In Spring Texas, we average 207 days of sunshine in a year which is a lot of sunshine. The high quantity of sunshine days, its intensity, coupled with buyers desires for low utility bills fuels demand for North – South facing homes in Spring Texas. As important as utility bills is whether the patio will have morning or afternoon sun. Outdoor living spaces are the rage. We want to be outside. Patios with morning sun are more desirable. In the evening, we want the house to shade our patio. We don’t want to have the sun beating down on us while we grill out.
But not all buyers want North – South facing homes which is good news because we have a lot of East – West facing homes too.
Some buyers are guided by their religious beliefs as to which direction the house should by facing. In Vastu Shastra, an ancient science, the preferable directions are East followed by North. In Feng Shui, a person is guided by their personal kua number which is derived from their birth date and gender. The kua number identifies which directions are most favorable. Houston is the most ethnic diverse city in the U.S. We do have buyers that factor the homes direction into their buying decision.
Personally, I have had the most buyer requests for homes facing North and the least requests for homes facing West. Since resale value is based upon supply and demand, my unscientific survey identifies houses with their front door facing North will have the highest resale value.
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.
She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all.
Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result.
I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less