|Real Estate Broker/Owner||
|location_on Saint Jo, TX — North Texas Properties|
|web Jack Schoppa's (northtexasproperties) Blog|
I have built my business and personal reputation on the foundation of integrity and ethical conduct. I am from the "old school" where my father and grandfathers taught me that a man is only as good as his word, and his handshake meant as much as his signature. When a deal was made, it was made. And you lived up to your end of the bargain. Period. I refer to this mentality now-a-days as "the cowboy way" as it sadly seems to be a dying tradition. Of course, it is the few "old cowboys" who's word was not good that brought about all of today's law suits, disclosure requirements, multiple page real estate contracts with addendum's for everything imaginable, etc., etc..
As a certified real estate appraiser and broker I am bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.) as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. These standards of practice establish not only standards for appraisal practice but also ethical conduct. I strive to uphold these standards and apply the un-written principals of "the cowboy way" in both my appraisal practice as well as in my brokerage business. It is my belief that honesty, integrity and ethical behavior are the foundations for building strong relationships.
Appraisal Services: Valuation appraisal of all classes and types of property's, including: residential, commercial, rural and light industrial. Client's include: local banking institutions; commercial lending institutions; attorneys; accountants; businesses and private individuals. Assignments include: mortgage valuation appraisals for both existing structures as well as proposed construction; investment valuation and analysis; appraisal reviews for quality control; public and private acquisition of real property; estate and divorce settlement; federal estate tax purposes; partnership dissolution; ad valorem taxation; etc.
Brokerage Services: represent and act on behalf of Sellers and/or Buyers as agent/broker; promotion and negotiation of property to be offered for sale; assist in locating and evaluation of property for potential acquisition; assist in negotiation for property sale or acquisition.
Market Analysis, which includes evaluation of market conditions affecting the property to be marketed or acquired, including levels of supply and demand and absorption analysis.
Feasibility Analysis, includes research and analysis of a property's ability to satisfy the financial expectations of an investor.
Site/Land Planning Analysis, includes analysis of a property's physical and legal characteristics, geographical and topographical characteristics, utility availability and street and lot design to estimate the property's highest potential for success.
Litigation Advisory Services, includes providing assistance in litigation involving real estate including valuation appraisals for partnership dissolution's, condemnation proceedings, estate and divorce settlements, as well as property and neighborhood/area research and analysis concerning deeds, easements, right-of-ways, encroachments, vacancies, boundary disputes, lease agreements, etc..
Unique Brokerage Services:
As an appraiser, I am continuously gathering and analyzing sale data and market activity. This enables me to have a unique understanding of property value. For sellers, I am able to assist in establishing a reasonable "asking" price. For buyers, I am able to assist in establishing a reasonable "offering" price. As a note to both potential sellers and buyers, I am not interested in "asking" or "offering" unreasonable prices for any real estate. I believe that I am aware of, or able to establish, a reasonable estimate of value for most properties. My client's need to be aware immediately that my goal is to represent the best interest of my client while treating both parties fairly.
As a service to client's who are interested in selling property, I am a member of a regional multi-listing service, therefore, I am able to expose listed properties to real estate brokers and agents over a vast area of North Texas including the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. There are more and more people who wish to "move to the country", their problem is in locating satisfactory property to purchase. By listing your property with a broker who is able to provide this regional multi-listing service insures that your property will be available to the vast majority of broker's and agent's in most of North Texas, as well as those potential purchaser's who save their time and expense by "surfing the internet" in their search of property. Other broker's, agent's and individuals will be able to see your property, 24 hours a day, and at their convenience, interested parties will then make the phone call to the listing broker. This form of exposing property for sale is a huge advantage over simply running ads in local newspapers.
As a service to client's who are interested in purchasing property, my experience in real estate appraisal is my greatest asset. As a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, I am able to compile and prepare a certified real estate appraisal report to present in conjunction with a valid offer to purchase, if necessary. This can prove to be a powerful negotiating tool. As an appraiser I am required by law to disclose any interest I may have in a property I appraise, this would include preparation of an appraisal in an acquisition negotiation.
We are a full service real estate brokerage and appraisal firm specializing in recreational rural properties in north central Texas area.