By: Kathleen Burk

Revolution and Evolution

Tags: Bragg creek homes for sale, Bragg Creek Realtor, Springbank Realtor, Millarville, Priddis, Ranch for sale

Revolution and Evolution  I am consumed lately by thoughts of the First Industrial Revolution, not from a manufacturing perspective but from a human response perspective. As the agrarian way of life was usurped by machines and factories, I wonder what people were experiencing? Were they fearful? and if so, how did they process the fear? Not only were factories replacing cottage industr...Read More

Revival of

By: Kathleen Burk

Revival of "The Spirit of Community"

Tags: Bragg Creek, Springbank, Millarville, Priddis, Rural Real Estate, Small town living, Ranch for sale, Bragg Creek Realtor, Community Spirit

The Spirit of Community is not to be confused with Community Spirit    Inspiration comes to me in massive waves. Waves that drown out all other aspects of my life temporarily. I have learned to ride these waves until they break and ebb, leaving room for a fresh outlook and a recharged sense of purpose. The same way the sand welcomes a fresh marking after the moment the wave and water...Read More

The Ranch Purchase....Overwhelmed at those words already?

By: Kathleen Burk

The Ranch Purchase....Overwhelmed at those words already?

Tags: Buying a Ranch, Ranch for Sale, Horse Property, Luxury Acreage, Farm Equipment, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Springbank Real Estate, Millarville Real Estate, Kathleen Burk, Bragg Creek Realtor

It's one of the most romantic notions some of us may have ever entertained. The ¼ section with the triple rail fence, gently winding driveway and the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop curtain to a picture too perfect for words. Like something from a piece of folk art our minds picture rolling hills, a barn, a shop, and the quintessential log home with verandah, rocking chai...Read More

Lesson #1 Make no mistake, they WANT you to fail

By: Kathleen Burk

Lesson #1 Make no mistake, they WANT you to fail

Tags: bragg creek, business competition, defamation, real estate, women in business, redwood meadows, springbank, elbow valley

"The Truth Is, They Want To See You Fail”  I love doing business in a small town, the shops and experiences bring a sense of richness that I can't find elsewhere, the culture and connection are palpable and there is a way of life that is often tightly knit and accountable. Business is personal in a small town, and different, right?    No, doing business...Read More

Harnessing the Power of a Small Community BEFORE you List Your Home

By: Kathleen Burk

Harnessing the Power of a Small Community BEFORE you List Your Home

Tags: Bragg Creek homes for sale, Bragg Creek Property, Real Estate in Springbank, Redwood Meadows Listings, Save Commission, For Sale By Owner

Harnessing the Power of a Small Community BEFORE you List Your Property    Gone are the days of being bullied into listing contracts or influenced by reduced commissions or seduced by the unscrupulous nature of slanderous comments made in a competitive spirit by industry professionals vying to win your listing and your business. The question all sellers MUST now ask is &...Read More

Buying a foreclosure....not for the faint of heart

By: Kathleen Burk

Buying a foreclosure....not for the faint of heart

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek Homes for Sale, Foreclosure Properties, Redwood Meadows Real Estate

If you think buying a foreclose is a straightforward process, think again. The recipeie for success lies in the relationship between 3 things: BUYER + REALTOR + LUCK Here is my abbreviated version of how to persue a property that is being sold by the courts. 1. Respect the fact that it's likley someone fell on hard times and had to give up their property in an unpleasant way.  2. Underst...Read More

LOWER ELKANA Bragg Creek Alberta | Neighbourhood Feature

By: Kathleen Burk

LOWER ELKANA Bragg Creek Alberta | Neighbourhood Feature

Tags: Bragg Creek, Elkana Estates, Elkana Ranch, Redwood Meadows Real Estate, Bragg Creek Homes for Sale, Circle 5,

  Not olny is Lower Elkana home to the ledgendary Elkana Ranch and a books worth of foklore and history it is also now one of the oldest and most sought after neighbourhoods in Bragg Creek. With the Bragg Creek itself meeting here with the Elbow River Elkana offers walks along the riverbanks and peacful strolls through the municipal reserve along the creek. Offering swimming holes, history, ...Read More

What makes a

By: Kathleen Burk

What makes a "specialist"? Is it even necessary?

Tags: Bragg creek, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek House for Sale, Market Expert, Acreage, Rural Property, Rocky Mountain

  For my business and my clientele, being a “specialist” matters. The journey towards a market specialization has morphed into a hyper-specialization and it started 22 years ago, a natural evolution that I was totally unaware of at the time.   I love puzzles, I become fixated and relentless in my pursuit of the finished product. In my...Read More

The Litmus Test

By: Kathleen Burk

The Litmus Test

Tags: Homes, Bragg Creek, House Prices, Redwood Meadows, Bragg creek realestate

Generally speaking this is the most widely accepted definition of "Fair Market Value"-The definition of fair market value generally accepted by Canadian courts is: "The highest price available in an open and unrestricted market between informed and prudent parties, acting at arm's length and under no compulsion to act, expressed in terms of cash.&qu...Read More

Can Real Estate Wait...just for a little while?

By: Kathleen Burk

Can Real Estate Wait...just for a little while?

Tags: Property showings in December, Christmas Real Estate Market, Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek, Selling youR house is hard, Stress and selling a house, House showings during COVID

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It's also a time to celebrate with family and friends however we can, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays where we can.  The winter solstice is a time of reflection, during the darkest and longest night of the year....Read More