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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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Best Real Estate Apps for Homebuyers & Homeowners

By listingspark | April 11, 2017

In a world of technology and endless resources at our fingertips, it can be challenging to filter through all of the static. Here are some of the best go-to apps for homebuyers and homeowners. AroundMe…

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5 Tips for Passing a Home Inspection

By listingspark | April 10, 2017

Congratulations, you just accepted a buyer’s offer to purchase your home. But you can’t breathe easy just yet, since it’s almost a certainty that the buyer will have a professional home inspector complete a thorough…

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Helpful Tips to Improve Your Credit

By listingspark | April 9, 2017

A lot of our clients don’t know or understand just how important their credit score is to the home buying process. Some buyers are right on the cusp of having a qualifying credit score, where…

5 Reasons Why Some Homes Don't Sell

By listingspark | April 8, 2017

There are many reasons why a home doesn’t sell or sits on the market longer than average, compared to other homes in the neighborhood. Some of these factors are preventable, so as a seller you…

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Tips for a Successful Home Appraisal

By listingspark | April 7, 2017

Accepting a contract on your home sale is definitely an exciting event. But remember, if the buyer is financing the home purchase with a mortgage, you will have to “sell your home” twice to make…

Pricing: It’s All About the Comps

By listingspark | April 6, 2017

The most common mistake we see with home sellers is not pricing their homes correctly. This mistake can cause one of two catastrophic outcomes: 1) Pricing your home too low and leaving money on the…

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