The factors below will help determine the reasons for your home not selling. If your home has been listed longer than 4 months (or longer than average DOM / days on market for the area), Buyers already perceive your home as a stale listing. Right now is the time to do some damage control! Continue reading
As we get older we need to consider where we want to ‘age in place’. Remaining in our home may be just too much to handle, especially if it’s too large or in need of repairs. A large two story home certainly doesn’t meet our needs any longer. We question ourselves if we should sell and downsize to smaller home or invest our equity and just lease. Or, would it be better to hire someone to make modifications in order to remain where we are. Continue reading
Think commission is the only reason a homeowner sells FSBO? Not Always!
Most FSBO’s just want to save money and not pay the normal commission to list their home through a Realtor. This article is a warning to homebuyers of unscrupulous reasons some other homeowners sell FSBO. I would have not known this homeowners intent had we not met face to face. She had no intention of being truthful to potential Buyer. She refused to complete the Seller’s Disclosure Notice and went FSBO instead. Continue reading
A Corporate Relocation Package can include some nice employee benefits when their employee is relocated to another city. The range of benefits vary, depending on the transferee tier level and whether you are buying or selling a home, or both. One of the most desirable benefits, not offered to all employees who need to sell a home, is the Guaranteed Buyout Program. This is a benefit where the employer buys the transferee’s home, after being actively marketed by a real estate agent for a specified period of time. Due to the employer assuming the risk of ownership, for the employee, the company can restrict certain types and atypical homes from the buyout benefit. Continue reading
Real Estate Agents have lost their jobs, they just don’t know it yet. The real estate industry is on its last gasps. The ramifications from the agreement made by NAR and the local MLS associations, making the choice to give listing information to Zillow, was the beginning of what will be a slow, painful, and inevitable death to the Real Estate Services industry. Continue reading
Sellers today, more so than ever before, are not only using video recorders to ensure nothing gets stolen during a showing, but they’re also listening to Buyer’s comments made while inside viewing the Seller’s home. Those comments can sabotage negotiations even before the Buyer’s offer is submitted.
Have you ever wondered why they accepted another buyer’s offer, over your own? Maybe the other offer was higher, the other buyer offered terms more favorable to yours, or they were a stronger Buyer with a substantial down payment. Or maybe not. It could have been because you said something to make the seller not want to sell you the house. Continue reading
You might want to re-evaluate automatically hiring the self proclaimed “Neighborhood Agent” to sell your home. Just because they live in the neighborhood isn’t reason enough to hire them, as they would have you to believe, and most certainly doesn’t mean they are your best choice. Here’s why. Continue reading
The key to success in anything is being knowledgeable and well prepared. Those who are have a definite advantage. Yet, many times home sellers sabotage themselves by overpricing or under preparing their home to hit the market. Continue reading
This guide is for the many thousands of newcomers relocating to Collin County. Included is a summary of the hottest new developments, urban living with walk-ability, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, family fun, fitness, and pro sports venues that you’ll want to live near or at least visit. We’ve also highlighted some of the best single family home subdivisions with neighborhood amenities such as community pools, playgrounds, trails, parks and in an array of price ranges in the Plano, Frisco area. Literally everything can be found within a 12.5 mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Plano and Frisco. Continue reading
Strolling through new model homes alone seems innocent enough but beware of the Sales Representative. They learn a lot through friendly small talk, comments between you and your spouse and body language. Remember, the home sales representative works for the builder to protect his interest.. NOT yours. A Buyer’s agent can buffer the tactical questioning while preventing costly mistakes unforeseen by many buyers. Buyer’s receive free representation no matter if it’s a new build or a pre-existing home. Continue reading