As a real estate professional and a member of the local, state and national real estate organizations, I also am a Realtor® (which is a designation not all agents possess).  I have other designations as well, which means I have additional education beyond the required hours to obtain licensure.  ...
The short answer is “absolutely!”.   I don’t just say that because I’m a Realtor® and I’d love to help you sell your home.   I say it because it’s true and here are some reasons why:   1. Buyers may be fewer, but they are serious.   People who are searching for homes during the holiday season an...
  As a homeowner, I know what it’s like firsthand to feel overwhelmed by caring for my home.   Still, it’s my largest financial asset, which is true for most homeowners.   So I polled some of my favorite inspectors and put together a short list of homeowner hacks to keep your home safe and sound....
If you are working with buyers in this market of limited inventory, you have no doubt encountered the multiple offer situation.   And if you have encountered it, you have most likely encouraged your client to:       (a)  Offer the best terms possible;   (b)   Write an engaging letter describing w...
It's currently 52 degrees.  Last week we were in the high 70's and even hit 80 one day.  It's been this way for weeks.  Here's the Dallas area graph from NOAA -- up, down, up, down, etc.  You get the picture.   It got me thinking -- what is this doing to my HVAC system if I'm constantly turning t...
  For those consumers who have a foreclosure on their record, it may feel like they will never repair their credit enough to become a homeowner again. It can happen, but it will depend on a variety of variables.   Bouncing back after a foreclosure will depend greatly on your individual circumstan...
6 Outdoor Projects You Can Do With Your Kids Get your kids outside and spark their creativity with fun, simple home improvement projects. Plus, you’ll boost your curb appeal. Read   Visit for more articles like this. Copyright 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
    If your property value jumped and you are concerned it's over market value, here are some tips for you:   1.  Call your Realtor and ask for recent comparable sales.  That will give you a better idea of the market value.  The Realtor will know which properties are closest to yours in terms of ...
In our current, intensely dynamic real estate market, it’s easy to become excited about selling your home quickly. While many homes are selling rapidly and for top dollar, I’ve noticed that some sellers aren’t getting the results they anticipated and here’s why: homes that arestaged well, clean, ...
I often field questions from people who are thinking about buying their first home. Many are very early in the process, some in college, some working their first jobs. Many want to know what they need to do now to one day be able to have a place of their own.   Part of being ready for home owners...

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