Could it be? The Waco real estate market, too hot? In the last few years, our area has experienced a seller's market that I haven't seen in my career in real estate! Let me put this in perspective, bear with me.In 2013, I decided to sell my house so I did what every seller should do... I interviewed about 2 dozen real estate agents and chose, who I … [Read more...] about Is the Waco Real Estate Market too Hot?
Outdoor livng space has been gaining popularity for the last several years. You'd be surprised how much more buyers are willing to spend for an awesome back yard! If you're selling your home, putting a little time and effort into transforming a patio could net you thousands. Here's a great article from NAR: Buyers want bigger yards … [Read more...] about Back Yards and Outdoor Living
As a licensed Realtor (and a tech head), I like to keep up with new gadgets, websites, and technologies (especially new tech that will help me and my clients). Now, first let me say, I'm not a huge fan of all these different website that provide a list of homes for sale. Often, I find completely out of date information (homes currently for … [Read more...] about Should You Trust the Zestimate?
I'm ashamed. I'm ashamed of myself and I'm ashamed of my fellow Realtors. You see, I was at a listing appointment a few days ago and the seller asked, "Hey, when is my house going to on the market?" I told him, "FAST! I'll have in the MLS TONIGHT!" "So what's wrong with that?", you may ask. Plenty! I just put the MLS on top of the … [Read more...] about It’s Not About the MLS in Waco (or Anywhere Else for that Matter)
I know, I know, "curb appeal" has been drilled into our heads over the years. Real estate agents have continually told us over and over that "you have to have great curb appeal" to sell your house.... Well I say, "bunkus!" Don't get me wrong, curb appeal is still important but not like it used to be. With the dawn of a new century (and … [Read more...] about Homes for Sale: It’s NOT About the Curb Appeal! (Anymore)
With the Texas Summer officially here, I usually get more phone calls from people asking about homes with swimming pools. It's not surprising with the warmer temps. The temperature in Waco today, I think the weather guy said, was 738 degrees! With the heat index, it feels like 1,216 degrees. Often though, some of those folks who are asking … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update – The Swimming Pool Factor
We've all seen it - over priced homes on the market for sale. Not just a little over priced, but REALLY over priced! Not a home that's maybe $4,000 or $5,000 too high, but more like $40,000 - $50,000 too high. It makes you wonder what the seller is thinking. Makes me wonder what the Realtor is thinking. I know it's a numbers game. I know … [Read more...] about Over Priced Home Listings – What Are They Thinking?