Too Much High Risk Information that is Impossible to Police - My shift towards

By: Kathleen Burk

Too Much High Risk Information that is Impossible to Police - My shift towards "Privacy-Centric" MLS Listings

Tags: Bragg Creek, Privacy, Real Estate Information

In an era where our lives are intertwined with the digital realm, the real estate market has also shifted its focus towards online platforms for property listings. While this provides convenience and accessibility, it brings to light the crucial issues of privacy and security. With a plethora of personal and financial information attached to real estate transactions, it becomes imperative to rethi...Read More

What Would My Grandpa Do?

By: Kathleen Burk

What Would My Grandpa Do?

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Acreage Life, Springbank, Millarville, Alberta

What would my Grandpa do?   Faced with making a hard decision in the middle of last year I found myself foolishly floundering, looking for a tolerable 3rd option that I knew instinctively was not available. The hoped for 3rd option was to be a softer one, a lesser one, one that avoided responsibility and accountability and I could not find it. I was lost and uncertain. In the end it was my G...Read More

Game Set Match

By: Kathleen Burk

Game Set Match

Tags: Real Estate, How to sell your house, Bragg Creek, Springbank Real Estate, Acreage, Rural Properties, Horse Properties

Game, Set, Match       First off, I only play tennis for the attire and I lack the skill to play well. I do however appreciate the idiom “Game, Set, Match” and it is a perfect way to describe any type of conclusion. It is time to conclude the chapter on the chaos of the 2020-2022 real estate market. In a nutshell the market can be summed up as follows: se...Read More

The Beginning of the Beginning January 9

By: Kathleen Burk

The Beginning of the Beginning January 9

Tags: real estate, acreage real estate, Bragg Creek, country realtor

January 9th 2023   For me, January 9th marks the beginning of the beginning. My 3 sons all have birthdays within 3 weeks of Christmas (2 of them within 3 days of Christmas) and being the only child in my family I have the privilege of hosting the family Christmas. This year almost 30 of us gathered together to celebrate and connect. By the time Christmas and New Years passes there is the lin...Read More

2023 SNEAK PEEK Let's Raise the Bar

By: Kathleen Burk

2023 SNEAK PEEK Let's Raise the Bar

Tags: Real Estate, Bragg Creek, Millarville, Springbank, Realtor, Sellers Rights, Buyers Rights

2023 Sneak Peek DISRUPTION   Disruption is on the horizon. I can feel the beginnings of it. I can feel the seeds that were planted by the brave few, so many years ago are now sprouting. I believe enough people want both autonomy and a voice that they are willing to find a way to have both, only I dont think It will be by fighting. I believe we need to move out of the way of the fighting, all...Read More

Roller Skating Lessons

By: Kathleen Burk

Roller Skating Lessons

Tags: Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Real Estate,

Humility  It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit ksam- "earth" (opposed to "sky"); Greek khthon "the earth, solid surface of the earth," khamai "on the ground;" Latin humus "earth, soil," humilis "low;" Lithuanian ┼żeme, Old Church Slavonic zemlja "earth;" Old Irish du, genit...Read More

Autonomy and Divorce from the Banks

By: Kathleen Burk

Autonomy and Divorce from the Banks

Tags: Real Estate and Interest Rates, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek, Mortgage free, Pay off your debt

Autonomy , Financial Institution Divorce and Changing our Thoughts   I have been Inspired by a friend who called to ask my opinion of a timely refinance given the interest rate hikes and my response was a hard no. Pay it down, pay it off, commit to a divorce from the bank.   Banking institutions lend money at 19.99% interest to provide unbridled consumerism yet penalize ...Read More

Disruption, The Elephant in the Room

By: Kathleen Burk

Disruption, The Elephant in the Room

Tags: Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Dual Agency, Springbank Real Estate,

    In any industry there is a need for flexibility and a variance of offerings that are suited to different ways of thinking and acting. In real estate there is still a lingering yearning and comfort derived for some from the more “traditional” sales approach.... I know you are picturing it now and cringing. Contractual obligations, inflexibility and the steadfast disp...Read More

Real Estate and Art and the Union of the Two

By: Kathleen Burk

Real Estate and Art and the Union of the Two

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Springbank Real Estate, Priddis, Millarville, Home Prices

  I don’t know the first thing about being an artist or what creating things must feel like but I know I believe it enhances experiences, at least my experiences. That alone makes me feel as though artists are among the most generous of people, enhancing the lives of others and challenging perspectives without asking for very much in return, no hard sell, no shameless self-prom...Read More

Heart Wide Open

By: Kathleen Burk

Heart Wide Open

Tags: Real Estate Bragg Creek Alberta, People, Rural Real Estae

    Heart Wide Open.  Real Estate is peculiar. Real Estate is complex. Real Estate is consuming. I believe in the importance of daily statistics reviews, and the intimate understanding of new product, location offerings, a basic ability to understand economic drivers and all the other cold data gathering in order to provide guidance and direction to those for whom we w...Read More