Shelley Soles ABR®, C.C.S - Certified Condominium Specialist, SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist, REALTOR®
In my business, the people I ride alongside make all the difference - this includes colleagues, clients and business partners. I take these partnerships to heart. Thank you for sharing the ride with me and I look forward to helping more buyer, sellers and investors in 2022.
This January I can proudly say I've been helping clients buy and sell real estate for 16 years. This is milestone I'm very proud of and all of them with Royal LePage Benchmark.
Over 90% of my business comes from past clients and referrals. These satisfied clients have spread the word about the great service they’ve received from me and my brokerage, Royal LePage Benchmark. I work primarily in Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie an Okotoks.
Every one of my clients is unique, and that is exactly how I treat them. I don’t measure my success by sales, but by the relationships I build along the way. My goal is to take the complex process of buying and selling real estate and make it a simple one.
So whether you are thinking about buying, selling or investing, give me a call - I would be happy to meet or talk with you to determine how I can help. Absolutely NO obligation!
I send out a newsletter at the beginning of every month - providing a summary of the previous month's activity in many segments of the market - along with some fun, interesting activities in Calgary that you and your family may enjoy! If you'd like to receive a copy, please sign up using the link provided on this page.
To find out more details on the current Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane and Okotoks markets, please check out the CREB Monthly Stats tab as it is updated the beginning of every month. If you'd like a more detailed breakdown of any segment of the market, I can provide more data.
Media Release: 2022 on track to be a record year for sales
City of Calgary, December 1, 2022 - Residential sales in the city slowed to 1,648 units, a year-over-year decline of 22%, but 12% above the 10-year average. The pullback in sales over the past six months was not enough to erase gains from earlier in the year as year-to-date sales remain nearly 10 % above last year’s record high. The year-to-date sales growth has been driven by a surge in both apartment condominium and row sales.
“Easing sales have been driven mostly by declines in the detached sector of the market. Higher lending rates are impacting purchasers buying power and limited supply choice in the lower price ranges of the detached market is likely causing many purchasers to place buying decisions on hold.”
A decline in sales was met with a pullback in new listings and inventories fell to the lowest level reported in November since 2005. The pullback in both sales and new listings kept the months of supply relatively tight at below two months. The tightest conditions are occurring in the lower-price ranges as supply growth has mostly been driven by gains in the upper end of the market.
Despite the lower supply levels, prices have trended down from the peak reached in May of this year. Even with the adjustments that have occurred, November benchmark prices continue to remain nearly 9% higher than levels reported last year.
For more specific details on the different segments of the market (detached, semi-detached, row/townhouse, apartment condos) and updates on the Airdrie, Cochrane and Okotoks markets last month, jump over to my CREB MONTHLY STATS page.
Update March 1 2022
As of today, the Government of Alberta has retired most remaining restrictions including indoor social gathering limits and public masking requirements (except in high-risk settings).
What does this mean for the buyers and sellers in Calgary?
While face coverings are optional during property showings and open houses within the City of Calgary, keep in mind that sellers are still able to set their own showing instructions.
All REALTORS®, clients and members of the public entering a property must adhere to the sellers’ instructions. These instructions will be communicated to buyers’ agents by the sellers’ representatives.
As this change comes into effect, please remember that each individual has a different comfort level regarding masking and physical distancing. Some may wish to continue wearing a mask, while others may choose to remove theirs.
We ask everyone to be respectful of those around you if their choice is different from yours.