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Calgary Condos For Sale, 5 Things To Consider Before Buying

Looking for Calgary condos for sale and don't know where to start? So many condos for sale in Calgary that you're feeling overwhelmed at them all not knowing if one your interested in is a good deal or bad one? Well here are 5 things to consider before buying a condo in the Calgary Real Estate market.

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CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #1: HIRE A CALGARY REALTOR ®

Video: Crystal Tost is an award winning calgary REALTOR® whose honest with great results!

I know you have heard and seen the word REALTOR ®  (it has to be all capitals) but may not know what it means and how one can benefit you in buying a condo. Well a REALTOR ® is defined as a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® that must uphold the standards of the association and its code of ethics. For example, Article 1  in our code of ethics states:

" When representing a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, or other client as an agent, REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client. This obligation to the client is primary, but it does not relieve REALTORS® of their obligation to treat all parties honestly. When serving a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or other party in a non-agency capacity, REALTORS® remain obligated to treat all parties honestly."

To summarize, it means we look out for the best interests of our clients and customers while being honest and treating everyone involved in our transactions with respect. I've been a Calgary REALTOR ® for over 18 years and have won numerous awards and accolades. If you're looking to buy a condo, you can count on me. Here's more information on why you should use a REALTOR®.

Calgary REALTOR ® Crystal Tost's Awards

Crystal Tost is a top 3 Calgary real estate agent and RE/MAX Realtor

Crystal Tost: Top 3 Calgary real estate agent and RE/MAX Realtor

Crystal Tost has been awarded the RE/MAX Diamond Club Award!

REMAX Diamond Award won by Crystal Tost

What is a RE/MAX Diamond Club Award? This is a Hall of Fame Award given to a RE/MAX REALTOR® who has earned in excess a substantial amount in commissions from selling Real Estate.

Crystal Tost has been awarded the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award!

RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award won by Crystal Tost

To receive the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, a RE/MAX REALTOR® must achieve all the criteria below:

  • Earned in excess of $3 Million in paid commissions within the RE/MAX System.
  • Completed 7 years of service with RE/MAX.
  • Attained the RE/MAX Diamond Club Hall of Fame Award.

RE/MAX Platinum Club AwardRE/MAX Chairmans Club AwardRE/MAX Hall of Fame AwardTop 100 agents in Canada with RE/MAXMillion Dollar Club Award

Crystal’s dedication to successfully help her clients in Calgary real estate has given way to her winning numerous awards you see above. Crystal Tost looks forward to achieving many more milestones in her real estate career successfully helping her clients. 

 Examples of the many Calgary Condos I Have Helped My Clients With Below

Video: 40 New Brighton is a Calgary condo I successfully helped my Client with

Video: This is a condo I successfully helped my Client with in North East Calgary

Video: 33 Cimarron is a Okotoks condo I successfully helped my Client with

Video: 1407 Lake Fraser Green is a condo I successfully helped my Client with in South East Calgary

CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #2: KNOW THE MARKET

The Calgary real estate market has always been dependent on the success of the oil trade. As you know we have been having an oil crisis in 2015 and the market has been on quite a rollercoaster. With articles like "Calgary housing market sees steepest sales decline in Canada" and "Calgary home prices slump for second consecutive month, oil woes to blame" it's easy to be concerned about purchasing a condo. Things are not as bad as the media portrays, Condos are on the rise as we see in articles like "Buyers camp out for Copperfield Park III sales launch" and "First-time homebuyer gains 'Axess' to Currie Barracks." We see condos in Calgary being highly sought after, especially for first time home buyers.

CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #3: CALGARY TRANSIT CAN ADD VALUE

Having a condo close to Calgary transit boosts the value of a condo as it gives people the fastest access to commute. With Calgary Transit  recently having an app, now customers can know exactly where buses and trains are in real time and get where they need to go even faster! Check out this awesome story of the longest serving employee in the city’s history who is also a Calgary Transit driver.

CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #4: BE WARY OF CONDOS IN CONSTRUCTION

Looking to purchase a condo that is still in construction can look good as you would be the first to own it and call if your own. But doing so can be a risk, as if you purchase ahead of time, what will happen if things change from the specs you previously seen? What about your neighbors, you can't get a feel if they aren't any yet.

Fees to live in your condo are more predictable when a building has around a few years as opposed to just being established.

CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #5: ESTIMATE HOW LONG YOU'LL STAY

Calgary condo buyers need to have an estimate of how long they will live in their condos. Why so? Well the longer you stay in your condo the less risk when it comes time for you to sell and move on. For example if you bought a condo a year ago and planned on selling this year, the way the Calgary real estate market is, you just might not get your money's worth back. Those of you planning on living in a condo a year or two are better off renting until you find a condo that you can live in for years to come.

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Calgary Condos For Sale

If you’re looking for condos for sale in Calgary I can help you find one that suits your needs. If your looking to sell your condo in Calgary, get in touch with one of the best Calgary real estate agents around. I’m an award winning Calgary realtor with over 18 years of experience and excellent results for my clients. Please read some of reviews on Google and see the 5 star service I have provided and the 5 star reviews I have recieved.

Crystal Tost, Award Winning Calgary Real Estate Agent

I have a proven track record of successfully selling Calgary Real Estate since 1997. I have obtained many awards within the RE/MAX brand as shown below and recently won 2014 top 3 Calgary Realtor. I have been recognized in the top 100 agents with RE/MAX Canada, top RE/MAX Agents in Western Canada and the top RE/MAX Agents in the world.. As you can see, if you choose to work with me, you will be working with one of the best Calgary real estate agents.

Calgary Real Estate Agent with 5 star reviews on Google
Calgary Real Estate Agent with 5 star reviews on Google

Caption: Crystal Tost is an award winning, top performing Calgary Realtor with 5 star reviews on Google

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