What does "Full Service Brokerage" mean to you?
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  • We are currently in what is known as a "Buyer's Market".  A buyer's market exists when the for sale inventory exceeds the number of buyers. In these markets, some homes aren't selling at all. 
  • In this situation, you want to be represented by an experienced, hard working agent, who is great at marketing, exposing your property to the most buyers and ensuring it shows at its best.  We spend a considerable amount of time sorting through the photos we take in order to select those with the most light, best angles, and edit them to ensure they are cropped and resized to accentuate positive attributes.  Where possible, we hire a professional photographer to shoot the home (virtual tours) and property. 
  • We spend a lot of money advertising your property.  We include our brokerage's phone number as well as our individual agent contact information.  We use several websites including REALTOR.ca, DrumhellerHomes.com, Century 21 Canada, and others to advertise your property.  Social media also is a tool we use.  You won't necessarily see us blast our followers with new listings, but rather we showcase features of our listings, provide links to community events, highlight areas of town, and such.  We also use window displays, kiosks, and advertising spaces at local businesses to promote our listings.  Although city agents often host open houses for the public, in Drumheller we often do a REALTOR open house so that the other agents can visit your home.  We then can work directly with the other agents who come through, allowing us to point out the features of your property.
  • Real estate is an extremely competitive business, and you will want a skilled negotiator on your side.  We strive to give you honest advice, and in the end will help you negotiate a sale you are happy with.  Negotiation is more than haggling over price.  It takes time, patience, creativity and no two negotiations are alike.  We continually come up with creative ways to satisfy the interests of both sides and know that the opening offer is never the accepted solution.  
  • We do so much more than listing/ putting up a sign for sellers or showing houses to buyers.  We network with local tradespeople so that when you ask who can call for new flooring or windows, we have a list of reputable contractors to provide you.  We give you the numbers for utility companies, insurance providers, lawyers, home inspectors, etc.   We guide you through every step of the home buying or selling process.  In some cases, we even help you find a place to rent if you are inbetween places or get you into our accountant so that your taxes are done and your mortgage can be approved! In any event, you can rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to get your property sold when you hire us.  And we thank you for choosing Gary Chambers and Kim Suntjens, The Chambers Real Estate Team in Drumheller, AB.