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November Preferred Client Update

Blog by Kim Twohey | November 2nd, 2018


CIR is Proud to Partner with Toy Angels and the Salvation Army this Christmas

For the past 17 years Lite 95.9 has worked with the Salvation Army to build Toy Angels, a charity which collects and distributes toys to the less-fortunate families in Calgary during the Christmas season. Due to this unprecedented partnership and ongoing efforts, Toy Angels has become the largest toy drive in Calgary!

For the third year in a row, CIR REALTY is the official partner of Toy Angels and we are committed to making this fundraising campaign bigger and better than it ever has been.

Starting November 14, all four CIR REALTY Calgary office locations, plus our Strathmore and Cochrane offices, will be dedicated drop off locations to donate a new, unwrapped toy.

Last year, Toy Angels collected over 20,000 toys to ensure Calgary and area children woke up with smiles on their faces Christmas morning.

We are so excited to be the official partner of this incredible initiative. Should you wish to donate a toy at one of our four Calgary offices, you can do so up until December 17. Should you like to make a donation but are unable to make it into the office, please let me know and I would be happy to collect it.

Increase the Odds of Getting the Price You Want

In a real estate transaction, think of all the items that are available to negotiate over like a big pie—the price, the deposit, the conditions, etc…they are all just pieces of that pie. Rather than simply trying to divide up the pie as is, you should take some time to get creative and think about how to make the pie larger.

For example—is there furniture you no longer need that the buyer wants? Do you have some contacts in the trades who could do a valuable, professional repair or improvement to the home, at a discount? Or, perhaps you could be flexible on a move-in date, allowing the seller to get their money faster or perhaps they won’t have to move twice if they’re trying to match another longer possession date.

All of these are examples of how more value can be created in a transaction and the negotiation overall. Ultimately if the deal becomes more attractive to the buyer or seller, you are much more likely to get the price you want!