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August 2021 stats are out! Total residential sales & average sale price for the Greater Edmonton Area are up year over year! ⁠ ⁠


Contact me if you or someone you know has questions about how this may impact your/their home selling decision. ⁠


Craig Finnman⁠

Re/Max Elite⁠

780 982 1589⁠

craig@craigfinnman.ca⁠



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Sundaes on Sunday was a success!


Just want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who drove by, said hello & picked up a DQ sundae. It's important for me to show my appreciation to those of you I have the pleasure of serving as your Realtor.


Your smiling faces brought a lot of joy and again, THANK YOU for continuing to put your trust in me with your real estate needs!⁠ ⁠


If you attended, submit your photos of you enjoying your sundae by tagging me @craigfinnmanrealestate & emailing them to craig@craigfinnman.ca! ⁠ ⁠

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Have you ever noticed how the strongest communicators are also the best listeners?


To effectively communicate with somebody, you must be able to hear them out and meet them where they’re at.


If you aren’t actively listening, you could be missing a big part of that person’s experience. The tips below offer a few strategies for active listening that will level up your communication in any situation.


Try them out next time you find yourself in a serious conversation with a friend or colleague, and check out how it shifts the dynamic.

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Canada wasn't hit as hard as the US during the housing crisis in 2008, yet people worry whether today's hot market will lead to a similar crash?

Economists don't think so. They see the activity as evidence of a boom -not a path to a bust. Here are a few factors that make this market unique?


Contact me with questions as to how this affects your buying or selling decision in 2021!

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Decorating the walls in your home should be fun, but when it comes to hanging larger pieces of art or décor, it’s easy to feel a bit intimidated. ⁠

Of course, hanging a small clock can be as simple as sticking a nail in the wall. But what should you do about that wall mirror you just purchased? Or the hanging plant that’s starting to become…well, a sitting plant? ⁠

I want to help you make all your wall decorating dreams come true. This lists the tools you’ll need while walking you through simple steps for actually hanging the pieces — and how to plug up the nail holes when you move them. Happy decorating!⁠

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The Alberta government has mandated that professional services businesses, such as lawyers and accountants, be able to work by appointment only. Therefore, the AREA are reinstituting a ban on all in-person open houses for REALTORS® as professional service providers. Showings can continue with appointment only and limited to two family-unit members at a time.


Please continue to adhere to all the best practice safety protocols.



Be mindful of any and all provincial guidelines and local ordinances.


There has been no known COVID-19 transmission from open houses, but an abundance of caution is in the best interest of everyone at this time. 

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I hope this post finds you well and healthy as we all continue doing our part in social distancing as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Edmonton region. Throughout this year, there have been several hurdles we've all had to overcome as we adjust our lives to a new normal. With that being said, the real estate market has bounced back following a slower than usual second quarter. June and July were the busiest months with 2,051 sales and 2,166 sales respectively.


At the end of September of this year, inventory levels were down when compared to levels in August. This is a good thing because it brings down the number of months inventory is sitting which ultimately begins to strengthen the price. These actions are leading us to the point where we’re beginning to slide into a sellers market.


The benchmark price of detached homes is $374,000, which is up 5% when compared to Q1 when the benchmark price was $349,000. Overall, the price of homes is up 7.1% when compared to September 2019.


3,022 sales occurred in Q1 and 5,100 sales occurred in Q3, which is an increase of 49.6% and  tells us that people are actively committed to buying and selling. When looking at YTD sales from 2019 to 2020, sales are down by 3.5%. At year end in 2019, 13,363 sales had occurred and at the end of September 2020, 12,900 sales have occurred.


When looking at the bigger picture, I believe sales and inventory are healthy; we will most likely see the price of homes continue to increase and we'll probably end the year with similar sales numbers to 2019.


Overall, the real estate market in Edmonton is in a good place and I think it will remain the same for the next little while. I don’t believe things will return to the way they were when COVID-19 was first becoming a prominent force in our lives because we all have a better understanding of how to manage our processes so we can continue to buy or sell homes.


Interested in knowing what your home is worth? 


Click here to be redirected to my website where you'll enter your property information.


It only takes a few minutes and I will then conduct a Comparative Market Analysis of your home.

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