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Our Principles

An incredible experience? A dream home? The right price?

Whatever your goals, we'll help you achieve them with our principle-based approach:

Be Honest

Our advice is always straight & unbiased. We're not here to influence you. Just to give you high quality advise & numbers you can rely on.

Work Hard

Yes, we're those people. We'll price every house, load you up with market intelligence, and go the extra mile for preparation & due diligence. Through detailed, hard work, we'll excel for you.

Be Kind

We're in this to help people. We're motivated to be kind. We teach it to our kids. Our careers are full of opportunity to put clients ahead of ourselves.

Free Information

Information is power, and when it comes to homes, you need both. We believe only when we give you this, can you make the best decisions. We'll be open, considerate & unbiased.

Innovate

From helping pioneer drone use in Canada in our own industry, to our own extreme form of specialization, we're still here to help raise industry standards.

How It All Started

Tom Albrecht's Business Card from the beginning of his career

Part 1: Tom Falls Flat on his Face

It was 2012 and homes were supposed to sell themselves!

We dug out Tom's old business card so you can see his shortcomings. You see, no matter how hard he tried (and try he did!), he couldn't sell homes. Not in volume, anyway.

People responded well to his honesty and he built up a happy group of buyer clients who continue to refer him to their close friends.

Ask anyone who knows Tom to describe him, and that honesty comes up again and again.

Problem was, agents are expected to buy AND sell. What to do?

Breanna & Tom's Wedding Photo, they are standing outside in the snow, Breanna is wearing skates.

Part 2: Breanna Saves the Day

Stampede 2012:

"Please, can I have a bite of your candy apple?"

Well, they're both definitely "all business" so 3 days later, they were in love and basically engaged. That all went to plan.

With business, in those early days however, they were naive. Finding herself a surprisingly great negotiator and marketer, Breanna quit her excellent job in oil & gas to be a full-time seller's agent. Thus, The A-Team was born into the real estate world.

It was April 2014, the oil price as at its zenith.

Now with Breanna onboard, Tom didn't have to sell homes anymore. His weakness covered, he could help buyers to his heart's content.

Two months later, the oil price began falling.

Breanna & Tom's Wedding Photo, they are standing outside in the snow, Breanna is wearing skates.
Text: Warning! Drone Operation in progress. Danger of Injury or death. Do not trespass.

Part 3: You & Me vs. the World

They set the principles (which have never changed).

They already knew that buying & selling are really opposite jobs which require many opposing skills, and that clients would be best served by them fully specializing.

The newly minted A-Team actually pioneered the use of drone tech for creating real estate media content. Then came excessive amounts of YouTube & Facebook marketing (always of clients' homes).

As oil crashed, home values were falling thousands of dollars every month. Using Tom's accurate pricing (MS in Economics from Oxford) and Breanna's clinical marketing, their clients found success regardless.

They shot their own videos & even developed their own website in-house (you're looking at it - this is now unheard of)

Breanna became the #1 listing agent in her local market in her 2nd full year in real estate. They grew the team to 8 people to support around 200 sales a year. The team gained experience through flooding, wildfire and economic calamity.

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SELLING BUYING

Thoughtful | Loyal | Effective

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Breanna Albrecht

Helps Seller Clients

Breanna was the #1 selling realtor in her market* in her second full year in business. Her friends know her to be kind, but direct. She has 350+ home sales under her belt, and can tell you exactly how to get as much money as possible out of your home. On the personal side, family is everything. Breanna hails from Regina (yes, she’s a CFL fan- cut her some slack). Before real estate she was a technical writer in the oil and gas sector. She has a degree in finance.

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Tom Albrecht

Helps Buyer Clients

Tom was awarded #1 Calgary agent in 2022, as rated by his clients on Rate-My-Agent. Tom is a specialist buyer's agent in the Calgary area. He has an MS in economics from Oxford University & a knack for understanding his clients. Tom enjoys loyally serving others, enabling possibilities, and learning what you need to know as a buyer. He has a decade of experience diligently guiding home buyers & successfully negotiating the best possible purchase prices.

What Their Clients are Saying

“Still so impressed with your foresight.. you totally called us buying this house before we even viewed it! Nicely done!”.
 
- Stephanie
“The A-Team sold our Condo when other REALTORS® couldn't.”.
 
- Colleen Bussey
“We found the house that was perfect for us in record time and for a reasonable price.”.
 
- Alishia Randall

Calgary Area Market Analysis Blogs

Calgary Real Estate Market Update-March 2024

Apr 11, 2024

MARKET UPDATE FOR CALGARY REAL ESTATE IN MARCH 2024 Seller's market conditions prevailed across the board in March (and April, month-to-date). Continuing the trend, entry-level housing types and more affordable geographical areas, saw the greatest imbalances and therefore the strongest price gains. Price gains: As we entered spring, sales rose, but the

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update-February 2024

Mar 08, 2024

Market Update For Calgary Real Estate In February 2024 Little change this month versus January: Supply remains constrained across the market and sitting inventory is only really found in outlying communities (primarily Chestermere, Cochrane & further afield) and/or at higher price points (above $900,000). Notably, the luxury condo space ($750k+) and highest

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From Innovators To Experts

Mar 02, 2024

Drone Innovators To Drone Experts It’s cringeworthy, but we keep coming across this old video. Believe it or not, the footage we captured was innovative at the time. We think we were the second real estate team to use drone video: Working directly with Transport Canada before there were rules in

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Interest Rate Increase Influence Buying Power

Sep 11, 2023

Demand continues surpassing stock in Calgary's housing market, as interest rates jump further. These factors come together to put a strain on people trying to purchase a home or renew their mortgage. While speaking with Global News, Tom Albrecht says “When you have a low housing stock, you really don’t

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Tom Albrecht Gives Global News Expert Insight on Housing Inventory

Mar 09, 2023

Once again Tom was asked by Global News to Weigh in on the Calgary housing market. With Inventory being at an almost 20-year low, many potential buyers are faced with a great deal of competition when finding and securing a home. One of the reasons for the limited supply, he

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Have The Contract That Works For You With Seller's Conditions

Nov 11, 2022

Seller’s Conditions: What Are They? And Why I Love Negotiating Them Imagine you want to buy a house, but you’re terrified of selling your place first and then becoming homeless (because you haven’t found your dream home yet). Bad situation, right? Wrong. “Seller’s condition” for the win! Have you heard of a seller’s condition?

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How To Tip The Scales With A Winning Cover Letter

Nov 11, 2022

Winning Negotiations as a Calgary Home Buyer: The Cover Letter This blog is the first in a series of articles I’m writing that together, give a comprehensive set of tools to winning real estate negotiations as a buyer. We’ve had all sorts of markets in Calgary of late (buyers, sellers balanced), and

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update- Nov 2022

Nov 08, 2022

Market Update For Calgary Real Estate Comparing this month's market update to last month's we notice very few differences, but they are there. We still exist in a low-inventory world, for all property types up to $800,000. The rate of new listings is relatively slow, and sales remain strong, despite rising

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Are Multiple Offers on Your a Home a Good Thing? Not Always

Oct 18, 2022

The Stress of Getting More Than One Offer Multiple offers sound fun, right? Normally getting more than one offer on your home is very exciting because, as I tell my clients, it is the best chance of selling your home for as much money as possible. And it's true - most sellers

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update - October 2022

Oct 17, 2022

Calgary Area Real Estate in October In total, the Calgary & Area market has 2.5 months of inventory, which puts it in seller's market territory, though sentiment has continued to turn negative in the last month. Sales were down 12% versus last September 2022. We know 2022 was a very busy year,

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Global TV Calgary asks Tom Albrecht about the Housing Market

Jun 02, 2022

Tom shared his summary view on the Alberta housing market. Asked if interest rates would impact the market, he said "taken alone, yes, but we also have extremely high oil prices generating economic activity and driving interprovincial migration." Watch the Global TV Calgary piece here:   And here's the article if you're

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Calgary Real Estate Market Right Now: "BUY, SELL or HOLD?"

Apr 09, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Calgary & Area Market Analysis

Jan 08, 2022

Calgary and the surrounding bedroom communities have all but run out of listings, particularly for detached homes. We now have lower inventory than the same day in 2005. An anecdotal story: Yesterday I went with a client to a showing and the listing agent told me that they had 70 showings

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