WELCOME TO COLD LAKE!
"New Home, New Adventures, New Memories."
Moving down the street can be stressful enough. Never mind moving to a totally new area that you may never have been to before. As former military families, we get it! We are approved suppliers to the DND and RCMP BGRS program. We are here to reduce the amount of stress and help you and your family with your house hunting trip and adjust to the new surroundings!
TIMELINE TO SHOP
Arrival -Arrive in Cold Lake & Settle in - Depending on the time arrange for our first meeting.
Day 1 - Morning Viewings - Lunch Break - Afternoon/ Evening Viewings
Day 2 - Last of New Viewings - Re-Book Favourite Homes - Break for Decision Time - Submit an Offer.
Day 3 - Accepted Conditional Offer
Day 4 -Complete Required Conditions That are Local: Example Home Inspection.
Once business is taken care of, enjoy some much-needed downtime! We recommend a nice dinner out to unwind and celebrate over a glass of wine at one of our favorite spots Picante Cafe with sensational daily chef creations!
TIPS AND TRICKS
When you come on your HHT have that pre-approval already in place. We don’t want you missing out on the ONE due to financial unknowns
Wear Slip-on Shoes
Keep Phone Charger & Laptop Charger in the car as the days can get long, you might need a top-up
- Kids? Book a Hotel With a Pool such as:
- Best Western Cold Lake Inn
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cold Lake
- Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake
EVERYTHING ELSE WE HAVE COVERED!
ONTO THE NEXT CHAPTER
Are you headed out of Cold Lake? No need to stress! We are here to help you make your next transition an easy one. Here is how we can help:
We contact a reputable REALTOR® (with experience in Military/RCMP postings) within your destination city who will provide you with the utmost service. In most posted areas we personally know the REALTOR® and have worked with them in the past. They will be on the list as approved BGRS suppliers.
Provide you with a completed market analysis of your current home’s value.
PRICING YOUR HOME
Determining your home’s market value is one very important reason to use a real estate agent. We will do a comparative market analysis (CMA) to help you set the correct listing price. We look at recent sales of comparable homes, similar homes that are under contract, and homes that are listed in the same price range of your home. Then we compare features of the homes including the size, style, number of rooms, age of the home, amenities, condition, lot size and placement, and the location or neighborhood. (Note: the tax appraiser’s assessed value of your home has nothing to do with the market price.)
Input your home on the MLS® system.
Hands down, our best marketing tool is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS.) This is the database all real estate agents use when searching for properties for buyers. And buyers are using websites like Realtor.ca. they pull directly from the MLS. That being said the AD must be perfect, no matter what media it is posted to. To achieve that we hire a professional photographer to showcase your home in the best light. In addition to that, we also help with staging and guiding you on how to prepare your home for showings and viewings.
Negotiate an offer to purchase - Help you from “For Sale to Sold”
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY…
Remember, we will be working for you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time. Still, have questions? Use this link to get a copy of our Simply Selling Guide! We've compiled all of the answers to our most frequently asked questions about selling a home into this guide. Use this to refer back to throughout the process, or whenever you decide it's time to list.
Photo of the guide! With link
Photo of buying timeline.
Forward all necessary paperwork to your lawyer and financial representative.
Keep in close contact with you during the selling process but also your buying process at your new destination.
“JOBS FILL YOUR POCKET BUT ADVENTURES FILL YOUR SOUL.”
~ JAMIE LYN BEATTY
Bev Howarth & Teneah Farris