real estate: Rule #9 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 02/18/16 03:29 AM

Real Estate is all about relationships & understanding people.  In a real estate transaction there are many people involved from the home sellers & buyers to the loan officers and title agents.  Being able to understand the way each party works and communicates and being able to effectively make all of these moving parts work together is a true talent.
Your Real Estate professional will work hard to build a relationship with each working party of the transaction.  It is likely that your Real Estate professional may even have a prior working relationships with other parties such as the loan officer or … (2 comments)

real estate: Beat the Winter Blues in Fort Worth! - 02/17/16 02:03 AM

 
Yes, it's safe to say it has been a mild Winter around here!  However, that doesn't mean that the wind hasn't been kicked up a notch & sometimes it's just still too cold to go run around at the park!  So, here's a quick list of things to do in Fort Worth to kick those Winter blues & have a little fun!
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - The science & history museum offers a little something for everyone.  From movies and documentaries at the Omni iMAX Theater, to the dinosaur dig and lab, The Energy Blast, and the Children's Museum - there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!
Trampoline Parks - There are … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #8 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 02/10/16 01:46 AM

Whether your Real Estate Professional is just breaking into the real estate business or has 20 years of experience behind them, rest assured that they want you to succeed in the sell of your home.  The professional agent will be well versed in the psychology of the home buyer and seller.  He or she also understands the market condition.  Real Estate professionals are taught to observe trends that can make or break a sale, and they understand how to avoid the behaviors or conditions during the transaction that can leave money on the table.  Year in and year out the professional modifies his … (0 comments)

real estate: Special Interest Schools in Fort Worth ISD - 02/10/16 01:42 AM
We all pretty much want the same for our kids.... that they grow up happy & healthy & get a good education.  Did you know that your children could be a part of diversified learning programs right here in Fort Worth ISD?
 
Fort Worth ISD offers programs from Montessori at Como Montessori & Dagget Montessori.  Spanish immersion programs are offered at Burton Hill Elementary & Morningside Elementary while Robotics & Engineering programs are offered at schools such as Maude I. Logan Elementary,Morningside Elementary & Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary.
These special schools & learning centers can be found all around Fort Worth.  Special Interest schools in Fort Worth ISD range from Elementary schools all the way through High Schools.  There just might … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #7 For Buying & Selling Real Estate - 02/04/16 02:15 AM

Selling a home can be hard emotionally.  It's likely a place that you've made a lot of memories in.  Maybe it was your first home that you purchased together as a couple - maybe it's your childhood home that your parents are ready to move on from.  There's a whole lot of reasons in between those two but, whatever your reasoning is you must keep your emotions in check throughout the process.
The sale of your home can only take place when both parties are willing to do the deal.  Understand the offer and be ready to respond within the role you … (1 comments)

real estate: Happenings Around Fort Worth - February 2016 - 02/03/16 02:21 AM
 
 
Ahh... February!  Don't you just love this month!?  See what I did there??  Anyhow... We're officially over the holiday hangover & schedules & life is resuming as normal.  The weather lately has been teasing us with Spring & Summer-like temperatures but, I have a feeling it won't stick around for too long.  Have no fear because there is PLENTY going on in the month of February to keep you moving & keep you warm!  So, here's our list of fun things happening around Fort Worth in February!
 
February 4th - West 7th Farmers Market - Will be held each Thursday from 4-7 pm
February 5th - Robert Earl Keen @ Billy Bob's Texas
 February 5th - 21st - School House Rock … (0 comments)

real estate: Contemporary Modern in Fort Worth - 02/01/16 11:51 PM
When you walk into 1812 Dakar Rd E you may think that you've just stepped into an magazine.  This home has been beautifully remodeled to a contemporary modern style.  Sitting on a fully treed lot, there have been no details left untouched.
 
Beautiful dining room with an abundance of natural light
The main living area is open to the ultra modern kitchen
Both spaces also let in an plethora of natural light as well
The kitchen is brimming with stainless Thermador appliances, including a 30" refrigerator column and a 30" freezer column, a large pantry & waterfall countertop island.

The large, first-floor master suite offers crown molding in the … (1 comments)

real estate: How Will $30 Oil Effect Home Prices in Fort Worth? - 01/27/16 02:29 AM
 
 
The Fort Worth/Dallas Metro-Plex is a pretty vibrant economy.  Are there a lot of people in the oil and gas business?  Yes.  But, that is not the driving force behind our economy.  The oil and gas business is becoming less of a factor when it comes to over economy of the Metro-Plex.  High Tech and Medical has over taken the effect of the Oil and Gas business.  We have major corporations relocating to the area because of a business friendly environment.  If I remember, I got this from one of my lenders, the Metro-Plex has about 15000 "out of state" people moving … (2 comments)

real estate: Rule #5 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 01/19/16 05:46 AM
 
A home seller often thinks they know their home & its value better than anyone.  The truth is, it's the market that decides a home's true value.
It doesn't matter if it is a dilapidated shack or a glamorous estate - the market will tell you what your home is worth at that present time.
You should ask yourself though - Is your home priced accordingly?  Is it updated and in proper repair?  Is reluctance to complete repairs going to force you out of the retail market and into the wholesale market?
If your home is clean, orderly & in proper repair there is no reason that … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #4 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 01/12/16 05:48 AM

Just like pricing your home correctly matters, so does the way a buyer sees your house.  Not all buyers have a vision for changing paint colors and seeing a blank canvas through the current furniture & decorations that are currently in place.  Then there are those buyers who may have a vision but, are looking for more of a move-in ready home where they don't have to do any work at all once they've purchased the property.  Each scenario & type of buyer is ok to have, you just need to be able to help them along the way.
How to help buyers see themselves living … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #3 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 01/06/16 11:55 PM

Price matters!
Remember that house that you just fell in love with and could just picture all of your future family functions in??  Do you also remember that you saw the price and thought "It's out of our price range!  We would never be able to afford it!" 
Well, that's exactly what you'll be doing if you price your house too high to sell.
People will look at other houses in your neighborhood and area and they'll compare them to yours.  If another house in your same price range has more bells & whistles than yours, what do you think a buyers feedback will be about your house? … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #2 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 01/05/16 09:40 AM
 
Many people feel you can choose just any Real Estate Professional to be your agent. I mean they do all have access to MLS so, what's the difference? Well, there's a big difference & having the right Real Estate Professional for you can make or break the deal.
Is your Real Estate Professional passive or proactive? Is this their full time, professional job or just a part-time gig? You must be sure to choose someone who is authentically focused on the sale of your home. Not just because they're likable & you can talk easily with them. While this is a great … (0 comments)

real estate: Happenings Around Ft. Worth - January 2016 - 01/05/16 09:31 AM
 

 
Ahhh...  A new month, a new year... and a whole lot of fun stuff to get into around Ft. Worth!  Likely the biggest thing happening is the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo!  It's the kick-off event each year for the city & certainly something no one should miss!  So, to include the Stock Show, here's a list of other fun things happening around town this month!
 
January 5th - Mommy & Me Playtime Tuesday
January 7th - Luke Wade at Scat Jazz Lounge
January 7th - 3rd Coast Tribal Dance Festival 2016
January 9th - Log Cabin Village - Dutch Oven Cooking
Star Wars the Force Awakens at the Ft Worth Museum of Science & History
January 11th - 17th - 360 … (0 comments)

real estate: Welcome to Morningstar! - 12/14/15 01:04 AM
There's soon to be a new neighborhood just west of town & it looks to be a beautiful one - Morningstar! Fort Worth developers Tim Fleet and Kim Gill have already begun utility work, paving is set to begin in December and construction is planned to begin in March 2016.
You can expect such amenities such as hiking and bike trails along Mary's Creek, a lakeside amphitheater and a resort-style swimming pool. There will also be 4 lakes with waterfalls within the 737 acre development.
Morningstar is located just North of Interstate 20 on FM 3325 making quick access to the highway to head … (0 comments)

real estate: Rule #1 for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 12/09/15 12:35 AM
 
That's right! You are the CEO of your home sale! Yes, it's true the Real Estate Professional has access to all things real estate and is an essential part of the transaction but, the real power lies within your hands. You have the ultimate decision on the pricing, showing & negotiation.
 
Treat your home sale like any other major business deal - with excellence and professionalism. Work with your Real Estate Professional to develop a strong relationship that reaps you the biggest rewards and profits! Strengthen, inspire, be easy to work with, and be as flexible as possible in order to move … (2 comments)

real estate: Christmas Gift Guide: The Smart Home - 12/07/15 01:34 AM
 
More and more technology is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Some people choose to fight it, some choose to use what they need of it to get by and others embrace it. For those that embrace technology may be on the path to what is called a "Smart Home" where different gadgets & technologies are programmed to control things like lights around the house, the thermostat, your coffee maker, etc. We've put together a shopping guide for some cool gadgets for a Smart Home.
 
 
1. - Apple Home Kit - Use your iOS device to connect the products you use in your home so, … (2 comments)

real estate: 25 Essential Rules for Buying & Selling Real Estate - 12/03/15 02:40 AM
 
Reata Realty owner & broker Donnie Keller has written a book Moving Forward: 25 Essential Rules for Buying and Selling Real Estate Without Going Crazy. In the coming weeks we are going to work through the book & talk about each rule a little more! Today I want to talk about the book as a whole & give you an overview of what the book & future blog post will be about.
Let's talk about your home. It is likely your biggest investment to date. Not just physically but, emotionally as well. Not only have you cared for it over the years by adding … (1 comments)

real estate: When Should You Refinance Your Home? - 05/01/14 05:08 AM

Refinancing your home at a lower rate is very common among some homeowners. However, it is not always the right decision for everyone. Before you make the decision to refinance your home, it is important for you to put some deep thought into how this change will affect you. Here are four things to consider before refinancing your home.
What Are Your Goals?
Determining your goals for refinancing your home is one of the first things you should do. There are things you need to consider and remember before putting forth the work throughout the whole process. Refinancing your home … (1 comments)

real estate: Do You Need A Home Inspection? - 04/09/14 06:43 AM

When you’re considering buying a new home, there are a lot of different tasks you need to check off the list. Getting a home inspection is among the items on the list; however, some people question whether they need the home inspections, or if it is one of those things that they can skip. Ultimately, getting a home inspection is your choice, but there are a few things you need to consider before ruling it out.
Second Opinion
You wouldn’t move forward with treatment from a doctor without a second opinion, so why would you spend a significant amount of money on a home without … (0 comments)

real estate: Tips For Successfully Buying A Foreclosure - 03/31/14 04:57 AM

Buying a foreclosure can be an intimidating process.  Will you be able to make better financial decisions than the previous home owner?  Will the house be a good fit? Although there are foreclosure horror stories, there are also plenty of foreclosure success stories.  By following the subsequent tips, your chances of success are much higher.
 
Make a List of Needs - Although this is a given, making a list of what you are actually looking for in a home is a good choice whether it’s a foreclosure or not.  Furthermore, prioritizing the items on your list is also important.  Are … (2 comments)

 
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