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Whether you’re buying or selling a home (or both), your success hinges upon the expert advice and services provided by your real estate agent.  Here are my reviews from Clients just like you.

Ingrid, Seller

top notch 5 out of 5! If you had told us a year ago we were moving we would have said your crazy! this pandemic has changed our lives and priorities and so here we are. In an uncertain time and uncertain market we feel we are lucky to Have Doug helping us through this. Outstanding professionalism and calm at every step from beginning to end. Our house sold so fast (1 Day) and we got a very fair price. Moving is very stressful at any time I feel, so if you must do it, then look no further than Doug Hovde for a smooth and stress free transaction.

You’ve helped to sell my property

Kayley, First Time Home Buyer

We had an excellent experience with Doug. As first time home buyers who were looking to move across the province in a very short time frame we were very nervous about the home buying process. Doug made everything easy for us and assured us that our goal to move in such short time was possible. His expertise on the real estate market in Cochrane as well as current home values and market status was also a huge help. Doug also provided us with many contacts for home inspections, lawyers and home insurance brokers etc. He was always more than willing to answer all of our questions even if they weren’t pertaining directly to the home purchase itself and was always available regardless of what time/day it was.

We would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking to buy a home!

You’ve helped to buy my property

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I’m committed to providing my clients with professional services based on my experience, knowledge and skills.

I’ve filled this website with tips and resources to help you quickly understand what you need to know — and how I deliver the services designed to meet your needs.

If you’re selling – here is a quick guide explaining the process of selling your home – remax-selling-process.  For more detailed information click here to learn more about the process and how to ensure your property sells quickly and for the highest price possible.

If you’re buying – here is a quick guide explaining the process of buying a home – remax-buying-process.  For more detailed information click here to discover how to find your next dream home and get it, without overpaying.

I’m the agent who specializes in this local market – and has the reputation for putting you, the client, first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact me. There’s no obligation.

I’m looking forward to learning more about your needs and goals.


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