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September 7, 2008

Will St. Joseph help sell your Spring Texas Home?

Yesterday I was at a closing with my buyers who were purchasing a Spring Texas home when a discussion arose about a St. Joseph statue that the sellers had buried in the front yard. The sellers believed that if you want to sell your home, you bury a St. Joseph statue in the yard, say […]
June 17, 2008

Dangers of Overpricing your home

WARNING …. WARNING …. Overpricing your Spring Texas home is a bad strategy. I use the word overpricing but home sellers use the phrase “Testing the Market”. No matter what you call “it” the end result for you sellers is less money for your home. Why? ……….. What’s wrong with “Testing the Market“? …… Less Showings: […]
June 12, 2008

Spring Texas real estate abbreviations: What do they mean?

The real estate industry like other industries has its fair share of abbreviations. And I would have to say that I am just as guilty as the next Spring Texas Realtor in using real estate abbreviations in my correspondence. I throw them around assuming that everyone knows exactly what they mean. So what does MLS, […]
May 30, 2008

Appraised VS Market Value

In the Spring Texas real estate market, buyers and sellers alike are often confused about the differences between market value, appraised value, and tax appraised / assessed value. So let’s first start by tackling market value. The market value of a home is how much a ready, willing, and able buyer is willing to pay for […]
May 26, 2008

Selling your Spring Texas Homes: More Photos = More Money

Have you ever heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, nowhere is it more true than in the listing photos of Spring Texas homes. Simply put more photos and more quality photos will translate into you selling your home for more money. Just how important are additional photos? According to a […]
May 21, 2008

Spring Texas home sellers – Are your homes secure?

Attention all Spring Texas home sellers: How secure are your homes? As a seller, you probably have reservations about letting buyers and their Realtors who you know NOTHING about view your home. But buyers are NOT going to submit an offer till they actually view your home. So you have to provide them with easy […]
May 8, 2008

Selling your Spring Texas home: How to Compete Against New Construction

If you are a Spring Texas home seller, you better be ready to compete against new construction homes for buyers. Because in and around the Spring Texas area, buyers have numerous new construction options. How do you compete? Better Pricing – New home builders are luring in buyers with huge discounts, financing incentives, flat screen […]
April 23, 2008

Selling your Spring Texas Home – 9 mistakes to avoid

If you want to make more money instead of less money on the sale of your Spring Texas home avoid these 9 mistakes. 9. Defer maintenance items (A.K.A. – “Honey Dos”) – Before you put your house on the market get all of those weekend projects that you have been putting off done. Buyers want […]
March 19, 2008
Negotiating a low offer on a Spring Texas house

Negotiating a LOW ball offer

Whenever I receive a low ball offer I have to hold back my gut reaction of wanting to call the buyer’s agent and say “Is your buyer CRAZY? How could they offer so little for such a great real estate property?” I know that getting upset with the buyer’s agent is not going to get […]