Selling Your Home In A Hot Market

Simply put – there aren’t enough homes for sale in a hot market. When demand has outstripped supply and buyers are struggling to find suitable properties, the market becomes very competitive. If the majority of available homes sell faster than two months, the market is considered “hot.” If you’re a home seller in a desirable … Continued

The Seller’s Disclosure: What Sellers and Buyers Need to Know

Sometimes, it seems that buying and selling property has a whole language of its own you need to know and understand before venturing into the market. One such term would be “seller’s disclosure.” What are they and how can they impact on you and your transaction? Buyers and sellers are both affected by this key … Continued

Sale Pending: Is It Final or Can I Make an Offer?

Have you fallen in love with a home but think all hope is lost because it shows as sale pending? Although “sale pending” usually means all contingencies have been taken care of and the property is moving toward closing, this isn’t always the case. In order to know if a home marked as “sale pending” … Continued

Getting Multiple Offers: 7 Steps for Savvy Sellers

With the residential sales market flourishing nationwide, there’s never been a better time to sell your home. Good interest rates and the availability of easier loans are working together to get customers out and buying. You would think your home will sell quickly – with multiple offers – and for a great price. It’s not … Continued

Buying and Selling in a Sellers’ Market

We’re hearing the term “sellers’ market” a lot these days. Certainly the DFW property market is “hot” with no signs of it cooling anytime soon. As long as there are more willing and able buyers than houses to buy – also known as inventory – a buyer is going to have to work harder to … Continued

10 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Agent

The rise of online real estate information means everyone with an internet connection can be an informed consumer when buying or selling a home. But, even with all the data available, it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent. Surprisingly, most buyers and sellers give little or no thought to picking their agent. … Continued

Quit Claim Deed or Warranty Deed: What’s the Difference

If you’re just embarking on a property purchase adventure, you’ll need to know about Quit Claim Deeds and Warranty Deeds. Property transactions seem to make paper like a rabbit makes bunnies and a Deed is just one of the many documents with which you’ll become familiar with and possibly the most important! One of the … Continued

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Common Mistakes Sellers Make

It’s a seller’s market and stock is tight; with more buyers than homes for sale you’d think a seller can’t put a foot wrong? Well, you’d be mistaken. This is a roundup of mistakes sellers make, as continually witnessed by three real estate professionals who work with sellers and buyers all the time. Every day, … Continued

What is a Home Warranty and Do You Need One?

Mention home warranties and you open a can of worms. Ask folks what they think about this type of insurance and no two people will have the same opinion. Try the internet and you’ll find a quagmire of conflicting opinion. Nonetheless, home warranties are widespread in today’s market and are a recommended tool to add … Continued

Selling Your Home Next Year? Plan Ahead for Success

Are you on the move next year? Major life changes are big decisions usually planned out ahead of time. If you are selling your home, you’ll want to start preparing, well before the listing day. Taking action now and mapping out a plan can lessen the stress of the process and help position you to … Continued

Can the Seller Influence The Home Appraisal Process

Selling your house? How much do you know about the home appraisal process? And did you know that as a seller, there are a few things you and your agent can do to help the final numbers? What is an appraisal? An appraisal is an opinion of value that is completed by a licensed appraiser … Continued

5 Factors Affecting Autumn Home Sales

Traditionally, prime time for property sales has always begun in spring and lasted through summer. Although, listing your home in fall may suit your circumstances, you must take into account the factors impacting on autumn home sales. There are many motives why spring signals the start of the busy season for home-selling and home-buying. One … Continued

What’s New in the Dallas Housing Market

The Dallas housing market has been of particular interest to would-be sellers, buyers and investors since oil prices began their slide. How would falling oil and gas revenues impact the statewide economy? Generally, the slowing of the Texas economy has been partly due to falling oil prices but also because of the stronger U.S. dollar … Continued

Closing on Time: When Delays Happen

One of the “dirty little secrets” of the real estate industry is that the chances of a real estate transaction closing on time are slim. This little-known fact is shrouded in secrecy and is one of the reasons that real estate sales professionals are sometimes distrusted. Problems will happen. It’s real estate professionals who are … Continued

Use the PSP Strategy to Sell Your Home

Do you want to sell your home this summer? Fast, and for the best possible price? Focus on the proven PSP strategy of home selling. Effective Pricing, attractive Staging and dynamic Promoting, P.S.P! With the US property market ticking along nicely, demand for homes and house values continue to climb in most cities. Although the … Continued