How to Win in Multiple Offer Situations

Last week Sheldon and Sara were joined by two amazing Liv agents for a Facebook Live to discuss multiple offer situations. Deidre Harrison and Tonya Brown have helped many clients successfully navigate through multiple offer situations and they shared their strategies with us. Check out the replay here and read on for more details in […]

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Deep Cleaning Your Home

Welcome to the second segment of our three-part Spring Cleaning series: Deep Cleaning. Hopefully, you went through the decluttering with us last week and are now ready to get scrubbing, if not you can check out that post here.  Deep cleaning your whole house can seem daunting at first, but if you break it into […]

Moving to the Country – Advice for Buying an Acreage Near Edmonton

Sheldon and Sara were recently joined for a Facebook Live by some of Liv’s resident experts on purchasing and living in a rural home. Tameka Ross, Lindsay Parsons and Allison Meston all had amazing information to share, and we’ve compiled it all into the blog post below. Watch the replay here:   Covid has seriously […]

Spring Cleaning Part 1: Decluttering Your Home

Spring is in the air! Somehow this muddy and mucky season screams fresh and clean and new. Anyone else curious how the smell of snow-mould is so refreshing? Somehow it works, and with the days getting longer and warmer, we are here for it.  Spring also means time for spring cleaning. Join us for our […]

New Website! EdmontonRealEstate.pro gets Major Upgrade

It’s not broken, we just moved your cheese. It’s been just over five years since we’ve done any major updates to our very popular home search website EdmontonRealEstate.pro. Last time, on December 15, 2015, we had about 5,500 user sessions a day. Lately, we’ve been averaging about 17,000 user sessions a day. The most traffic […]

2020 Liv Real Estate Awards

We recently gathered virtually for our annual awards night to celebrate our amazing team. Things looked a little different this year, but everything came together for a pretty amazing night. Care packages including a delicious 3-course ready-to-heat meal expertly executed by our friends at Rebel Food & Drink and an exceptional wine pairing (or mocktail […]

Luv Local Eats $10,000 Giveaway

Week 10 Update: Welcome to the final week of our Luv Local Eats $10K Giveaway! We’ve given away $9,000 dollars in gift cards from 9 different local restaurants to 90 amazing people. We are so grateful for the positive response to this giveaway and for all of the nominations you have shared. For the 10th […]

What to do When you Have a Bad Home Inspection Result

Buyers almost always include a home inspection condition when they make an offer on a house. The purpose of a home inspection is for the buyer to have a clear picture of what they’re buying, so they are aware of the home’s condition and get a good idea of what expenses they will face for […]

2021 REALTORS® Housing Forecast Seminar Live with Sara MacLennan

Good morning! The REALTORS® Forecast is back and I’m liveblogging the event. Things moved really quickly so I’ve edited the disaster I created during the event. The forecast takes place every year and features guest speakers who give forecasts on the local, national and global economy. There always seems to be a blizzard during the […]

Consumers Choice Award Winners 2021

Consumer Choice Award results are in! Much like everything else, they looked a little bit different this year without the gala. While we missed celebrating with our team, we are honoured to receive the Consumer Choice Award for Real Estate Broker Residential in Edmonton and Northern Alberta Area for the 2nd year in a row. […]

Radon in Alberta: What is Radon Gas and Why Should I Care?

It’s fall, and that means it’s time to test your home for radon gas. If you’ve never tested your home before, Health Canada recommends that we should all should test our homes for radon gas at least once during the winter heating months (October to April). Why should I care about radon?  Exposure to high […]

How We are Helping our Clients Stay Safe During COVID-19

We are open and ready to help; whether you need a totally contact-free experience, would like to limit contact, or are comfortable with physically distant meetings, we can and have done it all, and will happily adapt our process to meet your needs. The city of Edmonton mandated the use of masks in public spaces […]

New “Pending Sale” Rule Changes Real Estate Marketing

A small rule change has lead to big changes for buying and selling real estate in Alberta. The new rule requires that REALTORS® report pending sales to their Association’s MLS® system database unless the sellers complete a form instructing their agent not to report the pending sale. When a property is reported pending, it will […]

How to be a Successful Agent in a COVID World

To succeed in real estate for the coming months and years, you will need to step up your mindset and find another gear. Right now that means extra forms, extra effort to set up showings, extra precautions when meeting with clients. You will have to sharpen your skills, take a hard look at your business […]

Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home During COVID-19

A lot of people are interested in how real estate is being conducted with COVID-19 restrictions in place. While the market has slowed down, there are still a lot of people buying and selling, albeit with some extra precautions in place. If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate this spring you can also […]

COVID-19 FAQ’s for Real Estate

Do you have questions about buying and selling real estate during COVID-19? We’re certainly getting a lot of questions from clients and friends, not to mention colleagues across North America. Whether you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, or you’re just curious about what it’s like for real estate agents […]

What to Expect When Buying a Home During COVID-19

Are you wondering what it’s like to buy a home in the Edmonton area right now? While many things have changed, many things also remain the same, and people are still viewing and buying homes in today’s market. If you’re considering taking advantage of historically low-interest rates, and a strong negotiating position while entering the […]

Should you Buy or Sell a Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic? – UPDATED

April 29 updates in green. When I first wrote this article, we had been socially isolating for just over a week. No one knew what it was going to be like, or how long it would last. While we still don’t know the answer to how long this will last, we have a pretty good […]

Awards Season – Recognizing Customer Service Excellence

Awards season is not just for celebrities, real estate agents receive awards at this time of year as well. In the industry, agents are typically given awards for selling a lot of real estate, which in our minds, does not necessarily equate to being a great real estate agent. We know that our clients want […]

Top Five Tips For Renovating Your Basement

Whether you’re looking to turn your unfinished basement into livable space, you’re interested in creating a legal basement suite or you just want to refresh and repurpose a dated basement – there are a few things to consider before you get to picking out paint colours. By doing your homework, finding the right fit and […]