Weekend Challenge: Clean Out Pantry

Friday, March 11, 2022
When I show buyers property, many buyers check the pantry in the home. They want to know storage size and style. Buyers are always quick to compliment a pantry if it is organized, and clean. In fact many of the buyers say “Wow, how do they keep it organized and clean?!”… and they forget that... More

Buyers: Just Moved In? Do This Within the First Week

Friday, March 04, 2022
You did it! You finally bought the home you have always wanted. You are meeting the movers over at the house tomorrow morning, and the weather is going to be fabulous! You have already started switching utilities over, and you are working on changing your address. Change your address on everything.As you are meeting the... More

Sellers: Stressed about Showings? Time for a Mini-Vacation!

Friday, February 25, 2022
In our current market, with a 42% decrease in inventory (in comparison to January 2021 in Smith County), housing supply is definitely low; and therefore, housing demand is definitely high.You want to sell your house, and if your home is priced right from the beginning, there is a potential for multiple showings. You are ready... More

Buyers: Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Home in Winter

Friday, February 18, 2022
Some people think that “summer is the only time to purchase a home”. Prior to 2020, in Texas, winter used to be an exceptional time to purchase a home for many reasons.Ease of move*Less competitionPotential for a better deal on a homePotential for a seller that had more motivation to sell their home* From personal... More

Sellers: Are You Keeping Your Fridge OR Leaving Your Fridge?

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Before we put your home on the market, we also need to discuss non-realty items that can be extremely desirable to the buyer. Some of those items, also known as personal property or non-realty items, include yourRefrigeratorWasherDryerDeep FreezerFurniturePatio FurniturePrior to the supply chain challenges, many of these items used to be readily accessible. Currently, depending... More

Staging Item of The Week: The Fireplace

Friday, February 04, 2022
Yes, the fireplace, even in Texas. Not only is the fireplace the perfect item to have for Winter, but the fireplace has also become an essential staging piece for real estate photos.Fireplaces in real estate photos allow the potential buyer to feel:WarmNostalgicIn The Holiday SpiritComfortableRelaxedNot every home has a fireplace. But, if your home DOES... More

Sellers: How to Keep Buyers Looking at Your Home Instead of Your Valuables

Friday, January 28, 2022
Do you want people to be wowed by your valuable items, or wowed by your home?While your home is on the market, there are certain people who are going to enter your home, at reasonable times.BuyersBuyers AgentsAgents From My OfficeBrokersInspectorsContractorsAppraisersEtc.You have already made efforts to de-clutter and de-personalize your home, but now it is time... More

Need More Kitchen Counterspace? Consider Your Small Appliances

Friday, January 21, 2022
The kitchen is a place where we come together, eat meals, prep food, and visit every single day. However, some people believe they may not have enough counterspace. For some, this is true. For others, they just may not be using their counterspace as effectively as possible.The coffee maker. The toaster. The air-fryer. The cellphone... More

Not Finding a Home to Purchase? Why You May Need to Increase Commute Time

Friday, January 14, 2022
During this current seller’s market, many buyers are having to adjust some of their non-negotiables in order to find their home. In order to maintain budget, one of those changes is commute. This is drive time from home to work, home to school, home to life, etc.Some buyers are now having to adjust their 10-minute... More

The Compass and Homeownership

Friday, January 07, 2022
Location. Location. Location. When people think real estate, many people consider property location one of the most important home purchasing factors. However, do you consider how the home sits on the property?Meaning, do you consider how the home sits on the property in terms of cardinal directions? (North, South, East, West)The sun rises in the... More
972-989-0057 Contact Kelly