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Spot Sonia at the Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale

Tue, 25 Mar by Sonia Tarabay

Sonia Tarabay at 2013 Great Canadian Trade Fair and SaleOnce again, I’ll be participating in The Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale on April 11-13 at Millennium Place, a fantastic event put on every year by the Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce. And every year we have more and more fun meeting old and new friends!

I’ll be set up at booth #217. In true Sonia fashion, I’ll make myself easy to “spot” in the crowd: look for the animal print and the jungle-themed booth, and you’re guaranteed to find me there! Existing clients are invited to pop by for a visit and pick up their “sweet gift”. Of course, everyone is welcomed to come by and chat with me about real estate or just stop by and say hello! Everyone can enter their name to win one my fabulous door prizes including the very soft, very lovely “Sonia throw blankets”. Just ask my clients: They’ll tell you they love these throws!

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a Sherwood Park home, please feel free to pop by for a low-key chat, to ask questions, or set up a future time for a consultation. I’d love to meet you, and talk about how I can help you sell or invest in the Sherwood Park real estate market!

Want to talk Sherwood Park real estate with Sonia but can’t make the Trade Fair? You can email or phone me at 780-707-6015 anytime!

The Where & The When

When: April 11-13, 2014
What Time: 1pm – 8pm on Friday10am – 8pm on Saturday

10am – 5pm on Sunday

Where: Booth #217Millennium Place

2000 Premier Way

Sherwood Park

Great Canadian Trade Fair and Sale Logo

Checkout the Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale event page for full details.

What is The Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale?

Every year, local Sherwood Park and Strathcona County businesses gather together in one place to promote our services and products. It’s been running annually for over 30 years, and it’s a fantastic event for connecting with the Sherwood Park community. All kinds of businesses and professional services show at the Trade Fair, from home renovation stores and contractors to gift shops and financial professionals.

The Trade Fair is a great family event, too! In addition to the booths for local Sherwood Park businesses, there will be fun activities for the kids. Last year’s event included a Kid Fun Zone, and a treasure chest with over 1,000 prizes for children: I’m certain this year’s event will be equally fun for all ages!

Ready For Some Real Estate Luck?

Tue, 11 Mar by Sonia Tarabay
Luck of the Irish in Sherwood Park Real Estate

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day: Is luck with you in the real estate market?Photo by Steven Shigeo Yamada

What is luck and how does it relate to real estate? I think the great philosopher Seneca said it best: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In my experience in life and in real estate, this is 100% true.

Luck & Picking a Sherwood Park REALTOR®

My clients often say they’re “lucky” to have me on their side, and they’re right. I work every day to ensure each and every one of my clients has a great home buying or selling experience, and put their needs first at the negotiating table. By having me on your side, you’ll instantly give your luck a big boost!

You should never pick your REALTOR’S® name from a hat and leave it up to chance: It’s important to do your research and ask the right questions to make sure you’re working with an experienced, success-driven agent like me. If you want a tiger on your side, you’ve got to know when you’ve found one!

Spot a Real Estate Tiger: Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®

  • How long have you been in the industry? What kind of experience do you have?
  • How well do you know the area? Have you sold homes in the area before? Have you sold homes in this area before?
  • How long do your listings remain on the market before selling?
  • How will you price my home?
  • How will you market my home to its best advantage?
  • How will you help me present/stage my home to it’s best advantage?
  • How often will we be in contact, and how often will I get updates?
  • Can you provide me with any references?
Don't gamble with your Sherwood Park real estate investment

Don’t gamble with your investment: Get a Tiger on your side!Photo by Images Money

I would never be offended or put-off by a prospective client asking any of these questions. These questions immediately tell me you’re serious about selling, and you want to do everything you can to create luck and opportunity by partnering with a Sherwood Park REALTOR® who has experience and a proven track-record. This is exactly the type of client I want to work with. By choosing me as your partner and advocate in the market, you’ve got a tiger on your side and created an opportunity for more luck!

Creating Luck & Selling Sherwood Park Real Estate

If you’ve never sold a home before, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, throw up your hands, and hope for “good luck”. If all you’re doing is crossing your fingers, then let me be the first to tell you: you’ll probably be unlucky.

You’ve chosen me as your REALTOR®, so you’ve already taken a huge step forward in creating good luck in the market. This tiger doesn’t work alone, however: It’s our combined efforts as a team that will get your home sold fast, and for the best price possible.

Set The Right Price

Making sure your home is priced right for the current market is critical. I understand the local market and its fluctuations, and will help you create luck by setting the optimal price for your home. I come in with unbiased eyes and expert experience, and I know that any home will sell in any market if the price is right.

By far the biggest “bad luck” mistake some people make is insisting on pricing their home too high. I understand the instinct: Our homes are a treasured part of our family history, and those memories affect your perception of your home’s value very easily. But you’re not selling your home to someone in your family, you’re selling it to a complete stranger. You bet that stranger is looking at your house as a product, so it’s important you do as well.

That’s why you have me on your side. My job is to come in and help you take off those rose-coloured glasses, and see your home’s genuine market value. Those memories are important and priceless, but your home itself is an investment. I will help you get the most out of that investment, and the first step is making sure the price is right.


First impressions matter, and the way you present your Sherwood Park home for sale is crucial. How a home is presented during a showing can create great luck or destroy your chances fast.

Before your home goes onto the market it should be spotlessly clean, in good repair, and as much of your personality should be removed as possible. There’s a reason show homes sell well: They look great, and buyers find it easy to visualize their own life fitting inside it. You may love how comfy your oversized sofa is, but if it makes the living room look small and cramped, it should go into storage. And all those family photographs on the walls make it difficult for potential buyers to see their own family photos there instead.

Sell Sherwood Park real estate with Sonia Tarabay

Ready for luck in the Sherwood Park real estate market? Call Sonia and get a real estate tiger on your side!

This is where preparation counts the most. The more time and effort you’re willing to put into showing your home, the more likely potential buyers are to fall in love with it. After my years of experience in the market, I know what it takes to sell a home and I’ve got an eye for space and great presentation. I’ve worked with a ton of buyers and know exactly what catches their eye, what turns them off, and what clinches a sale.

Ready to create your own luck selling a home in Sherwood Park? Call me for a free home selling consult to find out how this tiger can help you “get lucky” in today’s real estate market!

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