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Should I List My Property As a Coming Soon?

By Aaron Jistel | May 29, 2018

Recently a few MLS’s around Texas (specifically Austin and DFW) have started utilizing a Coming Soon status in the MLS for up to 14 days prior to going Active.  Essentially, this is meant to be…

How Important is the Seller's Disclosure Notice?

By Aaron Jistel | December 29, 2017

How important is the seller’s disclosure notice for a home seller?  Short answer, VERY! More issues arise for home sellers after closing from failing to disclose a latent defect than anything else.  Often times it…

Home Seller Checklist

By Aaron Jistel | November 14, 2017

A lot goes in to selling a home.  Here is a comprehensive home seller checklist to keep you on track through each different phase of the home selling process.   Pre-Listing Checklist   Pricing Analysis:…

The Home Appraisal Blues

By Aaron Jistel | November 3, 2017

One of the worst things that can happen for any home seller is catching the home appraisal blues.  You have navigated nearly every pitfall imaginable to get to this point.  Getting your house ready to…

Are we saying goodbye to a seller’s market in Texas?

By Aaron Jistel | August 9, 2017

We have seen the chatter about Austin and Dallas being two of the most over-valued markets in the country.  For the last 5+ years we have enjoyed the spoils of being in a seller’s market.…

The Hoarder House – A case study

By Daniel Reuscher | July 24, 2017

  Recently we did an interview with Yale Hamrick; a North Texas investor who recently made over $50k in profits from a property he bought for only $112,000. This case study is rather short and…

Common Mistakes Investors Make when Selling their Flips

By Aaron Jistel | June 9, 2017

The time has come to sell your flip.  Months of hard work and hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line and now it’s time to cash out.  Too many investors make simple mistakes that…

What Real Estate Pros Look for When Buying their Own Home

By listingspark | May 19, 2017

Buying a home can be a daunting task.  There are so many factors to consider when making one of the largest investments of your life.  Here are some of the things agents and other real…

DIY Projects that Will Help You Sell For More

By listingspark | May 18, 2017

We get asked by clients all the time what kind of DIY projects will help sell their home.  Here are just a few projects that anyone with time, a little bit of extra funds and…

Home Buying Tips in a Seller's Market

By listingspark | May 17, 2017

  If you are a home buyer in Texas, it comes as no surprise, we are in a seller’s market.  Purchasing a home in a seller’s market can be very taxing on a home buyer,…

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