Cheryl Kurek's Blog

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Lessons I Learned by Selling my House This Spring

This year, my husband and I decided to put our Sherwood Park house on the market. Now, you would think this would be a piece of cake for me, After all, I have been trading in Real Estate as a Realtor (R) for almost 10 years now, so you would think I would have this […]

Get the Jump on Spring!

You have probably heard Realtors(R)  say that the best time to sell a home is “Now“. You have probably also thought, “That’s what ALL Realtors say, because they want my listing!” While humorous (and partially correct), there are also some pretty compelling reasons for Listing a home in February as opposed to waiting for the […]

Forecasting the 2015 Housing Market

Forecasting what will happen in the Housing Market in Edmonton and Sherwood Park is a bit like trying to predict the weather.  There are so many variables to consider that affect real estate values.  But, like the weather, we can make some well-educated guesses based on statistical data and the opinions of Economists, real estate […]

Tips for the Festive Season

Sellers consider Christmas to be the LEAST desirable time to list and sell a property. There is so much going on, from holiday preparations, special engagements and cold weather, that it is easy to dismiss that time of year to sell. However, the season DOES have some advantages: fewer sellers to compete with, and a […]

FIVE Tips for Prepping Your House for Sale!

1.) Never Underestimate the Value of a Good Paint Job. Did you know that fresh paint can bring the highest Return on Investment (ROI) provided the colors are neutral? Neutral tones appeal to the largest number of buyers. The opposite is true of strong colors, which can polarize buyers – they either love, or hate […]

Why You Should List Your Home in the Fall!

I often get asked, “When is the BEST time to sell my home?” To me, that question is a bit like asking, “When should I start raising a family?  The answer is, “When you are ready!”  Sellers have all kind of reasons for selling, and these can occur throughout the Year! Most people choose to […]

What Does the Future Hold for Real Estate in 2014?

  The NUMBER ONE QUESTION I get asked as a Realtor(R) is, “What is the market going to be like?” To me, that question translates into “I am thinking of selling my home this year. Is this really a good time to do it?”   While I don’t have a crystal ball ( I wish […]

Sell my Home in the Fall?

Thinking of Selling Your Home in Sherwood Park or Edmonton?  Wondering if You Should List Your Home in the Fall? Most Sellers feel that the best time to sell a property is in the Spring, when the snow has passed and everything is fresh and green. Note that I said “Most”.  If the majority of […]

Looking To Buy? Sherwood Park Is the Place To Be!

Learn More About Why you Should Buy in Sherwood Park Sherwood Park is growing in popularity with more and more families. Here’s why: Family – oriented community. This community was ranked as the Number One place to raise kids (MoneySense magazine, 2012) out of a whopping 190 Canadian communities!   Great recreational opportunities. Sherwood Park has […]

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my new blog! I look forward to sharing new and exciting updates about the Real Estate Market and what is happening around town! Stay tuned for new posts coming soon!