Current Edmonton Real Estate Market with Shaun Cunningham
About this episode of the I Love Edmonton Real Estate Podcast
Our guest today is Shaun Cunningham, a realtor with the central branch of RE/MAX in Edmonton. Shaun is here to discuss the current market issues and how he initially got into real estate.
[0:18] What got you into real estate?
- I was in the auto industry for 12 years and just transitioned from cars to houses. It was an easy move.
[0:30] Are there any skills from the auto industry that have helped you in real estate?
- Whether you are selling a car or a house the end goal is the same: to make the customer happy.
[0:50] Is there an area of the city that you focus on?
- Most realtors focus on where they live, so I focus on Northeast Edmonton. Of course, we can go anywhere; I do business all over.
[01:23] I’ve heard that we are at a record low of inventory right now.
- What’s happening is a perfect storm because sellers don’t want to list when it’s 30 below outside.
- With interest rates going up in November, people pre-approved before that are running out of time to find something.
[02:55] Do you think we are heading towards a more balanced market?
- I think it will stay a seller’s market for the next few months, depending on interest rates.
[03:38] How do you think this pandemic spring will compare to the 2 previous ones?
- It depends on how many people are going back to the office. Many are working from home permanently and want more space, etc.
[04:52] What else are you seeing in the market?
- $300,000-400,000 was the hot price point, but it has increased due to shortages.
[05:50] Are you seeing a lot of people moving here from out of the province?
- The prices here are better than in Ontario.
[07:06] What prompted the move to real estate?
- I had plateaued in the auto industry, and there is no better feeling than giving someone the keys to their house.
[08:24] What are the major stressors you come across?
- Going through the process with clients, every step has the potential to go wrong. You need good people like inspectors and lawyers.
[09:34] What was your most frustrating day?
- A day of possession, the clients and I pulled up to their new home and the entire driveway was filled with garbage.
[13:05] What’s the best real estate advice you’ve ever received?
- Focus on the client.
[15:07] What do sellers need to be aware of?
- Getting property reports done on time, residential measurement standards, and material latent defects.
- It’s also essential to get sewer lines checked. They can be a costly future problem.
[20:25] How do you manage buyer expectations?
- Ensuring they have all the information.
[24:32] What do you say when clients want to get aggressive and drop conditions?
- I give them all the information and explain what could happen if you don’t do the necessary things.
[25:20] Are you expecting a turnaround on condos?
- We need to improve buyer confidence to change it.
Connect with Shaun:
RE/MAX Real Estate – Central Branch
#200, 10835-124 Street,
Edmonton, AB T5M 0H4
Cell – 780.265.0165
Office – 780.488.4000
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.shaun.cunningham.remax.ca
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