Increasing Your Home Value By 18%

Posted on Mar 16, 2021 in Sellers

Looking for some simple updates that you can do to your home to increase the value? Check out our cost effective updates that will increase your home value the most!


1. Clean up the lawn. 

Patchy lawns or overgrown yards will cause your home to stand out -and not in a good way. For a few hundred dollars, hire a lawn service company to trim your lawn...

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Why I Love Calgary

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in Community

I’ve lived here for 13 years now and these are a few of my favourite spots in Calgary. There’s so much to do and see around this city, and I thought I’d share! 

•Stephen Avenue (prime patio territory that is Calgary’s original entertainment and commercial district).

•Calgary Tower (built to honour Canada’s centennial year of 1967 and to promote downto...

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5 Money Pitfalls on Home Renovations

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

  • Not hiring a professional- visibly poor workmanship is one of the worst ROI related moves one can make.
  • Bold colour choices- caution against colours too loud!
  • Installing costly hardwood- new hardwood flooring is expensive and cheaper options still look and feel like wood but withstand more wear and tear.
  • Expensive lighting and attached fixtures- pouri...

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5 Reasons To Sell Now Instead Of Waiting For Spring

Posted on Feb 03, 2021 in Sellers

1. Contrary to popular belief, the “spring market” in Calgary usually starts in February.
2. Fewer properties on the market means it’s easier for the marketing of your home to stand out.
3. There are currently 4 months of inventory meaning it is a SELLERS market.
4. The number of sales in February are very similar to March.
5. Money, money, money! The...

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Posted on Jan 22, 2021 in Sellers

Getting our listing ready to hit the market! Staging is extremely important to make sure your home looks its best. This is something that is complimentary for our selling clients!!

Ready to sell? Give us a call and we can show you how to get that “WOW” factor.
COLE PORTER | Re/Max First

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3 Tips To Ensure Your Financing Is ROCK Solid- For Buyers

Posted on Dec 11, 2020 in Buyers

Check out this video for my 3 tips to ensure your financing is rock solid when buying a home:

1)Getting pre-approved with a mortgage broker
2)Keeping your mortgage broker informed
3)Staying within your price range

Follow these 3 steps and you'll have absolute confidence when buying a home. 

More questions? Feel free to reach out!
COLE PORTER | Re/Max Firs...

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Cole Porter

Re/Max First

8820 Blackfoot Trail, #115  Calgary,  Alberta  T2J 3J1 

Phone: 403-992-5445