reata realty: Can I Still Buy a Home in Fort Worth, Texas after a Short Sale? - 01/26/15 08:41 AM
Can I Still Buy a Home in Fort Worth, Texas after a Short Sale?  
Your dream of buying a home in Fort Worth, Texas doesn’t have to end when you sell your house through a short sale or lost it to foreclosure. Many distressed homeowners think it is impossible to qualify for a mortgage after a short sale.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for distressed homeowners since they can still qualify for a home loan after the short sale if they want to buy a home in Fort Worth, TX.

However, your … (0 comments)

reata realty: 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)

reata realty: 6 Apps For Organizing Your Important Files - 03/06/14 02:05 AM

Between work, family and friends, your life can get messy in a hurry. Papers can pile up and things get lost (usually right when you need them!), making life a little more hectic. But no more! Now that smartphones have taken over, there are more and more apps to help you organize your life. Check out these 6 apps for organizing your important papers and documents. Just remember to recycle!
Shoeboxed – Tired of keeping all of your receipts in a drawer or the bottom of your purse? This application lets you snap a photo of your receipt so you can track them … (5 comments)

reata realty: 10 Best Restaurants in Fort Worth Texas - 02/03/14 09:28 PM

Are you new to the Fort Worth area or heading there for a visit? A city’s food can make or break its reputation, so you’d better get the best. Fort Worth has a number of great restaurants, but where should you go to make sure you get the best the city has to offer? Here, in no particular order, is a list of the can’t-miss places to dig in while you’re in Fort Worth:
Little Lily Sushi – A must for sushi lovers. Try the Hawaiian sushi or the day’s special. Happy Bowl Thai Restaurant – Do you love Thai food? Happy … (2 comments)

reata realty: Selling Your Home & Taxes - What You Need To Know - 01/24/14 04:52 AM
When you sell your home, whether it be your first home or your tenth home, it is important to be aware of what the tax laws are and how they will affect your sale. Like most sellers, you’re probably trying to simultaneously sell your current home, while also buying a new home, adding more and more to the current to-do list. Regardless of your situation, here are a few things you need to remember about federal taxes that can affect you throughout the process.
Home-Sale Exclusions
As long as you have lived in your primary home for at least two years, … (1 comments)

reata realty: How To Sell Your Home In Texas - 2014 - 01/03/14 05:03 AM
Are you putting your home on the market in 2014? If you’re a first-time seller, it’s often an overwhelming and stressful process. It’s difficult to know where to start, what to do and what’s the best way to do it. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this beginner’s guide for reference with a number of tips for everything from home improvement, selecting a realtor and staging your home. With this as a starting point, you’ll be sure to have your home sold in no time. Here are a few tips on How To Sell Your Home In Texas - 2014...
Here are … (0 comments)

reata realty: How To Use Video To Win Listings - 08/13/13 02:13 AM
If you’re trying to sell your home quickly, one of the best ways to get noticed is to use video. In a digital age with mobile technology playing a huge role, a video will not only attract people doing research on a laptop or desktop, but it will give people on the go the ability to know what is available to them. Here are three ways to use videos to win listings.
Hire a Professional
If you want to sell a luxury home, the best way to do that is to make sure the home appears to be luxurious in the … (1 comments)

reata realty: Things To Do Near Fort Worth, Texas - August 2013 - 08/02/13 04:25 AM
Looking for something to do in Fort Worth? Check out the upcoming events for August!  
Artes Academy Presents - Dora The Explorer Live! Onstage! August 02, 2013 - August 11, 2013
Address: 1440 N. Main, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Times: See website
Phone: 817-624-8333
Venue: Rose Marine Theater
Description: Back by popular demand is the adventure of Dora and Boots! Children worldwide cheer and play with Dora as she teaches them songs, new words and expands their imaginations. Dora is a curious seven year-old Latina who speaks both English and Spanish teaching your children to play, think for themselves and … (0 comments)

reata realty: 4 Ways To Save Money Remodeling Your Home - 07/26/13 12:13 AM
If you’re planning on selling your home soon or simply looking to upgrade certain features of your home, these 4 tips will help you save money while improving the look of your home.
Remodeling and updating your home is a very important project, especially if you’re looking to sell your home, because certain renovations and upgrades can increase the value of your home. But, even if you’re not planning on selling, upgrades and renovations can give you a great return on investment by helping you save money in heating and cooling costs, increasing the energy efficiency of your home, or by … (0 comments)

reata realty: How To Optimize Your Mobile Website - 07/22/13 05:59 AM
Is your website appropriate for a mobile interface?
Today, more than ever, potential clients are doing the majority of research on real estate agents and brokers on their mobile devices. So, how do you keep up with an increasingly mobile world and let your business flourish? Writers at RISMedia recently spoke with Dominic Morroccoo, co-founder of M Squared Real Estate (D.C.) and Miguel Berger, president of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Tech Valley (NY) on how they’ve optimized their websites for usage on mobile devices.
A recent study revealed that 67% of M Squared Real Estate’s website traffic comes from … (1 comments)

reata realty: What is a Reverse Mortgage? - 01/17/13 10:33 PM
Are you wondering what is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan available to homeowners of retirement age. The loan allows homeowners to gain access to equity they’ve built up through mortgage payments and is paid directly to the homeowner. Unlike a typical mortgage, a reverse mortgage does not require homeowners to make monthly payments on the mortgage. Basically, instead of making a monthly payment toward a mortgage, homeowners receive cash or monthly income while continuing to retain ownership over the home. This allows older homeowners who have substantial equity in their home, but relatively low income, to … (0 comments)

reata realty: Update your Kitchen into a Luxury Kitchen - 01/11/13 03:25 AM
According to both Zillow and, the kitchen is becoming a home's central meeting place and many homeowners are working toward creating a warm, stylish, efficient, and comfortable kitchen to serve as the heart of their home. Moreover, the 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine says that midrange minor kitchen remodels (costing close to $20,000) get a 72% return on investment. Experts say that efficiency and functionality are the are the driving force for remodeling kitchens these days and will certainly help you update your kitchen into a luxury kitchen.
With that in mind, Zillow writers recommend choosing between two popular … (0 comments)

reata realty: "I'll Sell Your Arlington Texas Home In 39 Days Or I'll Sell It 4Free" - 12/21/12 03:12 AM
If you’re ready to sell your Arlington, Texas home, you need to start working and planning now to ensure that you get the best possible price for the property. A smart combination of planning, preparation, and strategic negotiation can get you the price you want for your home. Here’s how to do it:
Plan-Reata Realty has a 79 Point Marketing Plan
In Arlington, as in most parts of the country, Spring is the best season to list your home for sale.  This can be a double edged sword-more buyers and more sellers in the Spring.  Real Estate is not as seasonal … (1 comments)

reata realty: 7 Tips To Find The Right Realtor - Reata Realty - 12/19/12 07:39 AM
Whether you’re buying, selling in Fort Worth,  it’s always a good idea to enlist the help of a qualified, experienced Realtor. A good Realtor can help you navigate the twists and turns of the Fort Worth real estate world and help you find exactly what you’re looking for. But how do you know who’s a “good” Realtor? And should you be looking at more than just their stats? Here are 7 tips - how to find the right Realtor for you...
If you have any relatives, friends, or coworkers who have recently bought or sold a home in the area, ask … (0 comments)

reata realty: Fort Worth Home Buyers Going Mobile - 10/28/12 08:18 PM
I'd like to share my observation on how Fort Worth home buyers are changing the way they search and find homes.  More and more people are looking while "on the move" using mobile Apps to gather information on homes and local areas.  Yes "there is an App for that".  According to NAR 90% of Fort Worth home buyers start their search online but how they search is changing rapidly.  Smartphones and tablets are what they are using.  Our Company Reata Realty has responded to this by offering web sites that function to a high level on both devices.  Our web sites … (0 comments)

reata realty: Fort Worth Tx-Why We Love Fort Worth - 09/25/12 06:12 AM
Reata Realty Why We Love Fort Worth Tx. Fort Worth Tx "Where The West Begins" . Fort Worth Tx is a great place to raise a family, an excellent business climate and tons of stuff to do. Check out the video. You'll see why we love Fort Worth Tx and you will too.

reata realty: Find Your Fort Worth Home Based On Your Lifestyle - 11/27/11 01:04 AM
Find Fort Worth homes with the next level of home search combined with your lifestyle.
When it comes to search technology today, it reminds me of the Rolling Stones’ lyrics, “You can’t always get what you want.”   Now, I appreciate the wonders of search engines such as Google and Bing as much as anybody.But, it’s been a few years now and frankly, it could be better.For example, say you are searching for something and you can’t find it.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could put in an “order” for that item to be delivered to you later on?
Say I’m looking … (0 comments)

reata realty: MKR Marketing Dominates Fort Worth Public Relations - 09/16/11 11:58 AM
MKR Marketing Group is on the road to becoming the dominant force in public relations and marketing in Fort Worth Texas.
Branding  a Fort Worth business using internet public relations has become the corner stone for The  MKR Group with their advertising marketing and public relations for the best of Fort Worth Businesses.
According to Melissa Rogers " we  go beyond expectations and build personal relationships with a Fort Worth business through effective listening and open communications."  The Fort Worth businesses vision and goals become MKR's Vision and goals for that business.
MKR Marketing Group utilizes it's public relations specialists to … (0 comments)

reata realty: Reata Realty Launches New Facebook Page In Fort Worth Texas - 04/11/11 11:56 AM
I am proud and excited to announce the launch of
Reata Realty's New Facebook Page.
Check it out and don't forget to like us!
I'm very proud of Reata Realty's Business Page and I believe you all will find it to be very helpful. This is the "Go To Place" for real estate information in and around Fort Worth, Texas.
With just one click you'll be able check out the Fort Worth Real Estate Markets. See all properties for sale in Fort Worth, Arlington, Aledo and Weatherford.
You'll be able to perform a map search for all property listings in NTREIS … (0 comments)

reata realty: When To Quit All The Other Stuff - 01/08/11 01:12 AM
As a Real Estate Brokerage here in Fort Worth, Texas.
Quit The Other Stuff I believe this is a valid philosophy to subscribe to.
This is a Re-Post of Michael Krisa on Real Estate Unplugged.
Seth Godin is one of my favorite marketing guys with fresh and new ways of looking at marketing your products and services.
You need to focus. Quit all the other things in your life, to focus on the one thing you want.
However, you should make sure you are willing to put in the work before you start.
Everyone can be mediocre but not everyone has … (4 comments)

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Reata Realty Group At Compass

Fort Worth, TX

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Address: Attn. Donnie Keller, 777 N Main Ste #600, Fort Worth, TX, 76102

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About Fort Worth and surrounding areas from a Realtors prospective. You'll find home buying and selling information, information about events in Fort Worth, information about great places to eat and things to do in Fort Worth, recommended businesses and important people in and around Fort Worth. I also try to bring humor and fun to the blog. "Live like it's your last day"




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