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Buying Your Home

Crystal Tost can help you find your home

Congratulations on being in Calgary Real Estate Market for your new home or condo! The Calgary real estate market is always changing and always exciting.  At calgarylistings.com you’ll find a wealth of tools and information to help you plan your Calgary home purchase. Ready to take your home search to the next level?  Tech savvy Calgary Real Estate Agent and REALTOR®, Crystal Tost can help at every step — from your initial home search on the MLS® Calgary System, all the way through to the day she hands you the keys to your new home. Navigating the home buying process can be tricky, and it’s easy to miss great homes that enter the market and are snapped up just as quickly. Become one of Crystal’s home buying clients, and you’ll receive free market reports, expert advice, advanced access to new Calgary MLS® Listings, and much, much more.

Benefits of becoming a home buying client

    • listings emailed to you within minutes of being placed on the market. With the most current Calgary listings information, you’ll beat other buyers and investors to prime properties.
    • monthly email statistics, best-buy deals, advanced featured listings, and market reports specific to the areas and communities you’re considering. Market reports include active listings and recently sold listings, complete with sales prices and days on market.
    • access to complete listing information for any property or previous sale.
    • professional representation of your needs and interests. while finding your new house, and terms and conditions that work for you.
    • checklists, how-to’s, professional inspections, condo review information, and assistance getting the best mortgage rates & terms available.

 

Technical Advantage

Crystal Tost offers a modern and tech-savvy real estate service, delivering the latest real estate information you need, the way you want it.

  • receive new listings by email as soon as they are posted
  • keep updated and stay connected with social media
  • generate market reports about Calgary neighbourhoods
  • write and submit offers iPad or e-sign technology - this enables us to get your offer presented more quickly

 

I chose Crystal as a real-estate professional firstly for her very useful web-site. For someone not originally from Calgary I found this site to be super. 

Regarding the Calgary RE market place, I found her expertise invaluable including critical information on location, real-sale and value. 

She also provided additional strengths on taste, style and lots of..... what works and what doesn't, throughout the process. 

I felt that she represented my interests and I recommend Crystal as an agent.
Don Zack
I would highly recommend Crystal to anyone seeking a real estate professional. She made acquiring our dream home a reality. It was through her expertise, vast knowledge of the market, and desire to help that made this possible. She has unsurpassed knowledge and experience in the industry.
Ragan Niepel
Crystal helped us buy our first house in Calgary. We appreciated that she understood what we were looking for and provided us an excellent selection to pick from. Highly recommended!
Larry Gorluik
I had the opportunity to work with Crystal as a realtor following a recommendation from one of her colleagues who relocated from Calgary. Crystal was very professional, technically knowledgeable, and communicated effectively especially when responses were required immediately. I retained her services on both the buying and selling side of our move, and in both cases I was extremely pleased with the end results.
Masa Higuchi
Crystal takes her work very seriously and is a top notch realtor. I have done very well by her buying and selling! 
Jim Lovasz
Crystal has such a passion about her work. She is reliable, patient and she works hard to satisfy her clients
Kourosh Amini
Crystal helped us find our house in 2006. She set up multiple walk throughs based on the information that we had given her about what we were wanting. She was quick to point out things that might take us in the wrong direction. She has kept great contact and sends monthly market reports that I quite like to read when I get them. In 2008 my Grandma hired her to sell her house and Grandma was very impressed. Crystal had the house sold for asking in under a week even more impressive is that the house next door to Grandmas went up at the same time yet took three months to move. I would highly recommend Crystal and would not hesitate to use her again in the future. 
Danny Marshall
Crystal was the third real estate agent that I worked with in my search for my first home, and the only one that I had a good working relationship with: she gave me great advice and I trusted her. Crystal listened to my needs, and worked with me in my preferred search area to find me the perfect property. The house that I ended up buying was fresh on the market and not in the public listings yet, I think I was the first and only person to view the property in a fairly hot market
Michelle Boast
Deciding on a realtor in calgary can be a hard decision, but after using Crystal it would be a easy on future properties. Crystal is a fighter when it comes to negotiations and the results show. It was pleasure buying with Crystal back in 2010/2011
Warren Keshan
Crystal is excellent at her job and takes pride in her work. She is patient and does not pressure sales. You can trust her and rely on her to find you a great home!
Julie Branch
Crystal is an expert Realtor who knows the real estate market and the city of Calgary extremely well. She is very personable, friendly, and helpful and is willing to go the extra mile to help her clients find their dream homes. I highly recommend Crystal as a Calgary Realtor.
Charlotte Cowie
Crystal helped me buy my first home. She was knowledgable, professional, and a real joy to work with. I would highly recommend Crystal for your real estate needs!
Suzanne Kendall
Crystal Tost is exactly what a young, modern professional wants in a real estate agent. She's smart, friendly, and tuned in to the areas of Calgary that are a good investment. She only showed me places that matched my interests, and was quick to red flag issues that might affect the resale value. Best of all, she's tech savvy – so every step of the purchase was easy and convenient
Anders Svensson
Crystal's expert knowledge of the Calgary housing market made our inter-provincial move easy. Her patience, attention to detail, and expert negotiating skills were a real asset during what can be very a stressful time. 
She was recommended to us, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking the services of a Real estate Professional in Calgary
John McCann
In November 2009, I have mandated Crystal to assist me and my wife in finding a house in a prestigeous area near downtown Calgary. Her professionalism, sharp negociation skills and knowledge of the market conditions and trends enable us to quickly find and purchase a gorgeous residence in Elbow Park. I will definitively engage her in any future real estate deals or projects. Without hesitation, I would recommend her to my personal friends and contacts in need for a real estate agent.
Domenico Baruffaldi
In all the years I have purchased real estate; I have never met an agent like Crystal. I had contacted her from my home from Edmonton to purchase a home in either in Calgary or Okotoks. I mentioned to her my likes and dislikes; and little did I know but this little sweetheart would put me into the home of my dreams- where I now plan to retire. The point is ; is that I was talking to no fewer than 6 other agents; but, she was relentless with her search. She communicated far more often and meaning ful than any of the rest. She went far and beyond what my girlfriend and I expected. She's truly a credit to her proffession
Glen Kyle
Crystal helped me find my house with an incredible amount of patience, availability and expertise in all house-related matters. As a real estate agent, Crystal is definitely in the ivy league. She required an exclusive relationship and more than delivered for it, visiting houses with us any day of the week or well beyond normal business hours. Her keen eye would spot hidden flaws in seconds and when we eventually bought, she right away showed us how to improve and market the house in a few years. As a client, I have been delighted by Crystal. And during some rough time afterward, she was by our side, proving that beyond the great professional is a wonderful person with a huge heart. Dealing with you has been one of our best experiences in Canada and God knows there have been quite a few. Thank you 
David Coulibaly
My name is Alice; I recently arrived in Calgary with my husband. I was in charge to prospect for a real estate agent. I got on Crystal’s website browsing the internet. I was totally seduced by the way Crystal’s website is organized. It is precise and functional. The city is divided into four quadrants, the city areas names appear on a strip chart, I found it very easy to refer to the city map. My husband and I decided to meet Crystal. We could rapidly visit the houses that we had selected ourselves. On our way to visit a property, Crystal asked us if we would like to have a look at a house that she had picked for us. She said she thought that this house could meet our needs and expectations. She was right. She showed us an elegant and charming house perfect in its details and amenities. Crystal is a very reactive person: in the process of buying a property, she keeps in touch with you answering messages and calls in no time. Do you need a financial evaluation, a market report? You get them very quickly. Crystal helped us in negotiating with the seller in a positive and constructive way. Well, thanks to Crystal we have now bought our new home.
Alice
Hi, I wanted to tell you about my search for a home in Calgary while I was still in Saskatoon, I located a couple of REALTOR® ‘s and attempted to communicate with them. Restricted to email and lacking sufficient technology, their responses were slow and inadequate.I kept searching and found Crystal. This was a match made in moving heaven! Working with her, she came to know my preferences and helped me locate a home I continue to be happy with. Her computing ability, organization and quick responses as well as her knowledge of real estate and skill with transactions was invaluable to me. I would recommend her to anyone!
Dani Gibson
I was referred to Crystal as my sister previously bought a condo from her colleague who was no longer working. Crystal assisted me in buying my first condo and made the experience very enjoyable. She was not only knowledgeable and professional but she was a joy to spend time with on my search. She is full of great advice and will take the time in takes to find a place that is right for your needs. Recently I recommended her to my sister who is now the happy owner of a new home thanks to Crystals assistance. I had nothing but an enjoyable and seamless experience with Crystals help. I would recommend her again and again without hesitation.
Julia Bonner
She is a very professional real estate sales woman,who tries her best to find what you are looking for in a home.She is good at her job,keep up the good work Crystal.
Jon Spratt
My husband and I have known Crystal for about 8 years now. We've bought and sold multiple properties with her as our agent and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent agent. She is experienced, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
Karlee Pytlarz
Crystal was incredibly helpful during my journey/search for a new home. She was able to show me places around the city to give me a good feel of what was out there that would be of interest. Crystal has a well rounded knowledge of the market including everything from single homes to apartment condos. She was always updating me with the latest homes on the market and taking me out to view places regularly. Crystal is highly professional, yet at the same time genuinely personable in all her interactions. My experience working with Crystal was most enjoyable. I am truly happy with the home I bought with Crystal's help. Thank you Crystal!
Ruth-Anne Neely
I just happened to stumble upon Crystal's website when searching Calgary homes at a time when I was thinking of moving back to the city from my 19 year stint in "Silicon Valley", CA. I was just trying to get a feel for the Calgary real estate market and hadn't yet decided whether or not to move back. I asked Crystal's advice/experience with buying property with a rental suite in the basement to help with mortgage payments, and even though I was very clear that I hadn't yet decided to move back to Calgary, she still took the time to fill me in over e-mail in the pros and cons of purchasing such properties. I appreciated that she never "hounded" me during that month to find out whether or not I was going to be moving back (and obtain my business) -- she only responded when I had specific questions for her. Once I decided to make the move back to Calgary, I knew that Crystal was the realtor I wanted to work with. I found a house listed on her site and sent her (and my sister) to view it for me and get their thorough evaluation. She also took video of the house which certainly helped me to get a better feel for what I'd be purchasing! She was instrumental in coming up with a strategic and cunning plan to win over another (unexpected) bid for the house of my dreams, and then further negotiate a reduced price for me afterwards. Crystal also set me up with a fantastic home inspector (Stirling Davidson) and has followed up with him for me after I moved in to assist me with some minor "issues" I came across -- all part of his service. Such an awesome member of her team! Crystal was a fabulous and very professional representative for me in the purchase of my new, wonderful home in Mount Pleasant and I would recommend her in a heartbeat...
Leanne Mackenzie
My go to Calgary real estate expert! Crystal proves to be a valuable source for up to date real estate information in the area. She promptly returns my calls and does the extra mile of letting me know when new listings become available or changes in prices. My wife and I have managed to buy our perfect home because of Crystal. For that I am very grateful.
Thomas Wyren
We were very happy with the quality of service that we received from Crystal Tost throughout the entire process of purchasing our first home. Crystal always responded promptly to any questions or concerns we had, and made the process very easy for us. She was very professional and knowledgeable and made an effort to find out what we were looking for and the style of sales that felt comfortable for us. We appreciate her commitment to her clients and how good she is at what she does.
Del Holder
Crystal was incredibly helpful during my journey/search for a new home. She was able to show me places around the city to give me a good feel of what was out there that would be of interest. Crystal has a well rounded knowledge of the market including everything from single homes to apartment condos. She was always updating me with the latest homes on the market and taking me out to view places regularly. Crystal is highly professional, yet at the same time genuinely personable in all her interactions. My experience working with Crystal was most enjoyable. I am truly happy with the home I bought with Crystal's help. Thank you Crystal!
Ruth-Anne Nelly
Crystal Tost was amazing to work with. It was clear that she was genuinely invested in ensuring we found not only the best home for our current needs, but also the right property where there would be room for us to expand or have value in resale. She is authentic, professional and tech savvy. After working with 3 other realtors in the past, my husband and I do not hesitate to give Crystal our highest recommendation!
Meaghan Riopel
We hired Crystal to be our realtor for the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. Crystal's services were above what we expected. She had our home staged and the pictures and ad turned out great! The calling service that set up all the appointments for our showings were very friendly and we liked the fact that they would email us to remind us of the showing appointments. Once we started our new home search with Crystal, we found a home that we loved, but was just out of reach for us. We looked at other homes and nothing seemed to compare. Crystal searched and found us almost the same home but better and we ended up buying the one she found for us in the end! Crystal referred us to a great law firm here in Calgary which sure helped the sale and purchase of our homes go smoothly also. We would recommend Crystal to anyone we know who is looking for a realtor and will definately use her in the future if we are ever looking to buy a new home!
Sarah Gilmet
Crystal was a great help in my recent relocation to Calgary. Since the market was so hot I was not able to be present to view the homes as they came onto the market. Crystal would go out and view the homes and take pictures and video when required. We were finally able to secure a home without competing against other buyers because she was able to get in the home fast, and act fast with an offer. We were nervous about trusting someone over the internet to buy a home on our behalf, but we came to trust Crystal and know that she was always looking at our best interests. We would not hestitate to reccomend Crystal to anyone who requires the assistance of a real estate agent who is honest and genuine.
Rick
"Crystal is an excellent realtor. She sold our last house in record time and it was a very smooth transaction. She was also very patient helping us find our new home which we love. Thanks Crystal!"
Stacey H
Crystal was the best! She knows Calgary like the back of her hand and showed us as many properties as we needed to see until we found the right property for us. I'll be calling on her again in the future!
Lauren Dunlop-Dorgan
I bought my very first house through Crystal, and sold that house and bought my next and current home with her. Any time after that, that I've looked at other homes and considered moving has and always will be with her! She will work hard to get you the home you want and love!"
Stephanie Cheeseman
"I and my wife would like to thank you Crystal for her great help to find our first home in Calgary. We have nothing but good things to say about her commitment to finding us the right place. She is really hard worker and honest. She is knowledgeable about real estate and shared her knowledge freely with us. Thank you Crystal for all your efforts"
Ahmad and Sanaz C
“Crystal was great to work with. We went with her because of the comments we read online in purchasing our first home. She’s every bit what people have said. She’s knowledgeable, experienced and professional. She was great at providing additional information of where to get the home inspection, lawyer, etc. We did not feel any pressure of pulling the trigger on any particular house and Crystal always gave her complete honest opinion (by pointing out the good and bad of each house we saw). We felt Crystal was patient in helping us find the perfect house. We’d recommend Crystal to all our friends and family“
Ahmed I.
"Crystal was absolutely invaluable when I recently decided to purchase my first home. From start to finish she has been qualified, supportive and extremely helpful in walking me through the process and providing me with the information I needed to make necessary decisions. She was always there to answer any questions I had in a timely manner, advise me of what to expect next, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism and caring to ensure my needs were met. I know I wouldn't have done nearly as well without her and it would've required a lot more effort on my part. I'll never forget all her hard work to ensure the transaction went smoothly and was completed within a short period of time. I will highly recommend Crystal as a realtor to anyone who is looking to buy a home."
Chris and Krista Hillier
We moved to Calgary from out-of-province and needed Crystal to help us transition into the local market. Crystal adjusted parameters quickly as our target price rose with the sale of our out-of-province home and the acquisition of employment in Calgary. We greatly appreciated her ability to show us a variety of purchase options that matched our housing preferences and affordability range. Crystal not only has an INCREDIBLE knowledge of the Calgary real estate market, but also an ability to see how homes can work with the needs of her clients, including reno/remodelling potential. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide to help us navigate the purchase of our home. Smart, tech-savvy, generous with her time and expertise. The best. A+++

Greg Glatz and Brenda Arndt
Crystal went over and above in both the sale of my home and finding the perfect home for me to buy.  Crystal made me feel very important as a client and was always there whenever I needed.  I would definitely have Crystal sell or buy my home in the future and would recommend her to family and friends.  She is the best realtor in Calgary!
Ian Roe
Excellent job by the whole team, we were in good hands the whole time.  Our place was very challenging to sell and Crystal did a fantastic job.  Highly recommended!!
Graeme Hargreaves
My experience with Crystal and Tyler were always amazing.  They are the best.  They do their homework and always listen to their clients needs.
Denyse Gillies
They were excellent to work with. No issues or complaints. Very helpful.
Shannon and Jeff Davis
Crystal went over and above in both the sale of my home and finding the perfect home for me to buy.  Crystal made me feel very important as a client and was always there whenever I needed.  I would definitely have Crystal sell or buy my home in the future and would recommend her to family and friends.  She is the best realtor in Calgary!
Ian Roe
Very knowledgeable about the market, and extremely helpful with advice and feedback. I cant recommend Crystal and Tyler enough!
Russ and Danielle Carriere
No-nonsense home buying help.
David Clegg
We would like to thank Crystal and Tyler for helping us find the perfect home. Both were part of the entire process from start to finish. Professionalism and attention to detail second to none. 
We have and we will continue to recommend your services to our friends and family.  
Thanks again, Shaunna & Matthew
Matthew and Shauna Wealleans
Crystal was great. She got my house sold in no time and found me the perfect replacement. She listened well to what I needed and what my budget was. If I move I would definitely get Crystal as my realtor again. Very professional.
Marian Banks
Our experience with The Tost's was far more than we expected. We never felt pressured and always felt that Tyler truly understood our values and needs and worked hard to fill them. We also found their website very manageable and responsive. Doreen & Sandy Keith
Sandy and Doreen Keith
My wife and I dealt with Tyler and Crystal on the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our current home. From our initial consultation with them to the possession of our new home, our experience was without a doubt, a terrific one. They truly made us feel like they cared deeply about our questions and/or concerns. They would reply to us within minutes, with the utmost professionalism and respect. Their words were true, we trusted them both fully. It was great. I can't say how incredibly happy we were with their team. Would I refer Tyler and Crystal to anyone of my friends or family? Absolutely I would. Will we consult with them on any other real estate endeavor we have? Yes, without a doubt. Thank you guys soo much for everything. Have a great day. Looking forward to the next one
Tyania Ritchie & Shaun Ogilvie
Dealing with Crystal was a very very good experience. She showed me how to show our home and took us to many places when we were looking for another place to buy. Well informed, pleasant, knowledgable and very friendly, a pleasure to work with.
Denis & Judy Robidoux
Our search for a new home and the sale of our old home was made seamless by Crystal and her team.  Everything from home staging, to pictures, to arranging a mover, was handled by her team members who were all extremely pleasant and engaged.  When it came down to the negotiation portion of the transactions I don't think you could have a better agent working for you than Crystal.  She inspired confidence at every stage of the sale/purchase process.
Norma and Dave
We couldn’t be more pleased with the professional service provided to us by Tyler Tost. The logistics of selling our home on the east coast delayed our ability to purchase in Calgary, but he was extremely patient with us and never refused a showing  even though we had no firm date for a purchase. When we finally found the home that we were looking for, Tyler dropped his personal plans to accommodate us. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable and provided invaluable information to assist us in our choice and his advice enabled us to complete our purchase seamlessly. We would highly recommend Tyler to anyone for their real estate needs. 
Mitch and Ann Wile
My husband and I moved back to Calgary in May 2017 and wanted to start house hunting right away. We went on a west Calgary Facebook group to ask for realtor referrals. Crystal Tost was highly recommended by several members so we met with her and chose to work with her moving forward. We were not disappointed.
Crystal informed us it may take some time to find what we were looking for in our price range and preferred communities, but she proved to be up for the task. We so appreciated her patience and direction as we discerned what we wanted and where we wanted it. She showed us numerous properties over several months which allowed us to feel confident when we finally found “the one”. She flawlessly navigated a multiple offer situation on our behalf and managed the entire process from start to finish with not one glitch. With my husband starting a new job and us adding a new baby to our family, we appreciated the stress free experience of working with Crystal.
My husband and I have bought and sold several properties in the past and have often been disappointed with the level of service provided by our chosen realtor. Working with Crystal, on the other hand, was a positive experience. Her years of experience and proven competence took the worry and stress out of our purchase. She was sincere giving us her honest opinion and direction as we searched. Over time, it became apparent that she truly cared that we make the best decision for us. When we are ready to sell or buy, we will hire Crystal again without a doubt.  
Angela Manley
We have been dealing with Lara Underhill for several months now in the buying of a home and selling our home. She has been consistently attentive to our needs. Both my husband and I believe she went above and beyond her job as a realtor for us. When we had questions about the paperwork or procedures she was always there to explain and make it simple for us to understand. I would not hesitate to refer/recommend her to all of our family or friends. 

Sheila T
We purchased our first home with the help of Sohini Ruparell from Tost Realty Group. She was beyond amazing! Sohini really goes out of her way to ensure her clients are at ease and are looked after in every aspect possible. She provided us with such helpful resources and information through out the process. Sohini shows a lot of care & professionalism in her work and we highly recommend her! Like
Reet Sira
Tyler was fantastic to work with. When I first talked with Tost Realty I wasn't sure what I wanted - a larger house a bit further from the downtown, or an inner city condo. This was my first house and buying is a huge commitment. I felt comfortable with Tyler from the start. When we looked at homes he brought his knowledge to the table and gave me the pros and cons on houses - how good the furnace was, were the windows new, possible replacement/upgrade costs I might face in the next few years. By going through different properties I realized that I did want to stay in a smaller place where I could walk to work. The first place I made an offer on fell through after I had the condo docs reviewed and realized a special assessment was looming. Tyler stuck with me. I really trusted Tyler, there were places I like that he flat out said "no" to - telling me about the poor resale value or issues I would face. I also have Tyler to thank for the place I finally purchased. I was a bit turned off by the bright blue and yellow walls. Tyler pointed out that it had everything I was looking for, and the paint was just cosmetic. There was no pressure from Tyler to buy, but when I went home and thought about it I decided to make an offer. I've repainted now, and I love my home. Tyler made everything easy. I will absolutely be using him on my next house purchase.
Sierra Yanush
Lara quickly understood exactly what we were looking for and made the entire experience fun and stress-free.
Taryn Burghardt
As first time home buyers, my wife and l were quite intimidated by the whole process. We were fortunate to meet Tyler after a couple of viewings with different realtors. What struck me immediately was how friendly and informative he was. In each viewing, he would point out potential issues such as the age of the furnace or state of the roof. We felt that he had our best interests at heart and was available the entire time either by phone or email to answer every question we had and we had lots. We never felt pressured into making an offer on anything that we were uncomfortable with and didn't stop until we found a house that both my wife and l loved. We are so happy in our new home and Tyler made this happen for us we are very grateful!
Malcolm Camsell