Real-estate rookies

Five tips for first-time homebuyers

The financing, the finagling, the legwork and the looking – buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be one of the most intimidating and stressful things you’ll ever do.

An experienced REALTOR® can help guide you through every step, negotiate on your behalf and streamline the entire purchase process.


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And the winner is…

The 2017 ROAR Awards recognize local REALTORS® in five categories

The real estate industry has a reason to celebrate. On May 27, top local REALTORS® gathered for CREB®’s annual ROAR Awards, an event that’s unlike any other in the business.

The ROARs, which stand for Recognizing our Accomplished REALTORS® (ROAR) Awards, recognize those who demonstrate role model-calibre performance and unwavering professionalism in the real estate industry.

Recipients are honoured in five categories, including Commitment to Education, Community Impact, Marketing Excellence, Mentorship Distinction, and The People’s Realtor.


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Calgary brokerage presents cheque to Children’s Cottage Society

Royal LePage Benchmark donates more than $13,000 to Children’s Cottage Society

For the last five years, the crew at Royal LePage Benchmark have been fundraising for the Children’s Cottage Society (CCS), including this year’s offering of more than $13,000.

“[CCS] helps the world’s most vulnerable population, the children,” said Corinne Lyall, owner/broker for Royal LePage Benchmark and president-elect of CREB®. “Our agents really like the idea of supporting families and trying to keep them together and providing counselling in order to make the families a healthier group.” (more…)

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