottom. A few of the many highlights include a stunning kitchen with granite counters, a large bright eating area, an open concept living room, 3 bedrooms and 3 new bathrooms. Downstairs offers large family room with cozy wood burning fireplace, a den and fully finished laundry room.

Some of the many features include hardwood, upgraded carpets, new windows and doors, stamped pattern concrete, 4 patio areas and a heated garage. The yard is fully landscaped and has a new fence. This home is definitely not a handyman’s delight. In fact, there’s nothing left to do but unpack and enjoy life in this this spectacular home!

For more details view http://billbrandsma.com/listings-2/101-140-maple-ridge-cr-se/ or contact Bill Brandsma at 403-932-4433.

Bill Brandsma Real Estate  – specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Mark your calendars!

Calgary Home & Garden Show MARCH 2 – 5, 2017

Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to get ready for this year’s Calgary Home & Garden Show. Hundreds of exhibitors, retailers and industry experts, will showcase products and tips for anything and everything pertaining to home improvement, organization and renovation.

Celebrity guest speakers Kortney and Dave Wilson from the hit television series, Masters of Flip, and Carson Arthur, Landscape Designer, co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing and star of HGTV Canada’s new series, Home to Win, will be featured and are ready to share a wealth of knowledge, experience and inspirational ideas.

Don’t miss out! The Calgary Home & Garden Show is your most trusted resource for every home enhancement project, inside & out. Hope to see you at the BMO Centre & Corral, Stampede Park Calgary, AB.

For more information or to buy tickets visit http://bit.ly/2m9dLN6

 

Is a pre-inspection still a good idea?

Before a serious buyer makes an offer on your home, he may want to have a professional home inspector check your house from top to bottom. The option of hiring a professional home inspector is open to you, the seller, as well.

An inspection in advance of putting your home on the market is a good idea. It will allow you ample time to fix the things that you may not have known about, ultimately allowing you to ask for and receive a better price for your home.

Providing a pre-inspection may also reassure prospective buyers that no major surprises are in store. Better you find them and take care of them before an inspector hired by a potential buyer discovers them!

If you need a referral to a quality inspector, contact Bill Brandsma Real Estate, specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area. Call 403-932-4433.

Home for Sale – 9 Royal Oak Landing NW

Beautifully maintained, high quality home

Located in the heart of Royal Oak on a fully fenced and landscaped yard, this move-in ready, spotless home features hardwood floors, raised kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops and all new appliances. The main floor features a large front entry, den with French doors, living room with cozy fireplace, open kitchen with center island and breakfast bar and separate dining room.

The upper level offers a large bright bonus room , 3 bedrooms and 4 pc. main bath. The master bedroom offers a walk in closet and 4 pc. ensuite with jetted tub. The basement is undeveloped and ready for you to add your personal touch.

Just steps from pond, pathways, school, shopping and rec center. An absolute must-see!

Discover more about this listing at http://billbrandsma.com/listings-2/96-9-royal-oak-landing-nw/

If you’re looking to take possession of your new home quickly, contact us at 403-932-4433 today!

Bill Brandsma Real Estate  – specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area.

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