Became a realtor in 1987, has worked residential, condominiums, commercial, leasing, multi family, became a real estate broker in 2002. Operates a small real estate brokerage.
Knows Calgary and the Calgary market, a broker requires more education and licencing requirements, knows construction, architectural technologist Doug knows construction as well as what is typical in construction and design from different eras of development. Well versed in zoning and land use, and what zoning communities typically have. Doug can comment on the quality of a house. In addition, knows what makes a home energy efficient.
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Search listings from inner city.
Bungalow community living
Over 4 unit investment properties
Light industrial condo and stand alone properties.
I worked with Doug to find a home and found him to be an excellent realtor. He is very knowledgeable about neighbourhoods, the nicer streets and the quality of construction.I especially appreciated the time Doug to listen to what I was looking for in a home. Doug understood that finding the right home can take time and he was always patient and willing to explore any possibilities. Finally, Doug has a deep scene of integrity any my needs was his priority concern.
Doug helped us buy our first home and went the extra mile to ensure that we had a broad understanding of the market and house quality before letting us commit to a purchase. During the purchase, he was a shrewd and loyal negotiator, quickly grasping the psychology of the other side and finding counterexamples to walk them to our desired price point, so we could get a fair deal.
I met Doug in June 1997 when we where moving to Calgary. Doug was suggested to us by a family member who had worked with Doug in the past. He showed us properties across Calgary until we found the perfect place. We lived in that house for 20 years, and when it came to my final move, to assisted living, Doug was there to help with that change as well.
Doug Baxter is my ‘DREAM’ realtor. He was recommended by my daughter and son-in-law, who hired him to find a home for them several years ago and are using him again, at this time, to find them a new home. He really listened to me, as I described my needs and wants in a home. Doug only showed me homes in the price range I asked for but also encouraged spend what I was comfortable with and not how much the banks would lend me. I have confidence in his knowledge regarding the structural integrity of buildings, how much work a place would need and how energy efficient it would be. At this time, I’m getting ready to take possession of my new home. He continues to regularly keep in touch and is helping with some guidance on a few renovations.
I’ve known Doug for 20 years way back when he sold me my first house. Buy your second house first, he said. His advice was invaluable at the time, and as a first time home buyer, the transaction was smooth and easy. Doug has become a good friend; he’s calm, trustworthy, knowledgeable and 100% committed to every conversation and client. That is the reason he’s selling my property 20 years later. I’m so grateful for going above and beyond. Thanks Doug!
Doug for ten years both professionally and personally, he’s always shown himself to be principled and diligent. Recently he helped us sell our home in a tough Calgary market and I was extremely pleased with the results. Doug was also very helpful in in facilitating the sale during a separation which had some challenges in itself. Doug calmly handled the blips and issues that came up and helped ensure the sale went forward as smoothly as possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Doug again.