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Every year, tonnes of Rocky Mountain House homes of every style, shape and size are bought and sold. In spite of all the differences, many of them have one very important thing in common: a Professional who is the driving force behind the transaction. Our team is here to help!

When you choose us you are choosing the combined experience we have gained from every deal we’ve completed. This experience and expertise ensures that you get the best possible outcome from your real estate transaction.

We have done extensive research with homeowners, to better understand what makes them tick. This enables us to help you in many ways. First, knowing your preferences is invaluable when it comes to finding that perfect home. Open concept or traditional? Fixer upper or move in ready?

As a home owner, you are likely to re-sell at some point and should consider the benefits of the neighbourhood. Remember, choices you make regarding improvements or renovations can drastically influence your home’s market value.


IT ALL STARTS AT THE CURB Everyone knows the value of a first impression. But we have learned that landscaping the front and backyard of your home could give you a  better return on your renovating dollar over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.

Increasing your curb appeal can be as simple as adding containers of brightly coloured flowers. Another idea would be to add a low maintenance garden for blocks of colour and texture. Also, consider a simple water fixture in the back yard to add ambiance.



Ever wonder why “kitchen parties” naturally occur every time you have guests?

Well, it’s because the kitchen is the hub of every Rocky Mountain House home. It’s where we get nourishment, refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day. It is a room with real value for every family. At Clearwater Realty we’ve learned that kitchen upgrades can really deliver, with a higher return on investment over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.  Though this can also be one of the pricier renovations to do…it’s always best to discuss any major reno’s with your Realtor® of choice before proceeding!

Whether you’re working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, over the traditional heavy oak look of the past. Laminates and marble are great choices for countertops, but granite continues to be the most popular surface of all. Check out the latest fixtures in today’s new, brushed nickel finishes.



Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold winter’s night. Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room.

Please keep in mind that any woodstove addition needs to be installed professionally; ideally with a W.E.T.T. certificate attached!!

Gas fireplaces have made huge advances in popularity thanks to recent increases in efficiency as well as advances in design. A gas fireplace delivers the best of both worlds – all the comfort without the mess and maintenance.



Today’s stress-filled world leaves us all crying out for rest and relaxation. We know that making your bathroom the best it can be is a very appealing update to potential buyers and could offer a better return on investment than the average renovation.

The goal should be to create a spa-like environment in your bathroom by installing a soaker tub with relaxing jets, or perhaps a new steam shower stall.


Great looking floors are a strong feature of any Rocky Mountain House home. It often makes all the difference, but keep in mind that what might be appealing to one person isn’t always the same for another. If your flooring is in poor shape, sometimes rather than putting out the cash for something new that you love, you might consider a flooring allowance for potential buyers to choose what THEY will love when they purchase your home!

Ultimately there are a lot of things to consider when updating or renovating any home! You don’t want to spend more than can be recouped at the time of sale…so please! before you start sledgehammering walls or ripping out cabinets, give your most trusted Realtor® a call and see what’s really necessary, what you can do to make your house pop without emptying your wallet!