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May 2014

Found 2 blog entries for May 2014.

Non-Disclosure of Conditional Sales in Calgary


With the market moving at the quick pace that it’s moving, I get a lot of my buyers asking me the same question:

“Why does the property I like still show as active on the MLS, but you (Rachel) told me it’s sold?”

Well, the Calgary Real Estate Board recently introduced a rule which allows sellers to keep marketing their property even past the point of being conditionally sold. Which means that they can keep it appearing active and for sale on the MLS, even though it’s already under contract with another buyer. There are different levels of non-disclosure.

1)      The seller could choose to keep it active on the MLS and disclose in the private agent’s comments that it’s conditionally sold.

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1)      Size does matter, if you have a choice between an extra 100 square feet or Italian Slate throughout, take the space. Call your buddy Ted to fix the floor later. Always look for ways to gain cheap square footage.

2)      If you are doing a kitchen backsplash and have a decorative, wall-mounted, hood fan, please raise the tile all the way to the ceiling. Do not stop it at vent level. It hurts me.

3)      If you have cabinets, please raise them to the ceiling. I don’t care what else you have to do to make that work, just drop something else so that cabinets can go to the ceiling.

4)      You have to have 9 foot ceilings. If your builder doesn’t offer this standard, find a new builder.

5)      Get Vacuflo rough-in and then buy your canister at

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