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Realtor

Eamonn O’Gorman 403-966-6665 ®

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Message From Eamonn O’Gorman - REALTOR®

Welcome to this edition of “The Top Dawg Realtor”, my regular update on Okotoks real estate. In this issue, you will find information on the state of the market, a great offer if you are thinking of selling any time before Summer 2013, access to my feature listings and lots of information about my unique approach to real estate. Enjoy!

How’s the market performing? After a quiet start to the year, sales volumes in Okotoks (across all property types) have been reasonably buoyant in 2012. At the end of July, there had been 375 home sales here in town. That is up over 10% from the 339 home sales achieved in the same period in 2011 and up 18% on sales achieved in the first 7 months of 2010. However, you can see from the chart that we are still way down on sales volumes from the heady days of 2006 through 2008 and so there needs to be some caution there, in terms of seller expectations.

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What about price? Well, we should never read too much into one summary chart but the following chart shows the annual median prices achieved (across all property types) from 2005 to 2011. 2012 shows the first 7 months only. The median sold price for all home sales in Okotoks up until the end of July was $370,000, ever so slightly down from the median price achieved in 2011 but a little up from 2010. Again, we remain somewhat down from the peaks of 2007 and 2008.

Median Selling Price $450,000

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These charts hide all manner of peaks and troughs and variations for types of property, age of home, specific areas within Okotoks and more.

So, if you are thinking of selling or buying a home in Okotoks, contact me for a personalized view of what these numbers mean for your particular circumstances.


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If you are thinking of selling, choose a REALTOR® who will work hard to sell your most valuable asset, I do all of this and much, much more!

Website

Selling? My listings are all about quality. My goal is to showcase your home to maximize your sale price.

Every home I list gets its own, custom built, multi-page website, tailored for that particular home.

Take A Look At My Latest Listing .95DowneyRoad.ca

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85% of buyers start their home search on-line... ...you need to be there!

Photos

Photos are so important. They are the FIRST impression someone has of your home. Quality photos sell homes, which is why you will only see clear and inviting pictures on my listings.

My “In-Home Brochures” are full colour, photo rich and printed on quality paper. My brochures ensure potential buyers will remember your home.

Brochures

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Also on the upper level you will find a great laundry room with built-in cabinets and granite counter top. The walk-up basement is accessed via the garage and offers a large recreation area, a large 5th bedroom, a 3-piece bathroom and a great office or hobby area, with built-in desks and cabinetry.


Unique sign toppers Large, bright and clear sign toppers with website details and QR Code, make it easy for passers-by to access information about your home.

also, sign calls and showing requests come directly to me, so nothing falls through the net

Advertising

Going The Extra Mile To Sell Your Home

I design a full colour car magnet for each of my listings. The magnets include a photograph of the home, a QR code and the website, so no opportunity to draw attention to your home is missed.

Advertising Your Home All Over Town!

you saw it here first!

in addition, your home will be advertised

“24/7� on and many more top real estate websites.


Buying

Avoid Costly Mistakes!

Buyers: it costs you nothing to have an expert on your side! If you are buying a home, it is important to have a REALTORÂŽ who is on your side. I work incredibly hard to make sure buyers find exactly the right home for them.

my key aim is to help you make informed decisions.

When you are ready to buy a home, I will: Connect you with great mortgage specialists, if needed. Discuss your needs and wants and e-mail you relevant properties. Show you as many homes as you need until you feel you are making an informed choice. Negotiate the best price and terms possible, using comparables to help to judge value. Be there for you every step of the way until you take possession.

i don’t then disappear. i will be there, as you need me, over the weeks, months and years ahead.


Don’t hide the value in your yard...

Get your exterior real estate photos taken NOW If you are thinking of selling before next summer*, contact me today! My photographer will take quality photographs of your yard NOW, before your summer colour is covered with snow! Then, whenever you are ready to sell, along with my top quality marketing, we can show potential buyers your beautiful yard in all its glory...underpinning your price and maximizing your chances of selling in the winter, spring or even this fall! More information at:

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My clients say it best!

Dawn...I hold Eamonn in the highest regard...I will never sway from using or recommending Eamonn

*Runs until first snowfall

Debbie & Peter...his excellent reputation preceded our contacting him...we recommend him above all others

Jacqui & Richard...we were blown away by the beautiful home photographs, and with each Marilyn...professional, supportive, marketing master, home having its own website perceptive, above & beyond, outside the box Derek & Carrie...You are truly a remarkable person to work with, dedicated, dependable, hard-working & honest Ryan & Tracy...impressed by the level of marketing effort that went into selling our home

Sarah...patient & truthful...he always had our best interests in mind...his authenticity gleams

Laura & Dan...one of the best agents I have ever come across Greg & Susie...Emphasis was placed on us and our needs...the process was so smooth

Gordon & Betty...we were so lucky to have Eamonn as our REALTOR® and his expertise in dealing with clients that may not be close at hand

full testimonials from my sellers & buyers can be found on my website


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For buying & selling guides, property searches that can be tailored to your needs, my blog posts, Real Estate news and much, much more visit:

My Website

www.TheTopDawg.ca

Contact Me:

Don’t be afraid to contact me. I am approachable, non-pushy and won’t hassle you. If you need honest, reliable information or advice, then call me or e-mail me.

Eamonn O’Gorman

403-966-6665

Eamonn@MoveWithMe.ca Every Real Estate Deal I Do Helps Pound Rescue


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