Home Seller Information

July 24, 2011

When should you disconnect the utilities?

In our residential real estate contract for the State of Texas utilities are only mentioned once. According to the real estate contract, the seller is obligated to have utilities turned on for the buyer’s inspections of the house. After the buyers have completed their inspections, the sellers can if they so desire have the utilities disconnected.  Spring Texas home sellers […]
July 21, 2011

Should you or shouldn’t you grant the buyers an extension?

On the 18th, two days before you are scheduled to close on your Spring Texas house, your Realtor calls and says “I have some bad news. We won’t be closing on the 20th. The lender is waiting on underwriting to issue a final approval.”  What?!?  Doesn’t the lender know that you need the funds from the sale of […]
April 30, 2011

The home selling process

Are you getting ready to put your house on the Spring Texas real estate market?  Are you going to be a first time home seller?  If so, you are bound to have tons of questions about the home selling process. Mint.com, a personal finance site, has an excellent infographic summarizing the home selling process because sometimes […]
April 11, 2011

Are your pets stopping your house from selling?

Your pets provide you with companionship. They are always thrilled to see you. They shower you with unconditional love and they are a special part of your family.  But your lovable pets could also be stopping your Spring Texas house from selling. Buyers and sometimes even buyers who are pet lovers will be put off by evidence of pets when […]
March 30, 2011
homes for sale Spring Texas

How important are good photos when selling your house?

99% of buyers are searching for Spring Texas homes for sale online. What will online buyers base their first impressions of  your home on?   It’s photos.  If your home’s listing has professional photos and there are numerous photos, your home will create a dynamite first impression. If it has bad photos (dark lit rooms, partial views of rooms, car […]
March 11, 2011

How many excuses does a lender have for not closing on time?

When you are buying or selling a Spring Texas house, your life evolves around the closing date.  For weeks you have been coordinating schedules.  You set a date for the movers. You lined up a babysitter for the kids. You scheduled time off from work. You called the utility companies to establish service.  You are ready to go. You are just […]
March 4, 2011

What’s IN and what’s OUT with Spring Texas home buyers

Are you thinking about putting your house on the Spring Texas real estate market this summer? If so, will your house appeal to the tastes of the 1980s or the 2011 home buyers? Here’s our list of what’s IN and what’s OUT with Spring Texas home buyers. What’s OUT: Wallpaper – Buyers HATE wallpaper and it will […]
February 28, 2011

When should you put your house on the market?

If you are wanting to have your Spring Texas house sold by July, when do you put it on the market?  Timing the sell of your home is nearly impossible. Sometimes a buyer is waiting for a house exactly like yours to come on the Spring Texas real estate market and within a week your house is in contract. Then […]
February 16, 2011
Spring TX homes for rent

Are you landlord material?

If your house isn’t selling and your new job is waiting or if selling your house at today’s real estate prices has you bringing money to the closing table, you are probably thinking about becoming a landlord. Being a landlord can’t be all that difficult. You find a prospective tenant, check their credit, sign a lease agreement and sit back […]