If you’ve recently looked at listing your home or spent any amount of time watching HGTV, you’ve likely heard of home staging, but is it necessary? The short answer is yes.

Why Should You Stage Your Home?

Staging showcases your home in its very best light, using furniture and decor to highlight your home’s best features and minimize its imperfections. This allows potential buyers to see themselves in your home, often leading to a quicker sale at a higher price point. Over time we get so used to how the home functions for us, that we don’t consider if the current function really showcases the layout and flow of the home. We often bring a professional stager to our listings to guide our clients through the process. Edmonton has some really great home…

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 672 (771, 824, 833) # Sales: 408 (492, 502, 439) Ratio: 61% (64%, 61%, 53%) # Price Changes: 445 (470, 457, 493) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 211 (186, 198, 376) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 53 (93, 124, 18) Active single-family home listings: 3250 (3179, 3080, 2982) Active condo listings: 3108 (3121, 3091, 2985) Homes 4-week running average: $469 ($468, $467, $462) Condos 4-week running average: $242 ($232, $231, $227)        

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 771 (824, 833, 698) # Sales: 492 (502, 439, 459) Ratio: 64% (61%, 53%, 66%) # Price Changes: 470 (457, 493, 404) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 186 (198, 376, 164) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 93. (124, 18, 75) Active single-family home listings: 3179 (3080, 2982, 2923) Active condo listings: 3121 (3091, 2985, 3013) Homes 4-week running average: $468 ($467, $462, $454) Condos 4-week running average: $232 ($231, $227, $233)      

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 824 (833, 698, 741) # Sales: 502 (439, 459, 462) Ratio: 61% (53%, 66%, 62%) # Price Changes: 457 (493, 404, 458) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 198 (376, 164, 179) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 124 (18, 75, 100) Active single-family home listings: 3080 (2982, 2923, 2897) Active condo listings: 3091 (2985, 3013, 2942) Homes 4-week running average: $467 ($462, $454, $457) Condos 4-week running average: $231 ($227, $233, $232)    

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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 833 (698, 741, 773) # Sales: 439 (459, 462, 478) Ratio: 53% (66%, 62%, 62%) # Price Changes: 493 (404, 458, 383) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 376 (164, 179, 171) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 18 (75, 100, 124) Active single-family home listings: 2982 (2923, 2897, 2844) Active condo listings: 2985 (3013, 2942, 2905) Homes 4-week running average: $462 ($454, $457, $456) Condos 4-week running average: $227 ($233, $232, $233) Funny how I predicted just a few days ago that new listings would continue their downward trend for the remainder of the year. We normally see new listings jump in the first week of each month…

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