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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,…

Smart Tools for Success: Top Apps for Real Estate Investors

Smart Tools for Success: Top Apps for Real Estate Investors

By listingspark | January 22, 2024

Flipping homes is as popular as ever. In the first quarter of 2023 alone, real estate investors flipped 72,960 homes. In the real estate investment market overall, activity remains high and profitable—even reaching measurably above…

Investment Success: The Crucial Role of Brokerages for Investors

Investment Success: The Crucial Role of Brokerages for Investors

By listingspark | January 15, 2024

Real estate investors face a lot of challenges, even in Texas markets that are showing a strong ROI for flips and sales. Some of the dominant challenges in the recent real estate market are financing…

Step-By-Step Guide for How to List on MLS Without an Agent

A Step-By-Step Guide for How to List on MLS Without an Agent

By listingspark | December 15, 2023

FSBOs (for sale by owner properties) represent 10% of the home sales market. This method has been a popular selling strategy for some homeowners as people sell their homes to relatives, handle estates after the…

Crunching Numbers: Using an Investment Property Closing Costs Calculator

Crunching Numbers: Using an Investment Property Closing Costs Calculator

By listingspark | December 12, 2023

As the saying goes, in real estate investments, you make your money when you buy, not when you sell. After all, the purchase price is the set point. From there, you can only realize so…

Strategies for Selling Your Home Without a Realtor

4 Strategies for Selling Your Home Without a Realtor

By listingspark | December 7, 2023

Texas is a great place for real estate investors and homeowners looking to sell. For one, you’re not required to have a lawyer present during a home real estate transaction. In fact, homeowners can sell…

MLS Access for Investors: What You Need to Know

By listingspark | November 10, 2023

Real estate investing can be a profitable industry. Buying and holding rental properties, purchasing raw land in areas with predicted growth, and flipping run-down properties in popular neighborhoods are all excellent business avenues. In fact,…

Unlocking Investment Opportunities: Exploring MLS Access for Investors

Unlocking Investment Opportunities: Exploring MLS Access for Investors

By listingspark | November 6, 2023

Real estate markets across the country are normalizing, but the industry is still incredibly profitable for new and experienced property investors. Texas continues to represent one of the strongest markets, home to two of the…

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