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Coming Soon

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: Pricing is…

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? Should you sell you home in Texas now?

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.…

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…

Navigate the Home Selling Journey With Flat Fee

How to Navigate the Home Selling Journey With Flat Fee MLS

By listingspark | February 29, 2024

The MLS is one of the most useful tools available for marketing a home you want to sell. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is made up of regional databases across the country, where people can…

Sell Without Traditional Agents

FSBO Listing Services: How to Sell Without Traditional Agents

By listingspark | February 28, 2024

Selling a home in Texas is expensive. Sellers can expect to spend up to 8.7% of the home’s value on closing costs—putting the cost of doing business at $26,850 based on the median home value.…

ROI From Property Investment Software

How to Get the Most ROI From Property Investment Software

By listingspark | February 28, 2024

Margins are tightening for businesses all throughout the real estate industry, and property investors are also squeezed by rising property, renovation, and service costs. While the gross profit for flips has incrementally increased by $2,900…

The Role of Brokerages for Savvy Investors

Investment Success: The Role of Brokerages for Savvy Investors

By listingspark | February 12, 2024

Strategic property investors look at both the liabilities and assets columns when they’re assessing their business processes. However, many real estate investors focus on the property price above all else, including the initial purchase price,…

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