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 yes. Personally, I can’t find a reason why it would ever hurt. So this entire…

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When reviewing the standard residential contract (called a 1-4 residential contract) plus numerous addendums, it can be difficult to unpack who pays for closing costs in Texas. Hopefully by the end of this article you will have a better understanding. It is important to understand that when negotiating a real…

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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.   Here is the breakdown across Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Austin Median Sales…

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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 seller closing costs we would typically see in Texas with a residential sale (commercial sales…

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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 short, huge demand that inventory simply can’t keep up with.  Homes are selling at such…

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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 many other For Sale By Owner sellers around Texas, Brian and Ginger needed to sell…

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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.  “Pent-up demand from the spring fueled housing activity across the state,” said Dr. James Gaines,…

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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 Owner) should know.  This came about because I am always amazed at the misinformation that…

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I recently had the pleasure of being on a panel for a discussion with RealEstateIQ about the state of the real estate market and real estate investing.  Tom Berry, founder of Investor Loan Source and David Caballero of Real Impact HEB were the two other panelists I had the pleasure…

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This month we had the pleasure of working with Charlie and Sarah Ragsdale who utilized ListingSpark’s services to sell their home in Leander TX in the Crystal Falls subdivision.   In the midst of peak selling season, Charlie and Sarah decided to push the envelope on their price, listing the home…

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