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I have sold a property at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.

Turn the key and move right in. This is the stunning 2,400 sq ft (224 sq m), 3-bed, 3-bath, Calbridge-built quality home you’ve been looking for.

Upon entering this open concept home you're welcomed with an open-to-above foyer, wrought-iron staircase builder-finished to the basement level and ideally located home office. The main level also boasts a gorgeous upgraded kitchen with a large granite island, pendant lighting, upgraded stainless steel appliances, warm mocha-stained cabinets with a staggered profile and walk-thru pantry leading to a very large mud room/laundry room & adjacent 2-piece powder room. The oversized kitchen dining area is flooded with natural light through the oversize patio doors leading to the low maintenance back deck & fully-fenced & landscaped backyard and backing onto a green space and walking path. Yes, there is a mountain view from your backyard. The open concept great room...

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I received another soliciation for a real estate coaching program this morning. The opening line was, "Do Open Houses Work?" Okay so as a very curious REALTOR® that truly believes they can work I thought, let's hear what he had to say.
 
Take a look at this information in this video:
 

 

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As a disclosure, this is a Toronto-based real estate trainer that sells his coaching program across North America to real estate agents from all brands: local, national and international. Whether or not he is a certified coach or if he has ever been a licensed real estate agent, I don't know. But, his words are mimicked by almost every real estate trainer.

Did you hear what he said? "Of course open houses work: almost any lead generation system works if you're great at it."

Did you hear what he didn't say? "Open houses are not used to actually sell the home where the open house is being held. They're used to generate more potential business...
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