Susan Kramm-Realtor-Realty Executives Battlefords

a wealth of information and practical advice that will empower you as a home buyer or seller.

My goal is to provide you with valuable insights, expert advice, and practical tips to make your home buying or selling experience a smooth and rewarding one. The videos are designed to simplify complex concepts, provide actionable tips, and guide you through the intricacies of the real estate market. We're dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey and ensuring you feel confident and well-prepared.  Together, let's navigate the real estate landscape and empower you to make informed decisions. 

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Choosing The Right Offer
Choosing the Right Offer

Once your home hits the market, do your happy dance! You worked really hard to get there. But remember, the show isn’t over yet. Your next big milestone is choosing the right offer.

That won’t be too complicated, right? Not exactly. You can’t always just choose the offer with the highest purchase price. There may be some other important factors to consider, like:

  • Ø Closing period and possession date
  • Ø Personal property allowances, home improvements and closing costs
  • Ø Contingency deadlines for home inspection, appraisal and buyer financing
  • Ø Additional contingencies, such as sale of the buyer’s current home

If all this sounds confusing to you, don’t worry. Your agent should be an expert in negotiating contracts with a radar sense for fishy contingencies. They’ll guide you so you’re confident in what you’re signing when it’s time to accept.

If you don’t have an agent you trust to get you the best deal, it’s not too late.


What's Your Home Worth In Today's Market?
Discover What Buyers Will Pay In Today's Market
The Housing Market pricing is influenced by supply and demand and mortgage rates affordability. Home sales are declining which allows home buyers more negotiating power and the luxury of more time to decide. 
For sellers to get their homes sold, they must find a compelling reason for a buyer to choose their property. Getting the price right is the first step. 
Call or text me today to find out what your house is worth in today’s market?

10 Reasons To List Your Home Over The Holidays
10 Reasons To List Over The Holidays

If you're thinking of selling, you might want to consider selling over the holidays. Call me if I can help with any preparations, or if you are interested in a Market Evaluation for Your Home.


Selling into a Buyers Market

Selling into a buyers market

Every home seller wants to get as much return on their home as possible. And that makes sense: it’s reasonable to want to avoid a loss, especially in a buyer’s market. So how can you improve your chances of selling your home for more money?

A common home pricing strategy is to determine the market value of a home, and price it higher. After all, it’s best to test your chances with a high price, and lower it as needed, right?

Not quite, pricing your home lower than market value actually increases your chances of a profitable sale:

Price it a Little Low

Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. This actually lessens the demand for your house.

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

By prioritizing the number of buyers over the quality, bids can rise considerably.

Pricing a little bit low can potentially maximize your profit!

Attracting more buyers is the goal of any solid home marketing strategy. Along with keeping the price lower, curb appeal is also critical The first step to an attractive home comes from repairs and cleaning jobs performed before listing:

Improve the Curb Appeal

You’ve only got one chance to make a good first impression on the potential buyers. And it only takes a minute before they decide whether your home is right for them or not. You can vastly improve your chances if you improve the curb appeal of the exterior.

The lawn is mowed

The gutters are clean

The window frames are freshly painted

The yard is decluttered

The street number is clearly visible

All weeds are removed

First impressions are everything when it comes to buyers.   A luxury home won’t fare any better than a simple townhouse if the lawn is overgrown and paint is chipping off.

Once attracted, buyers will look over the inside. Sellers stand to increase their sale price by making a few improvements to the interior. Proper home staging will give buyers the feeling of living in a new home:

Make it “home-ready”

Most home buyers are more inclined to purchase a house if there are fewer home improvements to be made. Be prepared and make your home move in ready by making these improvements:

– New carpeting/wood floors

– Fresh paint job

– Replace any damaged screens, faucets, windows, doors, etc.,

– Clean out each room and create more space by organizing any cluttered room, closets, and drawers.

Fixing any small issues will boost your chances over your competition. Home buyers want to envision themselves living in the house, so staging your home is such a big part of the selling strategy

Neglecting to make repairs and improvements to a home is a common mistake. Sellers are under the impression they will save money by doing so, but in reality, since a home buyer will almost always order a home inspection, the repairs will be made anyway. In this scenario the buyer also the advantage in negotiations, assuming they don’t walk away after the inspection. The one caveat to add, is that, with home values changing quite quickly right now, it is generally best to avoid home improvements that will delay the list date.

We may be in a buyer’s market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good sale. If you’re looking to sell your home, and want to get the best price, give Susan Kramm a call at 306-441-6420




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When you text 306-500-4114 message Susan – all my current listings will be present.  You can search by ADDRESS, by LOCATION or by MLS #. 

Instant access to information.    

  • REALTY EXECUTIVES PRESENTS Video, Price And Property Details-Beds, Baths, Square Footage.
  • AGENT INFORMATION- With Contact Information And A Link To My Website
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  • The text access number is also displayed wherever the property is marketed.  (newsletter insert sheet-etc)

Buying a home should be an exciting experience that you are prepared for with NO stress. As your trusted Real Estate Broker I am here to walk you through all of the important steps & provide you all of the information you need to make the most important purchase, your home. I can assist you with your home, cottage, a home for a family member or a rental property.  Ensure you are getting exactly the service you want and deserve by calling me today


Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers

Enhance your home's curb appeal with flowers

Install window boxes

Window boxes offer a fast, easy way to bring color and charm to your home's curb appeal. Choose boxes made from copper or iron for a traditional look, or painted wood for a cottage feel. Mix and match flowers and plants to suit your lighting conditions and color scheme.

The plants you choose for your home largely depend on your personal preference. Your style might be to mix an assortment of plants and colors. Or you might prefer to incorporate different shades of green and various textures with a few pops of color here and there. When searching for the right flowers, keep in mind that planting perennials reduces the amount of outside work you’ll have to do in later years. 

Renew planter beds

Get garden beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and adding new mulch to restore color that was taken away by sunlight and harsh weather. If stone or brick borders your bed, consider cleaning and resetting any pieces that are soiled or dislodged. If your border is old or tired-looking, try upgrading to stone or a decorative cast-concrete edging system for improved curb appeal. 

Create a new planting bed

Add contrast and color to your home exterior with a new planting bed. Prime spots for curb appeal are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house. When creating a new bed, choose features that will frame your home rather than obscure it. Opt for stone or precast-concrete blocks to edge the bed. Include a mix of plant size, color, and texture for optimal results.

Finding the right place for your plants depends on your home’s setup. If you have a front porch, consider setting potted plants on the front steps. If you have a sidewalk leading to your front door, plant flowers along each side of the concrete path. Raised garden beds look great up against the house, and you can also hang plants next to the front door. Play around with a few ideas to determine the best options for your space. 

When you’re ready to start planting, stop by  to find the right flowers. THey have a large selection of fresh, healthy plants and their knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect plants for your landscape. 

Adapted from Post in Garden Design, Lawn by Sean Foster

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