Selling To a Calgary Builder


Currently in the inner city of Calgary there is a large demand for new Infill homes. An Infill is any home that has be built on a lot where an existing home was located before. Typically the builders take a 50 foot lot and split it into 2 x 25 foot lots where they can build 2 or more high end homes where on used to sit before. Unfortunately, there is much more demand than there is supply at the moment. This has resulted in builders actively pursuing the purchase of homes that they believe to be good candidates for demolition and re-building.

If you are approached by a builder or investor to sell your home, there are some important factors to consider:

  • Will the builder give you fair market value? The builder will try to get your home as cheaply as possible in order to maximize their profit when they sell later. This only makes sense

  • You have the right to be represented by an agent when you sell your home, no matter who you
    are selling to. Be wary of the builder that recommends you do a private transaction or who does not like dealing with REALTORs.

  • The Glen Godlonton Real Estate Team has solid relationships with a number of reputable builders
    in Calgary. We fax and email blast to a number of city builders in order to create competition for
    the sale of your home.

  • Creating competition between the builders and investors results in a better price for your home.

  • Some builders will let you participate in the building and the profits ? for example, you keep one infill for yourself if you provide the land.

  • If you are thinking of redeveloping your own home, we may be able to help by steering you in
    the direction of some of the reputable inner city builders.

  • When you list your home with The Glen Godlonton Real Estate Team you get maximum exposure to builders, investors, and private home buyers. By creating the most competition for you home possible.

Just Drop us a line and we would be glad to come and talk about your options and provide you with any of the above materials that you feel you might need to sell your home. Or, for more information, check our section on Hiring a REALTOR to Help You Sell Your Existing Home.