Soooo, I came across an article that was written about cash home sales in different parts of the country and quickly realized that I have NEVER ran similar numbers for our own area! So I did - I can't believe it took me this long to really dive into the "cash" arena of local home sales. Hopefully some of these statistics, you'll find interesting … [Read more...] about Is Cash King? The Low-Down on Cash Homes Sales in the Waco Area
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 Often, I find completely out of date information (homes currently for … [Read more...]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 won't lie, I'm a numbers freak. I love numbers, they tell me everything I need to know (and things I don't EVER want to know). I'm asked all the time: "How's the market?", "Should I sell now or wait?", "I'm I going to lose money on my house?", etc.... If you've been thinking about buying or selling a home, hopefully these facts and … [Read more...] about The Truth About the Waco Real Estate Market
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)
Before I entered the world of real estate about 7 years ago, I worked in radio for a long time. Boy! You'd think that in the radio business I'd have some wild stories (and I do), but NOTHING compared to the stories in this business! Some good and some bad, but nevertheless, interesting. What's great about hearing all the other Realtor … [Read more...] about As the Real Estate World Turns – True Real Estate Stories
As we approach summer (and the "busy" season), many folks are looking to sell or buy a home. Traditionally, with school out for the summer, June - August are the "hottest" months (boy you ain't lying!) for weather and real estate. The good news is that typically there are more homes on the market to choose from, the bad news is that their are more … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update – Home Statistics and Market Information
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