Don’t be fooled by these 3 selling myths

Before and After

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted:

Myth: I bought a house, so I know what it’s like to go through […]

One Project Homeowners Should Never DIY

During our time as homeowners, my wife and I have painted rooms, installed ceiling fans, landscaped the front and back yards, and even replaced a garbage disposal—all ourselves.

But one thing we’ll never DIY is selling our home. There’s a lot to know about disclosure, time periods, pricing, and accepting offers, so when we decided recently […]

2015 – Hot Summer Home Sales

If you’re thinking of buying your first home this summer, you should hire a Texas REALTOR® right away. Why? The summer selling season is going to be competitive.

The latest Texas Quarterly Housing Report shows that monthly housing inventory continued to drop in the first three months of 2015, falling to a new all-time low of […]

UNDO – My Contract Hero

Whoever invented the undo function in computer software is one of my heroes. Think about it: If something doesn’t turn out the way you intended, hit Control + Z and—poof—it never happened. There aren’t many places in life where you get to undo your actions like that, but the option period in a real estate […]

The Texas Real Estate Market – 2014 Wrap-up

2014 did not start off like everyone thought it would: like a rocket. Yet, by the end of the year we saw the second best 4th quarter in home sales in the history of the state.  66,664 homes were sold in Texas in the fourth quarter, an 8.46 percent increase from the same quarter of […]

Five Things To Do When Buying A Home

You’ll have a team of real estate professionals working with you during the home buying process—like lenders, inspectors, and appraisers, to name a few—but there are still some tasks that are all yours. Start by hiring a Texas REALTOR®, who will guide you through every step of the way, and taking care of a few […]

What Is My Home Worth?

I’m planning on selling my house soon. How much should I ask for it?

Before you list your home for sale, you have to decide on an asking price. Many consumers consult real estate websites, but be aware that not all such websites have reliable information.

The best source for reliable info
A Texas REALTOR® has the accurate […]

Thinking of selling your home yourself? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re wondering about the value of hiring a Texas REALTOR®, you’re not alone. But before you decide to do a FSBO (for sale by owner), see if you can answer these questions.

How much your home is worth? When it comes to pricing, you can’t rely on estimator websites to give you an accurate value. […]

First Home Inspection? Ask These 5 Questions

You’ll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your Texas REALTOR® can answer when it’s time to look under the metaphorical hood of your first house.

Who pays for it?
As the buyer, you choose the inspector, pay him directly for the inspection, and the inspection report he generates is yours. […]

5 Things You Should Know To Safely Sell Your Home

Tragic news headlines have alerted home owners and Realtors about the dangers lurking when showing homes for sale. “Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to.

Carter’s body was found […]