Selling A Home

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JUST LISTED!

3 Bed, 2 Bath, PLUS Study

1,614 sf

Asking $249,900

 

Delightful home ready for its new owner at 3902 Faimes Ct! Enjoy no carpet, cathedral ceiling in front bedroom, built-in desk and shelves in second bedroom, plus a study off the hallway. Living Room is central to the home, with beautiful natural light, wired for surround system, sitting that faces the stone fireplace, and more built-in shelving. Open-concept kitchen shows off dark stained cabinets and stunning granite counters. Plus there’s an eat-in granite top bar, and an additional breakfast area to enjoy! Master bedroom is oversized, with a bathroom that boasts double vanity counter top, jetted bathtub and separate shower, also huge walk-in

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE

A continual rise in real estate value is where our market’s headed. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.1  While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, several factors continue to push prices

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It’s important that whomever you hire to sell your home studies our current market data, like the statistics released in December 2018.  As I’ve mentioned before, my time in undergraduate studies was devoted to the sciences.  What that means for you is when we work together, I will use the latest information available.

 

Here are the statistics for November in 2018:

  • Median price of homes INCREASED 9.5% compared to this time last year, to $218,950
  • Inventory is UP 21.1% compared to 2017
  • Percentage of closings is UP 2.7%
  • Number of days on Market UP vs 2017 (105 in 2018 vs 98 in 2017)
  • Months of inventory INCREASED to 4.6 months (vs 3.8 in 2017)

In summary, properties are appreciating; do not

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 From the desk of Mae Nowak, Realtor®

Tackling the misconception of "off season"

The general assumption in most markets is that spring/summer is the best time in real estate to buy or sell and the fall/winter is “off season”. Likewise, many realtors will advise clients to wait until the spring to list their home. 

The truth is, there are many advantages to buying or selling in the so called “off season”. While the market may be quieter, real estate never stops completely!


Reason #1: Less competition.

Take a look at the graph above showing new listings over the past 3 years. You can see a clear trend. The most new listings hit the market between March-June. They continue to decrease the remainder of the year

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From the desk of Mae Nowak, Realtor®

Buying or selling a property outside of BCS?? When your needs take you outside our local market, let me help you find a professional to help.

What is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?

LeadingRE is a network of the world's top independent residential brokerage. It encompasses more than 70 countries, 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates. Together, the network produces over 1.1 million transactions for $372 billion EVERY year. 

What began in 1997 is now a network comprised of only the best locally - and regionally- branded firms focused on raising the bar in real estate. LeadingRE leads the industry in reputation, sales, market coverage and more! The mantra is "Making

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3352 General is located in the Barracks - this one-owner, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome is a coveted corner unit with an extended concrete patio and backyard! The location is incredibly convenient; only 3 miles from Texas A&M, on the TAMU bus route and close to all amenities in the Barracks! Some great features include granite countertops, stained concrete floors, carpet only in the bedrooms, and all bedrooms with walk-in closets and their own full bathrooms. Large Kitchen with eating bar. The Barracks amenities feature a cable wake-boarding lake, lazy river, sand volleyball courts, fenced dog parks, an outdoor fitness park, game park, pools & so much more! You don't want to miss out on this property!

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 A common question sellers ask when I’m touring their house during the home evaluation is “Why should I choose you?”.  It’s a fair question, and arguably the most important question they should ask when we’re meeting.  So why should a seller choose me?  Well let’s take a look:

-       Heavy social media presence – Between my own online profiles and those of TM5 Properties, we have a reach of more than 6,300 followers.  That’s more than any others in town!  So when I market your home, I’m not just posting the listing to a couple other websites, I’m also immediately communicating with a huge pool of potential buyers.

-       Back to back Aggie 100 recipient – This prestigious reward is given to the top 100 fastest

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To fix it up before I sell or not? THAT is the question!


This is a very hard question to answer for so many. There are so many variables: What is the current market like? Is it a seller’s market? Is it a buyer’s market? How quickly do I need to sell the home? Will my improvements result in a higher sales price?


If your goal is to sell your home you probably don’t want to fix it up specifically to your taste. There are, however, quite a few things that will not break the bank that can be done to improve the odds of receiving a good offer on your home. Here are just a few ideas:


  1. CLEAN. Clean the house, clean the yard, declutter everything, clean the toilets, clean the tile grout, clean the windows, clean

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When getting ready to sell their home, many home owners considers For Sale by Owner.  In addition to all of the contact and updates that have to be done during the transaction, many home owners do not consider the marketing of their property.  Expert marketing not only gets a house sold, it also sells the house for the highest dollar possible.  

It’s important for an expert, like myself, to know the audience pool of potential buyers.  Did you know that the number of first-time home buyers is rising?  They are now 35% of the buying market.  And amongst all buyers, 80% begin their search online… online!  Then they continue searching by contacting an agent, not looking into for sale by owner.  What kind of presence do

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Many sellers wonder how to get their home sold as fast as possible, does that ring a bell for you?  Here are some tips to get your home SOLD quickly: 

  1. Price it RIGHT – My job as your REALTOR® is to perform a comparative market analysis that details the most recently sold properties so that when your house is listed, we are using the most accurate pricing data.  Pricing too high will eliminate a pool of available buyers, and pricing too low will be unfair to you as the seller.  Set it right the first time!
  2. Give it curb appeal – I’m sure you’ve seen them around town, those houses that have such a great exterior that you feel compelled to go inside… that’s what we want for your house!  It could include
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