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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…

February 2021 Texas Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | February 24, 2021

Well folks, if you’re wondering if the market has cooled off at all now that we have rolled in to 2021, it hasn’t. In fact it’s been quite the opposite. We are still seeing historically…

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December Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | December 23, 2020

Across the major markets in Texas, our December real estate market update shows clear data points that we are ending the year in one of the strongest seller’s markets we have seen in modern history.  …

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Home Seller Closing Costs in Texas

By listingspark01 | December 9, 2020

One of the most common questions we get from our home sellers at ListingSpark is “How do I determine what my closing costs are”? For this article, we are going to focus on the home…

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September Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | September 30, 2020

It’s a new month, but it hasn’t gotten any easier for buyers out there.  Quite the contrary, it’s getting tougher every day.  That’s great news if you are a seller though.   What’s driving this?  In…

Dallas TX For Sale By Owner Success Story

By listingspark01 | September 18, 2020

Brian and Ginger recently sold their home in Lewisville TX (just outside Dallas) through ListingSpark and were extremely successful.  Here is a glimpse through their journey that started as a For Sale By Owner.   Like…

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August Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | August 28, 2020

July was yet another banner month for the real estate market across Texas.  In all major markets, we are seeing record setting numbers for multiple metrics such as appreciation rates and number of closed sales. …

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5 For Sale By Owner Tips Should Know

By listingspark01 | August 25, 2020

Here at ListingSpark, we work with A LOT of sellers who start out as a For Sale By Owner.  For that reason, I put together a list of 5 tips every FSBO (For Sale By…

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