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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Another Testimonial - Lisa is amazing!!!

Received a testimonial from a client today. I am honoured with her kind words! and to be honest it made my day. Thank you Keriann for being such an amazing client to work with.   Lisa is amazing!!! I?ve never met a person like her in real estate. From the start, Lisa showed that she really cared and really wanted me to be happy in my choice even if it meant more work for her.  Looking to buy my second home and unable to use my previous realtor, I was hesitant on finding a realtor I could trust. ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:29:05 -0600



Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9 Things You Lean When You Sell Your Home For the First Time

9 Things you learn when you sell your home for the first time.   Take a look at this article to get an idea of what these home owners went through. And what they didn't expect. Click Here

posted in General at Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:44:46 -0700



Monday, February 25, 2013 - First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit The fees associated with purchasing a first home can really add up.  To help Canadians with these costs, our Government introducted the First Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit. The credit allows Canadians to save up to $750 on qualifiying homes purchased after January 27, 2009. This First-Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit is also available to exisiting home owners who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) who pruchase a more accessible or functional home, or ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:32:26 -0700



Thursday, December 6, 2012 - DECEMBER 2012 - THE REALTY POST

This Months Home and Garden Collection     * Breath of fresh air     * Holiday home Security tips Take Control remotely of your home while on vacation     * How to entertain on a shoe-string budget     * Wrap your gifts with personal flair     * Create a safe home for your pets during the holidays     * Safety tips for the extreme holiday decoratorThis Months Videos     *  Smile! You?re on Camera     *  Foam your Homehttp://therealtypost.biz/lisamerrett PLEASE CLICK OR PASTE THE LINE ABOVE INTO ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:15:41 -0700



Monday, August 13, 2012 - AUGUST 2012 - THE REALTY POST

AUGUST 2012 - THE REALTY POST This Months Home and Garden Collection          * A maintenance a year, keeps your furnace from falling out of gear     * A neighbour's messy yard can drop the price of your home     * Quick tips for reducing energy consumption in summer     * Boomers drive a different type of housing boom     * Summer Safety Week     * Give your rooms some life this fall     * How to incorporate a big screen TV in your home     * Real estate conversation starters  This Months ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:05:11 -0600



Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - May Newsletter

May Newsletter is ready! Check out the link below and Enjoy!   http://therealtypost.biz/lisamerrett/email.html

posted in General at Tue, 01 May 2012 08:25:52 -0600



Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10 Home-Maintenance Tips for Spring

10 Home-Maintenance Tips for Spring A certified home inspector shares 10 home-maintenance tips for spring.By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard News Service  After a long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year's flower beds. Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this ...

posted in General at Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:12:23 -0600



Friday, April 20, 2012 - Realty Post for April 2012

Realty Newsletter for April 2012 Love Where You Live http://therealtypost.biz/lisamerrett/email.html   Have a great weekend!

posted in General at Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:12:09 -0600



Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - How to Save Money on DIY Projects

How to Save Money on DIY Projects  Lifestyle - HGTV Canada You've crunched the numbers, recruited knowledgeable friends, and know that you're saving money by using your own muscle-power to revamp your living space. But wouldn't it be nice to save even more money and use those extra dollars to, say, purchase artwork for your new den? Here's how to pinch a few dollars when remodeling or sprucing up a room. Full Article Click Here

posted in General at Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:36:30 -0700



Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - Top 10 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

Top Ten Bathroom Design MistakesBy: Marissa Ponikowski of HGTV The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home, which means planning a remodel of this vital nook is not a task that should be taken lightly. Whether embarking on a do-it-yourself job or hiring a professional, it pays to put some serious thought into the planning and layout of your new bathroom. To help you avoid common pitfalls and design disasters, we've asked a professional to give us the goods on what not to ...

posted in General at Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:05:07 -0700



Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 11 Reasons to List During the Holidays

11 Reasons to List During the Holidays 1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers! 2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for You! 3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase come the early Spring, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand mends less money for You! 4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays! 5. Buyers are more emotional during the ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:50:25 -0700



Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - Why you should get a rate hold now

Economic and market info from 1 of Canada's top mortgage brokers, Mark Herman of Mortgage Alliance. Why you should get a rate hold now. Very pleased to be a guest blogger for Lisa Merrett and also pleased to work with one of the best realtors in Calgary. There are about 5,000 realtors in town and about 500 make their full-time living at it; Lisa is one of the better ones for sure. Now, down to business; the advantages of using a top mortgage broker are listed near the end of this entry but ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:56:02 -0700



Saturday, September 10, 2011 - Open House

Open House today from 12-3pm 312 Ranch Estates Drive NW - Stop in and take a look! Read More about this home...

posted in General at Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:17:38 -0600



Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10 Steps to get your home ready for Fall

Fall is just upon us as the Labour Day long weekend is already here. The kids are back in school and it?s time to get back to a familiar routine. This also means it?s time to get your home ready for Fall as Winter will soon be upon us. 10 Steps to get your home ready for Fall Get the windows wiped down from the inside and the outside, to remove any dry dust that was collected over the summer heat. Finish off any painting or staining, to protect the exposed wood from the elements (eg. Fence, ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:55:40 -0600



Friday, August 19, 2011 - Preparing your home for Fall

5 Tips: Getting your house ready for the new season.  It's the unofficial end of summer. While you may be caught up with other things, like getting the kids ready for school, it's important not to neglect your home. Early fall is the time of year to prepare your house for the cooler weather just around the corner. Most people know to clean their gutters and seal openings around windows that can leak heat. But there are other less obvious measures you'll need to take to keep your home in ...

posted in General at Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:53:49 -0600



Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Current Home Sales.....

Current home sales and prices expected to continue through 2012 According to a recent report from the Canadian Real Estate Association, the nation's current level of home sales and prices will continue through 2012, despite the international economic turmoil threatening the sector. CREA released a report recently that showed the national home price fell by more than $10,000 during July, which now sits at its lowest level since January. However, the company explained home sales are still up 9.3 ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:43:18 -0600



Saturday, August 13, 2011 - New Garden Tools...Made of Things You Already Have.

Before heading out to the garden, take stock of these 10 common household items?some you might otherwise count as garbage! They may be your new favorite garden tools. 1. Use Yogurt Cups to Trap Slugs Dig a hole in your yard the size of a yogurt container near any plants being eaten by slugs. Place the cup flush with the ground, and fill with beer or salted water. Bait the rim with sliced potatoes; the pests will crawl into the container and drown. 2. Use Charcoal to Nourish Your Compost ...

posted in General at Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:27:21 -0600



Monday, July 25, 2011 - Bidding War Basics For Buyers

When you?ve found that perfect little house you'd like to call your home, the last thing you want is to have to compete with other potential buyers. But bidding wars ? especially in hot real estate markets and urban centres ? are more of a reality now than ever. So what do you need to know to stand the best chance at signing on the dotted ?sold? line? Winning a bidding war is always a roll of the dice, but read on for the real deal on how to prepare before entering the multiple-bid realty ...

posted in General at Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:17:31 -0600



Thursday, July 21, 2011 - Understanding The Sale

Sometimes in the Real Estate world there are terms used that the average person may not know or quite understand, so let?s look at a few of them. Amortization: The period of time it takes to reduce a debt to zero when payments are made regularly. Amortization periods are 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. Chattels: Articles of moveable personal property (ie: dishwasher, fridge, dehumidifier, etc.) Closing Costs: Costs and expenses associated with closing a real estate transaction. Such costs can include ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:24:15 -0600



Friday, June 24, 2011 - Cigarette Smoke Can Eliminate Buyers

Cigarette Smoke Can Eliminate Buyers My job is to help sellers get the most money for their home, I hope this article will help a future seller. Every Realtor has come across this situation. A wonderful home that your about to list, you walk in the front door and into a wall of cigarette smoke. For the sensitive ones, your eyes start to water and your nose starts to sting, and it continues until you leave and breath in the fresh air.  All the feedback you get from other Realtors about the home ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:01:17 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5 Key Trends Likely to Shape the World of Work in Coming Years

Interesting article I found, what the work force might look like in a few years from now.  Take a look! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/time-to-lead-archives/five-key-trends-likely-to-shape-the-world-of-work-in-coming-years/article2067108/?from=2070773

posted in General at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:09:15 -0600



Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - How to Increase the Resale Value of your Home

How to increase the Resale Value of your Home Take a look at this great article. Very practical and simple steps to get the best value out of your home.  http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/how-to-increase-the-resale-value-of-your-home-2476316/

posted in General at Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:21:03 -0600



Tuesday, March 15, 2011 -

10 Tips for Turning a First Home Into an Income Property By: Amber Dowling (Lifestyle - HGTV Canada) For the past ten years, Scott McGillivray, a 30-year-old real estate entrepreneur, has made a living by transforming houses into income properties. The 30-year-old currently manages 18 properties with over 100 tenants, and now he's coming to HGTV to help a "house poor" generation create legal income suites and help offset their rising mortgage payments. Whether it's a 100-year-old Victorian ...

posted in General at Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:00:23 -0600



Monday, March 7, 2011 - Paul Brandt's New Build it Forward

Keller Williams Realty South Volunteersfor Paul Brandt's Build it Forward Program. Tomorrow I will be volunteering my time to help such a great cause.  Check out the article below: http://samaritanmag.com/paul-brandts-new-build-it-forward-tv-show-still-needs-sponsors-volunteers

posted in General at Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:45:14 -0700



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