Homes are bought by comparison. I have a large inventory at my disposal through MLS while you have an inventory of one. I am very familiar with competitive houses so I can help you position your home well. It is hard negotiating for yourself. I have lots of experience in writing contracts and can negotiate aggressively on your behalf.  Buyers are not always forthright about their financial situation. I insist on prequalifying before I [...]

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Quick fixes for new-looking carpets First, to really get it clean, sweep the carpet with a broom, which will make the nap stand up and loosen embedded dirt. Next, vacuum the carpet. Your carpet should show a noticeable improvement just from taking these two steps. If you have pets and need help neutralizing strong odors, mix one cup Borax with two cups cornmeal. Sprinkle the carpet with this mixture. Let stand one hour, then vacuum. To freshen [...]

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The right landscape design can make all the difference to a prospective buyer, especially when it’s beautifully and carefully executed. In fact, REALTORS®and landscape professionals estimate that a well-landscaped yard can add 5% to 15% to the selling value of a house. Houses that look good from the road carry higher price tags—a fact that turns landscape investments into money in the bank when selling a house. Here are a [...]

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A few changes may decrease time on the market and increase sales price. You know you should clean everything and get rid of clutter. But aside from that, how do you broaden the appeal of your house? Here are a few tips: Walk through the house and prioritize things that, if changed, would increase the value of your home. For example, repainting a child’s bubblegum pink bedroom may attract more buyers than something not as apparent, such as [...]

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There are many reasons people consider selling a home. Whether you’re thinking of upgrading, downsizing, or simply making a change, you may be wondering if the timing is right. Here are several reasons why this may be a good time to put your home on the market. Housing prices in Texas have been steadily rising at a moderate pace for many years, even while other states have experienced wild price fluctuations. Chances are [...]

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