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How Long Does It Take To Sell a House?

By listingspark01 | August 23, 2021

How long does it take to sell a house? Great question, complicated answer with a lot of variables. Are you selling as a For Sale By Owner? Listing the home with a Realtor on the…

What is Earnest Money and How Much is Enough?

By listingspark01 | August 10, 2021

When purchasing a home, not only is there a buyer and seller executing a contract, there is also a monetary consideration called earnest money that binds the agreement. How earnest money is handled can differ…

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How to use the ListingSpark referral program

By listingspark01 | August 9, 2021

The ListingSpark Referral program is a great way to earn rewards simply by telling your friends about ListingSpark. Today, we’re excited to let you know that the referral program has been upgraded! You can now…

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Your Guide to Offerpad: Reviews, Pros, Cons, & Fees

By listingspark01 | August 2, 2021

iBuyers have grown to be a large segment in the real estate transaction market. One prominent iBuyer company, Offerpad, promises homeowners the opportunity to sell their home quickly and easily. However, this convenience may come…

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What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate?

By listingspark01 | July 23, 2021

What does contingent mean in real estate? This is a question that can be very confusing, due to the fact contingencies can come in many different forms. I’ll discuss each in this article. Contingent MLS…

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How To Sell Your House Fast

By listingspark01 | July 16, 2021

How do I sell my home fast? At ListingSpark, we hear this question all the time. It’s a great question, but can come with a complicated answer. A better question might be, if I want…

We Buy Ugly Houses Review: Pros and Cons for Home Sellers

By listingspark01 | July 6, 2021

We Buy Ugly Houses is a brand that many have heard of. As part of the HomeVestors Inc. franchise corporation, they are a national real estate investment franchise that purchases “ugly” homes. They then either…

Buyer’s Agent Commissions

By listingspark01 | May 6, 2021

We are in one of the strongest sellers markets of this century. Pair that with a dramatically changing real estate industry where more tools are available to buyers and sellers than have ever existed before,…

Home Staging Tips

By listingspark01 | April 21, 2021

Do I need to stage my home before I put it on the market? We get asked this question all the time. Some real estate agents and other industry professionals believe that answer is always…

Who Pays Closing Costs in Texas?

By listingspark01 | April 2, 2021

When reviewing a standard residential contract (called a 1-4 residential contract) plus numerous addendums, it can be difficult to unpack who exactly pays for closing costs in Texas. This article will provide you with the…

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