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Home Appraisal Cost, Uses, and What to Expect in 2023

Home Appraisal Cost, Uses, & What to Expect in 2023

By listingspark | February 9, 2023

Unsure about home appraisals? In this article, we cover everything you need to know including what an appraisal is, who orders them, and how much they cost.

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Texas Real Estate Contracts and Addendums: A Guide for Home Sellers and Buyers

By listingspark | February 6, 2023

In this episode, Aaron Jistel (Broker and Co-Founder at ListingSpark) focuses on how recent changes to Texas Real Estate Commission’s contracts and documents may affect home sellers and buyers. He covers topics such as cash payments, mud, WCID and PID notices, Section 7D of the TREC contracts, HOA transfer fees, special provisions and third party financing addendums.

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How to find, analyze, fund, and manage AirBnBs properties (with Kyle Christian, over a decade of experience in multiple facets of the real estate investment world) – Real Estate Real Fast EP12

By listingspark | January 26, 2023

In this episode of Real Estate Real Fast, host Aaron Jistel interviews Kyle Christian, an experienced investor in private and hard money investments, flipping houses, and managing AirBnBs and hotels. Kyle explains his strategy for finding good AirBnB deals, including serving underserved markets, analyzing and validating numbers, providing clear instructions to guests, and looking for reviews when evaluating management companies. He also discusses the financing process and recommends resources like Roddy List and Skip Force. Finally, he emphasizes the importance of taking action and setting realistic expectations.

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Texas Real Estate Market Trends for 2023 – Real Estate Real Fast EP11

By listingspark | January 12, 2023

In this episode of Real Estate Real Fast, Aaron Jistel discussed the market trends of 2022 and 2023.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about factors impacting the real estate market in 2022, forecasting trends for 2023 real estate market, strategies for investing in the current real estate market, and more.

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How to grow your investor lead pipeline and use outbound sales in real estate (with Mike Singletary, Founder/CEO of multiple businesses) – Real Estate Real Fast EP10

By listingspark01 | December 30, 2022

Mike Singletary is an investor who has been in the business for eight years. He specializes in outbound marketing lead generation and believes that the “burn the ships” mentality is important when transitioning into investing.

In this episode, we’ll learn more about investor lead generation with a focus on outbound marketing, creating an effective outbound sales team, using data for sales and marketing, and more.

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How owner finance investing works and how to navigate it (with Brandon Smith, 13+ years of investing and lending experience) – Real Estate Real Fast EP9

By listingspark01 | December 15, 2022

Investing in owner financing can be a great way to build wealth and generate passive income. However, navigating the complicated process of finding and closing these deals isn’t easy.

In this episode, we’ll learn more about his approach, how he finds and closes deals, and best practices for working with banks and private investors.

Selling a home as-is

Selling a home as-is: What you need to know in 2023

By Aaron Jistel | December 2, 2022

In Texas, there are a few things you need to know about selling your home as-is. Depending on your situation, selling as-is may or may not be the best option for you. In this blog post, we’ll go over the pros and cons of selling as-is in Texas. We’ll also provide you with some tips to help you sell your home as-is. So, if you’re thinking about selling your house in Texas, keep reading!

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How to make your listing more competitive & maximize success as a seller (with Julie Daniels, scaled ListingSpark’s customer success team to handle over 1400 transactions annually) – Real Estate Real Fast EP8

By listingspark | December 1, 2022

If you want to sell your home during a down market, you’re going to need to be strategic about how you list your home.

We’ll dive into how to make your listing more competitive and maximize your success as a seller with Julie Daniels, Director of Operations at ListingSpark.

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Everything you need to know about current rates and loan products (with Justin Hrabovsky, top 1% mortgage lender) – Real Estate Real Fast EP7

By listingspark01 | November 17, 2022

Many buyers are exiting the market because of higher rates. But is that the right decision in the current market?

If you’re a buyer, how do you buy in the current market? What mortgage options should you be looking out for? What can you expect in the market in 2023?

We’ll dive into everything you need to know about current rates and loan products, with Justin Hrabovsky, top 1% mortgage lender.

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Paperwork for Selling a House Without a Realtor in 2023

By listingspark01 | November 11, 2022

Are you looking to sell your house without a real estate agent? This can be a great option for saving on commissions, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. One of these…

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