Sterling Homes extends a warm welcome to all realtors!

We take immense pride in our lasting relationships with real estate professionals, clients, and investors everywhere. Our primary aim is to collaborate with you and deliver optimal outcomes for your clients. Strong partnerships enable us to match your clients’ precise needs with their ideal homes at Sterling. Trust Sterling Homes as you guide clients in their home-purchasing journey.


Process – Compensation

Yes. To represent a client on their purchase, you must be present during their first visit to the showhome and complete our realtor registration form. Realtors are encouraged to be present for all showhome appointments thereafter to assist clients with the purchasing process.

Sterling is proud to offer the industry standard commission of 3.5/1.5% on new home sales.

Realtors may invoice any time after their receipt of the Purchaser’s Waiver of all conditions from Sterling Homes. All Commissions or Referrals will be paid to the original Realtor’s Brokerage within 15 working days after their invoice is received by Sterling Homes, provided a minimum of $20,000 deposit is received at waiver of conditions. If the deposit is less, commissions or referral will be paid at closing.

Because of the detailed nature of construction, pre-occupancy, and key release walkthroughs, only individuals on the title/purchase contract of the home may attend walkthroughs. Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions regarding these stages of the build process.

Yes. Realtors will be emailed a copy of the purchase agreement, and waiver of conditions from the Sterling Homes Sales Administrator once signed by the builder.

Due to the more detailed nature of the build process, we require our contracts and documentation processes to be utilized when a client is purchasing a home from us. This helps us to educate and set expectations for our mutual customers and contributes to their overall experience.

Customers may proceed with scheduling a home inspection prior to their possession, and at their cost. They will be required to sign our Home Inspection sign-off stating the home is built to Alberta Building Code standards, Alberta Government’s New Home Buyer Protection Program guidelines and will be reflective of the show home. Any potential issues discovered by a home inspector are subject to the three quality assurances listed above.

We do not allow assignment sales. The individuals on the purchase contract/title must take possession of the property upon completion, and it cannot be resold during the build process.

Customers will be provided with their pre-possession walkthrough time and date a minimum of 35 days prior to their anticipated possession (not applicable to quick possession homes). Typically, pre-possession walkthroughs will occur approximately one week prior to their scheduled possession date. Our warranty team will review the home in depth with the customer, note any deficiencies, and educate the customer on caring for their new home. All deficiencies noted at the walkthrough will be addressed by, or shortly after possession.

A variety of upgrade packages and interior personalization options can be selected and added with the area sales team at the showhome. Our team will work with you and your customers to price and select the right options to add into their purchase contract or choose during their interior selections process. If customers have opted for a presale home, they will later visit our trade partners, and browse our product ‘lookbooks’ to personalize their home. Or, if they have chosen a quick possession home, rest assured our designers have hand selected curated interiors they will love.

Mortgage – Payments

Homes with purchase prices under $550,000 will require the government minimum of a 5% deposit. Homes over $550,000 will require a 10% deposit unless otherwise stated. Deposits may be split into a maximum of three step payments. Ask our team about down payment options, or browse our Without The Wait homes, which only require a $20,000 deposit.

A pre-approval is not required to write a purchase contract, however it is strongly encouraged for clients to obtain a pre-approval prior to starting the purchase process. A mortgage approval will be required within 10 business days of writing of the purchase contract, to proceed with waiving conditions.

Promotions and incentives are time limited, and subject to change at any time. Realtors are encouraged to help clients with market research to arrive at an informed decision based on market value. Offers over and above current promotions and incentives are subject to a counter-offer from the builder.

Architectural Controls will be budgeted for in the purchase contract to account for costs associated with changes required by the developer. The allowance budgeted for in the contract will be based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, community design, lot type, lot location, home model, etc. If architectural requirements exceed the budgeted amount, the customer will be responsible for these costs. However, if the architectural requirements fall short of the budgeted amount, the remainder will be credited to the customer. For ease of setting expectations, appropriate architectural controls budgets are included within our starting prices.

New communities may or may not have an HOA (Home Owner’s Association) based on the developer of the area, and fees will vary based on the services provided. We suggest connecting with our area sales teams, or referencing community websites to know if there is an HOA, and/or what the cost is.

Buying – Selling

Due to privacy and confidentiality, we will not share sale prices of previously sold quick possession, presale, or model homes. All purchase offers are reviewed by the builder on a case by case basis, and prices will not be adjusted based on previously sold Sterling Homes.

Allowable changes to a quick possession home are dictated by the stage of construction the home is currently at. We encourage you to connect with our team to determine what changes may be possible for a particular home. Because houses are constantly progressing; (even with no visible change), materials are ordered, and trades scheduled in advance, time is of the essence and changes may not be approved.

Yes. Builder standard appliances, including: stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, OTR microwave, and electric stove are included in our standard options. Homes with upgrade packages, i.e. Executive Kitchen or Spice Kitchen, will include additional and/or upgraded appliances as included in the customer’s purchase documents. Washers and dryers are not included as standard, but may be added if desired. For more information on what is included in appliance packages, including model specifications, please reach out to our team.

Amenities vary across communities, so we encourage you to visit our community specific pages on our website to learn more. Or connect with our team in your community of interest for information and updates on current/upcoming amenities in the area. View all communities here.

Yes. All Calgary and Okotoks communities offer legal suite options (lot dependent). At this time, we cannot accommodate legal suites in Harmony, Cochrane, Airdrie, Langdon, or Chestermere.

Yes. All listed prices include GST unless otherwise stated.

Our build time is approximately 9-12 months. Customers will be given a 3-month date range for the possession timing of their home and will have an updated week-of completion date just over halfway through the process.

Sterling Homes is a builder registered under the governing body in the province – Alberta New Home Warranty (ANHW), and adheres to their warranty guidelines, however we also offer an extended 7-year building envelope warranty, going above and beyond the ANHW standards. We operate our own in-house warranty department and program based on these guidelines to make warranty a breeze for our homeowners. All warranty-related inquiries and concerns are handled through our warranty team so customers can focus on what’s most important, enjoying their new home.

Customers will receive a courtesy call several days after possession to ensure they are settling into their new home, and will have a 1-month, 5-month, and 13-month inspections booked with our warranty team to address any questions/concerns. Customers may also reach out to our warranty team at any time via the form on our website for assistance. Warranty Form.

We pride ourselves on building a home that is personalized for the customer and their family’s needs. For that reason, we include the features we know are most important, as well as different layout options within each of our models. If customers still feel there is something missing from their dream floorplan, we will work with them to make minor customizations that suit their requirements.

Within our communities we have a mixture of both conventional and zero-lot-line lots, with some communities exclusively selling one lot type, and others having a combination of the two. If you are looking for a specific lot type, our area sales teams, or our Online Sales Specialist can help streamline your search.

Landscaping is not included standard with our homes; however some communities include front yard sod, and/or a tree. For specific information on landscaping inclusions, please contact an area sales team.

Yes. A 3-piece plumbing rough-in is included standard in all Sterling Homes.

The cost for standard basement development varies depending on the home model and lot type. For example, homes of larger square footage, homes built on a walkout lot, or those with an added legal suite will have higher basement development costs based on the required structural changes and materials. Average basement development costs start at $40,000-$60,000+. Precise pricing can be obtained by reaching out to the area sales team in your community of interest.

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